Category: Interesting facts about Ghana

At every intersection, countless street vendors offer their wares: water, baked goods, toothbrushes, small electronics, fruit, cosmetics, furniture, snacks, maps, mirrors, toys, books, audio CDs and most importantly – paper, not the one for the printer. Shooping while standing in traffic jams is an insane…

In Ghana, drinking from someone else’s thread is so ‘cultural’ that actually when I thought about it more deeply, it made me a bit ashamed of my/our way of drinking. In Ghana, if someone treats you to a drink straight from a bottle, it is…

If anyone has noticed, I sometimes jokingly advertise shea butter as having been ‘tested on humans for 2,000 years’. Well, anthropologists from the University of Oregon, carried out excavations at a site called Kirikongo in Burkina Faso. There, they discovered fragments of shea nut shells…