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Aba Tours
"The focus of our tours are the art, culture and people of Ghana. We take small groups and build the itinerary around the participants' interests. We specialize in village stays. This is not a tour for people who want to look out the window of a tour bus." "...arranges visits to teachers and schools, health care professionals, traditional healers, drummers and dancers." Has a traditional housepainting tour. Site has profiles of Ghanaian artists, news articles about the tours, a paragraph each on pottery, coffins, fabrics, carvings, etc. [KF] http://www.abatours.com/
Addo, Reverend Peter E. Adotey
"I am a Storyteller and a Poet from Ghana, West Africa. The focus of my stories are the traditional folk tales about Ananse, The Spider. He constantly tricks all the animals in the forest." "Usually Ananse Stories teach a lesson to a selfish or bad person." Rev. Addo shows the "links between West Africa and the African American cultures." Information on the Ga people, their language and wisdom, Christmas in Ghana, recipes (adapted with ingredients available in the U.S.), etc. [KF] http://home.roadrunner.com/~osofo/
Addy, Yacub - Ghana Drum
"Drummer and composer Yacub Addy and his exceptional Ghanaian group Odadaa! perform rich traditional rhythms and songs, as well as traditionally-grounded creative compositions." Biography, reviews, descriptions of some of the Ga drums and traditions behind them. No audio files. Has an article, "Glimpses of Ga Music/Dance" by Barbara L. Hampton. [KF] http://www.rpi.edu/~addyy
Administration and Cost of Elections - Ghana
The election materials database has documents such as the Electoral Commission of Ghana - Voter Registration Official's Manual (1995) and an image of the ballot from the 1996 Presidential election. Use the Search for additional Ghana content. ACE is an "attempt to provide a globally accessible information resource on election administration." It is funded by International Foundation for Election Systems, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. [KF] http://aceproject.org/regions-en/africa/GH
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) Inc.
A "provider of diversified business process and information technology outsourcing solutions." ACS employs a proprietary worldwide satellite-based distributed data processing so work can be performed around the clock. ACS has 750 office locations worldwide, including the one in Ghana which is "one of country's largest private employers with almost 1,300 people and plans to hire another 700." See May 29, 2003 press release. Based in Dallas, Texas. [EA] http://www.acs-inc.com/
Africa Online - Ghana
Internet service provider. "established in 1996. It was the third ISP to be established in the country." http://www.africaonline.com.gh/
Africa Talks.org
"an online and face-to-face community of people interested in development in Africa." Topics include globalisation. Has an essay 'The Chief is Dead; Long Live the BBC: Globalization Culture and Democratization in Ghana," by Audrey Gadzekpo about the unauthorized leak by the BBC of the death of the Asantehene Otumfuo Opoku Ware, I. Also features the art work of Glenn Turner. http://www.AfricaTalks.org/
Africa_think_tank
A discussion list open to all who "seek to discuss political, social and economic issues confronting Africa." The list owner is Jerry W. Simpson. List formerly called Ghana Think Tank.
To subscribe, send an email message to: majordomo@po.databack.com
In the body of the message write: subscribe africa_think_tank YourEmailAddress
Example: subscribe africa_think_tank jdoe@anyuniversity.edu
Africa Works
Blog of G. Pascal Zachary on African development, political, human rights issues. Other works by Zachary: a profile of Ghana's software entrepreneur, Hermann Chinery-Hesse; Black star: Ghana, information technology and development in Africa (2004); mini dams (microhydros) supplying electricity in Uganda; Global Media and the Development Story (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2007 how to improve media reporting on development). Zachary is a Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University, Dept. of Communication. [KF] http://www.africaworksgpz.com/
African Crafts Online
Profiles of weavers, beadmakers, painters, sculptors, carvers, metal casters, tie-dye artists from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe. Site for RUDO Craft (Rural Unity for Development Organization) - basket weavers, stone carvers and potters. Has "slide show" articles on creating glass beads, weaving, Kente cloth; lesson plans for schools. Shows artists influenced by Africa and sells crafts, books on African arts. Send African postcards.  http://www.africancrafts.com/
African Encounters
Contemporary art, mainly from Ghana. Artists include Wiz Kudowor, James Cudjoe, Ben Agbee and others. Site maintained by Kwamina Ewusie and Peter Swaniker. http://www.african-encounters.com
African Human Security Initiative
One-year project for seven established African Non-Governmental Organisations "to embark upon a process of benchmarking the performance of key African governments in respect of human security issues, measured against the commitments taken at the level at OAU/AU heads of state meetings." The eight countries being evaluated are Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Full text Project and Background Papers. Full text Monographs and Research Reports. http://www.africanreview.org/
African Internet Connectivity (Ghana) -Mike Jensen
Current information on internet service providers, telecommunications, computerization in Ghana. Excellent source maintained by Mike Jensen. http://www2.sn.apc.org/africa/countdet.CFM?countries__ISO_Code=GH
African Market
"...founded in 1996 by former Peace Corps volunteers." "African Market
works with African artisans, cooperatives, and entrepreneurs to design products which can be manufactured using traditional techniques and locally available materials." Products are from Ghana, Mali, Kenya, and Morocco. Founders are  Rosie Walker and Bush Helzberg. Will send a print catalog. http://www.africanmarket.com
African Music Archive
The archive at the Institute of Ethnology and African Studies, Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany, opened in 1991, has a collection of modern African popular music recordings and videos. The collection includes a history of its 716 recordings from Ghana, and other countries. Has links to numerous other African music, musician, and ethnomusicology sites and information on courses offered. [KF] http://www.uni-mainz.de/~bender/
African Security Dialogue and Research
"independent, non-governmental institute based in Accra, Ghana , specializing in issues of security and their relationship with democratic consolidation." Has a report on its Roundtable on Strengthening Regional Capacity for Conflict Resolution in West Africa: A Respond to NEPAD. http://www.africansecurity.org/
African Voices - Paa Joe & Fantasy Coffins
Master carpenter, Paa Joe, creates designer coffins. Short video. African Voices is a site on a Rochester Institute of Technology server. http://www.rit.edu/~africa/index.shtml
Aggrey, Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir, 18 October 1875 - 30 July 1927 "Let's Go! Eagles!!"
Biographical account with photographs, in three parts, by Dr. Donal Brody of Great Epic Books (Seattle). http://www.greatepicbooks.com/epics/may98.html
Agricultural Development Bank
"set up by an Act of Parliament (Act 286) in 1965 to promote and modernize the agricultural sector through appropriate but profitable financial intermediation." Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.agricbank.com/
Akan Cultural Symbols Project
Project "to utilize the pictograms and ideograms encoded in the arts of the
Akan to decode some aspects of the history, beliefs, social organizations, social relations, and other ideas of the Akan of Ghana." "The Project... comprises a World Wide Web site, 'Akan Cultural Symbols Online' a series of books and catalogues, photo exhibitions; and multi-media CD-ROMs."   A site rich in illustrations of Akan symbols used in architecture, cloth (Adinkra, Kente, Asafo Flags, etc.), cosmology, economics, knowledge, political beliefs, gold weights/jewelry, wood carvings. The project is directed by Dr. George F. Kojo Arthur with Dr. Robert Rowe, Art Dept., Marshall University, West Virginia. [KF] http://www.marshall.edu/akanart/
Akwaaba City Limits
Tourist, Business, Enterainment guide to Ghana. Directory to art galleries, festivals and cultural events, travel tips, forts & castles, wildlife and the Mole National Park, tourist attractions by region. http://www.akwaabacitylimits.com
Amo, Daniel Opoku
Ghanaian musician (trumpet, studied at the Rotterdam Conservetory) and the Afro jazz band, "Ofie" (Meaning Roots). Listen to his music at MySpace. "People compare us to Fela, Osibisa, Masakela....." Amo is based in Amsterdam. [KF] http://www.amoghana.com/
Ananse Village
Supports "small scale production by talented craftspeople. A portion of our profits helps provide medical care and educational opportunities to the communities we work with." Describes the making of glass beads in Krobo, Ghana. Sells beads, fantasy carved coffins, South African dolls, baskets, books, musical instruments, clothing, masks originating from Ghana, South Africa, other countries. Owners are Paajoe and Rebecca Amissah-Aidoo. Based in Fort Bragg, California. [KF] http://www.anansevillage.com
Ananse Village
In Italian and English. Drumming & dancing classes and residential workshops in the community of Pabi, Ghana (c. 80 kms from Accra). Projects (micro-credit for women, village development, etc.) There is no electricity but has solar and kerosene lanterns, and a generator "that we use on special occasions..." http://www.ananseghana.org
Ancient Dutch Forts and Castles in Ghana - Michel R. Doortmont and Michel van den Nieuwenhof
"Some notes on Fort Patience (Apam) and Ussher Fort (Accra). A special contribution to the official home page of the Netherlands Embassy in Accra by Michel R. Doortmont and Michel van den Nieuwenhof." Part of the web site of the Netherlands Embassy in Accra, Ghana. http://www.ambaccra.nl/pages/c_forts.html
Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast, Ghana
Brief history, information on Bishop Kobina Quashe.
http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch00610
Annan, Kofi - United Nations Secretary-General
Internet and print resources about U. N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan. From Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/kofiannan.html
Antwi, Kojo
Official site. "Kojo's music- Afro Pop is a well-tasty, magical blend of West Africa's Hi Life and Soukous,..." Discography, photographs, awards. Won Best Male Artist - West Africa, Kora Awards 2003. [KF] http://www.kojoantwi.com/
Artworth Publications
Publishes books by Michael Pennie on African art and West Africa. Works in collaboration with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board. Based in Melksham Wiltshire, U.K. http://www.artworth.co.uk/
Asante Kingdom
The African Studies Center, Leiden, Library, Documentation and Information Department has a bibliography on the Asante Kingdom with citations to books, journal articles, web sites plus an introduction to Asante. Topics: History of the Asante Kingdom, Asante Kingship and Chieftaincy, European-Asante Relations. [KF] http://asc.leidenuniv.nl/library/webdossiers/dossierasante.htm
Asanteman Today. The Official Website of Asanteman
"The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is the Head of the Ashanti Kingdom." His present-day activities, photographs." Site based in Ghana. http://www.asanteman.com/
Ashanti Goldfields (Accra, Ghana)
"Ashanti Goldfields Company Ltd is an African-based international gold mining and exploration group with seven producing mines in four African countries - Ghana, Guinea, Tanzania and Zimbabwe." Includes information on explorations in West, East, and Southern Africa, production figures, annual reports, and a history of the company and of the Ashanti people. http://www.ashantigold.com/
Ashanti Home Page
History of the Ashanti people and kingdom, photographs. Sources are not indicated. Maintained by Steve Garbrah, based in Australia. http://www.ashanti.com.au/
Ashesi University
"Our mission is to train a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa." "a subsidiary of Ashesi University Foundation, a non-profit, publicly supported US corporation based in Seattle, Washington." Offers four-year bachelors degrees in computer science and business administration. Many members of its Business Administration Advisory Council are from the U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.ashesi.org/
Association of Ghana Industries
"a non-profit voluntary business association with about 500 members - large, medium and small industries- operating in all parts of Ghana." "...was formed in 1958 as the Federation of Ghana Industries, later becoming the Ghana Manufacturers' Association." Based in Accra. http://www.agi.org.gh/
[Avorgbedor] Dr. Daniel Avorgbedor's Page
Home page of Dr. Avorgbedor, School of Music, Ohio State Univ. Columbus. Includes the syllabi for his courses on ethnomusicology, contemporary African composers, performance practices in African music, history of Halo (a musical-dramatic genre of the Anlo-Ewe, Ghana). http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/avorgbedor1/
Bank of Ghana
full text of the Quarterly Economic Bulletin http://www.bog.gov.gh/
Baobab Project - Harvard University
An investigation into why certain cultures, places, and periods encouraged creativity and innovation in the arts, directed by Suzanne Preston Blier, Dept. of Fine Arts, Harvard. The Project Manager is Michael Roy. Has large graphics; it's best to access this when you have a fast connection. The web site is a glimpse of the project which includes narratives (case studies), an image and ethnographic database, and a geographic information system. The case studies are: Asante political expansion, Batimalliba two-story architecture, Islam and indigenous African cultures, Shawabtis and Nubia, Yoruba masking traditions, and Ife, an ancient Yoruba city state. [KF] http://baobab.harvard.edu/
Baobab Tours -  Ghana (Tema, Ghana)
An eco-tourism company in the Volta region of Ghana managed by Ghanaians and individuals from the US and UK. A portion of tour income goes to community development projects in Ghana.  Supplies tour details. http://homepages.tesco.net/~okuwattons/
BarCampGhana
Barcamps in Ghana and BarCampDiaspora '09 in Washington D.C. http://www.barcampghana.org/
Basel Mission Archive. Photogaraph Collection
Over 25,000 images from the Basel Mission Archive with 6,100 images from Cameroon and 5,900 images from Ghana "dating from 1860 (in the case of Ghana) or 1885 (in the case of Cameroon) to ca. 1945." Includes the "Basel Mission's "sample book" of engravings used in its publications in the 19th century." "These were often "drawn" very exactly from photographs and increase the number of images of direct interest to students of Africa...". The web-site includes a substantial essay in interpretation of the use of photographs for themes of interest to historians, written by Emmanuel Akyeampong. Search the image database by Proper name, Institution name, Photographer / Photo Studio, Theme, Geography. http://www.bmpix.org
BBC - Ghana's Modern Musical History
"Ghana celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence on 6 March 2007. Ahead of this event, BBC News charts how musical trends have reflected changes in Ghanaian society over the last half-century." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6289763.stm
Beech, Joan - Follow the Red Dirt Road: The Story of our Life in West Africa from 1947 to 1958
Full text account of an English woman and her husband who was a Chief Assayer for a gold mine in the Gold Coast. Includes photographs. Mentions Kwame Nkrumah. http://dpicg.com/joan_beech/
BLASTours - Discovering Ghana
Tour operator, "provides hotel accommodation, free tourist visa support, organizes entertainment, transport, indoor and outdoor leisure activity, and arranges specially-tailored services for guests coming to Ghana." For individiuals or groups. Owner is Abe Blay Asmah. Based in Sakumono-Tema, Ghana. http://blast.loudafrica.com
Boahen, Kwabena A.
Stanford Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Kwabena A. Boahen, is a winner of the 2006 National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award (NDPA). The NDPA is designed to support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering approaches to major challenges in biomedical research. See also the Sept. 27, 2006 Stanford announcement. Stanford Report, March 20, 2006 has an article describing his work. Brains in Silicon is the lab site. http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer/Recipients06.aspx and http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2006/september27/med-pioneering-092706.html and http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2006/march22/boahensr-032206.html
Border Crossings
Blog by Michael Walling, Artistic Director of Border Crossings, on filming of The Dilemma of a Ghost, the play by Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo. http://bordercrossingsblog.blogspot.com/
British Library. National Sound Archive (London)
Search their catalog. For example, a search on Senegal produced over 700 citations to recordings (Senegalese musicians, interview with Youssou N'Dour, bird calls, etc.) You can limit the search to Oral Histories. Copies of recordings can be purchased; "however "recordings which are less than 50 years old are all in copyright and you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner before a copy can be made." The Archive is digitizing ten collections including the D. Rycroft South Africa recordings 1960s-70; the Klaus Wachsmann Uganda recordings 1949-54; and the BBC World Service African Writers Club. http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/nsa.html

Online are short audio clips of -
The Tony Kofi Quartet, recorded at The Falcon, Clapham, 1996.
Ghanaian-born and Berklee College-educated Kofi is a veteran of
Gary Crosby's Nu Troop.
Camp Amelia Technology Literacy Group Inc.
"an international nonprofit organization that 1) creates freely downloadable open-source educational software, and 2) provides free afterschool and summer computer camps for youth and teachers in underserved communities." Programs in Ghana and South Africa. Based in East Palo Alto, California. http://www.campamelia.org
Center for Democratic Development (Accra)
The Center promotes "democracy, good governance and the development of liberal economic environment in Ghana in particular and Africa in general." Has a directory of West African NGOs working on conflict management/peace-building in West Africa, describes their programs. Many full text Election Monitoring Reports. http://www.cddghana.org/
Central University College
"a non-profit making educational initiative of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC)" "Our aim is to provide an integrated and biblically-based tertiary education with particular reference to the needs of the African continent" Established 1999. Has IT assistance from Google. Based in Accra, Ghana. [KF] http://www.centraluniversity.org/
Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CEFIKS)
"The mission of the Center for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CEFIKS) is to examine, preserve, adapt and utilize the local knowledge of various communities and people in Ghana and the West African region." Projects cover Arts, Crafts, and Materials; Socio-cultural Systems; Indigenous Food Systems; the Traditional Medicine and Health System. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.cfiks.org
Centre for Policy Analysis, CEPA (Accra)
"independent, non-governmental think- tank, which provides rigorous analysis and perspectives on economic policy issues of Ghana and the developing world." Estab. 1993. Full text of the Economic Review and Outlook, the Research Working Papers, Policy Briefs and Discussion Papers. http://www.cepa.org.gh
Chieftain: the Journal for Traditional Governance (Calgary, Canada)
Online journal of TAARN (Traditional Authority Applied Research Network). Full text articles such as "Queen Mothers and Social Workers: A Potential collaboration between traditional authority and social work in Ghana." [KF] https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/300
Church of the Province of West Africa
Based in Koforidua, Ghana. Staff and diocese directories, brief history.
http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch00609
Civil Society Resource Centre
Established 2007 by the United Nations Development Programme. Has an NGO database. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.civilsocietyghana.org/
Coded Messages: CHAINS
Concerns hidden meanings in the drum language of the Ewe of Ghana. Includes sound files and Quicktime videos; you'll need a multimedia computer for these. Melissa Lang and Andruid Kerne worked with Ewe drummers and dancers in Ghana in 1994. http://mitpress.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/TEXT/lea4-3.txt
Columbia International Affairs Online
Use their Search to locate many full text academic articles, reports, briefings, by keyword, author, date, institution. Ex. "Neither Phoenix nor Icarus: Negotiating Economic Reform in Ghana and Zambia, 1983-1992" by Matthew Marti, 28 pp. in (Chap. 4 of a book edited by Thomas Callaghy and John Ravenhill, 1993). Has an events section. http://www.ciaonet.org/
Committee to Protect Journalists
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Has reports on the Ghana press. Also use the Site Search and the Press Freedom Database to locate Ghana articles. http://www.cpj.org
Computer Keyboards
Ghana Keyboards Project - Project Nyalasi
Offers Unicode compliant keyboards to support Ghanaian languages. Free software download. Maintained by Eden Adogla. http://www.ghanakeyboards.com/nyalasi.html
Ghanaian Keyboard
Keyboard design for Ghanaian languages. Maintained by Kyekyeku Opoku-Pong and Isaac Quarshie. See also the article, "A boost for ICT in Ghana Computer Keyboard for Ghanaian languages in the offing" in Ghanaian Chronicle, May 04, 2004 http://db.ghanaian-chronicle.com/thestory.asp?id=1544. http://www.uta.fi/~kyekyeku.opoku-pong/keyboard.html
Convention People's Party, CPP
Party founded by Kwame Nkrumah in 1949 - "the first party to rule Ghana after independence." Papa Kwesi Nduom was the Party's 2008 Presidential candidate. http://conventionpeoplesparty.org/
Convention People's Party - United Kingdom and Ireland
Official branch of the Convention People's Party in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Has a history of the CPP - UK & Ireland. http://www.cppuk.org/
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Established by the Ghana government to organize and co-ordinate scientific research in Ghana. Formerly the National Research Council. Has a searchable database. For example locate research projects on cocoa. Has article abstracts from the Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science and the Ghana Journal of Science. Based in Accra. http://www.csir.org.gh/
Council of Ewe Associations of North America, CEANA
Represents Ewe Associations throughout the U.S. and Canada, holds annual conventions. Ewe history, press releases. "The Ewe people inhabit the territory equivalent roughly to the south-eastern quarter of Ghana and the southern half of TOGO." http://www.ceanaonline.org/
 
Council of Ghanaians in Northern California
http://councilofghanaians.blogspot.com/
Cross Cultural Collaborative Inc.
"An educational non-profit that invites people to Ghana to promote cultural exchange and understanding through the arts." They believe "that interaction between African and non-African artists enriches the creativity of both groups." Artists work with Ghanaians on "collaborative projects that range from mosaic walls to documentary films." Offers workshops in ceramic furniture, pottery, mosaics, etc. (for adults and children). Based in Massachusetts. http://www.culturalcollaborative.org/
Cross-Cultural Solutions
"independent non-profit organization with no governmental or religious affiliations." Partners with CARE. "volunteers work in orphanages and child care centers, schools, health clinics and hospitals, homes for the elderly, centers for people with disabilities, and other community organizations." Is open to all ages, abilities (including those with disabilities). Has 3-week minimum stays in Ghana and Tanzania. A three week cost for the Volunteer Abroad program is $2,650. Interns work in health, education or social services and work for 5 weeks in Ghana ($3,471) or 4 weeks in Tanzania ($3,210). Offices in New Rochelle, New York and Brighton, U.K. [KF] http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/
Cup of Nations 2008 (Ghana)
Confederation Africaine de Football
Cup of African Nations, Local Organizing Committee, Accra, Ghana.
BBC
BBC Team Guide
3 A Telesud.us - In French. All 32 games live from Jan. 20 to Feb. 10, 2008
Sportscheduler
[Daddy] S. Kwaku Daddd - Master Drummer
" traditional culture, music, dance and stories of Ghana, and Africa" Teaches at City College of San Francisco. Gives workshops. Based in San Francisco. http://www.skwaku.com/
Dagaare Linguists Home Page
"an informal grouping of professional academic linguists who have worked on the Dagaare language." Introduction to the language, directory of scholars, publications list, mailing list, related links. "Dagaare is the language of the Dagaaba (plural of Dagao), a predominantly agricultural community of approximately one million people located in north-western Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) called the Upper-West Region, and in south-western Burkina-Faso (formerly Upper Volta)." [KF] http://www.hku.hk/linguist/staff_ab.DagaareLinguist.html
Dagara Music
About a video of Bernard Woma, head xylophonist and master drummer of the Ghana National Theatre, and his award winning ensemble, the Dagara Bewaa Culture Group, who perform ancient music and dance. Has a slide show and video clips (requires sound card). http://www.dagaramusic.com/
Dagbon-L
A discussion list for Ghanaian nationals from Northern Ghana on issues of economic, social, and political concerns related to the northern part of Ghana. The listserv owner is a doctoral student of political economy at the University of Georgia, Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku. To subscribe send a request to: Dagbon-L-Request@uga.cc.uga.edu
[Dawuni] - Rocky Dawuni
Ghanaian reggae singer. http://www.rockydawuni.com
Democratic Freedom Party, DFP
"The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) is the joint effort of elements of the NDC, NPP and the Nkrumahist family alienated by the policies and actions of their parent organizations." The party was launched 28th October 2006. Members include Dr. Emmanuel Ansah-Antwi (the Party 2008 Presidential Candidate) and Alhaji Abdul Rahman Isakah. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.votedfp.org/
DHS EdData
Education Data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). Has country education profiles for Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia. Full text reports such as Schooling in Guinea (111 p.), Household Demand for Schooling in Ghana (83 p.), Support for Education Decentralisation in Ghana (51 p.). Questionnaires. " DHS EdData is an education data collection activity supported by USAID and implemented by ORC Macro in conjunction with the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. It is designed to provide accurate and timely data for education policy and program planning,..." [KF] http://www.dhseddata.com/

Has the full text of Ghana Demographic and Health Surveys.
Ghana Demographic and Health Survey
1993 (23 p. in PDF) and others
Ghana: DHS, 2003 - HIV Fact Sheet (English)
Reports on nutrition, pregnancy in adolescents, HIV prevalence, fertility decline, contraception, family planning, urban women's employment, etc.
Divine Chocolate
Kuapa Kokoo, a farmers' co-op in Ghana sells its own cocoa, it has 40,000 members organised in approximately 1300 village societies. It sells high quality chocolate bars produced by the Divine Chocolate Ltd. - first sold in the U.K., now in the U.S. [KF] http://www.divinechocolate.com/
Eastern Washington University - University of Cape Coast (Ghana) USAID University Development Linkages Project Grant
Extensive site with annual reports on the partnership with the Univ. of Cape Coast, reports by the faculty/staff from each institution on their experiences, photographs, etc. Trip reports include information on erosion on the Ghana coast, teacher education, the syllabus of Elements of African Culture, by Prof. Samuel K. Adjepong, the syllabus for African Religions, by Prof. Kenneth Kojo Anti, a gallery of paintings by Godfred Akrofi, a page of institutional linkages between African and American universities.
http://cehd.ewu.edu/cehd/faculty/ntodd/GhanaUDLP/home.html
Educate - The Journal of Doctoral Research in Education (London)
Full text articles online. "published twice a year under the auspices of the Doctoral School at the Institute of Education, University of London." http://www.educatejournal.org/index.php?journal=educate&page=issue&op=view&path[]=20

Examples of articles:
Policy initiatives for change and innovation in basic education programmes in Ghana
El Anatsui
Ghanaian sculptor, Professor of Sculpture, Fine and Applied Arts Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. Based in Nigeria.
October Gallery, London
- biography, image browser, shows, bibliography. http://www.octobergallery.co.uk/microsites/anatsui/
ArtNet - biography, exhibitions, bibliography
BBC Africa 05 Photographs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcafrica/africa05/anatsui1.shtml
Exhibition at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Jan. 6 - March 4, 2007. "El Anatsui uses found objects such as metal liquor bottle wrappings and tin cans to create spectacular metal cloths..." "The works in this exhibition references broader concerns about the adverse affects of globalization, consumerism, and waste." http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/exhibitions/gawu/
Election 2008 - December 7 and 28
Electoral Commission of Ghana
"set up....to manage the conduct of all public elections and to handle all matters directly relating to the conduct of elections in the country." http://www.ec.gov.gh/

Carter Center on the Election
Dec. 9, 2008 statement. http://www.cartercenter.org/news/features/p/elections/ghana/120708.html

European Union - Election Observation Mission to Ghana 2008
http://www.eueomghana.org/EN/Core.html

Ghana Elections 2008 blog
. News, commentary from various authors. Begun March 2008. http://ghanaelections2008.blogspot.com/

Akufo-Addo for President '08. Site for New Patriotic Party 2008 Presidential candidate, Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo-Addo. His running mate was Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana. Came in second in the Dec. 2008 Presidential election with 49.77% of the vote - IFES Election Guide. http://www.akufoaddo.org/

Amoafo-Yeboah, Kwesi. 2008 Presidential election site for Amoafo-Yeboah, a telecom businessman, who entered as an independent candidate. In the Dec. 7 election he received .23% of the vote. http://www.kwesiforghana.com/

Edward M. Mahama - Ghana Decides 2008. Site has closed. Was the campaign site of Dr. Mahama, Presidential candidate of the People's National Convention. http://www.edwardmahama.com/

John Evans Atta Mills
. Site for the Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Won the Dec. 2008 election with 50.23% of the vote - IFES Election Guide. Biography, press releases, photographs, policy positions. His running mate was John Dramani Mahama, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bole-Bamboi. Based in Accra. See also his blog. Mills was a Fulbright scholar (1971) at Stanford University Law School. http://www.attamills2008.com/

Paa Kwesi Nduom. Site has closed. Was the site for the Presidential candidate of the Convention People's Party, (CPP). Biography, agenda, press releases, etc. http://www.nduom2008.com/pkn/index.html

ThinkGhana - Elections 2008
Extensive information. Links to information on previous elections. Site maintained by Lyon Media Limited, Accra, Ghana. http://www.thinkghana.com/elections/2008/

African Studies Center, Leiden, Netherlands - Ghana Elections 2008
"monographs, articles, and chapters from edited works, published since 1992, the year when multiparty politics were reintroduced in the country", abstracts of some titles, election background, links to political parties and election-related sites. http://www.ascleiden.nl/Library/Webdossiers/GhanaElections.aspx

BBC - Ghana 2008 Election on BBC Radio
Audio reports. Requires Windows Media Player or Real Player. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/indepth/ghana2008.shtml
Elwin International Tours
"Offers package tours to Ghana. Focus is on black history, education, ecology and leisure. Visits to Slave Castles of 15/16th centuries, game reserves, festivals and other historic sites." An Elmina-Java Museum detailing the history of "The Black Dutchmen" will open in October 2002. Contains an account of "The Black Dutchmen: The Story of African Soldiers in The Netherlands East Indes." http://elwininternational.com
eShopAfrica.com
Sells custom-made coffins in the shape of fish, aeroplanes or beer bottles for $1,000, sells chests in similar shapes. Also drums, kente cloth, jewelery, musical instruments, carvings, baskets, textiles, clothing, carved boxes, barber signs, "We work in partnership with artisans and artisan's cooperatives..." Shop set up by Cordelia Salter-Nour, based in Accra, Ghana. http://eshopafrica.com/acatalog/eShopAfrica_com_Decorated_chests_7.html
Events: Travel and Tour Magazine
Offers basic facts, travel information, festivals, hotels, car rental, tours offered by the company. Based in Accra, maintained by EVENTS LTD a specialized Christian tour company. http://www.eventsghana.com/
Foreign relations of the United States, 1964-1968. Volume 24, Africa. Editors, Nina Davis Howland, David S. Patterson.Washington, D.C. : Office of the Historian, U.S. Dept. of State, 1999.
Full text primary documents (letters, telegrams, memoranda, etc.) regarding U.S. relations with Africa. Includes the entire continent plus Ghana and other countries. From the print publication. (Dept. of State Publication 10627). [KF] http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/history/vol_xxiv/index.html
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana and Northern Arizona University
Based outside of Kumasi. Works to establish or restore tropical hardwoods. Phone:520/523-6648 FAX:520/523-1080 http://www.cesm.nau.edu/forestry/ghana/
Friends of African Village Libraries
A non-profit whose founders are two Santa Clara University professors, Michael Kevane and Leslie Gray. It is involved in the construction, stocking, and management of village libraries in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. Has a blog. Based in San Jose, California. [KF] http://www.favl.org/
Friends of Ghana. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Organization
Has their newsletter, The Talking Drum, links to related sites. http://www.friendsofghana.org/Friends_of_Ghana/Home.html
Ghana [Government of]
Official web page of the Government of Ghana. Has general information, investment, travel, foreign policy, Ghana embassies abroad, embassies in Ghana, etc. Site on the Network Computer Systems Ltd. site which also hosts the Republic of Ghana page with similar information. http://www.ghana.gov.gh/
Ghana Airways
Has schedules and fares, travel information, graphics including shots of Elmina Fort, kente cloth, etc. http://www.ghana-airways.com/
Ghana Association of Statistics Students
National Secretariat, University Of Ghana, Department Of Statistics, Legon, Ghana. Established 1997. Maintained by E. Afari-Kumah. http://www.angelfire.com/vt/ngass/
Ghana@50 - Official Website for the 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration of Ghana
"On March 6, 1957, Ghana became the first country in Africa south of the Sahara to gain independence from colonial rule. 2007, marks 50 years of independence." Biographies of Ghana's past Presidents, how to invest in Ghana, history of Ghana, visitor information, facts about Ghana, events & performances, etc. http://www.ghana50.gov.gh/
Ghana City Guide
Business directory / yellow pages for Accra, Takoradi, and Kumasi. Listings for associations, NGOs, institutions, diplomatic missions, real estate, jobs, hotels, automobiles, freight forwarders, shopping, repair services, restaurants, education, wanted posters, etc. Based in Accra. http://ghanacityguide.com/
Ghana Cocoa Board
Established 1947. Information on the Cocoa Research Institute. Ghana is a major exporter of cocoa. Links to related sites. See also the World Cocoa Foundation page on World Cocoa Supply. http://www.cocobod.gh/
Ghana Commercial Bank
"Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd. established in May 1953 for Ghanaian entrepreneurs, is now the largest indigenous Bank with 133 branches nation-wide. Our objective among others is to support the private sector and facilitate the nation's economic growth." http://www.gcb.com.gh/
Ghana Computer Literacy and Distance Education Conference and  Discussion List
The conference, sponsored by the Ghana Computer Literacy & Distance Education Project, will focus on the use of information technology to enhance the economic, social, cultural, educational development of African countries. http://www.ghaclad.org/
 
The discussion list on distance education in Ghana (and Africa) is sponsored by GhaCLAD (Ghana Computer Literacy & Distance Education Volunteers). The listowner is Carolyn Manjourides - cmanjourides@projectscope.org
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Ghana, a Country Study - Library of Congress
Published 1995. Full text of the reference book. Events Chronology, Geography, Society, Economy, Government & Politics, History, Population, Ethnic Groups, Language, Religion, Health, Education, Banking, Labor, Foreign Relations, Military, Criminal Justice, Human Rights. Statistics. Bibliography. [KF] http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/ghtoc.html
Ghana Business News
Current news, tech news, oil & gas, investment, tourism, etc. Photographs. Maintained by Creative Imaginations Publicity. Based in Legon-Accra, Ghana. http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/
Ghana Cyber Group
Begun by Ghanaians in the U.S. and Ghana to nurture the IT economy in Ghana. Supports a Ghana Technology Park project. Has a non-profit division, the GCG Foundation. http://www.ghanacybergroup.com/
Ghana Districts
http://www.ghanadistricts.com/
[Ghana] Electoral Commission of Ghana
The Administration and Cost of Elections Project web site has full text documents from the 1996 Ghana elections. Includes the Voter Registration Official's Manual (36 p. in PDF), the Election Official's Manual (60 p. in PDF), ballot paper, election budgets, etc. [KF] http://www.aceproject.org/main/english/sm/smc_gh.htm
Ghana Embassy. United States
http://www.ghanaembassy.org/
 
Ghana Evangelical Society, GES
Founded by Enoch Immanuel A. Agbozo. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.enochmissions.com/
Ghana Export Promotion Council
"the National Export Trade Support Institution, facilitating the development and promotion of Ghana’s Non-Traditional Exports...... established......in 1969 as an agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry" Market briefs have some statistics. Directory of Ghana exporters. Trade news. Based in Accra. http://www.gepcghana.com/
Ghana Football Association & the Black Stars
http://www.ghanafa.org/
Ghana Forum
Discussion for Ghanaians and others (read past messages), has a Ghana web directory, announcements, dating service, chat, help (requests for information). http://www.ghanaforum.com/
GhanaFriend
Social networking site. Access requires joining which is free. "Create a private community on Ghanafriend and you can share photos, messages, blogs and interests." http://www.ghanafriend.net
Ghana Health Service
Ghana official site. "an autonomous Executive Agency responsible for implementation of national policies under the control of the Minister for Health" Reports on mobile devices for health, regional reports. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.ghanahealthservice.org/
Ghana. High Commission. London
Facts about Ghana, words to the national anthem, press releases, the Budget, information on the Dec. 2004 Presidential election,, travel & tourism, visas, festivals, public holidays, business & investment information, links to important Ghana organizations. [KF] http://www.ghana-com.co.uk/
Ghana Home Page - Francis Akoto
Information on travel, business, politics, education, etc. though sources are not provided. Includes a business directory and links to many Ghana sites. Covers Ghana-related events in the U.S. Maintained by Francis Akoto. http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/ghana.php
Ghana Homes Incorporated
"Ghana Homes Inc., a U.S. based company, began life three years ago as Ghanaian American Real Estate and Investment Group. Our principal goal is to facilitate for expatriate Ghanaians the process of purchasing a home and/or obtaining a hard currency mortgage." Has a free e-newsletter. See also New York Times article, "American Dream is Ghana Home: Mark of Immigrant Success for the Folks Back in Accra" by Joseph Berger, August 21, 2002, A17, includes photo. [KF] http://www.myghanahome.com/
Ghana Hotels
Has a fill-in form to help you select a hotel based on your city, time of stay, grade of hotel. Maintained by AG Leisure Services Ltd. in Accra, Ghana. http://www.ghanahotels.com
Ghana Hotels Association
http://www.ghanahotelsassociation.com/
Ghana. ICT Policy and Plan Development Committee
The National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy and Plan Development Committee was "set up ... to develop for Ghana an ICT-led Socio-economic Development Policy...." Reports include Deployment and Exploitation of ICTs in Gov't Ministries and Public Sector Organizations, E - Readiness Strategy for Ghana, ICT Policy for Ghana - A Contribution, ICT Policy guidelines for Ministry of Health, A Draft ICT Policy Statement - Ghana Prisons Service, Media Policy for Ghana - Ghana Media Commission. Chaired by Professor Clement Dzidonu. Under the auspices of UNECA and AISI. http://www.ict.gov.gh/
Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT
An institution under Ghana's Ministry of Communications. "The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE), Ghana's first Advanced Information Technology Institute works to stimulate the growth of the ICT Sector in ECOWAS. Established in 2003, through a partnership between the Government of Ghana and the Government of India,..." Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.aiti-kace.com.gh/
Ghana Internet Service Providers
E-mail addresses and access in Ghana with a brief history of networking efforts there are at a page prepared by Francis Kojo Awuku Akoto - http://www.uta.fi/~csfraw/ghana/gh_ncs.html
Ghana Investment Promtion Centre
Promotes attract Private Domestic and Foreign Investment in Ghana. Has a directory of Ghana's top 100 companies, consulting firms directory, financial institutions directory (banks, insurance), investors guide to Ghana, investment opportunities, http://www.gipc.org.gh/
Ghana Journal of Development Studies (Navrongo, Ghana)
Published by the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, University for Development Studies, Navrongo, Ghana. Articles abstracts online. Full articles require payment. http://www.ajol.info/journal_index.php?jid=250&tran=0&ab=0
Ghana Keyboards - Keyboards for Ghanaian Languages
Virtual keyboards that support Ghanaian languages can be downloaded. Has free IPA Extensions fonts for Ghanaian languages. http://www.ghanakeyboards.com/downloads/index.html
Ghana Land Law
On-line cases in Ghanaian land law. "This site hosts representative judicial decisions in Ghanaian
land law." "The cases below are from the reading list for Professor Kwame Gyan's course, Immovable Property I: Customary Land Law, as taught during the Fall Semester of 2004 at the Law Faculty of the University of Ghana. It appears from the syllabus that Professor (and currently Dean) Nii Ashie Kotey was the original compilor of the list." Site by Josh DuBois. http://www.ghanalandlaw.com
Ghana. Ministry of Education
Official site.
Ghana. Ministry of Finance
Financial facts, Minister's speeches, press releases, full text of the Budget Speech, Budget Statement, Investing in Ghana, Government Partnership with the Private sector on Remittances-Past, Present and Future (MS Powerpoint slides), Macro Economic Indicators, Multi-donor budget support, External Review of Public Financial Management, monthly financial statements, and more. Based in Accra. http://www.mofep.gov.gh/
Ghana. Ministry of Trade and Industry
http://www.moti-ghana.com/
Ghana. Ministry of Transport and Communications
Telecommunications in Ghana - includes overview of Ghana Telecom
Telecommunications Policy for an Accelerated Development Programme 1994-2000 - full text
National Communications Authority Act, 1996 - full text
http://www.communication.gov.gh
Ghana Music.com
Ghanaian music industry news, discussion forum, online polls. Some areas require registration. Has ads. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.ghanamusic.com
Ghana National Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Information on doing business in Ghana. http://www.ghanachamber.org/
Ghana National Committee on Internet Connectivity, GNCIC
Has full text reports, on the internet in Ghana, computer literacy in Ghana, internet workshops, "Telematics usage for Ghana's Development" (in Adobe PDF, 73 leaves, Univ. of Ghana. Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, 1998), "Implementation of the Ghana Infodev Project" In Adobe PDF, 43 leaves, 1998), etc. http://www.gncic.org.gh/
Ghana. National Development Planning Commission
Ghana Government body established 1994 "to advise the President on development planning policy and strategy." Has some documents on-line. http://www.ndpc.gov.gh/
Ghana National Party
http://www.natlparty.com/
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
http://www.gnpcghana.com/
Ghana Natural Resource Conservation and Historic Preservation Project
Project, in the Central Region of Ghana, to restore historic buildings, establish a nature park, and "interpret these attractions to the public" including Cape Coast castles. The project was supported by MUCIA and USAID. MUCIA (the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Inc.) is a consortium of ten U.S. Midwestern universities On the site of the Univ. of Minnesota Tourism Center. http://www.tourism.umn.edu/zIntlGhana.htm

See also the report, "Monuments And The Experience Of Historical Reality: African Americans
And Ghana’s Slave Castles On A Transnational Landscape," by Brempong Osei-Tutu. In Adobe pdf. Report on the website of the Univ. of South Australia which hosts papers from the World Archaeological Congress 5 .
Ghana. Parliament
Parliamentary news, calendar, presentation of the annual budget statement, full text of the Hansards, profiles of all Members of Parliament, full text of the Constitution, political parties in Parliament, history, votes and proceedings, photographs, an FAQ about Parliament. [KF] http://www.parliament.gh/
Ghana Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Has statements by the Ambassador, President Rawlings, and others, an investors guide http://www.undp.org/missions/ghana/
Ghana Police
News, ten most wanted, history, the Women and Juvenile Unit, statistics, etc. http://www.ghanapolice.org/welcome.htm
Ghana Post Company Limited
Provides postal products and services. For philatelists, lists the stamps available and how to order them. Shows the new secure postal orders. Has EMS package tracking, a history of the postal service. http://www.ghanapost.com/
Ghana - Republic of Ghana Home Page
Has a selection of news stories (about a week old) from the Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times newspapers. Extensive information on Ghana, maps, the media, hotels and tourism (with lots of graphics), speech by Pres. Jerry Rawlings, jobs/contracts. Will have information on all the universities and major secondary schools. The Univ. of Ghana, Legon site is the most developed. Site from Network Computer Systems Ltd., Accra. http://www.ghana.com/republic/
Ghana Review (London)
Online and print magazine published by Micromedia Consultants Ltd. News, sports, business news, news from Parliament, an Election 2000 page, court news, arts & culture, education, health. Includes links to Ghana-related pages. http://www.ghanareview.com/
Ghana Social Lounge
"announcements, a dating service, classified ads 'political readables,' entertainment and some of the most down-to-earth information on male/female relationships available on the net." Includes recipes http://ghanalounge.com/index.html
Ghana. Special Advertising Supplement to the New York Times, April 29, 2003
Full text of a supplement on Ghana's economy, business opportunities. From Summit Communications which produces special sections that appear in the New York Times. http://www.summitreports.com/ghana/index.htm
Ghana Standards Board
http://ghanastandards.org/
Ghana Statistical Service
Ghana Government site. http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/
Ghana Stock Exchange
Directory of listed companies, members' directory, market information, press releases. The GSE is reported to be among the world's highest performing stock markets. http://www.gse.com.gh/
Ghana Students Forum
"Online portal and discussion forum for Ghanaian students [and former students] from JSS/JHS [Junior Secondary Schools and Junior High Schools] to University." Registered members can join live chat rooms. http://www.ghanastudentsforum.com/forum/bb3portal.php
Ghana Studies (College Station, TX)
Journal of the Ghana Studies Council. Has the table of contents, editorial board. The Ghana Studies Council is "an associate organization of the African Studies Association (ASA) of the USA." http://people.tamu.edu/%7Eyarak/ghana_studies.html
Ghana Studies Association
"an organization of scholars based in Africa, the United States, Europe, and Asia,..." (Was the Ghana Studies Council). Has the table of contents of Ghana Studies, full text issues of the Ghana Studies Council Newsletter - (No. 10, 1997 has an article on elderly people in Ghana for example), announcements, etc. Maintained by Larry Yarak. http://people.tamu.edu/~yarak/gsc.html
Ghana Studies Council. Newsletter
Full text issues on-line. "The Ghana Studies Council (GSC) is an organization of scholars based in Africa, the United States, Europe, and Asia..." http://people.tamu.edu/~yarak/gsc.html#Anchor-Documents-11481
Ghana. Vice President. (John E. A. Mills) - "The Role of the International Community in Promoting Good Governance. What Africans Want"
Presented at the Sept. 1999 conference on "The Challenges for Governance in Africa. Part of the Wilton Park Conferences, U.K. http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/conferences/reports/mills.html
Ghanacraft
"online shop of African handicrafts and home decoration" "Fair trade of quality handicrafts from Ghana, including kente cloth, Akan carved stools and chests, brass products, African glass beads and barber shop signs." Based in Ghana, West Africa. Maintained by Tracy Debus.
http://www.ghanacraft.com
GhanaThinkFoundation
"an Africa-focused think-tank that seeks to mobilize and deploy African diasporean talent for the primary benefit of Ghana,......" Includes the GhanaThink Volunteer Program (internships, volunteer opportunities for Ghanaians in the Diaspora). http://www.ghanathink.org/
Ghanawaves Radio
"Internet Radio for Ghanaians abroad." 24 / 7 from Accra, Ghana. Has ads. Web site based in Germany. http://www.ghanawaves.com
Ghanaweb
Directory of businesses, culture, education, government, etc. Current news from Ghana newspapers, information on history. Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. http://www.ghanaweb.com/
Ghanaian Newsrunner
News compiled by Ghanaians in the Netherlands. Its current issue is several months old, but the site has past news from 1995. http://www.euronet.nl/users/bse/colofon.html
Giblin, James, "Introduction: Diffusion and other Problems in the History of African States"
Essay covering Asante, the Benin Kingdom, the Luba and Kuba, the Yoruba and the States of Ife and Oyo, by Professor Giblin, Department of History, University of Iowa in "Art and Life in Africa Online" by L. Lee McIntyre and Christopher D. Roy. http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/history/giblinstate.html
Global Volunteers - Ghana
Volunteers live in a rural community for two to three weeks and work on projects chosen by Ghana community leaders. Projects include teaching, health care, and community infrastructure projects. The cost is $1,965 for two weeks, $2,285 for three weeks, plus airfare to Ghana. GV is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, founded in 1984, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. http://www.globalvolunteers.org/ghnamain.htm
Gold Coast Africa, Inc.
Gifts, kente cloth stoles, and home furnishings. Will send a print catalog. Has an outlet store. Based in Madison, WI. http://www.goldcoastafrica.com/
Governments on the WWW: Ghana - Gunnar Anzinger
List of government web sites, embassies, reference information. http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/gh.html
Great Epics Newsletter (Lynnwood, Washington)
Full text articles, with photographs, by Dr. Donal Brody, owner of Great Epics Books. Includes accounts of Kwame Nkrumah and James Aggrey. http://www.greatepicbooks.com/epics/
Gross-Friedrichsburg in Princess Town Ghana
In English and German. About a film and book, "Rote Adler an Afrikas Küste. Die brandenburgisch-preußische Kolonie Großfriedrichsburg in Westafrika" on a Prussian fort on the coast of Ghana built by Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg (1640 - 1688)." Includes a chronology, map, Site by Selignow, publisher of the book on the Prussian fort. The "Brandenburg - Princess Town - Eine Welt e.V." association supports maintainence of the fort. http://www.gross-friedrichsburg.de
Herbstein, Manu - "Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade"
Site for a 450 page novel on Ama, captured and enslaved in Ghana in the eighteenth century and taken to a sugar estate in Brazil. The novel recounts "the experience of enslavement and resistance, seen from the point of view of one African slave." Has excerpts and maps from the novel, bibliographies of related sources, links to related sites. Manu Herbstein's book won the 2002 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book overall and for the Africa Region. http://www.ama.africatoday.com/
Hiplife Complex
Blog on Ghanaian hip-hop by Brian Shimkovitz who was a 2005 Fulbright scholar in Ghana. Articles, videos of interviews and performances. Photographs, links to related sites. "Youth in Ghana have developed their indigenized version of hip-hop which is both controversial and engaging." http://www.thehiplifecomplex.blogspot.com
Historical Society of Ghana
Official site. Society to "strengthen the discipline of history at the university, secondary and basic levels and to inculcate an interest in history in the wider Ghanaian public." "founded in 1951 under the auspices of leading scholars.... Membership of the society is drawn from historians, archaeologists, linguists and ancillary disciplines, and includes university lecturers and Students from the five public Universities.......and teachers in Secondary Schools and Training Colleges." Holds an annual conference. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.historicalsocietygh.com/
Historical Society of Ghana. Annual Conference, July 25-28, 2002
http://people.tamu.edu/~yarak/hsg_conf.html
Ho, Conal
Conal Ho, a Ph.D. candidate at University of California, Santa Cruz, grew up in Ghana. His research concerns " the politics of belonging and community formation among the Chinese expatriates of Ghana." Supports the African Vulnerable Children project in Zambia run by Living Compassion, a Soto Zen Buddhist organization. http://web.mac.com/conalgyho/iWeb/Fundraising/Africa%20Project.html
iConnectGhana
On ICTs as a tool for sustainable growth and development. A joint venture of AITEC GHANA, International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and IICD’s local partners. Has an ICT profile of Ghana, Newsletter articles. http://www.iconnectghana.org/
ICT for Government
Annual Conference and workshops on eGovernment and ICT for Development. The 4th conference was held 2006, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Accra, Ghana. Organized by CTN on behalf of the Ghana Government. ICT for Government brings top government officials from all levels. Full text presentations (in Powerpoint and MS Word) such as ICT in the rural community of Twifo Hemang, Lower Denkyira District (paper by Hon. Abraham Odoom). http://www.techgov.gh
Images du passé en Afrique de l'Ouest
Images of old postcards depicting West Africa - Dakar, Saint Louis, Ziguinchor, Dahomey, Haute Volta, Conakry, Freetown, Fort Lamy, Lomé, Atakpamé, Accra, Kumasi. Images may take a while to load. Maintained by Olivier Blot, a journalist and editor. http://olblot.free.fr/cariboost1/index.html or http://imagesdupasse.free.fr/
Indian Directory of Ghana. Listings of Indian Companies and other Services in Ghana
Non-Indian and Indian owned business listing. Maintained by Harry Khubchandani. http://members.tripod.com/idg2000/
Insight Travel & Tours Limited
Eco tourism and home stay packages to Ghana. Started by a former Volunteer Services Organization (VSO) Field director for Ghana. "Since 1989 we have specialized in tailor made individual holidays and group tours to basically Kumasi the capital of the Ashanti Region as well as other parts of Ghana. The emphasis of the holiday is on meeting people, experiencing the culture and family life and pursuing your personal interests (e.g. seeing traditional law in action, spending some time learning about Kente Weaving, Traditional drumming and dance or just savoring a flavor of the many aspects of Ghanaian culture." Based in Accra, Ghana. http://insighttravel.tripod.com
Institute for Democratic Governance, IDEG (Accra, Ghana)
"established in Ghana in 2000 as an independent, not-for-profit policy research and advocacy organization" Has full text reports such as Report On IDEG Observation Of The Voter Registration Exercise - 2008 (43 p. PDF) and Ghana Democracy & Political Participation (155 p. in PDF). It is the coordinating secretariat of AfriMAP [Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project ] in Ghana. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.ideg.org/
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)
"established by the University of Ghana in 1962 .... to provide.... teaching and research in statistics..." But covers wide-ranging topics such as - Coming To Terms With Sexual Harassment In Ghana (82 p. in PDF); Migrant Remittances and Household Welfare in Times of Macro-Volatility: The Case of Ghana (67 p. in PDF); Politics of Land Tenure Reform in Ghana (90 p. in PDF); Land Project Papers. Offers short courses, Ph.D program. Based at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. http://www.isser.org/
Intercom Data Network
Ghana internet service provider. The company is wholly owned by individuals who are Ghanaians or of Ghanaian descent. Was shut down in 2000 by the government for providing voice over IP (VOIP). Based in Baltimore, Maryland and in Achimota - Dome, in the Ga-South Constituency, Ghana. [KF] http://www.idngh.com/
International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). Searching the News Archive retrieves 1991 to March 2001 boundary related articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, and other sources. http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/
International Institute for the Advanced Study of Cultures, Institutions and Economic Enterprise
Independent institute. Conducts "collaborative research with Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian scholars and institutions." Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.interias.com
Internet Society - Ghana Chapter
Based in Accra, hosted by Network Computer Systems Ltd. Has papers from the INET 1997 African Networking Symposium.
Main Page: http://www.isoc.org.gh/
Internet Society (international): http://www.isoc.org/
Japin, Arthur - "The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi"
(New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 384 p. also London : Chatto & Windus, 2000. 342 p. also Dutch, French editions.)
Review, by Daniel Mendelsohn, of a historical novel about an Ashanti prince, Kwasi Boachi, who settled in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) on a coffee plantation. From the November 27, 2000 issue of New York Magazine. http://www.newyorkmag.com/page.cfm?page_id=4126
Jews in Africa
"In the fall of 1999 journalist and musician Jay Sand visited the Jewish communities in Ghana and Uganda, and throughout 2000 he plans to visit groups in Southern and Northern Africa." Has many photographs (esp. of Ghana, Uganda) and audio files of African-Jewish music. Includes recipes, games, music. Maintained by Jay P. Sand, a freelance journalist, historian and activist. http://www.mindspring.com/~jaypsand/index.htm
Journal of Dagaara Studies
http://www.hku.hk/linguist/staff/Bodomo/JDS/all.html
Journalists for Human Rights, JHR / Journalistes Pour les Droits Humains, JDH
In English and French. "focuses on improving human rights reporting in [West African] countries that already have a relative degree of freedom of expression." Based in Toronto, Canada. [KF] http://www.jhr.ca/
Joy Online
Web site for an Accra radio station. Has a business directory, Ghanaian proverbs, local news and events, feature stories such as on the new Asantehene, the budget, AIDS, discussion on Ghana, etc. http://news.myjoyonline.com/
Judicial Services of Ghana
"The Judicial Service as a Public Service institution is the organ responsible for the day to day administration of the Courts and Tribunals of the land." Has the High Court schedule, Ghana's Constitution, the Supreme Court Library, law handbook, etc. [KF] http://www.judicial.gov.gh/
[Kaplan] Marion Kaplan - Photographs
Kaplan writes - "Born in London, I lived as photojournalist and writer in Africa for twenty years."  Includes photos of arab dhows, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, political figures (Bokassa, Haile Selassie, Jomo Kenyatta, Idi Amin), wild animals, George Adamson. http://www.marionkaplan.com/
Kasahorow
"kasahorow.org is focused on propagating technical standards for African languages." Alphabets for Akan, Ga-Dangme, Gbe, Hausa, Igbo, Mande, Yoruba. Keyword searchable dictionaries for Akan, Ewe, Ga-Dangme, Hausa, Igbo, Vai, Wolof, Yoruba. "Started as the kasahorow Dictionary Project for the Twi and Fanti languages...... has transitioned from a Twi-Fanti-English dictionary, into an Akan languages dictionary....." http://www.kasahorow.com/
Kemet Foundation School
"an independent development project. It is on a farm in a rural area about 15km from the town of Nsawam in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It covers the nursery, primary and junior secondary levels. The school is part of an integrated concept. We are a Pan-African school and aim to be a model of harmonious rural community development as well as a centre of scholarly excellence." "Children are aged from 3 years up to 15 years old." Founded by Kwesi and Oyaba Olatunji. http://www.kemfound.org
Kente Cloth
Information, examples. By Kwaku Ofori Ansa and Kwadwo Boahene. http://users.erols.com/kemet/kente.htm
They also have a page on meanings of symbols in Adinkra Cloth. http://users.erols.com/kemet/adinkra.htm
Kente Cloth Festival Inc. (New York City)
"non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Kente cloth and Kente accessories around the world." Sells kente cloth, has examples with names and prices. Includes a history of kente (in tiny print), Twi translations. Also sells jewelry, ties and other accessories. Holds an annual Kente Cloth Festival. http://www.kente.net/home.shtml
[King] Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Volume IV: Symbol of the Movement, January 1957-December 1958 contains an interview by Etta Moten Barnett with King, 6 March 1957 in Accra, Ghana after the midnight independence celebration, in which King discusses Ghana's independence and "its worldwide implications and repercussions." Has King's sermon,7 April 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama, "The Birth of a New Nation" (16 p.) on the Gold Coast / Ghana history, his experience at the Independence ceremony, and on Kwame Nkrumah. There is a one page letter to Richard M. Nixon, 15 May 1957, referring to their meeting at Ghana's independence celebration. The Chronology for Vol. IV records King's visit to Ghana and West Africa March 1957. The Project is located at Stanford University. [KF] http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/
Kinship and Social Organization - Brian Schwimmer
A tutorial developed by Assoc. Prof. Schwimmer of the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Manitoba, Canada. It uses Akan lineage organization as a case study. http://www.umanitoba.ca/anthropology/tutor/kinmenu.html
Kuba, Richard and Carola Lentz - "The Dagara and Their Neighbors (Burkina Faso and Ghana)"
Bibliography of books, journal articles, theses, book chapters. Compiled by Richard Kuba, Carola Lentz, Volker Linz, Michaela Oberhofer, and Katja Werthmann. Works are in English, French, German and Italian. Vol. 7, 2001 of the e-journal, Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (University of Iowa). http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/ejab/7/index.html
Kuntu-Mensah, Peter - "Land Tenure and Title Registration in Ghana"
Report prepared by a graduate student in a Spatial Information Engineering course at the University of Maine, "Cadastral and Land Information Systems." Other reports are on Egypt and South Africa. http://www.umesve.maine.edu/Landtenure/Mensah_ghana.html
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
University calendar, university statistics, the library, etc. Based in Kumasi, Ghana. http://www.knust.edu.gh/

See also information from the Universities of Ghana Overseas Office, UGOO, based in London, U.K. http://www.ghanauniversities.com/kust.htm
 
Kyle, Steven
Professor Kyle teaches in the Department of Applied Economics and Management , Cornell University. http://www.kyle.aem.cornell.edu/

Papers include -
Determinants of Girls’ School Enrollment in Ghana” by Rebecca Johnson and Steven Kyle. (Cornell University. Department of Applied Economics and Management. Working Paper No. 2001-20, November 2001.) 40 pages. In Adobe pdf. http://www.kyle.aem.cornell.edu/Links%20to%20Recent%20Working%20Papers.htm
Let's Go Ghana Foundation
Nonprofit organization to develop Ghana and American partnerships. Promotes educational and tourism programs about Ghana in the U.S. to Americans and business opportunities in Ghana. Travel information, offers family stays, sponsors conferences. Kwasi Bosompem is the Executive Director. Based in Washington, D.C. http://www.letsgoghana.com
Library of Congress Country/Area Studies Handbooks
Has the full-text of the Army Area Handbooks long used as basic reference sources. Information on the history, society, economy, politics, national security of each country. Covers Ghana. One can search across all countries or any combination of countries and browse the table of contents for a specific country. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc/
Lonely Planet - Destination Ghana
Information from the well-known guide book publisher on travel to Ghana, weather, history, culture, has recent travelers accounts. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/dest/afr/gha.htm
Magical Modernities in Africa
Full text papers from the April 2001 conference at the Univ. of Wisconsin. http://history.wisc.edu/bernault/
Includes: Pentecostalite Culture on Screen - Magic and Modernity in Ghana's New Mediascape (draft) (Birgit Meyer).
Maker Faire Africa
Event: Accra, Ghana - August 14-16, 2009. Focus on manufacturing. "to create a space on the continent where Afrigadget-type innovations, inventions and initiatives can be sought, identified, brought to life, ...... Maker Faire Africa asks the question, “What happens when you put the drivers of ingenious concepts from Mali with those from Ghana and Kenya, and add resources to the mix?” http://makerfaireafrica.com/
Multi-Site Teacher Education Research Project (MUSTER)
Multi-year project to "enhance understanding of how new teachers acquire the skills needed to teach in different systems, and identify which professional learning experiences, (including practice), are most useful and valuable to new teachers." Project co-ordinated from the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex Institute of Education in partnership with universities in Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Trinidad. Has full text Discussion Papers and Research Reports (in MS Word and Adobe pdf) on Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa. http://www.sussex.ac.uk/usie/muster/index.html
Museke
"home for African music lyrics. You can look for lyrics of various African artistes and browse for your favourite songs - find out info about each song, where to buy albums, watch videos and see news information." Lyrics are in English and African languages. Includes a blog on Ghanaian popular music. http://www.museke.com/
National Democratic Congress
Political party. News, political commentary. Its 2008 Presidential candidate was Prof. John Evans Ata-Mills, a former Vice-President of Ghana. Ata-Mills participated in the Dec. 28, 2008 run-off election against the ruling party New Patriotic Party candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The NDC is the party of former Ghana President Jerry Rawlings. http://www.ndc.org.gh/
National Library of Canada. Images in the News: Canadian Illustrated News
Images of people, places and events from Canada and around the world from the magazine (published in Montreal) covering 1869-1883. Images for Africa are from the Ashanti War, Gold Coast and one of Fort Beaufort, South Africa. http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/cin/
National Salvation Congress NASAC
An organization of "expatriate Ghanaian students and professionals around the globe who have access to electronic mail, and who also have the interest of the motherland at heart." Page maintained by Jerry Wonderful Simpson, General Secretary, NASAC. http://www.gsu.edu/~finjws/platform.htm
Navrongo and Lawra, Virtual Village
Tour a village in Northern Ghana. Prepared by two former Peace Corps volunteers who spent three years in two small communities. Information on life in an African town, culture, Akan names, audio clips of music, economy, history, architecture, a woman farmer, weather, language, maps. photographs. [KF] http://mysite.verizon.net/vze827ph/
Nduom, Papa Kwesi
In English. 2000 - 2001 Parliamentary Candidate for the Convention People's Party (CPP) for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Constituency, Central Region. Biography, projects, history of the constituency, articles and photographs. Web site based in Accra, Ghana. [CA] http://www.nduom.com/
Netherlands Embassy. Accra, Ghana
"information about bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Ghana, as well as practical information regarding this Embassy, news and upcoming events in the Netherlands." http://www.ambaccra.nl/
Network Computer Systems Ltd. - Accra, Ghana
The internet service provider and networking company which established the first internet connection in Ghana. http://www.ghana.com/
New Patriotic Party, NPP
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was its 2012 and 2008 Presidential candidate. Akufo-Addo was in the Dec. 28, 2008 run-off election against National Democratic Congress party Presidential candidate, John Atta-Mills. Party of John Agyekum Kufuor. Founded in 1992 in the Danquah/Busia tradition. Facebook page. http://www.newpatrioticparty.org/
Nii Tettey Tetteh
About a Ghanaian musician seeking to preserve traditional music which is endangered as older musicians die. Tetteh offers workshops and music tours which cover drumming, the traditional flute, gourds, dance. Includes a biography, photos, audio samples from CDs (needs Real Player, sound card, speakers). Sells videos. http://ghanadrumschool.com/
Nkrumah Information and Resource Site
A biography, bibliography of books on Nkrumah, photographs, audio clips (including a clip from the 1959 All-African People's Conference). Designed by Zizwe Mtafuta-Ukweli for R4R productions. http://www.nkrumah.net/
Northwestern University. Global Mappings: A Political Atlas of the African Diaspora
A web site on "linkages between transnational black politics, social movements and world historical events of the 20th century." Has a photograph of Chief Lapido Solanke, founder of the West African Students Union and other photographs, articles from books or specially prepared on the National Congress of British West Africa, the Pan African Congresses, the West African Students Union, the Aborigines' Rights Protection Society, Joseph Casely Hayford, Herbert MacCaulay, and others. From the the Institute of Diasporic Studies, Northwestern University. [KF] http://diaspora.northwestern.edu/
Novica.com
Specialized in art and crafts made by artists in developing countries (West Africa, Zimbabwe). Kente cloth, paintings, dolls, batiks, masks, stools, chess sets, musical instruments, jewelery, sculpture, home decor, baskets, ceramics, wire art, candles. Has artist profiles. The private company does not charge artists for listings. Partners with National Geographic. Based in Los Angeles. Articles about Novica: San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 29, 2001, B3. [KF] http://www.novica.com
nuɖuɖu: food
African recipes (mainly West Africa, Ghana), where to buy African food "restaurants (mainly in Ghana), bars and joints" Blog on African food. http://food.fienipa.com/
Nyaho
William Chapman Nyaho, a Ghanaian American, is a concert artist, pianist, independent scholar and teacher. On his CD, SENKU, Piano Music by Composers of African Descent, he performs works by composers from Africa, the Caribbean, England and the United States. He is the editor of Piano music of Africa and the African diaspora (New York : Oxford University Press, 2007. 2 volumes) http://www.nyaho.com/
[Obama] President Barack Obama - Ghana Trip, July 10-11, 2009
President Obama's speeches, videos, New York Times and BBC articles. Commentary from think tanks, African writers. Prepared by the African Collection, Stanford University Libraries.
October Gallery (London)
Has Contemporary Art from West Africa - El Anatsui (from Ghana), Ablade Glover (Ghana), Emmanuel Taiwo Jegede (Nigeria), Twins Seven Seven (Nigeria), Chief Zacheus O. Oloruntoba (Nigeria), Tunde Odunlade (Nigeria). [KF] http://www.theoctobergallery.com/WestAfricaEx.htm
Okyeame
A discussion list on Ghanaian affairs for Ghanaians only. Includes a history of the list origins. If you are a Ghanaian national, subscribe at the web site. For problems contact the webmaster@okyeame.net. http://www.okyeame.net/
One Ghana, One Voice - Poems and Poets of Ghana
"Every Saturday a new poet will be profiled with one of their poems posted alongside a personal biography." http://www.oneghanaonevoice.blogspot.com/
Oog voor Ghana
In English and Dutch. "Oog voor Ghana is a small organisation that gives educational support mainly - but not only  - in the northern part of Ghana."  Oog voor Ghana believes that  investment in education is the best investment people can make.....This website has lots of free educational courses, useful for students and teachers." Based in Kleve, Germany. http://www.oogvoorghana.org/
Orphans Against AIDS
Provides educational funding for orphans. Ghana (elementary school in the Buduburam refugee camp), Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda. There are no administrative costs; volunteers pay for all administrative and travel expenses.Founded by Andrew Klaber. Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. [KF] http://www.orphansagainstaids.org/
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center is "the Mission and Evangelism Agency of the Orthodox Churches in North America. Originally founded in 1985 as an arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America..." Describes their programs in Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania. http://www.ocmc.org/
Oware! National Game of Africa
Software program and 200 page book (history, cultural significance), to play oware (wari), a game popular in West Africa. For adults and children grade 4 and higher. Requires an IBM compatible computer. From Sapient Software based in Bolinas, Calif.. http://www.svn.net/rkovach/oware/
Owusu-Ankomah
Ghanaian painter. Biography, artwork, exhibitions. The artist is working with Giorgio Armani on the RED project to raise funds for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The author's publications are available from Artco. http://www.owusu-ankomah.de/
Patriensa, Asante Akim MultiPurpose Telecentre
"The primary mission of the Asante Akim Multipurpose Community Telecentre is to bring the benefits of the information and communication technologies to rural communities in Ghana." Video clips of a girls' festival, kente and adinkra symbols, people and panoramas of the village (need to move your cursor), photographs of a community forum. "On August 4, 2001, the village launched the first solar-powered telecentre, the Asante Akim Multipurpose Community Telecentre (AAMCT), in Ghana." Includes graphic images of health problems. The village has an 8-room bed and breakfast inn. A project of the Ghana Computer Literacy & Distance Education, Inc. (GhaCLAD), Greenstar, and the village. http://www.Patriensa.com
Peace Corps - Ghana
Overview of Ghana, letters to new volunteers from present volunteers in Ghana, volunteer lifestyle, medical matters, social issues affecting volunteers, Peace Corps projects in Ghana, etc. Part of the U.S. Embassy, Ghana site. http://www.usembassy.org.gh/peace.htm
Pen + Bytes. International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies Journalism
"Pen + Bytes is an international institute aimed at developing Information Communications Technology (ICT Journalism." [company established 2001] seeks to empower the media through the use of ICTs to advance the work of journalism......a network of media organizations and journalists interested in using ICTs effectively to advance journalism." Has a newsletter, Bantaba. Bibliography, related sites. The President is Kwami Ahiabenu, II. Based in Accra, Ghana. [KF] http://www.penplusbytes.net
Public Broadcasting Corporation - Jim Lehrer News Hour
Has transcripts of the TV broadcast stories from 1995-1996 including an interview with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. For those with sound cards has a RealAudio version as well. Has a keyword search facility for the entire site which can retrieve, for example, Warren Christopher's interview on Liberia.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/africa/africa.html
Quarterly index to periodical literature, Eastern and Southern
Africa
(Library of Congress Office, Nairobi)
Find citations to articles about Ghana. The online version of the print index published by the U.S. Library of Congress Nairobi Office. Since 1991 the Library of Congress Office, Nairobi, has indexed over 300 journals from 24 eastern and southern African countries. (In 1997 LC began acquiring publications from Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, and Senegal.) http://locnairobi.icipe.org/QuarterlyIndex/index.html
Reel African
Streaming African movies / videos to U.S. viewers; ads included in the films pay for the service. The FAQ states you need a high speed internet connection. "Much of the content acquired by ReelAfrican so far has come from the prolific Nigerian and Ghanaian film and TV industries" - Variety article about the site. http://www.reelafrican.com/
Reformed Patriotic Democrats, RPD
Its 2008 Presidential candidate was Kwabena Adjei, founder of the Party. Based in Kumasi, Ghana. [KF] http://rpdghana.org/
Rising Data Solutions
Set up the first call center in Accra, Ghana to sell mobile phone service to Americans. See May 20, 2003 BBC article also the New York Times, July 5, 2003, B4. Its Chief Executive Officer is Sambou Makalou, who has an MBA from Stanford University. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. [KF] http://www.risingdata.com/
Rumba-Kali Home of African Hip Hop
Covers hip hop groups from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zaire, Zimbabwe. Listen to African radio if you have a sound card, speakers, and Real Player. Site by Rahh Records of Leiden, Holland. http://www.africaserver.nl/rumba-kali/
Sankofa Foundation
In English and Dutch. "The board of this foundation is composed of people born in Ghana, Holland and Surinam. The organisation is managed from Holland with a working party in Ghana..." Projects include a omputer project in Ghana, the Ghanaian media in Holland (film project), the exchange of info on Ghanaian experience in Holland. Has pages on cocoa in Ghana, Ashanti kings, a Dutch film on slavery. Based in The Hague, Netherlands. http://www.sankofa.nl/
Scientifc African Music Collection
Produced a cd, Ghana Popular Music, 1931-1957, includes audio files of historical music (requires sound card, speakers or headset). History of the Union Trading Company of Basel which recorded (from 1931 + ) West African popular music. Also musicians from Malawi (Donald Kachamba, the Kambazithe Makolekole Band). Articles, musician profiles, audio files, photographs. Site of Henrik Bettermann. [KF] http://www.scientific-african.de/sciafrmusic/index.html
Selasee
Selasee Atiase is a Ghanaian musician living in Canada. Reggae, Afro-beat. Selasee's manager "attended the 2005 Midem in Cannes, France where he presented one of Selasee`s compositons, a Reggae track entitled 'RUN' which was consequently selected as a sound track for the EA [Electronic Arts] sports'Fifa 2006'soccer video game." Listen to "Run" on http://www.myspace.com/selasee. http://www.selasee.com
Seventh-day Adventists
Has information on the Ghana Union Conference and links to official and unofficial sites throughout Africa. http://www.adventist.org/

The Seventh Day Adventist Periodical Index indexes about 40 SDA journals and magazines. Search for citations to articles by keyword. The index is produced at the James White Library, Andrews University. http://anthony.libr.andrews.edu/CGI-BIN/om_isapi.dll?clientID=385199&infobase=sda-index&softpage=Query_Request_Pg42
Small Arms Survey - "Armed and Aimless: Armed Groups, Guns, and Human Security in the ECOWAS Region"
Full text of the book. Maps, bibliographies. Edited by Nicolas Florquin and Eric G. Berman. "detailed information on more than 35 armed groups that have destabilized West Africa since 1998" "The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland." http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/books

Includes - Nigeria (oil producing states, Christian-Muslim conflict), northern Mali (Tuareg-Arab, Al-Qaeda influence), Ghana (gun manufacturing), Liberia, Guinea (refugees from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire), Mano River Union (child soldiers in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Senegal (Casamance), Sierra Leone, Togo.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art - Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
Has photographs, a history of kente, how to wear kente. Includes photos of the inauguration of Chief Bafour Awuah in Washington D.C. To design your own kente cloth requires the Macromedia Shockwave plug-in. Provides audio files on the pronunciation of terms. http://www.si.edu/nmafa/exhibits/kente/top.htm
Society for Women and AIDS in Africa
"Created in 1988, SWAA is a pioneering Pan African non-profit, non-governmental women’s organization." "SWAA’s mission is to advocate on behalf of women, children and families in the fight against HIV/AIDS..." Based in Accra, Ghana. [KF] http://www.swaagh.org/
SOFTtribe
Software technical support company. Originally S.O.F.T. Company Ltd. Established in 1991 by Hermann Chinery-Hesse and Joe Jackson. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://softtribe.com/
Sohne Net
Blog of software developer/consultant, Guido Sohne. Articles on the African software industry, open source in Ghana, etc . Maintained by Guido Sohne. [KF] http://sohne.net/
Spacefon
"Ghana's most successful wireless company." "In November 1996 Scancom became the first GSM mobile service provider in the Republic of Ghana under the service name Spacefon." Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.spacefon.com/
SriBuO
Sells Ghanaian music on iTunes, Amazon etc. http://sribuo.com/
Standard Trust Bank Ghana
http://www.standardtrustghana.com/
Summit Communications - African Union
Text of a special advertising supplement in the New York Times, October 15, 2001. Covers U.S. - Africa relations, business opportunities, privitization in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali. "Summit [based in New York City] produces high-quality, informative sections that are distributed with The New York Times." http://www.summitreports.com/africanunion/
Titagya Schools (Northern Ghana)
NGO "promotes early educational opportunities in northern Ghana by building and operating schools, partnering with public primary schools .......and administering a scholarship program. Operates a pre-school and kindergarten in the village of Dalun, Ghana. May have internship positions for U.S. students. 50% of the students are girls. http://titagyaschools.org/wordpress/
Taysec
Construction company in Ghana with staff of 2,800. Their projects include roads, office buildings, airports, hotels, factories. Part of the Taylor Woodrow international construction company. http://www.taysec.com.gh/ or http://www.taylorwoodrow.com/3/6aAboutUs.html
TechKnowLogia (Oakton, Virginia)
"International Online Journal of Technologies for the Advancement of Knowledge and Learning." Pub. by Knowledge Enterprise, Inc., in collaboration with UNESCO, OECD and Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC). Free registration.
1st issue includes "Ghana: Networking for Local Development...." on telecenters in Ghana. http://www.TechKnowLogia.org
Technoserve
Management consulting (from finance, marketing and strategy specialists) for business in the developing world. Founded in 1968 by Connecticut businessman Ed Bullard who worked in Ghana. Funded by business, governments, foundations. "recognized as one of the world's "Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs" by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship." Based in Washington, D.C. [KF] http://www.technoserve.org/
This Week Ghana
Links to news from other web sites, commentary on current issues, the social scene, sports, links to Ghana web sites. Publisher is E. Ablorh-Odjidja. Published by ProfileAfrica Media Group. Based in Laurel, Maryland. http://www.thisweekghana.com
Titagya Schools (Northern Ghana)
NGO "promotes early educational opportunities in northern Ghana by building and operating schools, partnering with public primary schools .......and administering a scholarship program. Operates a pre-school and kindergarten in the village of Dalun, Ghana. May have internship positions for U.S. students. 50% of the students are girls. http://titagyaschools.org/wordpress/
UNESCO. Africa Revisited
In  English and French. About the "richness, the diversity, and the fragility" of Africa's cultural heritage. Includes West African forts (Elmina, Goree, James Fort). Lists World Heritage sites in Africa. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. [KF] http://www.unesco.org/whc/exhibits/afr_rev/toc.htm
Unite for Sight
Founded by Jennifer Staple in 2000. "implements vision screening and education programs in North America and in developing countries (Ghana and elsewhere). Has 4,000 volunteers (students, doctors, nurses) in 25 countries. Has funded over 8,000 cataract surgeries. Global eye health statistics. Database of worldwide eye clinics and African health clinics. Holds an annual conference on public health and international development. Online videos, photographs. Eye education for children and adults. [KF] http://www.uniteforsight.org/
United Nations Development Programme - Ghana, UNDP
Has full text District Human Developments Reports. Example - District Human Development Report Tema Municipality 2004. 98 p. in PDF (covers education, health, participation in elections, housing, food and job security, poverty index. Country Programme Action Plan 2006-201 (MS Word, 23 p.) 2006 Annual Report (40 p. in PDF). Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.undp-gha.org/
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Ghana
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-g/ghana.html
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Ghana
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html
United States. Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information, is a great resource. Keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD (similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) for the 103rd, 104th, and the 105th Congresses and to Congressional legislation. Also has links to the Senate and House sites such as the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
http://thomas.loc.gov/
United States. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Ghana
2012 Report, 2011 Report. 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report , 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1995, 1994, 1993 Reports: http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/hrp_reports_mainhp.html
United States. Embassy. Accra Ghana
Profile of the Ambassador, the Peace Corps in Ghana, visa information, etc. http://usembassy.state.gov/accra/
University of Calgary (Canada) Dept. of Archaeology
The department has the following projects. http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/faculties/SS/ARKY/research.html
University of Cape Coast
Has the Corporate strategic plan, information on Faculties, Institutes, Centers such as the Center for Research on Improving Quality of Primary Education. Information on the African Virtual University, on university administrators,. the ICT policy. Based in Cape Coast, Ghana. [KF] http://www.uccghana.net/
University of Edinburgh, Centre of African Studies
Learning to Compete Project. Has the full text of Papers in Education, Training and Enterprise (Ghana, Kenya, South Africa). http://www.ed.ac.uk/~simba/PETE.html
University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
See also older information from the Universities of Ghana Overseas Office. Based in Winneba. http://www.uew.edu.gh/
University of Ghana
History, faculty, staff directory, courses, research institutes, the Balme Library, alumni news and more. Some overseas institutions have academic links with the University. http://www.ug.edu.gh/
University of Ghana. Institute of African Studies
Hosts the Manhyia Archives (Kumasi, Ghana). Based in Legon, Ghana. http://ias.ug.edu.gh/
University of Ghana. Institute of African Studies. Research Review (Accra, Ghana)
"a peer-reviewed inter-disciplinary scholarly journal of the humanities and social sciences in Africa." Has the tables of contents. Photocopies of articles can be ordered. Pay by check or money order. From International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London). http://www.inasp.org.uk/ajol/journals/iasrr/index.html
University of Ghana. Technology Assessment Project
"The Technology Assessment Project is a link arrangement between the University of Ghana and the Technical University of Denmark within the context of DANIDA's ENRECA programme. Its specific mandate is for Technology Assessment in Ghana: Building Research Capabilities at the University of Ghana, Legon." http://TapLegon.cti.dtu.dk
University of Pennsylvania African Ghana Page and Search Engine
Maps, an embassy directory, travel, language information, etc. Created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility for their very large web site. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/Ghana.html
University of Virginia. Cape Coast Archive
Photographs of Ghana. Includes downtown Cape Coast, Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, Asafo Shrine-Elmina, Kakum National Park, Government House 1998, architectural drawings 1999, local street signs / billboards 1999, historic photos of jails, churches, government buildings, children, Panafest 1999, boat building, Ko-sa Beach Resort, two early maps." For the Panoramic Images - Click on the far right symbol, place the cursor on the photo and hold the mouse button down to see a panorama of each photo. "a collaborative effort by the University of Virginia Library, the United States branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and Ghanaian institutions to document the unique cultural landscape of the Cape Coast,..." [KF] http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/CapeCoastArchive/
Valley View University
Private university which opened in 1979, an institution of the West Africa Ocean Division of the Seventh-day Adventists. Offers Bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies, Theology, Business Administration, Accounting, and Computer Science. Located 31km from Accra. [KF] http://www.vvu.edu.gh/
Vibe Ghana
Current news articles from Ghana and other newspapers. Videos on Ghana, Uganda (Idi Amin), etc. Readers may comment on articles. http://vibeghana.com/
Voluntary Workcamps Association, Ghana
"a Nongovernmental Organization based in Accra, Ghana that organizes 3-4 week voluntary workcamps, with both Ghanaian and international volunteers. We build schools and community centers, plant trees in deforested areas, organize AIDS education campaigns, and more." http://www.volu.org
Service Civil International (U.S. branch) lists dates and cost of the Ghana camps. http://www.sci-ivs.org/workcamp/ghana_volu.htm
WorldWide Classroom lists an address. http://www.worldwide.edu/ci/ghana/schools/20962.html
Read about "The Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana's Computer Literacy/Distance Learning Project" by Osei Darkwa in the Oct. 1996, SIGCHI Bulletin [Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) ] http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.4/international.html
Webstar Internet - Ghana's Guide to the Internet
Extensive, well organized, annotated directory of Ghana sites with most sites based in Ghana. Covers arts, business, culture, education, entertainment, exports, government, internet, news media, sports, travel, women. Descriptions are taken from the web site itself or described from a Ghanaian point of view. Webstar is also a web design firm. Maintained by Guido Sohne. http://www.webstar.com.gh/
West Africa Review
A peer reviewed e-journal published by the Africa Resource Centre founded by Dr. Nkiru Nzegwu. Articles include "Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPS) in Ghana: Interrogating NDC's Implementation" by Kwame Boafo-Arthur. Articles are indexed in Africabib.org. Based in Endicott, NY, supported by the Department of Africana Studies, Binghamton University (SUNY).[KF] http://www.westafricareview.com/war/
West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols & Meanings
High quality adinkra symbols with their meanings. Larger versions of the symbols can be supplied on request. Includes adinkra Valentine cards, an annotated list of books (plus books for children) and adinkra related sites. Created by Jean MacDonald of Well-Tempered Web Design in Portland, Oregon, a volunteer to Ghana with Geekcorps. http://www.welltempered.net/adinkra
White Cliffs Media
Established in 1985, provides books, CDs, videos and audio cassettes on drum and dance music from the Ewe (Ghana and Togo), the Damba festival music of northern Ghana, Mandiani drum and dance from Senegal, xylophone music from Ghana, etc. http://www.wcmedia.com/wcm/wcm.htm
Whole World's Harp Project
Sells two CDs, one is a cross-section of the diverse traditional, neo-traditional, and popular music happening now in Ghana. The other CD is "compositions and collaborations associated with Nat Keefe." "All profits from the Whole World's Harp CD Project will benefit the Children in Need Foundation in Accra, Ghana." [KF] http://www.hotbutteredrum.net/ghana/
Winneba Linux User Group
Supports the use of open source software for educational purposes. Based at the University of Education Winneba, Ghana. See also OpenGhana. http://www.wilugghana.org/
Women in Law & Development in Africa - Ghana, WILDAF - Ghana
"a pan-African, non-governmental, non-profit organisation that brings together individuals and organisations to promote a culture for the exercise and respect for women’s rights in Africa..." Full text reports such as "Advocacy for Better Implementation of Women's Rights in Ghana" By Dorcas Coker-Appiah and Joana Foster (22 p. in Word); "Violence Against Women" (19 p. in Word). Based in Legon, Ghana. http://www.wildafghana.org/
World Bank - Capacity Building in Africa
March 2005 Report assesses World Bank support for public sector capacity building in Africa over the past 10 years based on country studies of Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique. http://www.worldbank.org/oed/africa_capacity_building/
World Health Organization. Traditional Medicine Strategy
"up to 80% of people in the south use it as part of primary health care. The situation has given rise to concerns among health practitioners and consumers on the issue of safety, above all, but also on questions of policy, regulation, evidence, biodiversity and preservation and protection of traditional knowledge." WHo released 'a global plan..... The strategy provides a framework for policy to assist countries to regulate traditional or complementary/alternative medicine (TM/CAM) to make its use safer, more accessible to their populations and sustainable."

Has full text reports such as -
Report of the Consultation on AIDS and Traditional Medicine: Prospects for Involving Traditional Health Practitioners (Francistown, Botswana, 23-27 July 1990), WHO/TRM/GPA/90.1, WHO Geneva, 1990 (full text in Adobe PDF with profiles on Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe). [KF] http://www.who.int/medicines/organization/trm/orgtrmmain.shtml
World Investment News - Special on Ghana
"This is the electronic edition of the special country report on Ghana published in Forbes December 13th 1999 Issue." Useful basic information on many sectors, a directory of organizations with a page on each, maps, photographs, links to Ghana sites. http://www.winne.com/Ghana2/
See another version of the special report: http://www.winne.com/ghana/
Yarak, Larry W.
Yarak is Associate Professor of History, Texas A & M University. Includes his papers on the 19th c. history of the Akan of Ghana: Inventing Tradition in Elmina: a Note on the Bakatue Festival and Early Photography in Elmina (which has a photo of Elmina's most influential merchant). Has reading lists (books and internet readings) for courses on Modern African History and the History of South Africa and information on the Ghana Studies Council.
Early Photography in Elmina: http://people.tamu.edu/%7Eyarak/photo-el.htm
Inventing Tradition in Elmina: http://people.tamu.edu/%7Eyarak/bakatue.htm
Main page: http://people.tamu.edu/~yarak/
Yoruba Art and Akan Goldweights
On-line catalog of an exhibit of Yoruba art and Akan goldweights held at the Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois in 1994. Includes an essay and bibliography.
http://www.fa.indiana.edu/~conner/africart/home.html



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