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People, trading and markets in Ghana | DW Documentary


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A day exploring Ghana. Seeing local markets and local food. Amazing country, great people and the food was fantastic! Highly recommend if you haven't been to West Africa before. Year of Return vlog

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All Joy Chop bar (Next to Makola Market)
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Fair trade in cocoa from the Ivory Coast

Many everyday life goods get to us from all over the world. Even though they have crossed thousands of miles, their prices are shockingly low. On almost every occasion, this counts in to the disadvantage of the producers. While global players make gigantic profits, the farmers stay poor. Meanwhile, an alternative to this scenario does exist: Goods and products derived from fair trade. In Germany, labels like FAIRTRADE, GEPA, STEP or NATURLAND FAIR make the promise of trading while being aware of both sides of the production line.
But can we really change things by our personal shopping tendencies only? Do we as consumers hold the power to change consume for the better? The actor and author of bestseller books Hannes Jaenicke makes it his goal to find out exactly about these questions. In a journey around the globe, he visits various small famers and producers who sell their products via fair trade. They show him how they live and work. What kind of people are they? And what has changed for them by getting organized in fair trade unions?

Kate Humble: Living with Nomads (Nepal - Full Documentary) | TRACKS

Kate Humble and a camera crew enter the rugged and nomadic life of the Nepalese Raute people, roaming the altitudes of Nepal's mountains. They are not immediately welcomed into the tribe but as Kate proves helpful in moving the camp and as a contributing part of the workforce, she is able to get closer to the tribe - and by that closer to an understanding of the Raute people's way of life, including the challenges and possible new lessons for Kate to learn.

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Garbe Mohammed - the Bead Man of Ghana

On our recent trip to Ghana, we had a chance to speak to Garve Mohammed, who is a fourth-generation bead merchant with a stall at the famous Koforidua beads market.

He has been selling and trading beads across West Africa his whole working life - in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Mali. Garve has shared with us some of his most valuable beads - including chevron beads, Roman face beads and others.

Ghanaian beads are a fundamental part of the country's heritage. From Ghanaian waist beads to recycled glass beads, their popularity has been increasing over the past decade. Ghana's own Krobo beads are probably the most popular type of African beads!

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Kyrgyzstan's Post- Soviet Nomads (Central Asia - Full Documentary) | TRACKS

Six million people are living in the small rugged Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan, placed along the Silk Road; the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. In this documentary, we get close to the historically nomadic population and their customs, while getting to understand what it means to be living in the post-era of the Soviet collapse.

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Togo, Benin, Ghana 2018

Voodoo Rundreise durch Togo, Benin und Ghana

Tobago (travel-documentary from the season Caribbean Moments)

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The beauty of the nature of Tobago once inspired Daniel Defoe to let his famous castaway Robinson Crusoe land there. The island appeared to the hero as a planted Garden of Eden, and it is still impressive today. Main Rich Forest Reserve is the earliest preserved virgin rainforest in the western hemisphere (since 1776).

Arawak people were the first settlers on the island. Later the Caribs came from South America. The name Chistopher Columbus gave the island in 1498 was Bellaforma, later it became the name Tobago from Tobacco, which was growm on the island. Tobago was colonised by the British Empire. With the colonization different plants come to the island, such as cocoa and sugar cane. Plantations of these plants were driven with the labour force of slaves until the abolishment of slavery in 1833.

The island state Trinidad and Tobago belongs geographycally to South America, because of its nature. At the end of the last ice age melting glaciers caused the sea level to raise turning Trinidad and Tobago into islands.
Ian Flemming was inspired by the book Birds of the West Indies, written by the ornithologist james Bond, who made his research on Tobago and gave its name to the very famous protagonist of his romans: the British secret agent, Commander James Bond.

The documentation shows also the different fishing methods of the tobagonians. Some still fish in a very traditional manner by throwing the fishing nets into the sea and pull them back on the beach. The locals sell the fish at the market in Scarborough.

Liming ist the tobagonian art of doing nothing. People get together, drink and play cards. And of course music plays an important role on the village. Every Sunday is Sunday school, a huge street party featuring bands playing the steelpan.

Local People & Culture in Ecuador

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Ecuador’s culture and traditions: 3 basic facts
1- Ecuador is located between Peru and Colombia in western South America. It borders the Pacific Ocean along the Equator.
2- The majority religion in Ecuador is Roman Catholic, accounting for 95% of the population.
3- Speaking of population, it is estimated that Ecuador is home to somewhere in the region of 15,654,000 people.

Greeting people in Ecuador
The most popular form of greeting in Ecuador is a handshake. Look the person in the eye, smile, and give the appropriate greeting for the time of day:

First thing in the morning, you should say “Buenos dias!“
If it’s the afternoon, go with “Buenos tardes!“
In the evening, “Buenos noches!” is best.
If in doubt, or if you forget, you can always go with a simple “Hola!”

Don’t use the person’s first name unless they do the same with you first. Instead, address them as either “Senor” or “Senora”.
Dining in Ecuador

Ecuador’s culture and traditions relating to dining are not overly complicated. Understand the most important aspects of etiquette and you will have no problems. Keep the following tips in mind:

If invited to a family home for dinner, do not arrive on time. Arrive half an hour or 45 minutes late. Always bring a gift, dress well, and offer to help the host. All of these show respect and gratitude, and will be much appreciated.

In Ecuador, they don’t like to talk business during social events. Unless you are at a business dinner, or have been specifically prompted otherwise, don’t bring up business or work topics at the table or during parties.

Before you take a sip of your drink, wait for the toast (or toasts). The host will make the first toast, usually saying “Salud!”

Always use a knife and fork, even for pieces of fruit. Proper tables manners in Ecuador is to hold the knife in your right hand and fork in your left.

Ecuador’s culture and traditions: Language
Never underestimate the importance of knowing something of the local language. Just as any trip to Santiago, Chile will be improved by knowing a few words in Chilean Spanish, understanding the language in Ecuador will be of huge benefit.
Speaking Spanish in Ecuador

There are over 20 different languages spoken in Ecuador, though the official language is Spanish. Perhaps not surprisingly, Spanish is also the most commonly spoken. If you can speak Spanish, you’re way ahead of the pack. If not, you might want to carry a phrase book (or Google Translate) to help you get by.
Other languages in Ecuador

Beyond Spanish, they speak various other languages in Ecuador. If you’ve already mastered Spanish and want a bigger challenge, why not learn a few words in another language? Some of the other languages they speak in Ecuador are:


Sound like too much? Don’t worry, you should get by just fine with some basic Spanish phrases. Popular areas with tourists will also have English speakers on hand.

The dirty business with old clothes

Most people believe, that old clothes donations collected by various organisations are immediately sent to countries in need. What they don't know is, the majority of the donated clothing is sold per kilogramme. Some aid organisations merely place their logo on the collection containers of used clothes firms.

A small amount of the clothing is given to the needy in the country of origin. The better, still useful items are sent to Eastern Europe and the Arab states. 60% of the articles are sent to Africa. But just what happens to the used items there? Michael Höft and Christian Jentzsch travelled to Tanzania in search of answers. Their conclusion: Not only German companies and several major aid organisations earn well from the donations; for many traders in Africa, old clothes donations are a lucrative business model. Even the poorest of the poor have to pay at least something for them. The cheap clothes flood the markets of the respective countries and bring the African textile industry to its knees.

Kate Humble: Living with Nomads (Siberia - Full Documentary) | TRACKS

In this episode, Kate Humble enters the deep, cold Siberian desert of snow and ice to live with some of the strongest surviving nomads of the world.

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Tokal: Kazakh women who seek to become second wives

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Some see it as normal matrimony that's blessed by God, others as a mutually beneficial marriage of convenience. Even though polygamy is technically illegal in Kazakhstan, having more than one wife is a widespread practice among the rich, They see it as a right enshrined in the Koran and will often decide to take an extra wife, a tokal, without consulting the first. Usually a younger woman, a Tokal is expected to bear children for her older husband, a capability that the older first wife may have lost. Kenishebk Satoy dreams of having more than 30 children. To accomplish that, he plans to take several wives. He already has two but is constantly searching for more tokal candidates. Rimma Tazhibaeva lost her husband and was left unsupported to raise three children; she opted to become a tokal so she'd have a man to take care of her family. When mother of three Altynai Ormanova was told that a pregnant tokal would be living in her home, she chose to end the marriage rather than share her husband with another woman. Author Ayan Kudakova explores this controversial topic and tries to determine whether a polygamous marriage can also be a happy one or two or more!

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Libya's Forbidden Deserts | Full Documentary | TRACKS

The vast desert country veiled from the East by fear, prejudice and misunderstanding. Adams follows in the wheel tracks of Ancient Rome's 'chariots of fire' - the first wheeled vehicles to cross the Sahara and discover a little-known land of exotic brilliance, ancient cities and forbidding deserts.

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President Obama in Ghana at the Cape Coast Dungeons‏ pt 1-2

President Obama and his family toured Cape Coast Holocaust Dungeons in Ghana West Africa Saturday 07-11-09. This is an interview with Anderson Cooper of CNN AC 360 around the dungeons. Cape Coast is one of the biggest of the many dungeons on the coast of West Africa that stored Africans in the early 1500s to mid 1800s that were used & abused as cargo on slave ships destined for the plantations of the Americas and the Caribbean. Ghana is one of the most incredible places in Africa and the world. You have to be there to experience the experience of a lifetime. Visit our website for information on tours to Ghana and other historical countries in Africa.
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Guinea Bissau || Small & lovely West Africa Country

Guinea Bissau || Small & lovely West Africa Country (Guinea Bissau 2019)

Guinea Bissau is a small Undiscovered West African country, formerly a Portuguese colony. We travel to Cacheu and also to Bijagos. Is a pacific country, with friendly people and nice weather, and don't understand why his small Africa country is so undiscovered.

We will post new videos as soon as we make a trip. We enjoy traveling with our family and friends. Our videos are about the travels we made, and we like to show the most beautiful footages seen to encourage people to visit those places. We aim to produce videos to help people to travel in a budget, linking below the places we have visited.

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Only 14% of the population speaks noncreolized Portuguese, established as both the official and national language. Portuguese exists in a creole continuum with Crioulo, a Portuguese creole spoken by half the population (44%) and an even larger number speak it as the second tongue, the remainder speaks a variety of native African languages. There are diverse religions in Guinea-Bissau with no one religion having a majority. The CIA World Factbook (2018) states there are about 40% Muslims, 22% Christians, 15% Animists and 18% unspecified or other. The country's per-capita gross domestic product is one of the lowest in the world.

Guinea-Bissau is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Community of Portuguese Language Countries, La Francophonie and the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, and was a member of the now-defunct Latin Union.

The town of Cacheu is situated in the territory of the Papel people. The name is of Bainuk origin: i.e. Caticheu, meaning 'the place where we rest'.
Cacheu was one of the earliest European colonial settlements in sub-Saharan Africa, due to its strategic location on the Cacheu river. Cacheu developed a European/Afro-European population from the late fifteenth century through an informal settlement of Cape Verdean and Portuguese traders, adventurers and outcasts (lancados). The authorities in mainland Portugal also sent to Cacheu degredados - people condemned to exile for a variety of offenses.

Notable buildings in Cacheu include the Portuguese-built 16th-century fort, dating from the period when Cacheu was a center for the slave trade.

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The dirty business with the shrimps

Once a luxury commodity, now discounter goods: shrimps. They are tasty, low in fat and cost little. 56.000 tonnes of the crustaceans are consumed annually in Germany alone. Most of the shrimps come from Southeast Asia, especially from Thailand. Meanwhile, environmentalists are sounding the alarm: the aquacultures of a gigantic shrimp industry have already destroyed large areas of Thailand’s mangrove forests.

Intensive chemical use and untreated sewage are destabilising entire regions, they warn. But to which consequences has the mass production of shrimps actually led? The authors Michael Höft and Christian Jentzsch accompanied Greenpeace experts on a trip to Thailand with a camera team.

߷ Voyage to Voodoo (Benin, Togo, Ghana) ߷

This is a film of a voyage along the Gulf of Guinea to visit the small West African countries of Benin, Togo, and Ghana. The practice of Voodoo is widespread in this region which makes for some interesting experiences.

**** Table of Contents ****
--- Gulf of Guinea ---
00:21 Gulf of Guinea
--- Benin ---
00:47 Cotonou
.......04:31 fishing on Lac Nokoué
.......04:54 Ganvié (stilt village)
.......06:05 Voodoo trance dancers
.......09:24 Ouidah (home of voodoo)
.......11:18 Slave trade and the Door of No Return
.......13:26 Casa del Papa Resort
--- Togo ---
14:46 Lomé
.......15:18 stilt dancers
.......24:06 Voodoo service
--- Ghana ---
27:17 Accra
.......28:28 Kane Kwei coffin shop
.......30:05 inshore fishermen
.......33:02 Black Star Square
.......31:53 Nkrumah Mausoleum
.......34:00 Cedi Beads
36:39 Takoradi
.......38:15 amazing motorcycle police escort
.......41:34 Kakum National Park
.......41:56 Kakum NP Canopy Walk
.......43:04 palm oil extraction
.......44:13 São Jorge da Mina/Elmina Castle
.......46:30 Coconut Grove Beach Resort
--- Whale ---
.......48:24 sperm whale sighting
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DIY Destinations (4K) - Bosnia and Herzegovina Budget Travel Show | Full Episode

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Charles is on an epic journey in Bosnia and Herzegovina on a budget, visiting some of the most popular and off the beaten path attractions. In Sarajevo: Sebilj Fountain and Baščaršija Square, Morica Han, Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and Bazaar, Clock Tower Sahat Kula, Svrzo's House, Cathedral of Jesus Sacred Heart, Museum of Crimes Against Humanity, Yellow Fortress, Tunnel Museum, Museum of Sarajevo 1878–1918, Despic's House, Ewige Flamme, Olympic Skenderija, St. Joseph Cathedral, Sarajevo City Center, Parliamentary Assembly, Avaz Twist Tower. We'll also sample some of the traditional dishes, including burek and cevapi, and the local beer. As well as getting around on a public tram, buses and train. We'll also venture underground to the famous Tito's Nuclear Bunker in Konjic. In Mostar, we'll visit the Old Bridge and Peace Bell Tower, and the surrounding attractions including its Secret Air Field, Hum Mountain, and in Blagaj, the Castle of Herceg Stjepan and Blagaj Tekke. We'll have lunch in Počitelj and visit its Citadel and ending it at the Kravica Waterfall. We'll also visit some of attractions in the Republika Srpska, including Banja Luka's Kastel Fortress and Monument to Fallen Krajina Soldiers and Sutjeska National Park.

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Stop Over will take you on prodigious trips across the most marvelous oceans and rivers of the world. Travel with us as we explore not just the waters of the world, but also the mythical cruise ships, legendary liners, magnificent sailboats and fascinating traditional vessels that take us from place to place.

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Assin Manso Slave Market

This site was one of the largest slave markets for gathering people to sell into slavery during the slave trade era. It serves as an Ancestral Graveyard and a Sacred Place of Rememberance. It is located at Assin Manso in the Central Region of Ghana. Get in touch with @Brand Elmina for a tour of this site. #slave #yearofreturn #panafest #tour #tourism #bookatour #bigcycleecotours #ghanatourism #visitelmina #visitghana #blackhistory #history #motherland #visitthemotherland



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