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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Year of Ghana" events being held in Georgia

Kennesaw State University will host a three-day international conference and business forum featuring Ghanaian economics on March 21-23 in Social Sciences Building #22 at 1000 Chastain Road in Kennesaw, Ga.beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Up for discussion will be Ghana's status as a model for democratic governance, economic growth and sustainable development. Speakers will include Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ghana’s ambassador to the U.S.; George Ayittey, president, Free Africa Foundation; Larry Gbevlo-Lartey, national security coordinator, Republic of Ghana; and others.

Additional topics to be discussed include investing, national security, health care, economic landscape, sociopolitical change, and the role of women in the West African nation.

Called the "Gateway to Africa" with vast amounts of natural wealth, the former "Gold Coast" became the first black nation in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve independence from British colonial rule under the leadership of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on March 6, 1957.

These events are co-sponsored by the Koch Foundation, Coca Cola, Divine Chocolate, etc.

For more information and to register for these events, visit

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