Background: Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the constitution in 1981 and a ban on political parties. A new constitution, restoring multiparty politics, was approved in 1992. Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS, head of state since 1981, won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR, who defeated former Vice President Atta MILLS in a free and fair election, succeeded him.
Blogs from Ejura
Latest Blogs from Ejura
- February 7th 2008 Emmanuel's Gift
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- January 24th 2008 Lights ON!!! (oh...and Match #1 of Africa Cup)
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- January 22nd 2008 writer's block is a prick of a thing
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- January 15th 2008 Ghana: Phase Two
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- January 12th 2008 Finally...pictures!!!
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- January 6th 2008 We chartered a tro-tro.
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- January 6th 2008 Questions from America
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- January 2nd 2008 A Muslim "Wedding" (?)
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- December 26th 2007 The Chief has died (?)
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- December 24th 2007 Merry Christmas!
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- December 16th 2007 Goodbyes, round one
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- December 12th 2007 quick update
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- December 1st 2007 Raise Up! Wheelchair Project
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- November 23rd 2007 Happy Thanksgiving!
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- November 19th 2007 a fever, the police station, and a jilted chief
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- November 11th 2007 A ping pong table and a Ghanian wedding
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- November 11th 2007 a typical day in the neighborhood
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- November 6th 2007 Happy Halloween!
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- November 6th 2007 The Ejura Yam Festival
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- November 3rd 2007 Lighthouse Chapel, the Mega Church
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