Destination: Ghana

Around the World in Five Dates

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The language of love may be universal, but the etiquette of dating is not. Terry Ward looks at courting from Tehran to Tokyo.

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Students Abroad: Escaping the American Bubble

Photo by tlindenbaum via Flickr, (Creative Commons).

As we’ve noted before, rising interest in study abroad programs has sparked discussion about how to reduce costs and improve access so more American college students can take part. Now a lengthy Read More »

Suffering and Smiling: Vanity Fair Does Africa

Africa is hot. Why? So we can save it? Frank Bures deconstructs the magazine's latest issue and what it says about Western views of the continent.

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Valentine’s Day Comes to Ghana

Why is the holiday taking off in the African nation?  In part, one cultural anthropologist told USA Today, because “radio airplay of love songs by Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Lionel Richie and others is year-round and has fed the idea that Valentine’s Day is for sweethearts.” It’s tangential, but that reminds us of the intriguing Lionel Richie-Libya connection.

Talking Malaria in Washington

Seriously. Reports the AP: “Declaring that malaria can be defeated, President Bush on Thursday added eight countries to a U.S. initiative aimed at combatting the disease in Africa and slashing its mortality rate by half in targeted nations.” Ghana, pictured, is among the eight nations. Malaria kills roughly a million Africans each year, many of them under five.

Not a Bad Time to Be in Ghana

Travel writer Joshua Berman is in the midst of one of those ‘round-the-world trips that would make anyone with remotely itchy feet turn, uh, green with envy. Over the last year, he has passed through Paris, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia. And yesterday, he was in Ghana to see the African nation defeat the United States in a World Cup match. Not surprisingly, as this photo he shot indicates, he found himself in the midst of one serious party.

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