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UK to deepen ties with Ghana – Foreign Secretary

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday lauded the contribution of Ghanaians to the success of the UK as he visited the west-African nation. After he held talks with Ghana’s president at the flagstaff House in the Capital city, Accra, Johnson said they are fortunate beneficiaries of many Ghanaians who contributed massively to the UK […]

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First black man to win an Olympic medal in football dies at 71

Celebrated coach and the first black man to win an Olympic medal in football when he led Ghana’s U23 team to pick bronze at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, died on Sunday, the family said. Sam Arday was one of the most successful coaches at any age level for Ghana, guiding the under -17 team, […]

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Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions Beat Ghana’s Black-Stars, Reach AFCON Final

Late second-half goals from Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and Christian Bassogog secured Cameroon’s passage to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final as they beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to set up a showdown with Egypt on Sunday. Ghana grew into the match as the half wore on, though, and they regained a measure of control in […]

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Two Professors Won $100,000 AU Prize for Scientific Excellence

Two professors from Ghana and Egypt have been awarded the 2017 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award on Monday. Ghanaian Felix Dapare Dakora and Egyptian Ali Ali Hebeish were handed the $100,000 prize each at the ongoing 28th African Union Summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Professor Dakora won the award for his work on […]

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Ghana’s Nuclear Energy Efforts Commended by IAEA

Experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) on Monday commended Ghana for its preparation so far for nuclear energy. “Ghana has established effective mechanisms to involve a wide and comprehensive range of national stakeholders in the relevant activities,” the experts indicated after an eight-day peer review […]

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ECOWAS, a Bullwark against Dictatorships in West Africa

The (ECOWAS) has grown steadily to acquire a political and military dimension besides its role in bolstering economic integration in the region. The recent intervention of the African sub-regional grouping to pressure the long-ruling Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to step down in recognition of his electoral defeat is but another shining example of the growing […]

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Ghana: Akufo-Addo Sworn in, Pledges to Cut Taxes, Boost Economy

By Emmanuel Agbenonwossi,   Accra-Ghana Thousands of people gathered in Accra’s Independence Square this weekend to witness the swearing-in of the newly elected president Akufo-Addo as president and Mahamudu Bawumia as vice-president of the West–African nation. The duo defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in peaceful elections last month, a rare peaceful transfer of power in a […]

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Ghana’s GDP Inches to 4% in 2016 Q3 Despite Economic Hurdles

Ghana’s provisional GDP for the 3rd quarter of 2016 grew by 4 percent compared to 3.5 percent in the same period of 2015. According to the Ghana Statistical Service, Agriculture recorded a year on year quarterly growth of 2.3 percent. The livestock sub-sector recorded the highest year-on-year growth rate of 5.6% while the fishing sub-sector […]

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Ghana: Akufo-Addo Promises ‘No Witch-Hunt’ against Former Regime

Ghana’s president-elect Akufo-Addo on Monday said that his government will set up a special prosecutor’s office to fight corruption in the West African nation. Speaking to the BBC, Akufo-Addo said he did not want to give an impression that he was carrying out a “witch-hunt” against his rivals. “As a matter of principle, we have […]

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Political Change in West Africa: ECOWAS Applauds, Boasts Democracy in Ghana

“The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has taken note of the announcement of the final result by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, and the congratulatory phone call by the incumbent President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the president-elect, H.E. Nana […]

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