Ghana gained independence in 1957, and was the first sub-Saharan country in rural Africa to do so. It is a constitutional democracy. With a total area of 238,533 sq km, Ghana is slightly smaller than Oregon. It has a tropical climate; it is hot and dry in the north, hot and humid in the southwest, and warm and relatively dry along the southeast coast. Its natural resources are gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, and limestone. Ghana has a population of 25,241,998, and its capital is Accra. While English is the official language of Ghana, several other languages are spoken there, including Asante (14.8%), Ewe (12.7%), Fante with (9.9%), Boron (Brong) (4.6%), Dagomba (4.3%), Dangme (4.3%), Dagarte (Dagaba) (3.7%), Akyem (3.4%), Ga (3.4%), and Akuapem (2.9%). Other languages (including English) make up the remaining 36.1%. Christianity is the major religion at 68%;  Muslims make up 15.9% .

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    Khalid Al-Naif

    Director, Development Consulting Services

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    Kwasi Ampene

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    Brian Arbic

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    Carol Boyd

    Director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender
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    Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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    Frieda Ekotto

    Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures
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    Kevin Gaines

    Director, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
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    Larry Gant

    Professor, Social Work

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    Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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    Ted Hanss

    Director, Enabling Technologies

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    Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstrectics and Gynecology
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    Elijah Kannatey-Asibu

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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    Deputy Director, Global Health Programs

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    Edith Lewis

    Associate Professor, Social Work

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    Assistant Clinical Professor, Office of International Affairs
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    Elisha P. Renne

    Associate Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
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    Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
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    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

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    Raymond Silverman

    Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
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    Associate Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
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    Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
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