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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 […]

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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Ghana welcomes 70 deportees from USA

Seventy Ghanaian immigrants deported from the United States for visa-related offences arrived in Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on Wednesday. The all-male deportees arrived in handcuffs before they were handed over to local authorities. Speaking to reporters gathered at the airport, some of the deportees said they were handcuffed and sent to prison for eighteen months […]

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Ghana: Cocoa Board debt reaches $2.2 billion

Ghana’s cocoa board this weekend said it has accumulated $2.2 billion in debt after the nation missed its production target in the previous season. The West African nation, the second-largest producing country in the world, targets to raise production to 1 million tons by 2020, from the current annual output of 800,000 tons. According to […]

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Ghana imports $2.2 billion agricultural foods yearly

Ghana imports about 2.2 billion dollars agricultural foods yearly, the country’s Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), said on Tuesday. According to the CEO of the GIPC, Mr. Yofi Grant, the move is unacceptable as most of the foods imported in the country could have easily been produced in the West-African nation. Speaking to reporters in the […]

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Ghana: outcry as top army captain is mistakenly lynched

The horrific lynching of a Ghanaian Army’s Captain by a mob in the Central Region of the West African nation has provoked an outcry across the country. Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama was mistakenly lynched and his body burnt by a mob at dawn on Monday in a town called Denkyira Obuasi located in the country’s […]

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African fallen peacekeepers honoured by the UN

The United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday honoured 117 peacekeepers, including many Africans, who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations in 2016, including many Africans Three Kenyans, two Nigerians, two Ghanaians, three Rwandans and two South Africans were awarded the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld Medal at the UN headquarters. “Their sacrifice only strengthens […]

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Ghana declares ‘state of emergency’ after armyworm invasion

Members of parliament in Ghana on Monday urged the west-African nation’s Agriculture Minister to declare a ‘state of emergency’ as armyworms invasion threatens a $133m agriculture project. The government earlier this year launched an ambitious farm project to boost the country’s food production and create jobs for teeming unemployed youth. The Agriculture Minister, in a […]

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Ghana plunged into darkness as power crisis deepens

Ghana witnessed a nationwide blackout on Wednesday night, leaving millions of Ghanaians and businesses in the West-African nation without electricity. According to the head of GRIDCO, the national grid, “there was a surge of power around 9:40pm last night; we lost many generators across the country. As a consequence, we lost supply to most parts […]

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