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Western Africa. Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Objectives. Describe characteristics of contemporary West African countries. Compare Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reading. Read pp. 523 to 527

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Western africa

Western Africa

Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo


Objectives

Objectives

  • Describe characteristics of contemporary West African countries.

  • Compare Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo


Reading

Reading

  • Read pp. 523 to 527

  • In your notes, make a Venn diagram where you will compare Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • What characteristics do they have in common?

    • How are they different?


Comparisons drc ghana or both

Comparisons – DRC, Ghana or Both

  • Its borders today are similar to its colonial borders

  • It was once known as the Gold Coast (Cote d’Or)

  • It was once under European rule

  • It gained independence in 1957

  • It gained independence in 1960

  • It was ruled by Joseph Mobutu

  • It was ruled by Kwame Nkrumah

  • It was ruled by Laurent Kabila

  • It was ruled by Jerry John Rawlings

  • A coup d'état took place here


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