Ghana‘s ambassador to the United States, Daniel Ohene Agyekum, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for Kennesaw State University‘s three-day economic forum highlighting the West African nation March 21-23. The ambassador will give opening remarks alongside university President Daniel Papp at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22, the first full day of the conference. The conference is to examine Ghana as Read more
Kennesaw State University‘s Journal of Global Initiatives is calling for academic papers for a special edition on Ghana to be published this year. The publication coincides with the university’s Year of Ghana program, which focuses on the country with special lectures and cultural events throughout the 2012-13 school year. Editors are seeking contributions from all disciplines, but Read more
Some people call Africa the last frontier in the global economy, with its 1 billion consumers, vast swaths of arable land and abundant natural resources. But the continent often spoken of as one is made up of 54 countries with various cultural and economic makeups. Finding an entry point can be difficult. That’s what Ghana Read more
It seems a long way away, but Georgia is connected with Ghana by a variety of projects poised to improve quality of life in the West African nation. While conducting research for a Ghana trip in April GlobalAtlanta learned about three ways expertise minted in Georgia is making an impact across the Atlantic. Peanuts It’s no coincidence that Albany once had a baseball team Read more
Note: GlobalAtlanta is partnering with Georgia State University‘s Center for International Business Education and Research, or CIBER, for a series of special reports aimed at helping readers understand emerging markets. Written by a student, the following summary covers the potential risks and rewards of doing business in Ghana, the latest in the series. Ghana, Read more
Since 2003, the university’s Institute for Global Initiatives has picked a country to feature with special lectures, events and cultural presentations throughout the school year. This year focuses on the West African nation of Ghana.
With its customers mostly in Africa and its balance of suppliers shifting to Asia, there are very few business reasons for Citland International to be headquartered in Atlanta. Yet the mining supply company, which sells exclusively overseas, is managing a rapid worldwide expansion from the city its founder called home until losing a battle with cancer in January. Trevor King, the Read more
Africa has the potential to be “one of the greatest opportunities of any place on Earth,” but only if governments on the continent eschew corruption and embrace democracy, said U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. “If it is true that Europe was the continent of the first half of the 20th century for America, and Asia was the continent of the second half Read more
Like the precious metal that led colonists to call it the Gold Coast, Ghana‘s economy has the glint of opportunity, but investors might have to remove a layer of dust to see it. The country of 25 million people, a vibrant democracy visited by the last three sitting U.S. presidents, has become the preferred West African beachhead for Read more
The National Black Arts Festival, held each year at venues around Atlanta, has attracted Ghanaian artisans for years.
Kumasi, an inland city known for cultural exports like drums, carvings and traditional woven kente cloth worn by royalty, is modeled its own arts festival after Atlanta’s, leading to stronger ties that have spilled over into education and humanitarian efforts.