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  Travel in Accra Ghana - Culture
Ghana with capital city Accra is located on the west coast of Africa, about 750 km north of the equator on the Gulf of Guinea, between the latitudes of 4-11.5_ north.
Ghana is rapidly growing into a popular destination in West Africa, particularly for those who are interested in finding their historical roots, as well as those who are enchanted with the variety of festivals and cultural shows the country offers.
Recently, Ghana has been receiving visitors who are interested in the vegetation and the nature reserves where, within relatively short distances, one can experience tropical forests, marine and savannah ecosystems and other natural features that form the basis of the country's ecotourism.
www.africatravelling.net /ghana/accra/accra_culture.htm   (875 words)

 Culture of Ghana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perhaps the most visible (and most marketable) cultural contribution from modern Ghana is Kente cloth, which is widely recognized and valued for its colors and symbolism.
Kente cloth is made by skilled Ghanaian weavers, and the major weaving centers in and around Kumasi (Bonwire is known as the home of Kente, though areas of Volta Region also lay claim to the title) are full of weavers throwing their shuttles back and forth as they make long strips of Kente.
Kente is one of the symbols of the Ghanaian chieftaincy, which remains strong throughout the country, particularly in the areas populated by members of the culturally- and politically-dominant Ashanti tribe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Ghana   (446 words)

 MSN Encarta - Ghana
Ghana has one of the strongest economies in West Africa, yet the country’s economic base continues to be agriculture and the people remain poor.
Ghana is generally characterized by flat plains and gently rolling hills.
The country’s main river is the Volta, which is formed in the center of the country by the confluence of the Black Volta and the White Volta.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570799/Ghana.html   (808 words)

 MapZones.com : Ghana Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-12)
Ghana, formerly the british colony of the Gold Coast, lies on the West African coast, just north of the equator.
Ghana's population, as in most sub-Saharan African countries, consists of urban and rural workers, herders, traders, and fishermen.
The success of such programs, depends on the extent to which indigenous and modern institutions and cultural values are balanced and, particularly, on the manner in which conflict is resolved.
www.mapzones.com /world/africa/ghana/cultureindex.php   (248 words)

 Culture in Ghana
Ghana comprises two distinct major cultures: one belonging to the peoples of the northern savannas, the other to the peoples of the southern forests and the coastal savanna.
The death ceremony in the northern Ghana, as in the rest of the country is the funeral.
Major features of the Akan culture are shared by most of the peoples of the southern Ghana, who include the Asantes, the Kwahu, the Akyem, the Brong, the Fante, the Agona and the Akuapem, all of whom speak mutually intelligible dialects of the Akan language.
www.albany.edu /~sk8343/isp523/culture.html   (563 words)

 Public holidays in Ghana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another important holiday observed in Ghana is the Farmers' Day.
Introduced by Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the National Farmers' Day was organised as a day’s activity for the nation to honour its hard working farmers who excelled in their contribution to improve the Agricultural sector with certificates and prizes.
Ghana also celebrates two Islamic holidays on 2 February Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) and 3 November-5 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_holidays_in_Ghana   (175 words)

 Ghana: Culture & Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-12)
Century old traditions of the people of Ghana, coupled with the diversity distinct ethnic groups, have created a rich culture that is the splendid legacy of modern Ghana.To the people of Ghana, the traditions of their ancestors are still an important part of daily life.
Indeed, one of the organisations under the National Commission on Culture is the Bureau of Ghana Languages.
Ghana became a Republic in 1960 with Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, leader of the Convention Peoples' Party as the country's first President.
www.ghanahighcommission-canada.com /corp-e-culture-tourism.html   (988 words)

 www.ghana.co.uk - History & Culture
The origins of Ghana are not certain, but at the start of the first millennium AD a number of clans of the Soninke people, a Mande speaking people living in the region bordering the Sahara, came together under the leadership of Dinga Cisse.
Ancient Ghana derived power and wealth from gold and the introduction of the camel during the Trans-Saharan trade increased the quantity of goods that were transported.
The wealth of ancient Ghana is mythically explained in the tale of Bida, the fl snake.
www.ghana.co.uk /history/history/ancient_ghana.htm   (658 words)

 Ghana History & Ghana Culture | iExplore.com
Ghana, until independence from British colonial rule on 6 March 1957, was known as the Gold Coast.
The latter are based on liberalization of the economy, the removal of trade barriers, privatization of state-owned assets and firm budgetary control (leading invariably to cuts in social and welfare spending).
Ghana is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Ghana/History   (1079 words)

The waiting period was to lessen the pain that the mother would go through should the baby die before the eighth day since the elders believed it is more painful for to name the baby for it to die before the eighth day than for it to die nameless.
In Ghana everyone is supposed to have a day name in addition to his other names,which will be disclosed in due course.
A lot of people are named after their ancestors that led a life worthy of emulation the belief that when the child grows up it will lead a life similar to that of the one that it is being named after.
www.angelfire.com /me4/joseph/culture.HTML   (684 words)

 Ghana Life
The capital of Ghana was moved from Cape Coast to Accra by the British in 1876.
Ghana's population was estimated to be 17,080,000 in 1994.
Ghana's independent commercial radio are coming to their own after the government's Frequency Registration and Control Board granted the first FM license to a small college radio station.
www.library.yale.edu /~fboateng/fbhp.htm   (2201 words)

 Ghana Culture
The Republic of Ghana evokes both the ancient Empire of Ghana and the riches of the "Gold Coast," as the area was called by the British.
In 1957, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan nation to achieve independence, and its first president, Kwame Nkrumah, funneled state resources into the expansion of traditional arts and culture.
In addition to the museums and cultural centers in the capital city of Accra, there is also the dramatic Mausoleum of Kwame Nkrumah, an important monument in a culture with such reverence for ancestors.
www.traveldocs.com /gh/culture.htm   (715 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Publications: Africa : Ghana
Ghana participated in the First Meeting of States Parties in Maputo in May 1999, with a delegation of representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense.
Ghana voted for UN General Assembly Resolution 54/54B supporting the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1999.
The law is being opposed by Ghana's major churches on the grounds that it constitutes an infringement of fundamental rights, as guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
www.hrw.org /hrw/pubweb/Webcat-43.htm   (618 words)

 Ghana in Maltese Culture and Society
The concept of ghana as being not only representative of the aspirations of the common people but also of the musical idiom of the working class has been emphasized by the Austrian linguist Hans Stumme in an introduction to a 1909 publication of four hundred Maltese ghana songs collected by Bertha Ilg.
Ghana is seen as contradicting the island's official policy of cultural exportation; it creates tension between what should be internationally projected and what should be kept localized if not also hidden.
The tension between language and the exportation of the official culture had its overtones, for instance, in the decision taken by the Maltese Cultural authorities to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song in English rather than in Maltese.
research.umbc.edu /eol/MA/index/number5/ciantar/cia_1.htm   (1192 words)

 People and Culture of Ghana
The Ashanti tribe of the Akan are the largest tribe in Ghana and one of the few matrilineal societies in West Africa.
Soups are the primary component in Ghanaian cuisine and are eaten with fufu (either pounded plaintain and cassava or yam), kokonte (cassava meal cooked into a paste), banku (fermented corn dough), boiled yam, rice, bread, plantain, or cassava.
Ghana is often described as a land of festivals, music, and traditional dances.
www.africaguide.com /country/ghana/culture.htm   (1393 words)

 Study Abroad Program - Ghana: Arts and Culture
Ghana is a nation with a rich history and strong sense of identity.
Craftspeople weave cultural traditions into the kaleidoscope of colors in kente cloth, and create carved wooden stools, bronze casting, and glass beads.
Ghana's successful fusion of the traditional and contemporary in many aspects of daily life make it a fascinating place to explore its cultures and art forms.
www.goabroad.com /listingsp3.cfm/listing/1044   (302 words)

 Heritage Access | Ghana:Culture & Heritage
Ghana like most other African nations has rich traditional cultures that differ from one ethnic group or tribe to the other.
This cultural diversity is evidenced by the plethora of
Kumasi, the capital of the erstwhile Ashanti Kingdom now known as the Ashanti region is a hotbed for individuals interested in the history and traditions of the Asante people.
www.heritageaccess.com /ghana_culture.html   (366 words)

 Language and Culture Program Ghana: Global Crossroad
Ghanaian experience starts with the language and culture immersion program in the bustling city of Kumasi, a city known as "The Garden City" because of its many beautiful species of flowers and plants.
After 2 weeks of extensive training in language, culture, and local life, be ready to join your project.
Departure to the village in Ashanti region of Ghana.
www.globalcrossroad.com /ghana/culturelanguage.php   (733 words)

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In fact, several people confuse Ghana with Guyana in South America, and this newsgroup is here to set the record straight on this and other issues germane to Ghana,and afford non-Ghanaians the opportunity to learn more about the Republic of Ghana and her people.
Infact, several people confuse Ghana with Guyana in South America, and this newsgroup is here to set the record straight on this and other issues germane to Ghana, and afford non-Ghanaians the opportunity to learn more about the Republic of Ghana and her people.
However, adverts which deal exclusively with Ghanaian matters or which are useful to Ghanaians(such as job adverts, Ghana-interest cultural/ social events in which fees are to be paid, etc) may be allowed at the discretion of the moderators.
www.faqs.org /ftp/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.culture.ghana   (4905 words)

 Ghana Culture Page - at all Ghana data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-12)
Ghana as a country inherited its name from the powerful ancient Ghana Empire in Western Sudan which fell in the 11th century.
Ghana is the first fl African colony to gain independence and until independence from the British colonial rule on March 6, 1957, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast.
Ghana covers a total area of 238 539 sq.km.
www.allghanadata.com /culture/index.asp   (216 words)

Ghana’s history is unique for other reasons as well: The kingdom of Ashanti was one of the last to be completely conquered by Europeans (1901), and Ghanaian politicians like Kwame Nkrumah have historically been in the forefront of pan-African activity.
Ghana is a classic example of a “collapsed state” that has had a successful economic recovery as a primary product exporter—under IMF and World Bank auspices, no less.
While Ghana is by all accounts a safe place to travel, Accra and Kumasi are large cities, and travelers should proceed with the normal care and good judgment that traveling overseas or in any large city require.
www.skidmore.edu /academics/ia/ghana.htm   (1002 words)

 Directory - Regional: Africa: Ghana: Society and Culture
The society and culture of Ghana is about social and cultural issues pertaining to the people of Ghana.
Ghana - Arts, Culture and History  · cached · Includes various aspects on the culture and practices of Ghanaians.
Kuapa Kokoo Ghana  · iweb · cached · Fair Trade cooperative of cocoa farmers provides information on their units, partners, and The Day Chocolate Company, maker of Divine and Dubble chocolates.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=97985   (444 words)

 African Studies Review: Literary Culture in Colonial Ghana: "How to Play the Game of Life."/Writing and ...
Stephanie Newell, a lecturer in the Department of English, Trinity College, Dublin, examines education, literacy, English language literary culture, literary texts, and the formation of English language readerships in the colonial Gold Coast between 1880 and 1940.
Through a careful weaving of intellectual, literary, cultural, and social histories, she successfully restores ordinary readers, their texts and practices, and their networks to the historical record.
Their literary culture has not been a subject of research in spite of an abundance of documentary material.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4106/is_200312/ai_n9337492   (1150 words)

 Bits of Culture - Ghana
Ghana also produces a variety of tropical fruits and vegetables.
Ghana derived its name from the 10th century Empire of Ghana which was actually located closer to the Sahara than on the coast as the country of Ghana is today.
Ghana is home to the Asante people, a matriarchal society who resisted the British for several years before eventually giving in to being colonized.
www.mgh.harvard.edu /interpreters/b_ghan.asp   (245 words)

 CULTURE-GHANA: Musician Changes her Tune
The lyrics of one of her most famous songs went ”Anuanom, Adofo, odo na ehia ohooh-oh” literally meaning in local twi language ”brother and sisters, love is the most important thing in life”.
In 1989 she obtained her Certificate of Law from the Ghana School of Law as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Superior Courts of Judicature of Ghana.
Wife-battering cases in Ghana were estimated to have increased by 400 percent in 2002 over the total figure for the whole of 2001.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/interna.asp?idnews=19455   (1294 words)

 Ghana- Books, Maps and Atlases for sale
Surveys the history, topography, people, and culture of Ghana, with emphasis on its current economy, industry, and place in the political world.
The movement has generally been considered a tribal and parochial ghost of the past, a passing aberration in western Africa, but in fact seriously threatened the stability of the government and scored some of the contours of the country's subsequent history.
Focusing on the Akan people in Ghana as a resource for examining the overall conception of human development, this study is the first of its kind to concentrate on specific developmental processes of an African people from the ancestral world to the mundane and back to the ancestral world.
www.africaguide.com /country/ghana/books.htm   (1328 words)

 Royalty.nu - History of the African Empires of Mali and Songhai
The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa by Pat McKissack.
Ghana, Mali, Songhay by David and Patricia Armentrout.
Ancient West African Kingdoms: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai by Mary Quigley.
www.royalty.nu /Africa/Mali.html   (1039 words)

 Ghana on the Internet
ACS has 750 office locations worldwide, including the one in Ghana which is "one of country's largest private employers with almost 1,300 people and plans to hire another 700." See May 29, 2003 press release.
The conference, sponsored by the Ghana Computer Literacy and Distance Education Project, will focus on the use of information technology to enhance the economic, social, cultural, educational development of African countries.
Begun by Ghanaians in the U.S. and Ghana to nurture the IT economy in Ghana.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/ghana.html   (7551 words)

 SIT Study Abroad - Ghana: Arts and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-12)
Trying to illustrate the diversity of arts and culture in Ghana within the confines of a one-semester program is a difficult task.
It is Gavin's hope that students who participate gain a respect for this diversity and an understanding that arts and culture in Ghana are constantly evolving to meet the needs of Ghanaians.
Of course, dealing with arts and culture in Ghana will also require one to become familiar with the complexity of issues that face Ghanaians socially, economically and politically.
www.sit.edu /studyabroad/africa/ghanaarts_ad_profile.html   (810 words)

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