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Ghana Cultural Etiquette 101

By Jeffrey Ohene Darko 1.     Always greet people from right to left, always with your right hand. Remember that your palms are always properly aligned for greeting people when going right-to-left. Always follow this order, regardless of the age or gender or status of the people you are greeting. This ...

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Ghana’s flag flies in Worcester on Ghanaian independence day

Worcester has the highest concentration of Ghanaians in the United States, which helps new arrivals quickly adjust to life in America, immigrants from the West African country said this week. They were made even more welcome at Worcester City Hall on the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence day – March ...

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How W.E.B. Du Bois Found His Final Resting Place in Ghana

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast ULTIMATE DESTINATION How W.E.B. Du Bois Found His Final Resting Place in Ghana The civil-rights pioneer and author found his final home—and his burial site—in the first African country to win independence from colonial rule. Amy Yee 03.05.17 12:15 AM ET ACCRA, Ghana ...

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How Ghana is doing 60 years since its independence

Today March 6, Ghana celebrates its independence day. Here is an overview of its democracy, education and resources. Multiple Ghanaian flags. [Getty Images] Fast facts Independence on 6 March 1957 World’s second largest producer of gold and cocoa One of Africa’s top economies until 2014 Today Ghana marks 60 years ...

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Ghana at 60 Tribute

  She was awake earlier than usual Chin in palm, she looked despondent She was lost in thoughts She cast her mind back to the very beginning She wondered what she had done wrong.   Unlike you and me, she is an immortal She needs humans to feed into immortality ...

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Mozart in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum

Nairobi, Kenya – Korogocho is one of the largest slums in Nairobi, with 150,000 to 200,000 people living on a plot no larger than 1.5 square kilometres. Poverty, crime, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and widespread HIV/Aids make this neighbourhood a tough place to grow up in. Elisabeth Njoroge wanted ...

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…As he ends tour of duty Staff of the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC, have praised His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith, out-going Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, describing him as a head of family, who put the family’s welfare and interest first.     The ...

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