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View Poll Results: Ghana or Senegal?
Ghana 19 61.29%
Senegal 12 38.71%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-01-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Here's another contest. Ghana vs Senegal.

I think their probably two of the more popular African countries in western Africa to visit.

Which would you have more interest going to? Why?
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Ghana, because I want to go see N-N-N-kratooo, pahts waahn, twoo and tree!


Nkrato - Ghana Movie Trailer - YouTube


and go see where Aliens and Terminators fight it out in 2016!


2016 Ghana Movie - YouTube
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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To be honest, none. If I come for tourism purposes, I'd rather come to Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, etc.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Ghana because it's not a muslim country and less poor than Senegal.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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^^ I am with islamophobics here???
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Those two Ghana youtube flicks are crazy!
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Ghana as I hear the people are so friendly and seen tv shows on it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Muslim Map of Africa:



Source: Thoughts on Muslims in Africa and the Web — WhiteAfrican

I never realized that most of West Africa had that much Muslim percentages, with Liberia, Ghana, Togo, and Benin being the few exceptions.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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There were some Muslim Empires that extended into much of West Africa. Also some converted for trade-link reasons. Islam tended to do best in conversion when the society had cities and clear rulers. (I did a paper on this in college, but I don't think I still have it on file) Some of the cultures of Ghana did not have centralized cities in that way or their leadership system was more complex or they were more distanced from trade routes or whatever. Senegal I think had some clear Empires with old cities.

Anyway I think Ghana would be more pleasant, but Senegal is more interesting to me. The Sufi influence of Senegal strikes me, from what I've read of it, as fairly tolerant. A Muslim nation that's at least ostensibly a democracy, where Islamist movements are generally weak, intrigues me. Also there's more of a history of civilization or kingdoms. Not to idealize it. Female circumcision I think is relatively common in Senegal and they have corruption issues. And I don't know that they're any more democratic than Ghana, maybe less so.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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Definitely Ghana.
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