Life in Ghana

“Fifty years later, Ghana, a country of 22.6 million, remains an measure of Africa  successes and failures, its ambitions and broken dreams. As was true for many African states, the optimism of independence gave way to unrest, militarism and economic decline. As elsewhere, Ghanaians struggled back, rebuilding their country, renewing their democracy and securing fresh reason to hope. Today Ghana is a bright beacon for a continent the world too often sees only for its suffering. The country  rise and fall and rise again have given many Ghanaians, and many Africans, a more realistic understanding of what it will take to develop their continent  fragile fortunes than they had in the first flush of freedom. And it has left them with a deep appreciation of basic principles that others take for granted: stability, democracy, jobs”.
Simon Robinson .Time