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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 […]

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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U.S. to deport 7,000 Ghanaians – Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson announced Thursday that President Trump administration is set to deport seven thousand Ghanaians who have abused the terms of their Visa. “In fact about 7000 of them are currently at different stages of the deportation process. And we are not apologetic about that,” Robert P. Jackson said. The […]

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Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to Pilot world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the first vaccine against malaria, Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline and that pilot tests on children will take place in three African countries: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi. The Mosquirix vaccine (also called RTS, S) was created especially for infants aged 5 to 17-month olds, the WHO […]

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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 […]

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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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