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By Clarissa Higgins and Clarissa Higgins,The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2009
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama made his first trip to the African continent as president, visiting Ghana, the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain its independence from Europe. The nation of about 20 million remains a democracy and has not been a victim of civil unrest, making it a peaceful destination for tourists. It also offers a range of attractions from beaches to game reserves to old European forts and castles. 1 Explore the National Museum: . Located in Accra, the nation's capital, it is the oldest museum that celebrates the rich culture of the region, offering art and historical objects, exhibits and films.
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: Germany and Ghana played to a thrilling 2-2 draw, leading me and many others to wonder whether this means the U.S., which played poorly and still beat Ghana 2-1, is better than I thought, or whether Portugal, who was smoked 4-0 by Germany, is just really bad. What's on tap: Belgium vs. Russia, 12 p.m., ABC; South Korea vs. Algeria, 3 p.m., ABC; United States vs. Portugal, 6 p.m, ESPN. What you'll see: You may understand why I'm particularly concerned with results that directly affect the U.S., which controls its own destiny in the Group of Death.
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By Sports Digest | June 25, 2010
Soccer Palace Baltimore to hold viewing party for U.S.-Ghana Crystal Palace Baltimore, in conjunction with ASG Sports, will hold a viewing party for the U.S.-Ghana game Saturday in the World Cup round of 16 before its own home game against the Minnesota Stars at Calvert Hall's Paul Angelo Russo Stadium. The viewing party will begin at 2 p.m., and Palace Baltimore's game is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff. Et Cetera Baltimore's Fain to play for world title in women's football Tarsha Fain , a Baltimore native and a member of the USA Football women's national team, will be embarking for Stockholm with her team to compete in the women's world championship.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: Costa Rica did CONCACAF proud and Honduras tried, but France put on a performance against a fraudulent Swiss side that not many European sides have been capable of in Brazil. What's on tap: Argentina vs. Iran, 12 p.m., ESPN; Germany vs. Ghana, 3 p.m., ESPN; Nigeria vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 p.m.. What you'll see: The day's opener will feature Lionel Messi and the uber-talented Argentine side try to break down a group of Iranians that will park the bus in front of goal under Portuguese manager Carlos Queiroz.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2003
As the Howard County Economic Development Authority has focused on drawing international businesses, it has often looked to Europe. But a conference to be held next week at the International Trade Center is designed to give local entrepreneurs and business developers a look at another area of the world they may not have considered - west Africa. The conference on trade opportunities with Ghana - a west African country slightly smaller than Oregon - will give local businesses with an interest in international trade basic information on state and federal aid that may be available to them and specifics on Ghana's resources and business opportunities.
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By Karen Zeiler and Karen Zeiler,Contributing Writer | September 25, 1994
This summer's political crisis in Nigeria may have thwarted Michele Bollinger's plans, but it did not weaken her resolve -- or her longing for a taste of African culture.Miss Bollinger, 22, will spend the next 10 months in Accra, Ghana, studying African history at the University of Ghana at Legon, on a Rotary Academic Ambassadorial Scholarship.On Wednesday, she will leave her home in Westminster, where she lives with her parents, Edward and Susan; her sister, Denise, 19; and her brother, Bryan, 14."
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December 12, 2000
Opposition leads in Ghana election, fails to win outright ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana's opposition New Patriotic Party has overtaken the ruling party in parliamentary elections but failed to win an outright majority in the new assembly, provisional returns showed yesterday. NPP leader John Kufuor led a presidential vote held on the same day, although he failed to get enough votes to win outright and will face Vice President John Atta Mills in a runoff within 21 days of the official result being announced.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2000
Sometime in the early morning hours today, in Accra, Ghana, there was to be a family reunion that Maryland transportation officials hope will usher in a new era of international travel at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Laurel resident Paul Owusu planned to meet his parents after arriving in Accra aboard Ghana Airways' first nine-hour flight from Baltimore to the West African nation. The flight made Ghana Airways the first airline in a decade to launch new international passenger service at BWI. The 46-year-old Ghanaian native tries to make the trip home at least once every other year.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2004
After waiting more than a week for a flight to Ghana, more than 190 passengers stranded in Baltimore by the grounding of Ghana Airways were undeterred by a 5 a.m. wake-up call, five hours in a check-in line and a two-hour departure delay. All they wanted was a flight out. And yesterday, after negotiations between U.S. and Ghanaian officials, they got their wish. About 1:30 p.m., a charter flight operated by World Airlines took off from Baltimore-Washington International Airport bound for Accra, Ghana.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 24, 1997
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- When Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings arrived in Abidjan on Thursday for a three-day official visit, huge crowds formed, traffic stopped and lusty cheers of approval rang out wherever his delegation went.Ghanaian immigrants, the busiest commercial fishermen in this country, even took the day off to bring their dugouts into Abidjan's central lagoon for a glimpse of their homeland's leader.From the extraordinary reaction, one might have thought that Rawlings was a rare visitor from an exotic and faraway land.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi is so, so good. What's on tap: Germany vs. Portugal, 12 p.m., ESPN; Iran vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m.; ESPN; Ghana vs. United States, 6 p.m., ESPN. What you'll see: It's finally here. After an undercard that features a tasty (and to the United States, very important)
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
The legacy of Craig Willinger lives on with Hannah Smith at the 2014 World Cup. Smith, a 17-year-old high school soccer player from Murraysville, Pa., is in Brazil this week with her mother, Rori. She is the ninth honoree of a Baltimore-based foundation that sends young cancer patients and those who've survived the disease to soccer events around the world. Willinger, who grew up in Highlandtown, started the fund after he was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer in 2007.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | June 2, 2014
I was listening to a local radio news program when I heard the anchor say that Dr. Maya Angelou had passed. To make sure the report was accurate, I called a friend, who knows her through a close friendship with Angelou's grandson. She confirmed what I was hoping was not true. The world had lost an icon in the passing of Angelou at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86 years old. Through her autobiographies, poems, essays, lectures and work in front of and behind the camera, as well as on stage, Angelou touched generations - my mom's, mine, my nieces' and nephews' generation and their children's.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2013
Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, an attorney in the state public defender's office in Baltimore, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at a friend's Hanover home. She was 26 and lived in Owings Mills. "Her death was accidental. She had a pre-existing heart condition and had taken her medication. Last Friday evening, she was out with friends socializing and drank some alcohol, and on Saturday morning she was found dead," said her mother, Dr. Kibibi Mack-Shelton of Owings Mills. "We are waiting for the coroner's report who initially said that her death was probably caused by a combination of medication and alcohol.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2013
Dr. Richard Harold Morrow Jr., a physician and Johns Hopkins public health official and who had worked in Ghana and Uganda, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 17 at his home in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County. He was 81. Hopkins colleagues described him as a pioneer in international public health. He was the recipient of a 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Public Health Association's International Health Section. "He was a man of both humility and brilliance," said Dr. Adnan A. Hyder, a Hopkins professor of international health, who lives in Lutherville.
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Sports on TV | June 27, 2013
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By Lester J. Davis and Lester J. Davis,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2004
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Baltimore-Washington International Airport after U.S. officials grounded Ghana's state-run airline during an investigation into alleged safety and licensing violations. Debt-ridden Ghana Airways suspended flights into and out of the United States on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Transportation issued the order. Yesterday morning, stranded passengers crowded outside the front entrance of the Ramada Inn on Fort Meade Road in Laurel, with suitcases full of wet and stained clothing.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | February 21, 2008
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will lose its flights to Africa in May, when North American Airlines cuts service to Lagos, Nigeria, and Accra, Ghana. It is the latest blow to BWI's efforts to bolster its international service, after Icelandair's pullout last month. It also means the large West African immigrant population in the Baltimore-Washington region will now have to travel further for flights to their home countries. Rising fuel costs, coupled with competition from routes Delta Air Lines recently launched from New York to West Africa, have forced North American Airlines to shut down all commercial service, company spokesman Steve Forsyth said.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world. Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting "Ghana Must Go" big-time. Penguin describes the family saga as "one of the most eagerly anticipated debut novels of the year. " Because of her book's multicultural tapestry, Selasi has been compared to such literary It Girls as Zadie Smith and Jhumpa Lahiri.
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By Zach Helfand, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2012
If you knew what actually happened to Georgia Gould in 2008 as she regained consciousness on a stretcher in California, IV sticking into her arm, your first question might be a lot like Georgia's. What happened? She knew she'd blacked out on the mountain biking trail in Santa Barbara during the Santa Ynez Valley Classic professional race. She knew she'd come to at the finish line, transported there by medics. She'd been told she'd been in a bad crash. She just couldn't remember it. But if you knew what actually happened to Olympian Georgia Gould, you would know that she couldn't remember the crash because she didn't crash at all, that she'd stepped off her bike in midrace, delirious with heat stroke, and had passed out on a hill.
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