On Ghana

Since the US is playing Ghana today, I thought it would be nice to mirror some video on, like, Ghana. So here is a Worldbusiness report on Ghana’s remarkable economic progress and political democracy, from last year:

More on Ghana’s economic and development challenges here.

And for those interested in the American connection to modern Ghana, check out Kevin Gaines’ American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era .

“In 1957 Ghana became one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to gain independence from colonial rule. Over the next decade, hundreds of African Americans–including Martin Luther King Jr., George Padmore, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Pauli Murray, and Muhammed Ali–visited or settled in Ghana. Kevin K. Gaines explains what attracted these expatriates to Ghana and how their new community was shaped by the convergence of the Cold War, the rise of the U.S. civil rights movement, and the decolonization of Africa. ”

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  1. Dr Dubois is buried in Accra, Ghana. He moved to Ghana on the invitation of President Nkrumah after Ghana became independent.

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