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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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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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