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border war, and the war was part of a monolithic communist objective for a world dictatorship of the proletariat. This was further triggered by Mao Zedong's views that: "The way to world conquest lies through Havana, Accra, and Calcutta". Calvin believes that Chinese actions show a "pattern of conservative aims and limited objectives, rather than expansionism" and blames this particular conflict on India's provocations towards China. However, Calvin also expresses


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and only found out, in his twenties, about his father's history as a musician. Mope Desmond, Cab Kaye and Finley Quaye have all played Glasgow's Barrowlands, Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall and London's Cafe d'Paris. Finley was on tour with his band (band (music)) when he met his father for the first time in Amsterdam. Early life and education Black was born in 1950, in Stamford (Stamford, Connecticut), Connecticut. His father


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degrees in Business Administration, Management Information Systems and Computer Science. With an academic program designed in collaboration with 24 professors from Swarthmore College, University of California, Berkeley and University of Washington, Ashesi offers an educational experience unlike anything else available in West Africa today. - St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School Accra, Ghana - His father sent him at an early age to live with an uncle who was a school master in Warri, Delta State then Bendel State, Nigeria. He attended the Catholic School in Warri from 1933 to 1937. He attended Christ the Kings College, Onitsha for his secondary education from 1938 to 1942. In 1942 he attended the Higher College Yaba and then proceeded to Achimota School, Accra, Ghana. Resolution 1497 (2003) On 1 August 2003, the Security Council adopted Resolution 1497 (United Nations Security Council Resolution 1497) (2003), authorizing the establishment of a multinational force in Liberia and declaring its readiness to establish a follow-on United Nations stabilization force to be deployed no later than 1 October 2003. On 18 August 2003, the Liberian parties signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Accra. By that Agreement, the parties requested the United Nations to deploy a force to Liberia under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations to support the National Transitional Government of Liberia and assist in the implementation of the Agreement. With the subsequent deployment of the ECOWAS Mission in Liberia, the security situation in the country improved. '''Justice Ofei Akrofi''' (born 1942) is the Anglican Bishop of Accra (Ghana) and Archbishop (primate (primate (religion))) of the Church of the Province of West Africa. He was elected to that position in 2003. Anglican Communion News Service: Bishop Akrofi elected new Archbishop of West Africa Archbishop Akrofi studied in Ghana and in the United States at Central Connecticut State College (Central Connecticut State University) (now a university), receiving there B.Sc. and M.Ed. degrees, and Yale (Yale University), where he graduated in 1976 with a Master of Divinity degree. Later, he taught at Cape Coast University (Cape coast university) and the University of Ghana before serving as dean (dean (religion)) of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Accra and later as Bishop of Accra since 1996. In 2000, Akrofi received an honorary doctorate from Central Connecticut State University (Commencement at CCSU). ''Forrest'' sailed from Boston 15 June 1942 for NS Argentia (Naval Station Argentia), Newfoundland (Dominion of Newfoundland), to augment the escort of the aircraft carrier ''Ranger'' (USS Ranger (CV-4)) (CV-4), with whose force she returned to Newport (Naval Station Newport) on 22 June. On 1 July she sailed with the ''Ranger'' group for the coast of West Africa, where the carrier flew off Army (United States Army Air Forces) aircraft for the burgeoning base at Accra. Returning to Norfolk (Naval Station Norfolk) on 5 August, ''Forrest'' served in training operations, submarine searches, and coastal escort duty until 21 October, when she arrived at Bermuda to join the ''Ranger'' group for the invasion of North Africa (Operation Torch). She screened air operations covering the landings at Safi (Safi, Morocco), Casablanca, and Fedhala from 8 to 12 November, then served in an antisubmarine patrol in advance of an incoming convoy until 18 November. ''Forrest'' escorted a convoy to a point off Norfolk, then turned back to Bermuda to rendezvous with the cruiser ''Augusta'' (USS Augusta (CA-31)) (CA-31) with whom she returned to Norfolk 30 November. Service history ''Fitch''


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. As a result, the At-Large constituency and direct election of board members by the global Internet community were soon abandoned. ICANN decided to reduce direct public ("at large") participation on March 14, 2002, at a public meeting in Accra, Ghana. Early life and education Kwame Nkrumah was born in 1909 to Madam Nyaniba


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;#124; ModernGhana.com News publisher Modernghana.com date accessdate 5 August 2010 Urban Transport Project. utp-ghana.com. Retrieved 5 August 2010. Sport thumb Ghana national football team (Black Stars) badge and national anthem (File:Ghana national football team (Black Stars) badge and national anthem.jpg) Football (Association football) is the most popular sport in Accra. The most famous football club in the city is Accra Hearts of Oak (Accra Hearts of Oak SC), whose main rivals are Asante Kotoko of Kumasi. The Accra Sports Stadium is home to the Hearts of Oak,


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first Abraham Paul Janse Van year 1075 title Contemporary Leaders of Africa page 303 Jonas Savimbi, the future leader of UNITA, joined the UPA in February 1961 at the urging of Mboya and Kenyan Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta. Later that year Roberto appointed Savimbi Secretary-General of the UPA.


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of 5 Gh¢. If you are a guest at La Palm or Labadi Beach Hotel you can access the beach for free through the back gate. Non-hotel guests can enjoy the facilities - pool, fitness, sauna - for 10 Gh¢ a day at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. *'''Jamestown''' - Jamestown is the oldest part of Accra and remains an active fishing center. It is similar in many ways to Zanzibar's Stone Town, though it has not yet been restored, so it is not typically highlighted on tourist itineraries. Despite this, for many visitors, it is one of the most memorable sights in the city. Jamestown is a short distance west from Independence Square; from the busy street the only real sights are the lighthouse, a prison building housed inside an old colonial fort, and the old Customs House. From the lighthouse there is a road which takes you to the otherwise hidden delight: one of the largest working fishing harbors in Ghana. Go early in the morning and see dozens of small boats bring in the day's catch. It's best to find a friendly local guide so you don't miss the hidden alleys, old stone houses, and fantastic cliff-top harbor vistas. * '''University of Ghana''' - Ghana's largest university is in Legon and is accessible by Tro-Tros to Madina. It's a very charming and quiet place with old trees, a botanical garden (although you should be aware there have been reports of muggings and violent crime taking place in the gardens) and many small buildings surrounded by green grass. The Cafeterias are open to anybody and serve typical Ghanaian dishes. Do '''The La Raceway:''' a Go-karting circuit, Sports bar and Entertainment Centre is situated behind the Trade Fair Centre, near Labadi beach '''Harbin's:''' a bowling alley in Teshie, about 8 km (5 mi) from the city centre. '''Swimming Pools:''' Sport swimmers find a pool in East Legon at A&C Mall for 7 Gh¢ a day. Those who want to spend a relaxing day at a hotel pool can use the one of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel for 10 Gh¢ a day. Culture '''Goethe Institut''' - German institute organizing frequent movie screening and expositions. There is a regular Thursay movie screening. '''Alliance Francaise d'Accra''' - French institute organizing frequent concerts, art performances and expositions. '''Accra Expat''' - The expat webpage informing its visitors about planned events in Accra Buy Makola market, in Accra's busy downtown, includes a large boulevard and several alleys full of fabric shops with goods such as wax-print pagnes, as well as embroidered and beaded cotton and tulle for special occasions. Look for wax prints from Ghana Traditional Prints (GTP) and the Akosombo Textile Company, which issue a wide range of new designs annually. Another source for such fabric is Woodin, an upscale fabric store with outlets in Osu and at the A&C shopping mall in East Legon, selling a variety of shiny patterned cottons, batiks, and ready-made clothes. Kaneshie Market is both a transit centre and a great place to shop, offering a very wide variety of mostly traditional goods and items. It is a source for food and household items; beads, hair salons, shoes, handbags, and beauty products, and fabric shops. For curio shopping, the National Cultural Center, known popularly as the "Arts Center" near the Independence Square is an overwhelming but well-stocked option. Smaller curio markets can be found around the city. Wild Gecko (near the Tetteh-Quarshie Interchange, off the Kwame Nkrumah Motorway Extension sells a variety of crafts, upscale curios, furniture, and batik clothing. Be sure to check out the extensive collection of Christmas ornaments, including Adinkra symbols carved into dainty souvenirs. Down the dirt road from Wild Gecko are further several smaller but well-stocked pottery and craft stores. For a more modern shopping experience, options include: *The Accra Mall off the Liberation Road *The A&C Shopping Mall East Legon *Palace Shopping Mall, situated on the Spintex Road *Shaaba Shopping Mall, off the Motorway Extension Eat Eat out at one of Osu's many trendy restaurants. Osu, a suburb of Accra, is known for its nightlife and a wide variety of eateries, hotels, and several options for entertainment. A concept lifestyle eatery, Café Dez Amis is situated close to Osu, next door to Jubilee House and the French embassy. Offering gourmet coffees, sandwiches and salads, as well as cold fresh juices, and ice cream, it has become a hotspot in town, from 7AM till 10PM. Breakfast and fresh baked breads and pastries are available all day. There is also an outside cocktail bar, serving Mojitos and other cocktails from all over the world.It also has wireless access. Located in Labone near the Metro TV building, "Maquis Tante Marie" is a restaurant serving a variety of African cuisines in a pleasant garden setting. Frankie's on Oxford Street in Osu is a popular oasis for tourists in Accra. Offering accommodation, a restaurant, salad bar, ice cream and a bakery pastry shop. Other popular eateries in Osu include Livingstone Safari Restaurant, Haveli (Indian Cuisine), Papaye (Fast Food), Asanka Locals(Traditional Ghanaian Cuisine) and Noble House Restaurant (Indian and Chinese Cuisine). Drink thumb 270px Osu Castle (File:Osu castle.JPG) The biggest entertainment precinct in town is the Oxford Street area, in Osu. Home to over a dozen different night venues (most of them tucked up side-streets), there is no shortage of variety. Taxi drivers generally know the location of the following, but if not, just ask a young-looking person on Oxford Street. Tantra: A late-night (best from midnight to 5am) club, with a 50:50 mix of expats and locals. Plays western style electronic and R&B music. Entry 20 cedis, small beers 5 cedis. You can usually negotiate for a discount on the entry charge. Duplex: Possibly the most popular venue as of early 2012, 50:50 expats and locals. Similar music to Tantra, free entry, 5 cedi small beers. Container: One of the original drinking icons, located on Oxford Street. An overgrown "spot" style bar, 90% locals. Good for a couple of drinks in the open air early in the evening, large beers about 3 cedis. Free entry. Street acrobats. Epo's: Another overgrown spot, 80% locals. Located a couple of blocks off Oxford Street, it feels like a mini carnival. Try the "beer tower", a 3 or 5 litre (you choose) tapped tower of beer delivered to your table. 3 litres for 15 cedis, 5 litres for 25, free entry. Monsoon: Quality sushi restaurant, also has a smallish bar. Popular with the over 30 crowd, mostly expats. Bella Roma: A nice Italian restaurant, transforms into a bar club after 10pm. 60% locals, quite a prominent Lebanese presence. Possible entry fee of 20 cedis. Duncans: A chilled but popular outdoor spot. Ryan's Irish Pub: One of the few places in the area where you can order a pint. An option if you want a rest from Africa, but pretty uneventful otherwise. La Pleasure Beach: Located at Labadi Beach (about 4 km from Osu), an outdoor reggae night happens every Wednesday on the beach from 9pm. 5 cedi entry, 4 cedi large beers. 80% locals, foreigners get hassled a little by jewelery t-shirt sellers, but it's safe, and worth a look on a Wednesday. FireFly: A nice classy cocktail lounge in Osu near Citizen Kofi. Entry is free and drinks are 4-5 Cedis for a single shot and 10-15 for cocktails. Local and Expat crowd. Plays electronic and pop music here you see a lot of foreign (white) young ladies gyrating with public displaying of affection with the local Ghanaian gentlemen. The Republic Bar & Grill a retro-styled afrocentric hangouts for creatives (bloggers, photographers,fashion designers), expats and just anybody else who can't be bothered with high heels or a formal shirt. You can sit in or outside and enjoy chilled fermented flavored sugar cane juice whilst listening to World Music or very old school Ghanaian Highlife. There are plenty of other places throughout the city to discover, but this list is good for new visitors. Kentucky fried Chicken also has branches in Accra at Spintex Road, Industrial area and Osu Sleep *


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;Cressman, p. 186 she returned to Norfolk for local battle practice until 1 October, then based her training at Bermuda, Cressman, p. 196 in the company of four new ''Sangamon''-class (Sangamon class escort carrier) escort carriers: ships converted from oil tankers to increase U.S. air power in the Atlantic Ocean. - 2. 22 January 2000 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra '''1'''–0 1–1 2000


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this, for many visitors, it is one of the most memorable sights in the city. Jamestown is a short distance west from Independence Square; from the busy street the only real sights are the lighthouse, a prison building housed inside an old colonial fort, and the old Customs House. From the lighthouse there is a road which takes you to the otherwise hidden delight: one of the largest working fishing harbors in Ghana. Go early in the morning and see dozens of small boats bring in the day's catch. It's best to find a friendly local guide so you don't miss the hidden alleys, old stone houses, and fantastic cliff-top harbor vistas. * '''University of Ghana''' - Ghana's largest university is in Legon and is accessible by Tro-Tros to Madina. It's a very charming and quiet place with old trees, a botanical garden (although you should be aware there have been reports of muggings and violent crime taking place in the gardens) and many small buildings surrounded by green grass. The Cafeterias are open to anybody and serve typical Ghanaian dishes. Do '''The La Raceway:''' a Go-karting circuit, Sports bar and Entertainment Centre is situated behind the Trade Fair Centre, near Labadi beach '''Harbin's:''' a bowling alley in Teshie, about 8 km (5 mi) from the city centre. '''Swimming Pools:''' Sport swimmers find a pool in East Legon at A&C Mall for 7 Gh¢ a day. Those who want to spend a relaxing day at a hotel pool can use the one of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel for 10 Gh¢ a day. Culture '''Goethe Institut''' - German institute organizing frequent movie screening and expositions. There is a regular Thursay movie screening. '''Alliance Francaise d'Accra''' - French institute organizing frequent concerts, art performances and expositions. '''Accra Expat''' - The expat webpage informing its visitors about planned events in Accra Buy Makola market, in Accra's busy downtown, includes a large boulevard and several alleys full of fabric shops with goods such as wax-print pagnes, as well as embroidered and beaded cotton and tulle for special occasions. Look for wax prints from Ghana Traditional Prints (GTP) and the Akosombo Textile Company, which issue a wide range of new designs annually. Another source for such fabric is Woodin, an upscale fabric store with outlets in Osu and at the A&C shopping mall in East Legon, selling a variety of shiny patterned cottons, batiks, and ready-made clothes. Kaneshie Market is both a transit centre and a great place to shop, offering a very wide variety of mostly traditional goods and items. It is a source for food and household items; beads, hair salons, shoes, handbags, and beauty products, and fabric shops. For curio shopping, the National Cultural Center, known popularly as the "Arts Center" near the Independence Square is an overwhelming but well-stocked option. Smaller curio markets can be found around the city. Wild Gecko (near the Tetteh-Quarshie Interchange, off the Kwame Nkrumah Motorway Extension sells a variety of crafts, upscale curios, furniture, and batik clothing. Be sure to check out the extensive collection of Christmas ornaments, including Adinkra symbols carved into dainty souvenirs. Down the dirt road from Wild Gecko are further several smaller but well-stocked pottery and craft stores. For a more modern shopping experience, options include: *The Accra Mall off the Liberation Road *The A&C Shopping Mall East Legon *Palace Shopping Mall, situated on the Spintex Road *Shaaba Shopping Mall, off the Motorway Extension Eat Eat out at one of Osu's many trendy restaurants. Osu, a suburb of Accra, is known for its nightlife and a wide variety of eateries, hotels, and several options for entertainment. A concept lifestyle eatery, Café Dez Amis is situated close to Osu, next door to Jubilee House and the French embassy. Offering gourmet coffees, sandwiches and salads, as well as cold fresh juices, and ice cream, it has become a hotspot in town, from 7AM till 10PM. Breakfast and fresh baked breads and pastries are available all day. There is also an outside cocktail bar, serving Mojitos and other cocktails from all over the world.It also has wireless access. Located in Labone near the Metro TV building, "Maquis Tante Marie" is a restaurant serving a variety of African cuisines in a pleasant garden setting. Frankie's on Oxford Street in Osu is a popular oasis for tourists in Accra. Offering accommodation, a restaurant, salad bar, ice cream and a bakery pastry shop. Other popular eateries in Osu include Livingstone Safari Restaurant, Haveli (Indian Cuisine), Papaye (Fast Food), Asanka Locals(Traditional Ghanaian Cuisine) and Noble House Restaurant (Indian and Chinese Cuisine). Drink thumb 270px Osu Castle (File:Osu castle.JPG) The biggest entertainment precinct in town is the Oxford Street area, in Osu. Home to over a dozen different night venues (most of them tucked up side-streets), there is no shortage of variety. Taxi drivers generally know the location of the following, but if not, just ask a young-looking person on Oxford Street. Tantra: A late-night (best from midnight to 5am) club, with a 50:50 mix of expats and locals. Plays western style electronic and R&B music. Entry 20 cedis, small beers 5 cedis. You can usually negotiate for a discount on the entry charge. Duplex: Possibly the most popular venue as of early 2012, 50:50 expats and locals. Similar music to Tantra, free entry, 5 cedi small beers. Container: One of the original drinking icons, located on Oxford Street. An overgrown "spot" style bar, 90% locals. Good for a couple of drinks in the open air early in the evening, large beers about 3 cedis. Free entry. Street acrobats. Epo's: Another overgrown spot, 80% locals. Located a couple of blocks off Oxford Street, it feels like a mini carnival. Try the "beer tower", a 3 or 5 litre (you choose) tapped tower of beer delivered to your table. 3 litres for 15 cedis, 5 litres for 25, free entry. Monsoon: Quality sushi restaurant, also has a smallish bar. Popular with the over 30 crowd, mostly expats. Bella Roma: A nice Italian restaurant, transforms into a bar club after 10pm. 60% locals, quite a prominent Lebanese presence. Possible entry fee of 20 cedis. Duncans: A chilled but popular outdoor spot. Ryan's Irish Pub: One of the few places in the area where you can order a pint. An option if you want a rest from Africa, but pretty uneventful otherwise. La Pleasure Beach: Located at Labadi Beach (about 4 km from Osu), an outdoor reggae night happens every Wednesday on the beach from 9pm. 5 cedi entry, 4 cedi large beers. 80% locals, foreigners get hassled a little by jewelery t-shirt sellers, but it's safe, and worth a look on a Wednesday. FireFly: A nice classy cocktail lounge in Osu near Citizen Kofi. Entry is free and drinks are 4-5 Cedis for a single shot and 10-15 for cocktails. Local and Expat crowd. Plays electronic and pop music here you see a lot of foreign (white) young ladies gyrating with public displaying of affection with the local Ghanaian gentlemen. The Republic Bar & Grill a retro-styled afrocentric hangouts for creatives (bloggers, photographers,fashion designers), expats and just anybody else who can't be bothered with high heels or a formal shirt. You can sit in or outside and enjoy chilled fermented flavored sugar cane juice whilst listening to World Music or very old school Ghanaian Highlife. There are plenty of other places throughout the city to discover, but this list is good for new visitors. Kentucky fried Chicken also has branches in Accra at Spintex Road, Industrial area and Osu Sleep *

Accra

'''Accra''' which is inhabited by about 4 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan conglomeration in Ghana by population, and the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in Africa (List of metropolitan areas in Africa).

Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast (Atlantic Ocean) and extends north into Ghana's interior. Originally built around a port, it served as the capital of the British Gold Coast (Gold Coast (British Colony)) between 1877 and 1957. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city's architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings (colonial architecture) to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks.

Accra serves as the Greater Accra region's economic and administrative hub. It is furthermore a centre of a wide range of nightclubs, restaurants and hotels.

The central business district of Accra contains the city's main banks and department stores, and an area known as the Ministries, where Ghana's government administration (Government of Ghana) is concentrated. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and agricultural sectors, Atlantic fishing, and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, plywood, textiles, clothing and chemicals.

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