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Ivory coast and Ghana to increase cocoa processing capacity and price

World’s top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana will boost ties to coordinate production strategies to tackle price volatility in the two west-African nations, Reuters reported on Wednesday. According to the heads of the two country’s marketing boards, plans are underway to hold regular meetings and to discuss how best to manage production and ensure […]

Ghana gospel singer wins top award for first time in 17 years

Ghana Gospel music singer Joseph Oscar Mettle was crowned this weekend, Artiste of the Year in Ghana, making history as the first gospel singer to win the Award in 17 years. Although the West African nation is a Christian dominated country, it’s the first time for a gospel musician to rise up to the ultimate […]

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Ghana: Former player Kwesi Appiah to coach national team

Former Ghanaian player, James Kwesi Appiah, has been appointed the new coach of the Black Stars by a six-man coach search committee, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced on Tuesday.  “Appiah will be handed a two-year contract and will start his duties on May 1, 2017. He will also take full charge of the Local […]

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Ghana’s president appoints new Central Bank Governor

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison as Governor of the Bank of Ghana following the resignation of Abdul Nashiru Issahaku. Issahaku, 55, is leaving the post for “personal reasons,” the presidency said in a statement. He tendered his resignation following a year in the job and three months […]

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Ghana follows 7 African countries to ratify convention on Mercury

Ghana has ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury to protect human health and communities affected by mercury pollution in the West African nation, officials said on Wednesday. As one of Africa’s top gold producers with million of people working in its small gold mines, the government of Ghana expects to protect the people against the […]

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UK’s Tony Blair visits Ghana, pledges to help development projects

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday pledged to help Ghana government’s ambitious development projects launched by the new president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The former UK Premier visited the West-African nation as a guest of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to share his experience with government officials on how to boost the […]

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A Ghanaian becomes first black female neurosurgeon in top US University

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, a Ghanaian neurosurgeon trained in the United States, has become earlier this week, the first black woman in 30 years to be accepted as a resident at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurosurgical department. The prestigious program, ranked second in the United States, accepts just two to five residents. Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, who moved […]

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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 […]

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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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Mali: Health workers on strike over pay

Medical practitioners including Doctors, nurses in Mali have put down their tools, demanding bonuses and pending allowances. The protest comes weeks after teachers, magistrates, clerks and foreign affairs officials also went on strike. According to Youssouf Maiga, Deputy General Secretary of the national Union of Health, Social Action and Family Promotion,  there is no more […]

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