General Ghana Info

The culture and economy of Ghana, Africa

Ghanaian childGhana is located in West Africa between the Ivory Coast and Togo. Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to gain its independence in 1957 and now boasts a stable democracy. Ghana is filled with beautiful people who love hosting visitors and making them feel welcome.

It is also home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world by surface area. The lake was created after the flooding of the Akosombo Dam, built on the Volta River in the 1960s, to provide hydroelectricity to the region. Over 80,000 Ghanaians were displaced as a result of the flooding. The region is now primarily home to a large fishing industry, where an estimated 7,000 children are forced to work as child slaves.

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