Mandela’s life and times

Source : BBC on Saturday, July 17, 2010

[B]Nelson Mandela is one of the world’s most revered statesmen, who led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multi-racial democracy.[/B] Jailed for 27 years, he emerged to become the country’s first black president and to play a leading role in the drive for peace in other spheres of conflict. He won the Nobel Peac

Biographies of Great African-Americans

Source : GHANAMMA on Sunday, January 25, 2009

[B]Armstrong, Louis[/B] Daniel Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was a great jazz trumpet player, composer, and singer. He was nicknamed Satchmo because some people said that his mouth was like a satchel. Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and soon became a well-known cornet player in clubs and on riverboats along the Miss

African American

Source : LIU on Sunday, January 25, 2009

The first Africans in America arrived as Indentured Servants via Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. From 1619 to about 1640, Africans could earn their freedom working as laborers and artisans for the European settlers. Africans could become free people and enjoy some of the liberties like other new settlers. By 1640, Maryland became the first colony


Source : InfoPlease on Sunday, January 25, 2009

[B]Nigeria [/B] (n&ījir’&ēu) [key], officially Federal Republic of Nigeria, republic (2006 provisional pop. 140,003,542), 356,667 sq mi (923,768 sq km), W Africa. It borders on the Gulf of Guinea (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean) in the south, on Benin in the west, on Niger in the northwest and north, on Chad in the northeast, and on Cameroo

South Africa

Source : Southafrica Info on Sunday, January 25, 2009

[B]History of South Africa[/B] If the history of South Africa is in large part one of increasing racial divisiveness, today it can also be seen as the story of – eventually – a journey through massive obstacles towards the creation, from tremendous diversity, of a single nation whose dream of unity and common purpose is now capable of realisation.

Biography- Barack Obama

Source : A&E Television Networks. on Sunday, January 25, 2009

President Barack Obama acted swiftly after his inauguration on Tuesday (January 20th, 2009), suspending all trials at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 120 days, and freezing all last-minute legislation—known as “midnight legislation”—passed by former President George W. Bush. Obama also plans to meet with military and economic advisors today (


Source : nigeriafilms on Friday, June 13, 2008

Koo Nimo is a living legend from Ghana, playing multiple forms of traditional musics as well as new music, informed by western influences. Koo (also known as Daniel Amponsah, from his days in London) grew up as part of the royal family of Ghana, where he learned to play the traditional red and black kete drums of the royal ensembles. By the time


Source : nigeriafilms on Friday, June 13, 2008

Formed in London in 1969 by three Ghanaian and three Caribbean musicians, Osibisa played a central role in developing an awareness of African music among European and North American audiences in the 70s. The Ghanaian founder members of Osibisa – Teddy Osei (saxophone), Sol Amarfio (drums) and Mac Tontoh, Teddy’s brother (trumpet) – were seasoned


Source : nigeriafilms on Friday, June 13, 2008

Some of the greatest of all Highlife artists recalling the golden era of Ghana””s Guitar Highlife and Palmwine music. Features singers Alex Konadu and Prince Osei Kofi, the Palmwine sounds of Kwadwo Tawia and brassband highlife by Kwaku Abeka

The National Liberation Council And The Busia Years, 1966-71

Source : allghanadata on Saturday, April 12, 2008

The leaders of the coup that overthrew Nkrumah immediately opened the country’s borders and its prison gates to allow the return from exile or release from preventive detention of all opponents of Nkrumah. The National Liberation Council (NLC), composed of four army officers and four police officers, assumed executive power. It appointed a cabinet

The National Redemption Council Years, 1972-79

Source : allghanadata on Saturday, April 12, 2008

Despite its short existence, the Second Republic was significant in that the development problems the nation faced came clearly into focus. These included uneven distribution of investment funds and favoritism toward certain groups and regions. Furthermore, important questions about developmental priorities emerged. For example, was rural developme

Hotels in Ghana

Source : ghanaexpeditions on Monday, December 24, 2007
Name: Treasure Land Hotel Location: Ayigya Kumasi Address: Located at the serene neighborhood of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (K.N.U.S.T) Telephone: 233-51-61012, +233-51-61011 Fax: 233-20-8111977, +233-24-4461675 Email: Rating: 3-Star Room Types: No information found Facili

Nightclubs in Ghana

Source : ghanaexpeditions on Saturday, December 22, 2007

Name: Aphrodisiac Night Club – Accra Location: Airport Residental Area Address: 48 Patrice Lumumba Road Airport Residental Area Accra Phone: +233 (0)21 766 738 Email: Url: Aphrodisiac Night Club – Accra Name: BOOMERANG NIGHT CLUB Location: Caprice Building Address: Caprice Building in

Doing business in Ghana FAQ

Source : Registrar-General’s Department on Thursday, November 15, 2007
Business Laws An entrepreneur, irrespective of nationality, can set up a business enterprise in Ghana in accordance with the provisions of any of the following legal instruments: • The Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) • The Partnership Act, 1962 (Act 152) • The Business Name Act, 1962 (Act 151). Minimum Foreign Capital Requirement

Advice For Citizens – Citizens’ Information

Source : on Saturday, September 22, 2007
Some useful information you must have at your finger tips Institution Emergency Number Emergency Services 999 Police Administration 191 Fire Service 192 Ambulance 193 Contact Customs Excise & Preventive Service 667731-9, 666841 Electricity Company 676728 Ghana Civil Aviation Authority 776171 Ghana Export Promotion

Ghana Visa Regulations – Entry Requirements

Source : on Saturday, September 22, 2007
All persons entering Ghana must be in possession of a valid passport or Travel Documents establishing the identity of the holder. Travel Documents include Laisser-Passer and other travel documents issued by International Agencies recognised by the Government of Ghana. These are: ECOWAS United Nations and its specialized agencies T

Investment – Industries

Source : on Saturday, September 22, 2007
Industries The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Ghana’s premier voluntary business association has come a long way from its humble beginning when it was established in 1958 and had a membership of just some 10 Ghanaian Manufacturing Industries. Today, The AGI has grown to a national organization with an active membership of more than 300

Investment – Finance

Source : on Saturday, September 22, 2007
The financial environment of Ghana today looks quite encouraging and investment friendly. Ghana has a fairly elaborate financial industry, which has now undergone re-structuring to encourage greater financial intermediation. The Central Bank, the Bank of Ghana, has the autonomy and responsibility of managing the country’s monetary policy. It al

Guinea coast 1600-1800 A.D.

Source : modernghana on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Southward Mande migration and the Muslim revolution in the Futa Jallon push populations from the southwestern Sudan into the upper Guinea coast (modern Sierra Leone and Liberia, and the coast of present-day Guinea). These migrations lead to the diffusion of systems of belief and aesthetic motifs. Prospering from the trans-Saharan gold trade, the Ak

Structure of Local Government, 1994

Source : modernghana on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Based on information from Ghana, Local Government Information Digest, 4, No. 6, Accra, November-December 1991, 42. Before the changes in regional and local administration under the PNDC, Ghana had a highly centralized government structure in which local people and communities were little involved in decision making. Local government services were

Ghana-Economy: Privatisation — Saving the Best for Last

Source : modernghana on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Ghana-Economy: Privatisation—Saving the Best for Last By Asare Kofi. InterPress Service. 15 January, 1996 ACCRA, Jan 15 (IPS) – Ghana’s government feels it should have little difficulty finding buyers for 113 state-owned firms given the performance of formerly loss-making companies divested earlier on in a privatisation programme now in its eig

Ghana-World Bank: Star Pupil Has Second Thoughts on Reforms

Source : Asare Kofi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
By Asare Kofi. InterPress Service. 17 February, 1997 ACCRA, Feb 14 (IPS) – Viewed as one of Africa’s top reformers, Ghana is now coming to grips with the high cost of adjustment on its people 13 years after it launched a structural reform programme at the World Bank’s bidding. The programme has reaped benefits, but it has also brought severe


Source : GNA on Saturday, June 03, 2006
Theme: Investing in people, investing in jobs Macroeconomic Developments Focus: Growth and Employment. Macro Developments of the Economy HIPC Accounts-Receipt and Approvals for Spending Sovereign Credit Rating Multilateral Debt Cancellation Initiative (MDCI) 2006 Macroeconomic Projections Sectoral Performance Acceler


Interview with H.E. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings = [June 31st 1999]

Source : World INvestment NEws on Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Over the last three days we have covered quite extensively what the Movement does. Some of the main points are that you want to see to the development of a positive image of the woman and to help them get their lives into their own hands. But could you just go over the exact programs that the 31st December Movement is involved in and could you also

Women of Ghana challenge trend towards modern rice varieties

Source : G. Kranjac-Berisavljevic on Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Many communities in northern Ghana are strongly patrilineal by tradition. Equipment for parboiling oflocal rice in Northern Ghana. Only men can own land or dictate farming practices for the family. But in certain areas of northern Ghana, it is women who are ensuring the survival of one of the most important crops grown in the country: rice.