This site provides a rich collection of information and photos of Akan goldweights. The Akan people live in the southern part of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. The Akan goldweights exhibit animation, humor, and freedom of expression coupled with endless variety. Their detail excite curiosity about their origins and meaning. Such inquiry is rewarding, because goldweight forms often reflect Akan historyand life, from religion and politics to social behavior and responsibilities of the individual.
Kente is an Asante ceremonial cloth hand-woven on a horizontal treadle loom. The Asante people live in the southern part of Ghana. Strips measuring about 4 inches wide are sewn together into larger pieces of cloths. Cloths come in various colors, sizes and designs and are worn during very important social and religious occasions. In a total cultural context, kente is more important than just a cloth. It is a visual representation of history, philosophy, ethics, oral literature, moral values, social code of conduct, religious beliefs, political thought and aesthetic principles.
Adinkra is one of the highly valued hand-printed and hand-embroidered cloths. Its origin is traced to the Asante people of Ghana and the Gyaman people of Cote' d'Ivoire. Adinkra cloths were made and used exclusively by the royalty and spiritual leaders for very important sacred ceremonies and rituals. In modern times, however, adinkra cloths are used for a wide range of social activities. In addition to its sacred usage, it is also used to make clothing for such special occasions as festivals, church-going, weddings, naming ceremonies and initiation rites. This Friends of Ghana HomePage also has a very extensive list of Adinkra symbols with their meanings.
Akan is a language spoken in Ghana. In Akan one of the names a person is given depends on his or
her day of the week of birth, and the person's sex. Thus there are only fourteen of this kind of
Akan name. You can find you Akan name from this site.
The Ghanaian Newsrunner is a weekly news publication set up to serve the Ghanaian community in Holland. It brings current news from both Ghana and the Netherlands every week. It's main purpose is to inform the readers in an informative and independant manner about what is happening in these two countries. This is to be regarded as a service to Ghanaians in diaspora.
Are you feeling FOG(gy)? Well this is the place for you. This site is maintained by former Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Ghana. You should also check out the extensive list of Ghanaian and African stories/tales/fables.
This moderated list server from Portsmouth University, UK, sends you daily clips on the latest news from Ghana. Now you can automatically subscribe and unsubscribe yourself from this list server by simply sending a message to:
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The Gonja Association of North America was created in 1994 as a non-profit organization to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of Gonjaland residents in the United States and Ghana.
This site has lot of information on Ghana!
The goal of the Linkage Project is to develop a collaborative partnership between Eastern Washington University and the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa, to expand and upgrade staff and curriculum at the University of Cape Coast while enhancing the international dimension at Eastern Washington University. Begun in 1994, this grant is now in it's fifth and final year.
This site has a tremendous amount of general information about Ghana.
Yum- Fufu! There's nothing like a hearty portion of fufu or TZ amidst a tasty brew of groundnut stew. Check out this page for a few receipes.
This page is devoted to the work of C.K. Ladzekpo, director of the African music program at UC Berkeley. He is a member of a famous family of African musicians and dancers who traditionally serve as lead drummers and composers among the Anlo-Ewe people of southeastern Ghana.
Adaawe is an international women's percussion ensemble performing traditional West African and original music. The name Adaawe comes from the traditional Ghanaian Adaawe women's music of the Ga people.
St. Margaret Shelter Care Inc. is an independent non- profit
organization founded by Ghanaians who are living in the United States.
St. Margaret Shelter is dedicated to assist the people of the rural Sandema
District to meet a number of very critical needs, and gain increased
self-sufficiency in health care, education, and economic development.
Get on your Highlife dancing shoes! This site has all sort of zipped Highlife files for you to download and listen.
This is the site to visit if your would like to know more about the slave trade and some of the Castles and Forts along the Ghanaian coast.
If your planning on traveling to Ghana you might want to check out this site.
Here's the link to HealthNet which provides Internet access to the Navrongo Health Research Centre.
You might want to investigate this site if your interested in hearing about an Obruni's travels in Ghana.
This site contains stories of Ghanaian and expatriate workers who tell about their duties, how they feel about them, their relations with others at work, and how the work affects their personal and family life. The expatriates are from several continents and they include several PCV's.
Are you looking to buy Ghanaian masks, drums, and musical instruments? This site might be the right connection for you.
Check out Davi Lojo's HomePage for information on purchasing West African textiles.
Here's another HomePage which is selling Ghanaian products on the Web.
Agbedefu On-Line mostly sells Ghanaian instruments and crafts. They also
hope to grow into an educational venue.
You know the Web has gone World Wide when the Contractor responsible for Kumasi-Bolga road and the Tono Dam is on-line!
This HomePage will give you business information on this company's gold mining operations in Ghana.
This site tries to provide a one-stop shop for Ghanaians, Businesspersons, and people interested in Ghana
This site spotlights a shop located in Boston and run by a Ghanian woman. Visham specializes in apparel, jewelry, sculptures, fashion accessories and items for the home.
This site highlights work and travels done in Ghana.
A Ghana RPCV from the Volta Region put this site together to give readers an idea of typical water/sanitation projects.
African Resources on the Web
Africa Online is one of Africa's gateway to the Internet. The service chronicles the daily lives of African communities with daily news reports by local African news networks, and from various NGOs. The broader service features HomePages for various African countries, interest groups and individuals, on-line reference materials, music, art and cultural exchanges, travel information and a kids educational section.
Do you want maps? This University of Texas WebSite has all the maps you would want including all of the African countries.
This Univeristy of Virginia WebSite exhibits African art. Objects selected for this exhibit were chosen both to exemplify African aesthetic and moral principles and to display some of the finest pieces in the Bayly's large collection. Most of the pieces in the exhibit come from West African societies.
Tired of reading one short paragraph of a major African news story in your newspaper? Tire no more! Bookmark this site and consider it your African CNN.
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is a charity that sends aid to developing countries - not in the form of money, food, clothing or equipment, but in the form of expert volunteers . The right people with the right skills who are committed to ensuring lasting, sustainable improvements where they are most needed.
An arm of The Navigators, a nonprofit Christian service organization, Africa artners links American business and professional people with African doctors. This bond establishes long term close relationships with mutual commitment.
This WebSite pulls together a lot of the sites and sounds of Africa.
Tag along as Rich Piazza recollects his extraordinary solo 1963 journey with stories and pictures.
Here's an on-line resource to learn more about Mali. Built by and for Malians and people interested in this West African country.
Learn more about this great ancient African civilization!
Explore this site for information on a tradiational African game. You can also order a computer software version
of the game. (Note: The traditional African game is not played on a 100 Mhz Pentium PC with this software but instead uses wooden boards and stones.)
Established in 1989, Spector Travel is specializes in travel to Africa. As a consolidator for discounted African airfares, Spector Travel offers highly discounted fares on major international carriers, such as Sabena, KLM, Air Afrique and South African Airways.
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