I can't let this day go by without noting that today marks the 50th anniversary of independence for Ghana. Ghana was the first country in Africa (south of the Sahara) to achieve its independence from colonial rule. They are rightly proud of this achievement.
My daughter brought to my attention all the coverage being given Ghana's independence, and my brother sent me the BBC link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6421421.stm
Happy Birthday, Ghana!