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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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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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