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FLY THE DREAM OF AFRICA

GHANA, THE INVITATION

If you are looking for Ghana, you will find it on the Coast of Guinea. It is a Republic that has very little to do with the former Ghanaian Empire and that spreads over 238.535 sq. km. The current country is located in Western Africa between Cote d’Ivoire to the West, Burkina Faso in the North and Togo to the East. It is thus an integral part of the Economic Community of West African States, even if its currency isn’t the Franc but the Cedi. Originally an English speaking country, Ghana is however part of the International Organization of Francophonie.

Ghana is made up of savannah in the North and dense tropical forests in the South. The tropical climate that has heavier rains in May and in June. It is the long rainy season or the winter. The Volta lake is formed where the Black Volta and the White Volta meet with rivers Oti and Daka. The Akosombo dam, at the Southern end of the lake, produces an important quantity of energy for the country. In the collective memory, Ghana is historically known for the action and the aura of one of the legendary African figures, Kwame Nkrumah, a very famous Pan-Africanist who, at the beginning of the 1960s, led Ghana to its independence.

GHANA, L’INVITATION

Par Arnaud Nkusi,

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C’est au bord du Golfe de Guinée qu’il faut aller chercher le Ghana, République qui n’a pas grand-chose à avoir avec l’ancien Empire du Ghana et qui s’étend sur 238.535 kilomètres carrés. Le pays actuel situé en Afrique occidentale entre la Côte d’Ivoire à l’ouest, le Burkina Faso au nord et le Togo à l’est . Il fait donc partie intégrante de la Communauté Economique des Pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest, même si sa monnaie n’est pas le Franc mais le Cedi. Anglophone à l’origine, il fait néanmoins parti de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

Rwandair Inzozi Magazine June 2017  
Rwandair Inzozi Magazine June 2017  
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