Today I learned of Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley, who fought in multiple theatres of the Empire ranging from Canada to Ghana, whose efficiency in battle led to the phrase "everything's all Sir Garnet", meaning "All is in order." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
To the Akan people of Ghana, the second twin to be born is considered the elder, as they were mature enough to help their sibling out first. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka…
Ghana and Ivory Coast produce at least 70 percent of the world's cocoa beans. And the world is running out of cocoa farmers as the next generation refuses to take up this job because of the difficulty of the process and wages as low as 84 cents a day. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Famed child star Shirley Temple served as the US ambassador to both Czechoslovakia and Ghana newsweek.com/shirley-temp…
After leaving cinema, Shirley Temple grew into the political scene, eventually becoming the ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia theatlantic.com/internati…
Childhood actress Shirley Temple became a UN delegate when Richard Nixon appointed her as ambassador to Ghana thelist.com/129652/the-un…
African American professor Arthur Smith changed his name to Molefi Kete Asante during a trip to Ghana where a librarian could not understand why he had an Englishman's name. He later published "Afrocentricity", saying Africans had been moved off-center in terms of identity, culture, and history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mol…
Ghanaian poet and author Kofi Awoonor whose work focused on the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people was killed in the 2013 attack at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. Awoonor was Ghana's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, where he headed the committee against apartheid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kof…
A village in Ghana has friendly crocodiles amusingplanet.com/2015/04…
The bass player for the influential proto-grunge band "The Melvins" was the daughter of 1930s child superstar and US Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia Shirley (nee Temple) Black. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
Ghana was one of the richest in Africa at the time of independence in 1957. By 1965, it had become virtually bankrupt due to massive corruption and the centralization of decision-making in the hands of its leader, who often signed multimillion-dollar contracts without informing anyone orwelltoday.com/africahis…
Isaac Hayes, the performer and composer of the theme from 1971's "Shaft," won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and was only the third African-American to win an Oscar. Decades later, Hayes was crowned honorary king of the Ada region of Ghana in recognition of his humanitarian work there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
African countries like Kenya struggle in getting McDonalds because of difficulties in tracing its supply chain. Ghana’s average disposable income has been declared too low by McDonald’s to enter the market and it cancelled plans to open in Zimbabwe in 1999 mgafrica.com/article/2015…
In Ghana β€œfantasy coffins” are made to represent the profession of the dead cnn.com/2017/12/29/africa…
Palm wine was originally the drink of choice in southern Ghana, but during the slave trade period, it was replaced by rum and schnapps. Like the nations of northern Europe, Ghana was an area where men drank hard liquor, seen as "hot" or "strong" and clearly preferred it to palm wine or beer networks.h-net.org/node/2…
Emmanuel Quaye who played Strika in The Beasts of No Nation, is begging in the streets of Ghana as he never received any money paid directly to him. A supposed fund with $30K is supposedly waiting for him when he turn 18. He has no paperwork of this allafrica.com/stories/201…
In much of West Africa, the staple food is fufu. In Kenya and parts of eastern and central Africa, the starchy side is ugali, a maize-based side. In Zambia and parts of southern Africa, there is nshima, pate in Benin and Togo, and banku in Ghana. All are essentially tasteless but eaten with soup akinyiochieng.com/jikoni/…
A 2002 study found older people in Ghana looked forward to death, seeing it as a welcome visitor that would bring peace and rest after a strenuous life cambridge.org/core/journa…
Shirley Temple, the child actor, was the 9th Ambassador to Ghana and the 27th Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Between 3,000 and 5,000 African Americans live in Accra, the Ghanaian capital. They are teachers in small towns in the west or entrepreneurs in the capital and say they that even though living in Ghana is not always easy, they feel free and safe aljazeera.com/indepth/fea…
When movie posters from big Hollywood films can’t be imported to Ghana, bootleggers just hand-paint the posters themselves. twistedsifter.com/2011/09…
Today I learned of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an undercover investigative journalist from Ghana who never reveals his face because of his very high profile work and operates with a motto "naming, shaming and jailing". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Actor Michael Jai White was recently crowned as King of Ghana. ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePag…
In January 1997, the capitol of Ghana rioted over accusations of penis snatching wizards. Several people were killed by mobs who accused them of using magic handshakes to kidnap penises and hold them for ransom. cnn.com/WORLD/9701/18/bri…
When Hollywood movie posters can't be imported to Ghana, locals will try their hand at drawing them. twistedsifter.com/2011/09…
The first president of Ghana who helped his country gain independence in 1960 was overthrown in a coup in 1966. He lived in exile in Guinea by its leader who made him the honorary co-president of the country en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwa…
During his 1955 tour in Ghana, Louis Armstrong suddenly stopped playing, moved by the fact that one of the dancers resembled his mother, who had died 20 years before. He said: "I know it now. I came from here, way back. At least my people did. Now I know this is my country too." books.google.nl/books?id=…
The Akan people of Ghana name their children after the day of the week they were born. Most Ghanaians have at least one name from this system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka…
Ghana recieves around 40,000 tonnes of electronic waste each year, most of which ends up at Agbogbloshie, the world's largest e-dump. scidev.net/global/digital…
Today I learned about the popularity of fantasy coffins in Ghana. It all started in Kane Kwei’s custom coffin shop in the 1950’s. People can choose to bury their loved ones in anything one could imagine, ears of corn, scorpions, airplanes, hammers, cats, etc. youtu.be/7Z_qYYH6XOM
Criminals operated a fake US Embassy in Ghana for about a decade csmonitor.com/World/Afric…
Benson T. Baba, President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) announced that Ghana will be bidding for the 2032 Olyimpics gamesbids.com/eng/other-n…
Not only is Shirley Temple still alive, she has also been ambassador to Czechoslovakia & Ghana, survived breast cancer, served on the board of directors of Bank of America and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
In January 1997, the capitol of Ghana rioted over accusations of penis snatching wizards. Several people were killed by mobs who accused them of using magic handshakes to kidnap penises and hold them for ransom. cnn.com/WORLD/9701/18/bri…
Ghana grants the right of permanent residency to anyone of African descent in diaspora mint.gov.gh/services/righ…
Shirley Temple was the US Ambassador to Ghana (1974-1976) and to Czechoslovakia (1989-1992) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Historically, the Asante kingdom played a dominant military role in West Africa for a number of centuries until it was defeated by the British in 1901 and annexed as a crown colony. At the height of its power the Asante kingdom controlled an area roughly the size of modern day Ghana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi
Today I learned of Shirley Temple's time as a diplomat. She was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, as well as the first female Chief of Protocol of the United States. britannica.com/biography/…
Ghanaian Chinese are an ethnic group of Chinese diaspora in Ghana. The ancestors of ethnic Chinese migrants to Ghana were of Hong Kong origin. As of 2009 there were an estimated 700,000 ethnic Chinese migrants that have settled in Ghana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Last year, a Chinese company sold over 110 million counterfeit condoms to Ghana. theatlantic.com/china/arc…
In some African Commonwealth nations, particularly Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania, professional boxing contests are held on Boxing Day (Dec 26). This practice has also been followed for decades in Guyana and Italy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box…
In Ghana, when Hollywood movie posters can't be imported, locals will try their hand at drawing the posters for their bootleg screenings. messynessychic.com/2013/0…
CΓ©phas Bansah is a mechanic in germany, and also king of hohoe, ghana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C…
The Akan language of Ghana came to the Caribbean and South America. The descendants of escaped slaves in the interior of Suriname and the Maroons in Jamaica still use a form of this language, including Akan names en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka…
In 1900, the Ashanti people of what is now Ghana fought a war with the British after the British governor of the region demanded to sit on a golden stool that symbolized Ashanti sovereignty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In Ghana it is desirable to be buried in a novelty coffin, with favourites including a huge Coke bottle, an oversized Nokia and a giant catfish. dontpaniconline.com/magaz…
Engineers in Ghana invented the Fufu Machine in 2004 that could make pounded yam in just a minute. It previously required thirty minutes to make fufu with the traditional pestle and mortar, where many families seek the help of a man for the task of continuous pounding en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuf…
Child star Shirley Temple went on to become U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, was the first U.S. ambassador to visit independent Czechoslovakia, and served as late as 1992 under George H. W. Bush en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
There's over 10,000 indigenous African converts to Hinduism in Ghana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
In 1957 when Ghana Finance Minister Komla Agbeli Gbedemah was refused service at a Dover, Delaware Howard Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower invited him to the White House for breakfast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kom…
King Togbe Ngoryifia Bansah has ruled the GBI Traditional Area of the Ghana Volta Region from his home in Germany since 1992 when he got the crown following his grandfather's death (as his left-handed father was not a rightful heir). He rules by phone, fax, and e-mail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C…
Ghana is one of the most stable and prosperous of the West African nations and is known as "Africa for Beginners" traveltips.usatoday.com/t…
Antigua, Barbados, Ghana, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Zambia, and Zimbabwe prohibit civilian wearing/possession of camoflage clothing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Sir Roger Moore was knighted for his 26 years of work with UNICEF. In that time he travelled to Ghana, Jamaica, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, the Republic of Macedonia, Philippines and Mexico to embiggen childrens lives. unicef.org.uk/celebrity-s…
Nnamdi Azikiwe and Kwame Nkrumah, first Presidents of Nigeria and Ghana both went to Lincoln University and the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nna…
Shirley Temple was a Republican who served as the 27th US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and the 9th US Ambassador to Ghana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
A secretary from Maryland named Peggielene Bartels, who was a relative of a deceased king of a village in Ghana, was elected as the new "king." cnn.com/2013/01/31/world/…
In Ghana, highly elaborate coffins that are designed to look like other objects, known as "fantasy coffins", are a common part of funerary practices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan…
Ghana is undertaking a $10 billion technology park project that will feature six towers, one of which will be the tallest in Africa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hop…
Ghana was simply named after the title of the emperor, "the Ghana", and it already existed nearly 2000 years ago, albeit in a slightly different part of Africa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In Nigeria and Ghana, the fufu ball, a staple food made from yam, is often not chewed but swallowed whole. Chewing fufu is considered offensive en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
A white Dutch, unemployed construction worker became a Tribal King in Ghana, Africa. ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePag…
Google has started a beta in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand and Uganda called 'Google trader' where locals can contact sellers of anything from chicken egg incubators to entire houses. google.co.ke/local/trader
King Peggy is a secretary in DC who was made "King" of her village in Ghana, kept her job and is massively improving life for her subjects after cleaning up corruption takepart.com/article/2012…
Turkish people operated a fake US embassy on Ghana for a while state.gov/m/ds/rls/263916…
In Ghana they use a custom made coffin for a persons funural, showing their job or hobby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan…
Denmark had a colony in Ghana from 1814 to 1850 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
A group of African slaves from Ghana were set free in Alabama in 1860 and went on to form their own self governing society that maintained the use of their traditional language and culture until the 1950s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
Ghana's seat of government is an old Danish fort. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osu…
Bukom, a slum in Ghana the size of a few football fields, has produced more world champion boxers per capita than anywhere in the world. youtube.com/watch?v=O_dT1…
Argetina sold its national debt to a hedge fund. When they refused to pay back, the hedge fund seized one of its boats in Ghana. npr.org/sections/money/20…
In 2000, Ghana became the first African country to open its doors to people of African descent from all over the world when it passed a law on the β€˜Right of Abode’, which allows a person of African descent to apply and be granted the right to stay in the country indefinitely un.org/africarenewal/maga…
In the 2010 FIFA World Cup the Honduras squad included three brothers, and the match between Germany and Ghana had two brothers playing for opposite nations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
Suriname, Ghana, and Namibia reports higher freedom of press than the US. Also, contrary to popular beliefs, it is Eritrea, not North Korea, that is at the bottom of the freedom of press ranking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Childhood movie star, Shirley Temple, later served as US Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
In Ghana a popular naming convention is [Boy/Girl born on [day]]. For instance Kwame is 'Boy born on Saturday' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka…
After her career as an actress, Shirley Temple worked in the US foreign service and was an ambassador in Ghana and Czechoslovakia . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Eric Manu was working as a landscaper in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, when he was called to return to his native Ghana to become king of the Akan tribe. huffingtonpost.ca/2015/11…
The geographic origin (0' N, 0' E) is a point in the Gulf of Guinea about 625 km (390 mi) south of Tema, Ghana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Twi, the most spoken language in Ghana, is taught at Fordham University in New York legacy.fordham.edu/campus…
Shirley Temple served as Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
The nation of Ashanti (modern day Ghana, Ivory Coast) rebelled against British rule because the English governor demanded to sit on a sacred golden stool in a meeting. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
Child actress Shirley temple served as a US ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
All presidents of the fourth republic of Ghana are named John. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Shirley Temple is still living, ran for congress in 1967, and she served as the US Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia in 1974 and 1989 respectively. She is also ranked no. 18 on the American Film Institute's list of Greatest Female American Screen Legends of all time, the highest living rank en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Today I learned about Henk Otte, a white, handicapped Dutch construction worker who became a tribal king in Ghana, Africa. ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePag…
Shirley Temple the child star was the United States Ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Brothers Kevin-Prince and Jerome Boateng faced off against each other twice in the World Cup as one represented Ghana while the other represented Germany ftw.usatoday.com/2014/06/…
If you are male & born on a Friday in Ghana, then your name will be Kofi en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
Shirley Temple was a U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. imdb.com/name/nm0000073/b…
Fordham University offers a class in Twi, a widely spoken language in Ghana and parts of the Bronx nydailynews.com/new-york/…
In Ghana, sex between two men is illegal but sex between two women is legal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGB…
A global poll found that Ghana was the most religious country in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gha…
Today I learned about the Giant Ghana Snail - A snail which can grow up to 15 inches in length. planetoddity.com/the-afri…
Shirley Temple was the US Ambassador to Ghana, and at one point, the Chief of Protocol of the United States en.wikipedia.org/?title=S…
Conjunctivitis is known as Apollo through West Africa because an epidemic started in Ghana right after the Apollo 11 landing. leadership.ng/nga/article…
Shirley Temple served as ambassador to both Ghana and Czechoslovakia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Ghana has an economic plan which envisions it becoming a developed state between 2020-2029 and a newly industrialized state between 2030-2039. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gha…
Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana has been in contention for election in the papal conclave since 2009, and now is seen as a papabile (potential pope.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Internet scammers in Ghana believe that black magic will empower scam emails they send, and they go to shamans to perform necessary rituals. youtube.com/watch?v=o26Ek…

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