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Going Out in Style in Ghana

Picking a coffin in Ghana for that deceased loved on is a bit more complex than “Do you want the wood one, or the brass handles?”

Funerals are one of the most important events in Ghanaian society. Frederick Nnoma-Addison, a D.C.-based journalist who comes from the West African country, says funerals in Ghana are considered an investment in the memory of the deceased. “Yes, there is mourning, but we also reflect his or her good life, and celebrate,” he told Seth Doane. 

And while a funeral lasts just a few hours, since eternity is, well, eternity, it’s important to spend it in style.

Style?

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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Africa

 

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Ghana – Dancin’ In the Streets on Eve of Obama Arrival

One of the hottest pop songs on Ghanaian radio is this tune by an artist called Black Rasta –

ACCRA (AFP) — Ghanaians sporting Barack Obama hats and T-shirts and holding portraits of the US president danced through the streets of the capital Accra early Friday in anticipation of his on a landmark visit to the country.

Obama was due to arrive in Ghana late Friday on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa since being elected president.

Despite tight security which saw some 10,000 police deployed across the seaside capital, residents drummed and gyrated in the streets, with many dancing to a song about Obama, composed by a Ghanaian radio presenter known as Black Rasta.

Street vendors did brisk trade in Obama memorabilia from keyrings and coffee mugs to huge colourful umbrellas with Obama and President John Atta-Mills’ portraits emblazoned on them. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2009 in News

 

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