The Republic of Ghana. A story about Ghana and its people. Ghana is located on the gold coast of Africa and was o riginally colonized by the English. Because of this, Ghana’s culture has adopted many English aspects. . During English rule Ghana was a crown colony and
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A story about Ghana and its people
originally colonized by the English. Because of this,
Ghana’s culture has adopted many English aspects.
was one of the major trading ports of Africa. Ghana
still relies on trade for most of their countries income.
country to gain its independence.
jewel deposits, its main export is agriculture.
With over 66% of its population working in agriculture.
United Nations Development Programme's 2011
Human Development Index.
Seasons, most of the north is draught prone
and has no agricultural opportunities.
Due to Ghana’s high poverty rates many of the popular traditional games and sports played in Ghana require little equipment and require a high level of endurance such as soccer and Snake tag.
and Soccer, which both sprout from their
Ghana has won the African cup 4 times since there
first appearance in 1963. Possessing the second
most African Cup titles behind Egypt.
to make it to the FIFA world cup quarter finals.
Ghana’s national team is currently ranked 22rd by FIFA.
the world and are known for their competitive,
aggressive, and active style of play.
competitive tag game played by
all children, called Snake tag.
played with large numbers. Both of these games also
require little equipment and require a high level of
endurance and foot eye coordination.
by many Ghanaians, physical endurance is a valuable
quality to have. Both soccer and snake tag are cheap
and fun ways to help build this skill.
villages/communities this could also explain
the emphasis on team and group games/sports.
and the importance to stay away from the snake’s mouth.
This is important because Ghana is home to 2 of the top
10 most poisonous snakes in the world and 6 of
the top ten most poisonous snakes in African