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poster for incumbent President John Mahama in Ghana's 7th democratic
elections. In posters, Mahama claimed God had chosen him to be president.
frequent stops for campaign stumping. In addition to routine campaign
tactics, parties were accused of hiring thugs to intimidate voters and
stop opposition campaigning.
House (presidential palace). The construction was very controversial
due the cost, estimated as high as $50mil, with many Ghanians arguing
that the money was better spent on infrasture, health and education.
Castle. The dungeons held slaves from across Africa before they were
sent to the Americas. Visited by President Obama on his first trip to
Africa as the first black US president in 2008.
||Door of No
Return. Slaves walked through this door to board ships to the Americas.
On the 200th anniversary of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the remains
of former slaves were brought through the outside of the door to mark
||Plaque at Cape
Coast Castle describing the discrimination of African-Americans in the
US, today and noting famous African-Americans in the US.