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Ghana: Country in West Africa
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east. Ghana covers an area of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), spanning diverse biomes that range from coastal savannas to tropical rain forests. With over 31 million people, Ghana is the second-most populous country in West Africa, after Nigeria. The capital and largest city is Accra; other major cities are Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi.

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Father of Ghana's independence Kwame Nkrumah died 50 years ago [Video]

Father of Ghana's independence Kwame Nkrumah died 50 years ago

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:17Published
Ghana's only glassblower is turning TVs and windows into artistic wonders [Video]

Ghana's only glassblower is turning TVs and windows into artistic wonders

Michael Tetteh is creating wonders using discarded glass waste.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:26Published

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