This relatively user-friendly African nation relies on English as a bridge language. Ghanian English is relatively easy for American English speakers to understand. Other Ghanian languages are often heard on the street, but the media uses English almost exclusively and most business transactions are also carried out in English. Virtually everyone in Ghana has at least a functional command of the language.
The city of Accra is considered one of the safer metropolitan areas in Africa, at least in terms of violent crime, so it provides a good introduction to the continent for people who are traveling there for the first time.