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Ghana

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The Prospering Country

By Catalina and John

Ghana has the amount of 23,887,812 people tagged along with the native languges like Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other 36.1% (includes English (official)) all found in Ghana. this wonderful country has the government stucture as Constitutional Democracy and it got its idependence on the 6th of March and the colonization of Ghana was approved on the 28 of april 1992. some of the major tribes are the Guan, Ga-Adangbe, the Fanti, the Ewe, and the Ashanti. some of the religions are Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1%. the health care of this counrty is in despreate need of help, there is a low lfe expectancy. The climate has two rainy seasons and one dry season. The economy is aslo failing but there are many exports and importants to support but leaves the country ang on a money shortage. one of the intresting facts is that many people are starting o use there right hand as a hand of respect meaning that they hand over money with their right hand and eat food with thier right hand ect. Those are some facts about the golrious country named Ghana.

 

 

Artist Statement

By Catalina

            The sun rises above the eye of gold passed by the arrows of imports. The body of water on the nose symbolizes the native lake. The snake eyebrow represents all the rare animals found in Ghana. “A, B, C” the children are forced to speak English only. The two blue sides are for the two rainy seasons. To separate the rainy seasons of course the dry seasons. On the left side there is the constitution and a ballot because the government is a constitutional democracy. The big red thick lines represent the imports to support the country. The boxing gloves in the upper left hand corner are for the interesting event on December 26th. The cross and Muslim symbol are for the most common perspectives in the country. These are important symbols of Ghana. These might be differences but I know there are similarities.

 

 

 

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Artist Statement

By John Spurling

Everything is blended together by the Ghana flag. Red, yellow and green plus the black Star hold this nation close. A brown cross is planted on the forehead like on Ash Wednesday to represent Christianity and how it is the main religion. The flag of Britain is tightly sealed to the cheek to show that they colonized Ghana in 1896. “H” is painted on by the mouth to explain the bad health like malaria, H5N1 (bird flu), rabies and HIV and AIDS. The lips are colored black and white to tell about the many different tribes of Ghana. Also the black represents young death, as the average life span is only 57 years old. Through many years Ghana has emerged as one of the more successful countries in Africa. The red, yellow, green and black star still stand strong.

 

 

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PEOPLE

Ghanians come from six main ethnic groups: the Akan (Ashanti and Fanti), the Ewe, the Ga-Adangbe, the Mole-Dagbani, the Guan, and the Gurma.

Ashanti Tribe
The Ashanti tribe of the Akan are the largest tribe in Ghana and one of the few matrilineal societies in West Africa. Once renown for the splendour and wealth of their rulers, they are most famous today for their craft work, particularly their hand-carved stools and fertility dolls and their colourful kente cloth. Kente cloth is woven in bright, narrow strips with complex patterns; it's usually made from cotton and is always woven outdoors, exclusively by men.

 

Ewé
The Ewé have over 600 deities to turn to in times of need. Many village celebrations and ceremonies take place in honour of one or more deities. Tehy also weave kente cloth, and their more geometrical patterns contain symbolic designs handed down through the ages.

Fanti Tribe

The Fanti

tribe are mainly located in the coastal areas of Ghana
Ga-Adangbe Tribe

The Ga-Adangbe people inhabit the Accra Plains. The Adangbe are found to the east, the Ga groups, to the west of the Accra coastlands. Although both languages are derived from a common proto-Ga-Adangbe ancestral language, modern Ga and Adangbe are mutually unintelligible. The modern Adangbe include the people of Shai, La, Ningo, Kpone, Osudoku, Krobo, Gbugble, and Ada, who speak different dialects. The Ga also include the Ga-Mashie groups occupying neighborhoods in the central part of Accra, and other Gaspeakers who migrated from Akwamu, Anecho in Togo, Akwapim, and surrounding areas.

 

Gaun Tribe
The Guan are believed to have begun to migrate from the Mossi region of modern Burkina around A.D. 1000. Moving gradually through the Volta valley in a southerly direction, they created settlements along the Black Volta, throughout the Afram Plains, in the Volta Gorge, and in the Akwapim Hills before moving farther south onto the coastal plains. Some scholars postulate that the wide distribution of the Guan suggests that they were the Neolithic population of the region. Later migrations by other groups such as the Akan, Ewe, and Ga-Adangbe into Guan-settled areas would then have led to the development of Guan-speaking enclaves along the Volta and within the coastal plains. 


http://www.africaguide.com/country/ghana/culture.htm

Population:
23,887,812
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates 

Age structure:
0-14 years: 37.3% (male 4,503,331/female 4,393,104)
[see also: Age structure - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 59.1% (male 7,039,696/female 7,042,208)
[see also: Age structure - 15-64 years country ranks ]

65 years and over: 3.6% (male 393,364/female 460,792) (2009 est.)

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see also: Age structure - 65 years and over country ranks ]

 

Religon

Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1%

 

Languages

Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other 36.1% (includes English (official))

 

HIV/AIDS-deaths

21,000 (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 22 

 

Major infectious

degree of risk: very high

food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

vectorborne diseases: malaria

water contact disease: schistosomiasis

respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis

animal contact disease: rabies

note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)

 

Government type

Constitutional Democracy

 

Independence

6 March 1957 (from the UK)

 

Independence day

March 6th

 

Constitution

approved 28 April 1992

 

Electricity - production:

 

6.746 billion kWh (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 102

 

 

Electricity - consumption:

 

5.702 billion kWh (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 105

 

 

Electricity - exports:

 

249 million kWh (2007 est.)

 

 

Electricity - imports:

 

435 million kWh (2007 est.)

 

 

Oil - production:

 

7,081 bbl/day (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 88

 

 

Oil - consumption:

 

57,000 bbl/day (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 95

 

 

Oil - exports:

 

4,843 bbl/day (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 106

 

 

Oil - imports:

 

45,380 bbl/day (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 92

 

 

Oil - proved reserves:

 

15 million bbl (1 January 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 86

 

 

Natural gas - production:

 

0 cu m (2008 est.)

country comparison to the world: 193

 

 

Natural gas - consumption:

 

0 cu m (2008 est.)

country comparison to the world: 182

 

 

Natural gas - exports:

 

0 cu m (2008 est.)

country comparison to the world: 76

 

 

Natural gas - imports:

 

0 cu m (2008 est.)

country comparison to the world: 176

 

 

Natural gas - proved reserves:

 

22.65 billion cu m (1 January 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 75

 

 

Current account balance:

 

-$1.441 billion (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 141

-$3.543 billion (2008 est.)

 

 

Exports:

 

$5.715 billion (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 100

$5.27 billion (2008 est.)

 

 

Exports - commodities:

 

gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticulture

 

 

Exports - partners:

 

Netherlands 13.45%, UK 7.87%, France 5.85%, Ukraine 5.84%, Malaysia 3.97% (2009)

 

 

Imports:

 

$8.437 billion (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 93

$10.27 billion (2008 est.)

 

 

Imports - commodities:

 

capital equipment, petroleum, foodstuffs

 

 

Imports - partners:

 

China 16.8%, Nigeria 11.88%, US 6.63%, Cote d'Ivoire 5.99%, India 5.57%, France 5.09%, UK 4.23% (2009)

Electricity - production:

 

6.746 billion kWh (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 102

 

 

Electricity - consumption:

 

5.702 billion kWh (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 105

 

 

Electricity - exports:

 

249 million kWh (2007 est.)

 

 

Electricity - imports:

 

435 million kWh (2007 est.)

 

 

Oil - production:

 

7,081 bbl/day (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 88

 

 

Oil - consumption:

 

57,000 bbl/day (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 95

 

 

Oil - exports:

 

4,843 bbl/day (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 106

 

 

Oil - imports:

 

45,380 bbl/day (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 92

 

 

Oil - proved reserves:

 

15 million bbl (1 January 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 86

 

 

Natural gas - production:

 

0 cu m (2008 est.)

country comparison to the world: 193

 

 

Natural gas - consumption:

 

0 cu m (2008 est.)

country comparison to the world: 182

 

 

Natural gas - exports:

 

0 cu m (2008 est.)

country comparison to the world: 76

 

 

Natural gas - imports:

 

0 cu m (2008 est.)

country comparison to the world: 176

 

 

Natural gas - proved reserves:

 

22.65 billion cu m (1 January 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 75

 

 

Current account balance:

 

-$1.441 billion (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 141

-$3.543 billion (2008 est.)

 

 

Exports:

 

$5.715 billion (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 100

$5.27 billion (2008 est.)

 

 

Exports - commodities:

 

gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticulture

 

 

Exports - partners:

 

Netherlands 13.45%, UK 7.87%, France 5.85%, Ukraine 5.84%, Malaysia 3.97% (2009)

 

 

Imports:

 

$8.437 billion (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 93

$10.27 billion (2008 est.)

 

 

Imports - commodities:

 

capital equipment, petroleum, foodstuffs

 

 

Imports - partners:

 

China 16.8%, Nigeria 11.88%, US 6.63%, Cote d'Ivoire 5.99%, India 5.57%, France 5.09%, UK 4.23% (2009)

 

Industries:

 

mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small

commercial ship building

 

 

World Cup 2010 Summary

Ghana showed a very strong performance this time around. Fueled by young, youthful energy they made their way to the Quarterfinals, which included a victory over the USA 2-1 in the Second Round. In the Quarterfinal they were matched up with Cinderella Uruguay. In stoppage time of the first half Ghana scored an amazing goal from about 45 yards about. But in the second half Diego Forlan, who would later go on to win the Golden Boot of the World Cup (an award for most goals) would score a Free Kick at the edge of the box. The game would go on to extra time. If no won would score in the extra time it would go to a Penalty Shoot-Out. The the unthinkable happened... In the 121st minute Luis Suarez of Uruguay handballed in the box to a shot that was definitely going to go in. He got an instant Red Card and Ghana were awarded a Penalty Kick with only a couple of seconds to play. Asamoah Gyan stepped up. Takes a deep breath. And smashes the ball on the crossbar. NO GOAL!!! He falls to the ground in disbelief. The game would end up going to a Penalty Shoot-out in which Ghana would lose. It was an amazing game and a sad way to end for Ghana. They will look to do better in 2014 World Cup.

 

Report by John Spurling

 

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  • USA v Ghana: 2010 FIFA World Cup - Round of Sixteen   

 

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  • USA v Ghana: 2010 FIFA World Cup - Round of Sixteen
  •  (Above)     Asamoah Gyan Celebrates after the game vs. USA- he scored the winning goal in extra time.
  • (Below)  Kevin Prince Boateng celebrates the first goal against the USA. 

 

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http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/ghana/ghana_people.html


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Comments (6)

catalinabu12@... said

at 9:29 am on Sep 30, 2010

work on the page john!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John said

at 11:32 am on Sep 30, 2010

ok sorry

Tess Joy said

at 6:16 pm on Sep 30, 2010

Wow .... Good page John.

catalinabu12@... said

at 10:03 am on Oct 27, 2010

oh thanks i doesnt mention that he only did a little tiny part of it.....................jk

John said

at 2:48 pm on Oct 27, 2010

i have copy and pasted a lot not to mention the amazing world cup summery

Tess Joy said

at 12:12 am on Mar 26, 2011

haha ok sorry i mean .......
great page catalina and john, sorrry.

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