Ghana is a country located in West Africa. It was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain her independence from colonialism, which happened in 1957. Another cool fact: The currency unit in Ghana is called the cedi, which means cowry shell. Cowry shells (from sea snails) were once used as money in Ghana. Akwaaba – the word on the postcard – means Welcome, and the boy is wearing traditional clothes.

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