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  • Importance Of Tourism In Ghana

    Akwaaba! Tourism in Ghana Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana, a friendly and hospitable tropical country in West Africa (Ghana Tourism Authority). A simple verbal greeting, smile, or handshake is an important social function for Ghanaians that expresses their concern for others and represents an open heart and mind. However, the left hand has limited use in Ghana; thus, the waving, pointing, and gesticulating in speech should be avoided. As one of the few English speaking countries, Ghana offers a safe, family friendly port of call for first time visitors to Africa (Tourism in Ghana). Most of the year, the hot and dry equatorial climate creates temperatures up to 38°C (100°F). During the rainy season April to June and again…

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  • Ghana Empire Essay

    The empire on Ghana existed from c. 750-1076. The Ghana empire was located in what is now Southeastern Mauritania, Western Mali, and Eastern Senegal which is on the Northwest coast of Africa. The Ghana empire was one of the first empires on the Northwest coast of Africa to rise in that area. Ghana began in the eighth century when there was a little change in the economy. There was an spectacular shift in the economy of the Sahel area. The south area of the Sahara allowed more condense states to…

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  • The Importance Of Systemic Inequality In Ghana

    Ghana is an unusual country to utilize local transitional justice in, to undermining systemic inequality. The Akan are the ethnic majority in Ghana accounting for 31-45% of the population, depending on reports. However they are not a uniform group, containing major sub-divisions based on linguistic divides of the Kwa language. The Asante and Fante are the most prominent sub-divisions of the Akan people. Idiosyncratically, this fragmented ethnic majority has allowed the concept of the oppressed…

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  • The Ghana Empire

    The Ghana Empire The Ghana Empire was one of the three major West African empires, and first started when Berbers, group of nomadic people came to an area called Kumbi, or Kumbi Saleh, which is near the modern day southeastern Mauritania and Mali, close to the Sahara desert. Ancient Ghana was not in the same location as the present day Ghana. Instead, it was located about 400 miles northwest of the present day Ghana. Eventually, Soninke clans began to control the kingdom. The name ‘Ghana’…

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  • Water Pollution In Ghana

    Water pollution does not just affect one specific group of people, it affects many different demographics. My first source is “Coastal Pollution and Women 's Health in Ada-Foah, Ghana”, published in 2003 by Elaine Tweneboah. In this article, the author goes over the many problems women in Ada-Foah face concerning water pollution. My second source is “Perceptions of farmers on health risks and risk reduction measures in wastewater-irrigated urban vegetable farming in Ghana”, published in 2008 by…

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  • Identity Among The Bribris Of Ghana And The Minangkabaus Of Indonesia

    I will investigate the distribution of power through a gendered lens among the Bribris of Costa-Rica, the Ashantis of Ghana and the Minangkabaus of Indonesia. I will immerse myself into each community to assess the ramifications of matrilineality in the social, political, economic and spiritual spheres. Through dialogues with adults and adolescents of all genders, I will identify gender-specific tasks and evaluate their social value. I will emphasize my exploration on domestic life, i.e.…

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  • Ghana U's Return To The IMF Case Study

    GHANA U-TURN TO THE IMF AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS. Introduction Ghana`s exit from the IMF in November 2006 came with great hope and high expectations. Many believed and thought that once Ghana had been able to come out of the IMF share, the country will be able to sustain it growth and prosperity. These hopes were however short lived, as Ghana finds itself in the same web it had escaped from. Ghana went for USD$602 million loan from the IMF barely two years later. The reason why Ghana returns…

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  • Kingdom Of Benin Essay

    The Kingdom of Benin Kingdom of Benin, was an independent country located in West Africa, in the fifteenth century, it was the major power of the West Africa, which is the south west of Nigeria currently. It was first discovered by the Portuguese, when the Portuguese traders built some business relationship with the merchants of Benin, and this was the first cultural encounter between Benin and Europe, but how exactly did this cultural encounter influence on the people of Benin? And How Did it…

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  • Operation One Cow Leg Case Study

    Background In Ghana—like it neighbors—mechanisms such as ethnic tensions, religious, political, and social problems persist. Despite these challenges, Ghana’s post-independence era evolved peacefully without a civil war or large scale conflict. In the past three decades, Ghana develops the enhanced capability to manage conflicting and competing social interests, allowing the country to pursue a peaceful economic development trajectory and a deliberative political discourse. In spite of Ghana’s…

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  • Climate Change And Violent Conflict In Africa Essay

    examining the impact of climate change on pastoral and farmer conflicts in Ghana. Even a recent study conducted in March 2015 identified that climate change might be having an impact on these disputes, but it rather chose to frame the nomad and farmer conflicts in terms of social and political factors, as well as government policy responses to them (Olaniyan, Francis and Okeke-Uzodike 2015). Additionally, Opoku’s research “found out that, the conflicts between farmers and Fulani pastoralist in…

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