Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ghana schoolchildren await historic visit of first African-American US President

This BBC article discusses Ghana's history and connection to slavery, as well as the significance of the president's visit there. Ghana, which was the first African county emancipated in 1957, has a democratic government showing what Obama has referred to as an "effective governance" despite some flaws, such as relying on international help despite having strong natural resources.

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