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Ghana ( ( listen)), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language.
The first permanent state in the territory of present-day Ghana dates back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. It became independent of the United Kingdom on 6 March 1957.
Patrick G. Awuah, Jr. is the founder and president of the Ashesi University - a private and not-for-profit institution in Accra Ghana, established in 2001 and had its students graduated in 2005. Patrick G. Awuah, Jr, worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft in Seattle for almost a decade after leaving his home country Ghana when he was a teenager. He spearheaded the development of dial-up internetworking technologies when he worked at Microsoft. Awuah was a millionaire before he reached age 30. However, he left his lucrative career. After living in the United States for two decades, Patrick Awuah decided to return to his native country Ghana and set up the Ashesi University in the capital of Ghana, Accra. He begun the college with only about 30 students, but currently has more than 500 students. Patrick is 47 years of age and married with two children. Ashesi (which means “beginning” in Akan, a native language of Ghana) offers a four-year undergraduate liberal arts education with a focus on business, technology, and leadership. (more...)
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Aug 12: Ghana makes an effort to participate at the Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 Photo competition.
Aug 2: Joshua Clottey wins IBF welterweight title when his fight with Zab Judah of the United States was stopped in the 9th round. BBC Online
July 11: Paa Kwesi Nduom resigns as Minister for Public Sector Reform. (Ghana Home Page)
July 10: The President of the Swiss Confederation, Mrs. Micheline Calmy-Rey has begun a 2-day visit to Ghana. (Ghana News Agency)
July 10: The Italian president, Giorgio Napolitano has completed a three day visit to Ghana. (Ghana Home Page)
July 6: Georgina Theodora Wood, the first female Chief Justice of Ghana was today decorated with the Order of the Star of Ghana, the country's highest honour for distinguished services to the nation. (Ghana News Agency)
July 4: The 9th summit of the Assembly of the African Union which lasted for 3 days ends in Accra, Ghana. (BBC) (Ghana Home Page)
July 3: A new currency was introduced in Ghana. The Ghanaian cedi will be used alongside the old until December 2007, when the old ceases to be legal tender. One GH¢ is 10,000 old cedis. (Ghana Home Page) (MyJoyOnline.com)
June 5: Erica Powell, Kwame Nkrumah's private secretary, dies. (The Independent)
May 31: Fathia Nkrumah, wife of Kwame Nkrumah died in Badrawy Hospital in Cairo, Egypt after a period of illness. (Ghana Home Page)
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