Largest cities that get no respect

1. Jacksonville

Overlooked for Miami, Tampa, and Orlando

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2. Bogota

Looked over for Medellin, Cartagena

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3. Virginia Beach

Overlooked for Norfolk, Arlington, Richmond

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4. Kansas City

Looked over for Saint Louis

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5. Bridgeport, Connecticut

Overlooked for Hartford

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6. Columbus

Looked over for Cleveland

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7. Newark

Looked over for Jersey City

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8. Rome

Looked over for Milan area

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9. Sao Paulo

Looked over for Rio de Janeiro

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Likeable and respectable traits

1. They honest, they are themselves

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Human connection only works if there is honesty. It doesn’t work if we are trying to be something we aren’t.You feel open – whether you feel good or not.

Connecting with others often feels good. But this is actually not always true. Feeling enough trust with someone to share a sad experience or something you are upset about can be a very strong way of connecting with someone as well.

 

2. Being confident

 

3. Be willing to say what people are afraid to say

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4. Helpful

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No one really cares about your achievements unless they help people in a way

5. Ask for help

The fact likable people never hesitate toask for help is one of their most charming qualities. And for good reason. “Think about this: If you had a friend who never, ever needed you in any way, would you be able to consider them as a close friend? Allowing someone to give to you is a gift,” dating and relationship coach Bobbi Palmertells Bustle. “It shows that you trust and value them in your life.”

5. Complimenting people

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6. Have interesting stories, know whats going on

7. Ask the right questions

New people

-Where are you from?

People you sort of know

-Anything interesting happen today

-Anything your looking forward to

8. Laugh,

9. Curiosity

10. Clear communicators

 

 

Accra, Africa’s design Capital and so much more

 

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, West Africa one of Africas safest and fastest growing countries economically

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Accra is also a major center for design

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Accra is a Creative Artistic city

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Ghanaians love to do things with a creative Twist

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With lots of good food and shopping

“Accra probably has the best fish I’ve ever seen in my life,” says chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson (pictured left), chef/co-founder of new fast-casual grains restaurant FieldTrip, as well as chef/partner of the recently-launched Henry at the LIFE Hotel, both in NYC. “The markets there are a cross between Japan and Hunts Points [in the Bronx].”

With globally-minded expats like Johnson visiting Accra in recent years, Japanese (like sashimi and otsumami bar Santoku), Spanish (like Toro Tapas Bar), Mediterranean (like Firefly) and French-African fusion restaurants (BukaLa Chaumiere or Le Must) are cropping up across the city.

 

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Ghanaian food such as jollof rice, fried plantains, and rice ball soup, along with its meat are some of the best kept secrets in Africa

 

Ghana being the worlds largest cocao producer, is home to some luxury chocolate brands such as

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Accra has a very lavish nightlife.

ACCRA’S EXPLOSIVE CLUB SCENE IS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH

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Accra and Ghana is home to many actors who act in Nollywood, Ghanaian movies are terrible, but Ghana does have some good tv shows

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Accra is also becoming a center of education

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Ghana has second largest foreign student population in Africa after South Africa

It is also becoming a hub for healthcare

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Real Estate

Accra has a booming real estate market

Many wealthy people from other African countries, have their second homes in Accra due to its modernity, peace and security

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Accra and Ghana is also becoming a center of technology

 

Google the opened its first African Ai center in Ghana

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Kantanka

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Won Awards

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Space

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Leti Games

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Animation

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Some inventions

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Accra and Ghana is becoming a center of Tourism

Almost 1 million people visit Ghana annually

People from Uk, Us, Nigeria, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Brazil visit Ghana

 

 

Coming to an Accra near you

Riviera Beach Residence

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Kente Tower

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Accra Tower

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New Skytrain

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Point of Return Stadium 60,000 Capacity

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Africa lake

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Ada Beach

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Where will you get your next travel fix

 

Oppressed Groups in Africa

1. Gays

Out of the 54 states recognised by the United Nations or African Union or both, the International Gay and Lesbian Associationstated in 2015 that homosexuality is outlawed in 34 African countries.[1] Human Rights Watch notes that another two countries, Beninand the Central African Republic, do not outlaw homosexuality, but have certain laws which apply differently to heterosexual and homosexual individuals.[2]

In Sudan, southern SomaliaSomalilandMauritania and northern Nigeria, homosexuality is punishable by death.[1] In UgandaTanzania, and Sierra Leone, offenders can receive life imprisonment for homosexual acts. In addition to criminalizing homosexuality, Nigeria has enacted legislation that would make it illegal for heterosexual family members, allies and friends of LGBT people to be supportive. According to Nigerian law, a heterosexual ally “who administers, witnesses, abets or aids” any form of gender non-conforming and homosexual activity could receive a 10-year jail sentence.

 

2. Albinos

Is based on the belief that certain body parts of albinisticpeople can transmit magical powers. Such superstition is present especially in some parts of the African Great Lakes region, it has been promulgated and exploited by witch doctors and others who use such body parts as ingredients in rituals, concoctions and potions with the claim that their magic will bring prosperity to the user (muti or medicine murder).[2]

As a result, people with albinism have been persecuted, killed and dismembered, and graves of albinos dug up and desecrated. At the same time, people with albinism have also been ostracised and even killed for exactly the opposite reason, because they are presumed to be cursed and bring bad luck. The persecutions of people with albinism take place mostly in Sub-Saharan Africancommunities, especially among East Africans.[3]:81

Albinism is a genetically inherited condition which is very rare and, worldwide, affects approximately one in twenty thousand people.[4] Although rare in the western world, albinism is quite common in sub-Saharan Africa, likely as a result of consanguinity.[3]

3. Pygmies

The Batwa pygmies of eastern Congo are traditionally forest dwellers, but due to deforestation and repeated attacks by Hutu militia, who came over the border from Rwanda a decade ago, they have been dispossessed of their land.

4. People accused of being witches

A particularly high prevalence of recent witch-hunting has been noted for the DRCSouth Africa,[5][6] TanzaniaKenya and Nigeria.[7]Other states showing ongoing and repeated witch-hunts are MalawiGhanaGambiaBeninAngolaCAR. While some societies suffer at most sporadic and low-level witch-hunts (SenegalNamibiaRwanda), the entire Sub-Saharan Africa shows a high prevalence of beliefs in the existence of witchcraft and a considerable prevalence of violent witch-hunts. Nonetheless, many if not most ethnic groups belief in the existence of witchcraft but do not or not normally accuse people of witchcraft. Where accusations occur, accusations do not in all places lead to violence and can be even used for benefits by the accused person.

5. Twins

 

Why are Africans so hypervigilant about homosexuality but so weak and cowardly over everythimg else?

Societal pressure plays an enormous role in shaping the behaviour of a population, probably more so than the brute force of the law, and whilst all Nigerians complain about the crime and dishonesty so prevalent in their country (it affects them far more than the expats), they remain utterly silent when a perpetrator is identified from within their peer group.  At best, you’ll get a shrug and a statement to the effect of “that’s just how it is”.  If you’re a Nigerian caught running a scam against your employer, your colleagues aren’t going to think any less of you.

In fact, the only behaviour I managed to identify which would cause a Nigerian to be shunned by his peers and made an outcast, is if he decided he wasn’t a believer and therefore wasn’t going to be showing up in church (or mosque) any more.  I don’t think I met a single Nigerian who didn’t attend either church or mosque, and religion plays an enormous – possibly the key – role in Nigerian society.  I’m not going to go into this topic, mainly because I’m not reflexively anti-religion, but I do suspect that a lot of Nigerians justify unsavoury behaviour during the week by going to church on Sunday and washing themselves of sin.  In this respect, the place is very similar to the Gulf States.