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Country: Ghana
Capital: Accra

Asiah S. Briggs
Dr. Haig
Period: 50
World History
Febuary 5, 2012
Leader / Bio .
                  Dr. John Evans Fifii Atta Mills
                   , Born On July 21 , 1944 . He Is
                   The 3rd And Current President
                   Of The Fourth Republic Of
                   Ghana .He Was Inaugurated On
                   January 7 , 2009 , Having
                   Defeated The Ruling Party
                   Candidate Nana Akufo-Addo In
                   The 2008 Election . He Was
                   Vice President From 1997 To
                   2001 Under Pres. Jerry
                   Rawlings , And Stood
                   Unsuccessfully In The 2000 And
                   2004 President Elections As The
                   Candidate Of The National
                   Democratic Congress .
History Of Ghana .
 The Republic Of Ghana Is Named After The Medieval West
  African Ghana Empire , Known To The Dominant Ethnic
  Group The Soninke , As Wagadugu , Which Roughly
  Translates To "Land Of Herds" . The Empire Became Known
  In Europe And Arabia As The Ghana Empire By The Title Of
  Its Emperor , The Ghana . The Empire Appears To Have
  Broken Up Following The 10/6 Conquest By The Almoravid
  General Abu-Bakr Ibn-Umar . A Reduced Kingdom Continued
  To Exist After Almoravid Rule Ended , And The Kingdom Was
  Later Incorporated Into Subsequent Sahelian Empires , Such
  As The Mali Empire Several Centuries Later .
Flag .
          3 Equal Horizontal Bands Of
           Red {Top} , Yellow , And
           Green , With A Large Black-
           Five Pointed Star Centered
           In The Yellow Band ; Red
           Symbolizes The Blood Shed
           For Independence , Yellow
           Represents The Country's
           Mineral Wealth , While
           Green Stands For Its Forests
           And Natural Wealth ; The
           Black Star Is Said To Be The
           Loadestar Of African
           Freedom .
National Anthem / Map .
 Name : "God Bless Our Homeland Ghana" .
 God Bless Our Homeland Ghana
  , And Make Our Nation Great And
  strong , Bold To Defend Forever The
  Cause Of Freedom And Of Right .
  Fill Our Hearts With True Humility
  Make Us Cherish Fearless Honesty
  , And Help Us To Resist Oppressors'
  Rule . With All Our Will And Might
  Evermore . Hail To Thy Name , O
  Ghana . To Thee We Make Our
  Solemn Vow ; Steadfast To Build
  Together A Nation Strong In Unity ;
  With Our Gifts Of Mind And Strength
  Of Arm .Whether Night Or Day , In
  The Midst Of Storm , In Every Need
  Whate'er The Call May Be , To Serve
  Thee , Ghana , Now And Even More
  .
Weather / Climate .
Tropical ; Warm And Comparatively Dry
 Along Southeast Coast ; Hot And Humid In
 Southwest ; Hot And Dry In North .
Government .

 Government Type Is Constitutional Democracy .
 Chief Of State : President John Evans Atta Mills . {Since 7
  January 2009} ; Vice President John Dramani Mahama .
  {Since 7 January 2009} ; Note - The President Is Both The
  Chief Of State And Head Of Government .
Languages .

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Ghana .

  • 1. Country: Ghana Capital: Accra Asiah S. Briggs Dr. Haig Period: 50 World History Febuary 5, 2012
  • 2. Leader / Bio .  Dr. John Evans Fifii Atta Mills , Born On July 21 , 1944 . He Is The 3rd And Current President Of The Fourth Republic Of Ghana .He Was Inaugurated On January 7 , 2009 , Having Defeated The Ruling Party Candidate Nana Akufo-Addo In The 2008 Election . He Was Vice President From 1997 To 2001 Under Pres. Jerry Rawlings , And Stood Unsuccessfully In The 2000 And 2004 President Elections As The Candidate Of The National Democratic Congress .
  • 3. History Of Ghana .  The Republic Of Ghana Is Named After The Medieval West African Ghana Empire , Known To The Dominant Ethnic Group The Soninke , As Wagadugu , Which Roughly Translates To "Land Of Herds" . The Empire Became Known In Europe And Arabia As The Ghana Empire By The Title Of Its Emperor , The Ghana . The Empire Appears To Have Broken Up Following The 10/6 Conquest By The Almoravid General Abu-Bakr Ibn-Umar . A Reduced Kingdom Continued To Exist After Almoravid Rule Ended , And The Kingdom Was Later Incorporated Into Subsequent Sahelian Empires , Such As The Mali Empire Several Centuries Later .
  • 4. Flag .  3 Equal Horizontal Bands Of Red {Top} , Yellow , And Green , With A Large Black- Five Pointed Star Centered In The Yellow Band ; Red Symbolizes The Blood Shed For Independence , Yellow Represents The Country's Mineral Wealth , While Green Stands For Its Forests And Natural Wealth ; The Black Star Is Said To Be The Loadestar Of African Freedom .
  • 5. National Anthem / Map .  Name : "God Bless Our Homeland Ghana" .  God Bless Our Homeland Ghana , And Make Our Nation Great And strong , Bold To Defend Forever The Cause Of Freedom And Of Right . Fill Our Hearts With True Humility Make Us Cherish Fearless Honesty , And Help Us To Resist Oppressors' Rule . With All Our Will And Might Evermore . Hail To Thy Name , O Ghana . To Thee We Make Our Solemn Vow ; Steadfast To Build Together A Nation Strong In Unity ; With Our Gifts Of Mind And Strength Of Arm .Whether Night Or Day , In The Midst Of Storm , In Every Need Whate'er The Call May Be , To Serve Thee , Ghana , Now And Even More .
  • 6. Weather / Climate . Tropical ; Warm And Comparatively Dry Along Southeast Coast ; Hot And Humid In Southwest ; Hot And Dry In North .
  • 7. Government .  Government Type Is Constitutional Democracy .  Chief Of State : President John Evans Atta Mills . {Since 7 January 2009} ; Vice President John Dramani Mahama . {Since 7 January 2009} ; Note - The President Is Both The Chief Of State And Head Of Government .