History UsefulNotes / Ghana

5th Mar '15 2:54:20 PM LongLiveHumour
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Ghana has suffered from the requisite ColdWar-era military dictatorships, but during Jerry Rawlings' second period in office (1981-2000) it lurched steadily towards democracy, and Rawlings even won elections in 1992 and 1996 that the international community judged largely free and fair, even if the domestic opposition disagreed. It's since transitioned to being a stable democracy.

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Ghana has suffered from the requisite ColdWar-era UsefulNotes/ColdWar-era military dictatorships, but during Jerry Rawlings' second period in office (1981-2000) it lurched steadily towards democracy, and Rawlings even won elections in 1992 and 1996 that the international community judged largely free and fair, even if the domestic opposition disagreed. It's since transitioned to being a stable democracy.
28th Mar '14 6:32:19 PM SpaghettiBoy
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Though it’s a mildly poor country, Ghana has been growing steadfastly in the later years, especially the tourism branch, with attracts all kinds of rich Americans, Europeans and others.

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Though it’s a mildly poor country, Ghana has been growing steadfastly in the later years, especially the tourism branch, with attracts all kinds of rich Americans, Europeans and others.
others. It also has a bit of a computer industry developing, thanks to a bunch of charities sending computers to the country. Usually they were sent there to be disposed of, but a few Ghanians have actually have salvaged usable parts from them and apparently reverse-engineered a few.
5th Oct '13 12:13:24 PM Chabal2
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Though it’s a mildly poor country, Ghana has been growing steadfastly in the later years, especially the tourism branch, with attracts all kins of rich Americans, Europeans and others.

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Though it’s a mildly poor country, Ghana has been growing steadfastly in the later years, especially the tourism branch, with attracts all kins kinds of rich Americans, Europeans and others.



By the way, the name “Ghana” comes from the ancient Empire of Ghana, one of the firsts West African empires. However, the empire’s frontiers [[NonIndicativeName never reached Ghana’s actual frontiers]].

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By the way, the name “Ghana” comes from the ancient Empire of Ghana, one of the firsts first West African empires. However, the empire’s frontiers [[NonIndicativeName never reached Ghana’s actual frontiers]].
20th Mar '13 10:13:26 AM ArtFever
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The most famous Ghanaian must be Kofi Annan, known because of his former job as Secretary-General to the UN and because his name [[PunnyName sounds pretty similar to “coffee”]].

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The most famous Ghanaian must be [[BadassPacifist Kofi Annan, Annan]], known because of his former job as Secretary-General to the UN and because his name [[PunnyName sounds pretty similar to “coffee”]].
16th Jan '13 6:58:51 AM zero5889
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->The flag uses the Pan-African colors, but with its own interpretation. The red upper stripe symbolizes the blood of fallen Ghanaian freedom fighters; the yellow middle stripe symbolizes mineral wealth; the green lower stripe symbolizes the forests; the black star symbolizes African freedom, and was likely derived from the logo of Black Star Line, a shipping company led by Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey which helps bring African expatriates back to their homeland.

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->The flag uses the Pan-African colors, but with its own interpretation. The red upper stripe symbolizes red, yellow and green stripes symbolize the blood of fallen Ghanaian freedom fighters; the yellow middle stripe symbolizes fighters, mineral wealth; wealth, and the green lower stripe symbolizes the forests; forests, respectively; the black star symbolizes African freedom, and was likely derived from the logo of Black Star Line, a shipping company led by Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey which helps bring African expatriates freed slaves back to their racial homeland.
15th Jan '13 10:05:36 AM zero5889
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[[AC:The Ghanaian flag]]\\
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->The flag uses the Pan-African colors, but with its own interpretation. The red upper stripe symbolizes the blood of fallen Ghanaian freedom fighters; the yellow middle stripe symbolizes mineral wealth; the green lower stripe symbolizes the forests; the black star symbolizes African freedom, and was likely derived from the logo of Black Star Line, a shipping company led by Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey which helps bring African expatriates back to their homeland.
31st Mar '12 4:56:54 PM Sen
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Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, was an early promoter of Pan-Africanism. While it wouldn’t catch on in his lifetime, eventually his vision became true with the foundatio of the African Union.

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Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, was an early promoter of Pan-Africanism. While it wouldn’t catch on in his lifetime, eventually his vision became true with the foundatio foundation of the African Union.
Union.

Ghana has suffered from the requisite ColdWar-era military dictatorships, but during Jerry Rawlings' second period in office (1981-2000) it lurched steadily towards democracy, and Rawlings even won elections in 1992 and 1996 that the international community judged largely free and fair, even if the domestic opposition disagreed. It's since transitioned to being a stable democracy.
5th Mar '12 1:56:53 PM AmusedTroperGuy
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Formerly known as Gold Coast, Ghana used to be a British colony until 1957. It was the first sub-Saharian country to become independent.

Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, was an early promoter of Pan-Africanism. While it wouldn’t catch on in his lifetime, eventually his vision became true with the foundatio of the African Union.

Though it’s a mildly poor country, Ghana has been growing steadfastly in the later years, especially the tourism branch, with attracts all kins of rich Americans, Europeans and others.

The religion is mainly Christian, with a Islamic minority concentrated on the north. There are also the traditional religions of the zone.

The main sport is football. In fact, in the [[TheWorldCup 2010 World Cup]] they made it to quarter finals, [[NeverLiveItDown before losing to a hand]].

The most famous Ghanaian must be Kofi Annan, known because of his former job as Secretary-General to the UN and because his name [[PunnyName sounds pretty similar to “coffee”]].

By the way, the name “Ghana” comes from the ancient Empire of Ghana, one of the firsts West African empires. However, the empire’s frontiers [[NonIndicativeName never reached Ghana’s actual frontiers]].

[[AC:The Ghanaian flag]]\\
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/125px-Flag_of_Ghana_svg_4226.png
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