Ghana

Country Ghana
Capital Accra
Continent Africa
Currency Ghana cedi(GHS)
Languages English

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Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS took power in 1981 and banned political parties. After approving a new constitution and restoring multiparty politics in 1992, RAWLINGS won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR succeeded him and was reelected in 2004. John Atta MILLS took over as head of state in early 2009.

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Ghana - Wikipedia
Ghana - CIA World Fact Book
Ghana - BBC
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World Bank supports Ghana to improve energy, tourism sectors with $60m - Myjoyonline.com

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World Bank supports Ghana to improve energy, tourism sectors with $60m
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The World Bank last Friday approved two International Development Association (IDA) credits of $60 million for the Ghana Energy Sector Transformation Initiative Project and the Ghana Tourism Development Project. Specifically, the Ghana Energy Sector ...



'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra ... - CNN

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'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra ...
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The question everyone was asking after Google announced that Google AI Lab was coming to Accra was "Why Ghana?" The answer is simple; Ghana is the ...
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Reflections on my visit to waste management facilities in Ghana - Myjoyonline.com

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Reflections on my visit to waste management facilities in Ghana
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It was Margaret Mead who once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” For many people, this remains mere rhetoric until the reality of meeting one such individual brings that home. For me, a ...



Ghana to open Consulate in Curacao - GhanaWeb

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Ghana to open Consulate in Curacao
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“For a people that have their roots in Africa and for that matter Ghana, Ambassador Horner Sam's decision to establish bilateral relations between the peoples of Curacao and Ghana is very much welcomed by all the officials of Curacao,” the statement ...



Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row - Yahoo News

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Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row
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Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval. Plans for the building, designed by the Ghanaian-British architect ...



Ghana Tourism Authority pushes West Africa travel agenda - GhanaWeb

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Ghana Tourism Authority pushes West Africa travel agenda
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Sharing Ghana's experience in Domestic Tourism, he indicated Ghana was still Work in Progress and outlined the See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Feel Ghana as the key strategic anchor for the Authority backed by aggressive marketing, a robust ...

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Ghanaian boys use cassava to generate electricity - GhanaWeb

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Ghanaian boys use cassava to generate electricity
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Two brothers from the Eastern Region of Ghana, James and Kwesi Ansah have discovered a new way of producing electricity using waste from cassava. Electricity generated from the root vegetable can power radios and mobile phones in their village.



US Fulbright researcher shares story of Ghana's deaf education history - Myjoyonline.com

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US Fulbright researcher shares story of Ghana's deaf education history
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More than 60 years since the founding of deaf education in Ghana, thousands of deaf children enjoy access to education at all levels, from basic school to tertiary. Yet many students do not know the story of how they came to benefit from one of the ...



2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: In Ghana, lace, chiffon, glitz and glamour is all the buzz - Myjoyonline.com

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2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: In Ghana, lace, chiffon, glitz and glamour is all the buzz
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Mermaid skirts, a-line tops, sheath gowns and kente dominated the runway Saturday at Joy FM's Beauty and Bridal Fair at the Accra International Conference Centre, where top media personalities impressed crowds during a three-part fashion show wearing ...



Pen To Paper Ghana gives girls 'wings to fly with' at Menstrual Hygiene Workshop - Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

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Pen To Paper Ghana gives girls 'wings to fly with' at Menstrual Hygiene Workshop
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Co-founder of Pen to Paper Ghana (P2P) Katie Emerson in a chat with TheAfricanDream.net has said the P2P Menstrual Hygiene and Empowerment Workshop held to address the monthly problem behind some female students missing classes in Ghana was ...