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Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi is a West-Africa-based bilingual [French and English] journalist specialized in economic and political issues. With a Master’s Degree in Communication studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, his interests are new media and digital journalism.

Ghana: Huge tree kills 18 students, many injured

About 18 people were crushed to death in Ghana last weekend when a huge tree run off the top of a water fall, descending on revellers who were swimming beneath the fall. The deceased are believed to be Geography students of Wenchi Methodist Senior High School, who were there on an excursion. Others are students […]

Ghana: appointment of 110 ministers sparks criticisms

Ghana President Akufo-Addo has come under severe criticism after new appointments announced on Wednesday brought the number of ministers and deputy ministers of the west-African nation to 110. The ministries of Information, Energy, Agriculture and Local Government will each have three deputy ministers, if the appointments are passed by Parliament. The number makes him the […]

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Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence

Previously known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first Sub-Saharan African country to become independent on the back of Ghana’s first President and his Pan-African ethos, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The celebration, the first for President Akufo-Addo, was marked with the traditional march past and parade at the iconic Black Star Square. The President took […]

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Ghana predicts 6.5 percent budget deficit for 2017

Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday said the government aims to reduce its budget deficit and inflation in 2017 as it plans to stabilize the economy. Presenting the government’s first budget to Parliament, Ken Ofori-Atta said the government plans to cut the budget deficit to 6.5 percent of gross domestic product in 2017 from […]

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Ex-Ghana president Mahama wins Africa leadership award

Ghana former President John Dramani Mahama is in South Africa to receive an award for his political leadership and deliver keynote address at the African Leadership Magazine (ALM) Person of the Year Awards Program in Johannesburg. President Mahama who was defeated last December by long-time opposition leader, is expected to be decorated with the African […]

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UK to deepen ties with Ghana – Foreign Secretary

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday lauded the contribution of Ghanaians to the success of the UK as he visited the west-African nation. After he held talks with Ghana’s president at the flagstaff House in the Capital city, Accra, Johnson said they are fortunate beneficiaries of many Ghanaians who contributed massively to the UK […]

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First black man to win an Olympic medal in football dies at 71

Celebrated coach and the first black man to win an Olympic medal in football when he led Ghana’s U23 team to pick bronze at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, died on Sunday, the family said. Sam Arday was one of the most successful coaches at any age level for Ghana, guiding the under -17 team, […]

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Angolan Separatist Rebels to Boycott Upcoming Election

Angolan rebels on Tuesday called on the country’s oil region to boycott the elections scheduled for August. The separatist rebels of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) said it would not participate in a “foreign” election. “The FLEC does not accept the permanence of a foreign power on our territory, […]

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Ghana’s Nuclear Energy Efforts Commended by IAEA

Experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) on Monday commended Ghana for its preparation so far for nuclear energy. “Ghana has established effective mechanisms to involve a wide and comprehensive range of national stakeholders in the relevant activities,” the experts indicated after an eight-day peer review […]

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Ghana: Akufo-Addo Sworn in, Pledges to Cut Taxes, Boost Economy

By Emmanuel Agbenonwossi,   Accra-Ghana Thousands of people gathered in Accra’s Independence Square this weekend to witness the swearing-in of the newly elected president Akufo-Addo as president and Mahamudu Bawumia as vice-president of the West–African nation. The duo defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in peaceful elections last month, a rare peaceful transfer of power in a […]

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