1. The current nation of Ghana should not be confused with the Ghanaian Empire that sprung up in the late 8th Century, and dominated trade for a couple of hundred years. The modern nation of Ghana was named in honor of that historical empire, but not because of shared territory or anything like that.
2. Afro-jazz was invented by a Ghanaian, Guy Warren (or Ghanaba).
3. Lake Volta is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. It was created by the Akosombo Dam, which was completed in 1965. And it might have manatees in it!
Photo from Earthwatch