Culture

Some African names and their meaning

Names in African cultures are pointers to their users’ hopes, dreams and aspirations; they may reflect their users’ geographical environments, their fears, their religious beliefs, and their philosophy of life and death. Children’s names may even provide insights into important cultural or socio-political events at the time of their birth. The circumstances surrounding a child’s birth may be considered when ...

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Ananse stories

Why the Spider is bald Ananse and his Shadow Ananse and brother death Kweku Ananse and his Mother-in-Law Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom Why Ananse Has Eight Skinny Legs Kweku Ananse and His New Wife Ananse and the Birds Ananse and the Village People Kweku Ananse and Abebe the Grasshopper Ghanaian Story: Friends Forever Ghanaian Story: The Princess’s Wedding ...

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Know the Speakers of Parliament of Ghana

Legislative representation in Ghana dates back to 1950, when the country (then known as Gold Coast) was a British colony. The body, called the Legislative Council, was purely advisory as the Governor exercised all legislative and executive powers. Reforms were introduced in 1916 and 1925, although the governor’s power remained extensive. In 1946, a new constitution was introduced that allowed ...

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Chief Justices of Ghana since Independence

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in the new Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafowaa Akuffo at a short but impressive ceremony at the State House Monday. The new Chief Justice in a seamless recitation took tree oath – Oath of Allegiance, the Judicial Oath and the Oath of Secrecy – before a host of invited guests including ex-presidents Jerry John Rawlings ...

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Let’s Explore Greater Accra Region I

Greater Accra Region, the gateway to Ghana and home of our vibrant Capital City, is one of the most exciting and distinctive regions. The Greater Accra Region is the smallest of the 10 administrative regions in terms of area, occupying a total land surface of 3,245 square kilometres or 1.4 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. In ...

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Let’s Explore The Western Region IV (Kundum Festival)

The Kundum festival is celebrated by the Ahanta or Nzema people of the Western region of Ghana. The four month long festival is celebrated at weekly intervals from town to town between August and November every year. The main highlights of the festival are the stool cleansing, the ancestral prayers and the drumming and dancing that accompanies Ghanaian festivals. It is ...

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Let’s Explore Western Region III

The Village on Stilt of Nzulezu An amazing village where life goes on in the centre of lake Tadane, just 90km west of Takoradi. The houses are built on stilts, and traditional village life adapts to the watery conditions. The excursion from Beyin involves a walk through the reeds at the lake’s edge, and a trip in a dugout canoe ...

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Let’s explore the Western Region II (Forts)

The population of the region is 1,924,577, constituting about 10 per cent of the total population of the country. With a population growth rate of 3.2, the region’s population is expected to double by 2020. The population is relatively young, with over 40 per cent within the age group 0-14, and a dependency ratio of 88.3 per cent. The population ...

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Let’s Explore The Western Region of Ghana

The Western Region is located in south Ghana, spreads from the Ivory Coast border in the west to the Central region in the east, includes the capital and large twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi on the coast, coastal Axim, and a hilly inland area including Elubo. It is an integrated complex of beautiful safe beaches and African touch beach resorts. It has ...

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Let’s Explore The Northern Region (Damba Festival)

The Damba festival is celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Nalerigu Tamale and Wa in the Northern region and Upper West Region of Ghana. The name is damba in Dagbani, Damma in Mampruli and Jingbenti in Waali. The festival is celebrated in the Dagomba lunar month of Damba, corresponding to the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabia al-Awwal. Damba ...

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