Happy bornday to the revolutionary Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. September 21st is now a national holiday in Ghana, in his honor. Although Nkrumah was overthrown and exiled in 1966, he is still a national treasure. The people of Ghana destroyed much of his memorabilia but President Rawlings had much of it restored and put on display at the Kwame Nkrumah museum. Ghanaians say Nkrumah turned into a dictator, but he still remained the driving force behind Ghana gaining its independence with many of the other African nations following suit. Nkrumah was also co-president in other African nations such as Guinea and helped them to gain independence and defeat colonialism.
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Plan Ahead!! If you are thinking of traveling to Africa or South America, you will most likely need to get a yellow fever vaccine but make sure that you research entry requirements to your country of travel. Prior to our first visit to Ghana, we had always heard, incorrectly I might add, that multiple shots were required to enter the country. Having traveled from the U.S. to Africa numerous times, the only vaccine that has been required is yellow fever. Once you embark off of your flight, immigration agents will ask for your passport and proof of yellow fever vaccination. You must have your vaccination proof in hand or you will be immediately sent back to your home country. Due to COVID-19, it has become more difficult to receive your yellow fever vaccine so identify and schedule your appointment well in advance. Please review the national sites that administer the vaccine and happy, safe travels!
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