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Tourism in Ghana – A volunteer’s experience

I had just recently returned form my second trip to Ghana to volunteer with  “Volunteer in Africa”,  My friend and I worked at an orphanage there closely connected with the organization, and it occurred to me just how lucky we were to have had this experience. The organization is highly …

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The mystery of Ghana’s “Big Tree”

There is a tree which stands at 90 metres in height and 396 centimetres in diameter. According to Ghana’s Forestry officials, it is the biggest tree in the country. Growing in the forests of Akim Oda in Ghana’s Eastern region, the tree known locally as “the Big Tree” is of …

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India’s tourism sector suffers after Mumbai attack

India’s tourist industry is facing a slump, both due to last month’s terror attacks in Mumbai and the global economic slowdown. Two luxury hotels popular with foreigners were among the targets of the terror attacks in the deadly attacks. In the three weeks since gunmen mounted assaults on the Taj …

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Kakum National Park – one of Ghana’s heritage sites

The Kakum National Park, is one of Ghana’s rich natural resources. It is a perfect example of the country’s rich biodiversity, and an enthralling rainforest any country of the world would wish to have making it the tourist’s haven. The birth of Kakum Kakum, is named after the Kakum River …

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The biofuel factor, the food crisis and Ghana

It is now an established fact that the production of biofuel is a major contributor to the current worsening global food crisis. The use of productive agriculture land for the production of crops for ethanol has been identified as a factor that is pushing world food prices up to 75%. …

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