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Ghana’s oil production increases by 67%

Ghana’s oil production has increased by 67 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, the semi-annual report on the Petroleum Holding Fund and Ghana’s Petroleum Funds shows. According to the report, Ghana realized $191.32 million in revenue in the first half of this year compared to the $114.4 […]

UK, Canada warn against possible terrorist attack in Ghana

Canada and United Kingdom on Thursday, warned their citizens travelling to Ghana of an imminent terror attack. “There is a threat of terrorism. Terrorist targets could include shopping malls, government buildings, and public areas such as bars, restaurants, hotels and sites frequented by Westerners. Be aware of your surroundings in public places,” The Canadian High […]

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Ghana-Togo borders open 24/7 from July 31

Togo has made permanent the opening of its land borders with Ghana in a bid which it said will boost trade and tourism between the countries. “The land border between the two states, which was open only for a limited period of day and night, will be reopened 24 hours a day from now on […]

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Ghana: Public sector workers urged to use gov’t email addresses

Ghana’s Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Monday issued an ultimatum to state agencies and employees to stop using private email domains for official communications. According to the minister, all government agencies should fully migrate onto the government domains by the end of the year to prevent unauthorized access to public information, as the situation […]

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Ghana: Constance Ama makes history as first female Brigadier General

Ghana Armed Forces now boast the first female Brigadier General in the person of Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu, the state-run Daily Graphic newspaper reports. Four decades after entering the army, Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu has made history. She has risen through the ranks to become the first female Brigadier-General of the Armed Forces in the […]

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Ghana looks forward to Fostering Agricultural Cooperation with Morocco

Morocco is the best placed “sister country” in Africa that can assist Ghana in its agricultural development efforts, said Ghanaian foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, who is on an official visit in Rabat. Speaking following a meeting with Morocco’s Agriculture Minister, Aziz Akhanouch, Botchway stressed the need for building on the cooperation framework between the […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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Ghana’s first satellite, GhanaSat 1, enters Orbit

Ghana has successfully launched its first satellite developed by local students into the space. GhanaSat 1 was designed by students in Ghana led by Benjamin Bonsu, a PhD student in Applied Science for System Engineering, Joseph Quansah and Ernest Teye Matey. The satellite successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida-USA was released and deployed […]

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Ghana: 14 gold miners missing in collapsed pit

At least 14 people were missing and feared dead after an illegal gold mine in western Ghana collapsed on Tuesday, local media reported. Some 14 out of the 19 small-scale miners were trapped and are yet to be rescued from the over 80 feet deep pit. Five of the illegal miners that were trapped managed […]

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Benin secures WB loan to ease power crisis

The World Bank has granted a loan of $ 60 million (34.6 billion CFA francs) to Benin to improve the energy performance in the west-African tiny nation. The loan was provided under a development aid fund put in place the international development association (IDA), an arm of the institution, which gives loans to the poorest […]

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