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Ghana signs $600mln cocoa deal with Credit Suisse

Ghana has signed a $600 million deal with Credit Suisse for the improvement of current state of processing and value addition for its cocoa. The deal was signed on the sideline of the 2019 Africa Investment Forum in South Africa. The $600 million will cover a 7 year period and would go into helping to upskill farmers, develop warehousing, and upscale in-country processing of Cocoa. This deal was tabled last year for Ghana’s cocoa regulator COCOBOD but has now reached financial close stage. Ghana is only able to process 34…

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Ghana secures $2.6bn deal for SkyTrain project

Ghana on Monday signed a concession deal with South African-based African Investment SkyTrain consortium to develop its train system. The deal is meant to cover a project called the Accra SkyTrain Project. A memorandum of understanding was signed last year. On the sidelines of the ongoing African Investment Forum in Johannesburg, officials from Ghana and the South African based consortium finalized a deal for the project which will cost $2.6 billion. The deal was signed by Ghana’s Railways Development Minister, Mr Joe Ghartey and Mr Hubert Danso, Director of AI…

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Twitter founder arrives in Nigeria for Africa tour

The co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey has arrived in Nigeria for the start of a month-long trip in Africa. He will be spending the whole of November in Africa, visiting Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Dorsey had said before his trip that he would be spending a lot of time with entrepreneurs in these countries he is visiting. He has been tweeting about his trip, saying he had had dinner with “some new friends”. Great dinner w some new friends pic.twitter.com/HsCwicfouN — jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 7,…

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Ghana’s campaign to reignite love for national football teams

Ghana has launched a campaign to reignite love for its national football teams among soccer fans. The new Ghana Football Association president, Kurt Okraku is leading the campaign weeks after taking charge of the Association. Dubbed ‘Bring Back The Love’, the campaign is mobilizing support for the various national football teams. There is a trending hashtag #BringBackTheLove on social media pushing for Ghanaians to get back to loving their national football teams once more. For many years now the passion and love for national teams in Ghana have dipped due…

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Shatta Wale: Ghana’s dancehall artiste inspiring the next generation

In his makeshift studio in Ghana’s capital city Accra, 35-year old Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr simply known as Shatta Wale is busy working on a new song detailing the struggles of young people. He had just launched his new album ‘Wonder Boy‘ which comes barely a year after his ‘Reign’ album was released. Despite being on a short break, the popular Musician isn’t resting, but determined to still produce a song he promises will be a hit soon. The dancehall artiste has a huge following in Ghana because of…

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Ghana: Police chief arrested over alleged coup plot

A senior Ghanaian police officer, Dr. Benjamin Agordzor has been arrested over an alleged attempt to topple the government. He has since been charged with abetment to commit treason. According to ACP Agordzor’s lawyer Martin Kpebu, his client is accused of communicating with some individuals alleged months ago to have planned to carry out a coup to destabilise the country. “He was invited to appear before BNI and he did so this afternoon…initially they said they just needed him to assist with investigations but just this evening they turned from…

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Ghana records outbreak of H3N2 flu in schools

Ghana’s Health Service has confirmed an outbreak of H3N2 flu in some schools in the Eastern part of the country. Over 400 students have been quarantined over the outbreak of Varian Virus disease in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality. The schools affected are Krobo Girls Senior High School, Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School and Legacy College – a private school. Reports say school authorities begun treating the affected students for malaria until the situation worsened with more cases of the flu. The Ghana Health Service dispatched a medical team to…

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Ghana: Pastor’s comment on honouring God sparks outrage

A popular Ghanaian preacher, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has left many fuming after he claimed Christians in recent times are honouring their families than God. He wrote on Twitter on Friday that “Today, Christians are honouring family more than they honour God. They do things to please wives and children more than to please God. Because of this, the mission field and harvest fields lack certain quality labourers. Lord help us!” But not everyone is taking the comment by the preacher lightly and literally. Some social media users have been outraged…

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Ghana: Resorting to handshake for Child Online Safety

Every year, 1 billion children continue to be exposed to violence and more than 200 million of these children are sexually abused and exploited. This means that close to 50% of all children are victims of violence, yet unfortunately this issue remains a hidden global epidemic. Increasingly much of this sexual abuse takes place online or is captured and digitally distributed. In this case, the internet is an enabler of abuse and exploitation. Children and young people are posting emotional content on social media for attention and support from friends.…

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Ghana: Local traders lock up shops of foreigners

Local traders in Ghana’s second largest city of Kumasi on Wednesday locked up shops belonging to foreigners in some commercial hubs. The closure took place in areas like Alarbar, Adhye and Kejetia with Nigerian traders bearing the most brunt. It’s unclear what sparked the said lock up but local media reported it was a distress action coming on the heels of the closure of the Nigerian border which has affected several Ghanaian traders. The leader of Nigerian Traders Union in the Ashanti region where the lock ups took place, Chief…

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