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Ghanaians enjoy an odd blend of their native hiplife with hip-hop and country.
Though China continuously contends that it has no international
friends, only interests, it seems Africa is quickly becoming more than
a mere interest for China.
Amidst a sea of traditional Ghanaian universities, polytechnics and
colleges, Ashesi University College stands alone as a shining beacon of
liberal-arts education in West Africa.
The musical genre of hiplife has invaded almost every facet of Ghanaian
life. Regardless of age, location or profession, it seems every
Ghanaian listens to hiplife.
The small West African country of Togo re-elcted its national leader Thursday when Faure Gnassingbe won with 1.2 million votes.
Gnassingbe has been the President of Togo since 2005, following the
death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, and his family has lead Togo
for more than 40 years.
As I sat at the outdooring (baby naming) ceremony, I couldn’t help but notice the intense interactions between tradition and modernity in Ghanaian society.
Living as a female in the United States, I often take for granted how equally I am treated. Sure, there is the occasional sexist remark or rude gesture, but in general men treat me like an equal.However, at the University of Ghana in Legon, men feel it’s their duty to hoot and holler at women merely for walking around campus.
Major Salou Djibo, the president of the Supreme Council for Restoration
of Democracy, has been named as Niger’s new leader of the military
The Egyptian Pharaohs soccer team clinched its third consecutive African
Cup of Nations title in a 1-0 victory Sunday.
The civil war in Liberia might have officially ended in 2003, but for
thousands of refugees, home remains very far away. In Ghana, the
Liberian refugee camp at Buduburam has existed for 20 years and consists
of structures that resemble a fairly standard Ghanaian village.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will speak to IU graduates at
winter commencement about what they can accomplish through hard work
and perseverance. The University will also present Gates, who earned a master’s degree
from IU, with an honorary doctoral degree during the ceremony.
From double-jointed break dancers to acrobats performing death-defying
acts, “Cirque Dreams Illumination” provided a visual feast to a packed
house Friday at the IU Auditorium.
Within the Renwick Development, a group of neighborhoods located in
Bloomington, is the environmentally friendly house that is the setting
for “The Green House Project,” a TV show that brings realistic, green
building solutions to present and future houses.
The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded Professor
Emeritus Henry Glassie the Charles Homer Haskins Prize for a lifetime
of scholarly achievement.
As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, two IU students
decided to take part in INPIRG's Food
Stamp Challenge, which began Nov. 15 and will run until Saturday.
Bloomington cabinetmaker Nancy Hiller provided a brief history of
cabinets and their transformation of the kitchen space Thursday to an audience
of approximately 40 people at the Monore County History Center.
This year, 14 IU graduating seniors were chosen for the Fulbright U.S. Student Award and five graduate students received the Fulbright-Hays Award.
The music provided by local record label, Secretly Canadian, allows people both in and out of Bloomington to experience high-quality indie music.
Nearly 50 people gathered Saturday in the Kelley School of Business for
a two-hour concert. The musicians came to be a part of “Masters of
Classical Music of Iran,” a program presented by The Silk Road
Institute and Silk Road Ensemble.
A packed crowd of environmental activists, musicians and Bloomington
community members gathered to watch the documentary “Coal Country” and
hear musicians from the movie’s soundtrack play music about the
travesties that face the people who live near the Appalachian mountains.