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Toilet facility made from plastics in Ghana

The Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE), in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Building and Road Research Institute (CSIR-BRRI), have built a sanitation facility constructed out of modified concrete. The facility which is a six-seater Aqua Privy Toilet Facility block constructed with post-consumer plastics forms part of GRIPE’s commitment to demonstrate and provide a second-life solution to post-consumer plastics and to reinforce the fact that plastic waste is a resource which can be harnessed to unlock socio-economic benefits for the country. The sanitation facility constructed…

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Ghana’s plan to build national shrine stirs controversy

Ghana’s government has sparked controversy by announcing plans to build a national shrine. The country is already executing a plan to construct a national cathedral in fulfillment of an election pledge by its President Nana Akufo-Addo. That decision to build a national cathedral sparked controversy and protest but the government insisted on going ahead with the project. This week Ghana’s Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi announced that some traditional groups have been canvassing for a national shrine. Dzamesi said the government will explore the possibility of satisfying…

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Ghana: Two lecturers ‘breached rules’ in sex-for-grades film

Ghana’s premier and prominent university has found two of its lecturers guilty of breaching its code of conduct after they were implicated in a sex-for-grades film. The BBC’s Africa Eye’s sex-for-grades film implicated two lecturers of the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor in the scandal. They were filmed allegedly making sexual advances towards some women who posed as students. The university said those actions were against its rules. The two lecturers will face a disciplinary commission after an investigation by the university found evidence…

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170 suspected terrorists arrested at Ghana-Togo border

Over 170 suspected criminals and terrorists have been arrested in a swoop near the Ghana -Togo border. The joint operation named Koudanlgou III was simultaneously carried along the borders of Ghana and Togo and selected areas within their national territories. Officials said it was aimed at clamping down on the activities of criminals and suspected terrorists groups. “The exercise is aimed at preventing terrorist activities, illegal resource extraction, drug trafficking, dealing in illicit arms, smuggling, among other transnational crimes,” Ghana’s national security minister Albert Kan Dapaah said in a statement. Some of the suspects…

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#IAmUNLEARNING: Sparking new conversation on African masculinity

A project aimed at engaging African men on the issues of masculinity, power, love, loss and violence has been launched in Ghana’s capital Accra. The initiative which was unveiled on Tuesday, November 19 which also marks International Men’s Day will last for three years. In a statement lead team coordinating the project EEA Media Production said “For this first year, the project has produced a video featuring men revealing their experiences and lessons by answering questions and sharing their thoughts on power, women, respect, love, and being witness to gender…

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Young Ghanaians create Wikipedia pages on migration

A group of organizations has launched a project targeted at making available adequate information on migration to help young Africans hoping to travel out of the continent. The initiative involves among others creating new Wikipedia pages with relevant information about traveling to European countries like Germany. This should help young people especially innovators equip themselves adequately with relevant information ahead of applying for visas for foreign events and business meetings. It should also be useful to them when deciding on whether to move out of their countries or otherwise. As…

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Ghanaian blind student dragged from Oxford chamber ‘feels worthless’

A Ghanaian visually impaired student who was violently removed from a chamber of a prestigious debating society has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Ebenezer Azamati, 25, was manhandled out of the Oxford Union debating chamber by his feet and ejected from the building. He was accosted by a security guard when he attempted to return to a seat he had earlier reserved for the October 17 debate. A Video footage of the incident shows distressed Azamati being forcibly removed from his chair after he resisted efforts to drag him out…

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mPedigree: The tech firm fighting fake products globally

In a small working room in Ghana’s capital Accra, software developers at tech company mPedigree are busy developing new mobile phone apps for clients. The Ghanaian company’s main technology product called Goldkeys helps to check for counterfeit products on the market. The technology secures more products from counterfeiting than any other platform. Selorm Brantie who is a co-founder of the mPedigree company said full operations started in 2011 but the concept begun couple of years back. He said “Around 2007 when the concept was being thought of, there was a…

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Speakers for 2019 SFAN Breakfast Meeting announced

SFAN (Stars From All Nations) is thrilled to announce the speaker list for the sixth edition of SFAN Business Breakfast Meeting taking place at Stanbic Bank Incubator on December 7. For this edition of the breakfast meeting, our expert panel will take a deep dive into the following subjects: The future of money; Best practices to creatively manage and grow your personal finance; Ghana’s tax landscape and Insider secrets for raising capital. The agenda is quite packed but they have made enough room for networking over wine and chocolates. Since…

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Group declares ‘independent state’ from Ghana

A group of Ghanaians from Ghana’s Volta region on Saturday announced that it was seceding from the country. Members of the group called “Homeland Study Group Foundation” had for years now been pushing for a break away region. Ghanaian officials have been battling with the group whose members reside in a region previously called the British Togoland. Aggrieved residents of this territory claim the processes that led to their merger with the then Gold Coast now Ghana were flawed. They also claim that the Volta region lacked needed development hence the need to…

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