2013 publisher Voice of America publication-place United States accessdate 24 June 2013 The CanSat Space satellite is to be launched into orbit in 2015. Ghana's annual space exploration expenditure has been 1% of its gross domestic product (GDP) for support research in science and technology and in 2012 Ghana was elected to chairman the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South
at a Protestant primary school, a Catholic missionary school, and finally the government post office training school, passing the one-year course with distinction. He subsequently worked in Leopoldville (now Kinshasa) and Stanleyville (now Kisangani) as a postal clerk and as a travelling beer salesman. In 1951, he married Pauline Opangu. In 1955, Lumumba became regional head of the ''Cercles'' of Stanleyville and joined the Liberal Party of Belgium (Liberal Party (Belgium)), where he
in the markets. Large cities such as Accra have markets open every day, but travellers get the true flavour of the country if they have the opportunity to visit a village market on the day of the week that it is open. Most goods will be staple goods, but cloth, beads, musical instruments, bags, and even CD's are usually available. Kente cloth, drums and wooden designs, such as masks and "sacred stools" can be found on almost any street in any tourist area in Ghana. The accra mall is a first class and commercial shopping centre situated on the spintex road of the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange.(www.accramall.com). Adinkrah symbols and sacred stools The sacred stools have traditional Adinkrah "motif" designs in them that can mean many things having to do with God, love, strength, community, and much more. Finding a guidebook which will tell you what each symbol means is advisable to prevent the possibility of buying a stool that doesn't mean what you think it is. Gye Nyame is by far the most popular Adinkrah symbol. It means "Only God". Other popular stools are the "Wisdom Knot" and the one with the character holding many sticks together, which cannot be broken, to symbolize the strength of community. Eat Traditional food is fun to try and easy to enjoy. Fufu, the most widely served traditional dish, consists of pounded balls of yam, plantain, or cassava served with a variety of soups and meat or fish stews. Soups are typically made of groundnuts, palm nut, okra and other vegetables. Banku is a fermented corn version of the dish typically eaten with grilled tilapia fish or okra soup. Rice dishes are also typical, but not considered a "real" meal by many Ghanaians, males especially. Jollof rice is a dish as varied as its chef, but generally consists of white rice cooked with vegetables, meat pieces, spices in a tomato based sauce. Waakye is a mix of beans and rice, typically served with gari, a powder of ground cassava. Often rice dishes are served with shredded lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes on the side with a dollop of Heinz salad cream or mayonnaise. Such meals are extremely cheap from street vendors and come as little as GHS1.50 to GHS2.50. Plantains, yams, and sweet potatoes are prepared in various ways and serve as small snacks. Kelewele, a spiced fried plantain snack, is especially delicious. Fresh fruits such as pineapple, mango, papaya, coconut, oranges, and bananas are delightful when in season and come when applicable by the bag for as little as 10 cents. A great African meal in a restaurant can cost as little as GHS3.00 to GHS7.00. For instance, a lobster and shrimp dinner can cost a mere GHS6. There are also a number of Western and Chinese style restaurants available especially in Osu, a trendy suburb of Accra. There is also banku and tilapia.The price of the tilapia varies based on the size as well as where you buy it from. There are other local traditional meals that are not so common example are the Aprapransa, mpotompoto etc Drink Drinking water from the tap is not generally considered to be safe, so choices include plastic bottled water (e.g. Voltic, 1.5 L, c. GHS1.00), boiled or filtered tap water, and "pure water" sachets. These sachets are filtered and come in 500 mL. portions. Many foreigners prefer bottled water. At least one studyhas suggested bottled water to be the safest choice. Although "pure water" sachets are more easily accessible, 2.3% of sachets tested were found to contain faecal bacteria. If you want to play it safe, stick with carbonated beverages or bottled water. In Accra's expat visited bars, a beer will cost between GHS2.00 and GHS4.00. Fruit juices GHS1.50, water GHS1.00 to GHS1.50. Star and Club are two of the more popular beers served. For a more interesting and rewarding experience, visit a "spot," a bar signified by the blue and white stripes on the outside of the building. They are cheaper and you will undoubtedly be able to meet some local Ghanaians as well as hear the newest hip-life songs. A soft drink such as Coke, Alvaro, Fanta, 7UP (called "minerals" by locals) are widely available for GHS0.70. Be aware that the bottles that minerals or beer is served to you in are owned by the bottling company-if you do not return it to the seller, they stand to lose GHS0.50 -- more than you most likely paid for the drink. If you are not going to consume the drink at the "spot" or at the roadside stand, make sure you let the seller know. Often, you will be asked for a deposit which will be returned upon the return of the bottle.There also traditional drinks like "pito", asaana,burkina,bisarrp drink (sobolo) Sleep There are many wonderful places to stay in Ghana. There are many options including lavish hotels or more rustic places to stay. Cheap, decent hotel rooms can run as low as GHS12.00. A better room can go as low as GHS20.00 (From the perspective of a different person, one who visited Ghana in the fall of 2010, prices are higher than a comparable hotel in the USA.) For longer stays (a few months) it is possible to rent a house. Houses for rent are advertised in local newspapers and also in those places frequented by expats - Koala supermarket, Ryan's Irish pub etc. Learn Ghana has three major public universities. The largest of these is the University of Ghana, located in Legon, a suburb of the capital, Accra. Other universities are located at Cape Coast (University of Cape Coast), and Kumasi (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, or "Tech"). Smaller public universities include the University of Education at Winneba, the University of Development Studies with a main campus at Tamale and several other campuses around the north, and the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa, Western Region. There are also several private universities and colleges, both religious and non-religious. There are some good schools while others aren't that great. Teachers are usually very strict and respect from the students is very important. Work A popular method of travelling around Ghana is to volunteer with the many organizations that Ghana boasts. * Africa Calling *AIESEC University students *Disaster Volunteers of Ghana *Global-Cultural Solution (GCS) *Ikando Volunteers *Light for Children *Meet Africa *
talent show and at the Soul Cafe, China Club, Madison Square Garden, Caroline's Comedy Club and Greek Fest 2000. The Ashanti Picture Pages In her first major singing performance, Ashanti performed Yolanda Adams's "More Than a Melody". She also appeared in a number of big-name music videos, in addition to other dance work. Illegal cocaine trade via West-Africa Cocaine produced
from any spoken language, including English. Post-independence, the country was home to a vibrant and innovative music scene, where native folk music combined with Ghanaian highlife, French cabaret, American rock (rock and roll), funk and soul (soul music), and Congo (Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)lese rumba (African Rumba). '''Burkina Faso''' (
and Industry in 1991 before he left the civil service in 1995 after 37 years. He then went into business on the Wirral (The Wirral Peninsula). Benin has played an important role in the African music scene, producing one of the biggest stars to come out of the continent in Angélique Kidjo. Post-independence, the country was home to a vibrant and innovative music scene, where native folk music combined with Ghanaian highlife, French (France) cabaret
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music in Ghana, during which he learned from the master drummer Gideon Alorwoyie. Reich also studied Balinese gamelan in Seattle. From his African experience, as well as A. M. Jones's ''Studies in African Music'' (Studies in African Music (book)) about the music of the Ewe (Ewe music) people, Reich drew inspiration for his 90-minute piece ''Drumming (Drumming (Reich))'', which he composed shortly after his return. Composed for a nine-piece percussion ensemble
of football's leading authorities, including Sepp Blatter have argued this is detrimental to the game, and an issue for supporters. Published academic research on this question (by David Ranc seems to demonstrate the opposite.
looking at the same image. 250px thumb A contemporary depiction of Fort Christiansborg (File:Christiansborg Castle2.jpg) Denmark maintained a number of tradings stations and four forts on the Gold Coast (Gold Coast (British colony)) in west Africa, especially around modern day Ghana. The three trading stations were Fort Frederiksborg (Kpompo), Fort Christiansborg, (by Accra in 1661) that was purchased from Sweden, and Frederiksberg. The forts were Fort Prinsensten built
to the Kwa (Kwa languages) branch of the Niger-Congo languages, and break up into five major dialect clusters: Ewe, Fon, Aja (Aja language), Gen (Gen language), and Phla-Pherá (Phla-Pherá languages). In the late 18th century, many speakers of Gbe were enslaved and transported to the New World, causing Gbe languages to play a role in the genesis of several Caribbean creole languages. In the first half of the twentieth century, the Africanist Diedrich Hermann Westermann
major dialect clusters: Ewe, Fon, Aja (Aja language (Nilo-Saharan)), Gen (Gen language), and Phla-Pherá (Phla-Pherá languages). In the late 18th century, many speakers of Gbe were enslaved and transported to the New World, causing Gbe languages to play a role in the genesis of several Caribbean creole languages. In the first half of the twentieth century, the Africanist Diedrich Hermann Westermann was one of the most prolific contributors to the study of Gbe. The first
Ghana is the 7th-best governed country (List of African countries by Index of Governance 2013), 5th-most stable country (List of countries by Failed States Index) and rated thirteenth-highest HDI (List of African countries by Human Development Index) on continental Africa. Ghana's economy is the 6th-largest on the Africa continent (List of African countries by GDP (PPP)) by purchasing power parity and Nominal GDP and is one of the fastest growing (List of countries by real GDP growth rate) in the world. In terms of purchasing power parity per capita income, Ghana has the highest per capita income in the subregion of western Africa and Ghana has the tenth−highest per capita income on continental Africa. Ghana is one of only five countries in Africa with a free press (Freedom of the Press (report)).
Ghana has been a significant petroleum and natural gas producer since December 2010, and one of the world's largest gold and diamond producers, and is projected to be the largest producer of cocoa (Cocoa bean) in the world as of 2015. Ghana is home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world by surface area.