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Ghana

Overview

Situated in West Africa, bordering the Ivory Coast, Bukina Faso and Togo the word Ghana means ‘Warrior King’- a testament to the country’s varied but turbulent past. The first Sub Saharahan nation to become Independent from the United Kingdom in 1957, Ghana is now one of the largest coco producers in the world and boats the world’s largest man made lake: Lake Volata. With a growing tourism industry and continued growth of exports Ghana boats one of the world’s fastest growing economies and the culture and environment is changing fast to match this status. None the less Ghana still boasts vast expanses of wilderness and wild areas which are easy, and safe to explore. From palm fringed beaches, ancient cultures and bustling cities to elephant safaris, eco-projects and study abroad opportunities; read on to discover more of what Ghana has to offer.

Articles

5 restaurants for noobs in Accra, Ghana

Favorite spots in Accra, Ghana

Destination spotlight: Ghana’s Western coast

Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local.

18 side effects of living in Ghana

19 American habits I lost when I moved to Ghana

6 American habits I lost when I moved to Ghana

51 things to do in 51 African countries

Notes on the World Cup from a non-soccer fan, 2006-2014

On the realities of expat life in Ghana

Our e-waste is ending up in digital dumping grounds like this one in Ghana

I kept the rhythm for Afa in Ghana

Takoradi market, Ghana [postcard]

24 hours in a Liberian refugee camp

Notes on not adopting an orphan in Ghana

Traditional Ghanaian cuisine

World Cup 2010: The African teams

44 volunteer and professional opportunities in Africa

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