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Ghana

  1. 1. Ghana By Sharhukh Jaffer Bashar Al-Ali Dani Aridi
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>Lies in the center of the western coast of Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Boarders with Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo. </li></ul><ul><li>Area of 238,533 square Kilometers. </li></ul><ul><li>Warm, humid climate with an average of 6 and 29 °C. </li></ul><ul><li>Northern area is where most of the cocoa, minerals, and timber are produced. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Culture <ul><li>highlight Values such as family, respecting elders, honoring traditional rulers, and dignity. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 5 major clans: the Akan, Ewe, Guan, MoleDagbane, and Ga-Adangbe. And each have different traditions and professions. </li></ul><ul><li>Today they wear ordinary clothes such as T-shirts, jeans, skirts, or slippers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Religion <ul><li>Muslim 16% </li></ul><ul><li>Christian 63% </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional African religion: 21% </li></ul><ul><li>Ghana has the highest percentage of Christians in West Africa. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Natural Resources <ul><li>Agricultural products : coca, rice, coffee, peanuts, corn, bananas, timber </li></ul><ul><li>Natural resources: oil production which is 7,477 bbl/day </li></ul><ul><li>Exports: $3.286 billion f.o.b which they make by exporting gold, diamond, timber, tuna and aluminum </li></ul><ul><li>Export partners: Netherlands, UK, US, Germany and France </li></ul><ul><li>Imports: $5.666 billion f.o.b which they pay by importing petroleum and foodstuffs. </li></ul><ul><li>Import partners: Netherlands, Nigeria, US, UK, Brazil and China. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rulers <ul><li>The Dinga Cisse was the first King and leader of Ghana. His clan became rulers later on. </li></ul><ul><li>Queen Amina of Hausaland- ancient Ghana- A fierce and strong leader in Ghana, and one of the 2 conquering leaders in Hausaland, which was made up of Ghana, Mali, Songhay, Kanem Bornu, and Sokoto. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kwame Nkrumah – The first president of Ghana. He came back from Lincoln University to make Ghana gain independence. On July 1st 1960, Ghana became a Rebulic. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Legends and Myths <ul><li>The Soninke people of Ghana have a traditional song called Dausi, in which a hero has to decide between his duty in society and his desires. </li></ul><ul><li>Main points in Ghanaian traditional religion is elaborated on that God is the creator, and that humans are made up of blood, spirit, soul, and family. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Uniqueness <ul><li>It maintains peace and stays away from conflict with other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Is one of the highest countries with minerals and food. </li></ul><ul><li>Is a symbol for freedom and justice in Africa. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ghana Today <ul><li>People have a good access to education. </li></ul><ul><li>Akan clan has the highest population (65%). </li></ul><ul><li>Tourists are welcome. </li></ul><ul><li>The people of Ghana are satisfied with their government. </li></ul>

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