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Ghana's Literature

Ghana’s Literature

Ghana is one of the African countries where the written poetry has the longest traditions. They date back to the 1700s, when Antonius Guiliemus Amo (c. 1703 – c. 1750) studied in Germany and...

Ghana's economy

Economy and Business in Ghana

Ghana has enjoyed steady economic growth for several years, and is portrayed as an African success story, which in 2012 was classified as a lower middle income country. At the same time as growth...

Ghana's Foreign Policy

Ghana’s Foreign Policy

Ghana is one of the most leading African states and for many years pursued an active foreign policy, from independence in 1957 founded on freedom of alliance and broad contact areas in both Africa...

Ghana Empire

Ghana Empire

Ghana was one of the most powerful state and trading empires in medieval Africa, and grew in the West African interior about 1500 years ago. The geographical region of Ghana is not identical to...

Ground boar, photographed at Blackpool Zoo

Geography of Ghana

Ghana has lowland along the coast in the south and in the middle, around the Volta Basin (100-200m asl), and plateau landscapes and low mountains in the Volta Basin’s outer areas. Centrally located in the Volta...

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Ghana Industry

Ghana has a relatively broad industrial base, accounting for almost one-third of gross domestic product (GDP). In addition to the oil and gas industry and the mining industry, there are manufacturing industries that include...

Ghana Army

Ghana’s Defense

Ghana has volunteer military service. The total force figures for Ghana’s armed forces are 15,500 active personnel (2018, IISS). Army The army has a workforce of 11,500 active personnel. TM materiel includes three clearing...

Ghana's Political System

Ghana’s Political System

Following the 1992 constitution, Ghana is a single-state presidential republic with a multi-party system. The president, who is both head of state, head of government and military commander-in-chief, is elected in general elections for...

The History of Ghana

In present-day Ghana, there was extensive settlement from about 400 AD Ghana, which the country is named after, existed in the 700-1000s, but was further west than today’s Ghana. The period around 1100–1900 was...

Music in Ghana

Music in Ghana

Folk music Ghana has a variety of folk music that reflects the country’s ethnic diversity. Through written sources, the country’s music history can be traced back to the 11th century, when the cleft drum...