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Ghana bans meat consumption in the north over anthrax outbreak

Ghana has banned the slaughter, sale and consumption of meat in its northern region over a deadly anthrax outbreak. The one-month ban also affects the movement of animals, such as cows, sheep, goats, pigs and donkeys. Officials have also imposed a similar ban in the Upper East Region to avoid the spread of the disease. One person has so far… Read More
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Ghana aiming to host Africa Games despite economic crisis

These stipulations have sparked scepticism even among Ghanaians who are generally supportive of the idea of the country hosting the Africa Games. “Sure, recently we went to the IMF, borrowed some money, but then again, it comes with conditions,” sports journalist Michael Nsiah Otchere told DW. “So, will there be enough to pump into that area to ensure we host… Read More
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Ghanaian author and feminist Ama Ata Aidoo dies

Celebrated Ghanaian author and playwright, Ama Ata Aidoo, has died aged 81, her family said on Wednesday. In a statement, her family said “our beloved relative and writer” passed away after a short illness, requesting privacy to allow them to grieve. The renowned feminist was one of Africa’s famous authors whose works focused on African women. Ama Ata Aidoo was also… Read More
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Ghanaian-Scottish architect is first African to curate the Venice Biennale

Ghanaian-Scottish architect Lesley Lokko has successfully curated this year’s Biennale in Venice, Italy. She becomes the first African to do so. The fiction writer and academic is using her curation to give a platform to voices that have long been silenced. This year’s architectural Biennale, the18th is titled “The Laboratory of the Future,” and explores decolonisation and decarbonisation. First images… Read More
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Climate activist swims Ghana’s Volta Lake to raise awareness about water pollution

A Ghanaian climate activist, Yvette Tetteh has completed her mission of swimming across Ghana’s Volta Lake. She spent 40 days swimming over 450 kilometers stretch of the Lake to raise awareness about the pollution of Ghana’s water bodies which is fast threatening their sustainability. Tetteh, an agribusiness entrepreneur started her swimming expedition from Buipe in the northern sector of the country… Read More
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IMF approves $3 billion Ghana loan after debt restructuring delays

The International Monetary Fund’s executive board on Wednesday approved a $3 billion, three-year loan program for Ghana. The approval comes after months of delays due to a difficult debt restructuring program. With the approval, the West African nation would now access about $600 million immediately towards tackling its worst economic crisis in decades. But the IMF said in a statement… Read More
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Opinion: The power of entrepreneurship to reduce inequality in Ghana

In our experience, working with young African leaders and entrepreneurs for over a decade, we have learnt that with the right support and access to resources, young people have the potential to create jobs and income opportunities for themselves and others. We have debunked commonly accepted norms around entrepreneurship and job creation in Africa and modelled a perspective in the… Read More
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Illegal mining pit caves in killing 7 and trapping 17 in Ghana

An illegal mining pit in Ghana’s Birim North district of the Eastern Region has caved in on miners killing seven people so far. The illegal mining pit unexpectedly caved in on the workers on Monday. Five of the miners have now been rescued at the Korle Teye Takorso site. Rescuers say 17 others remain trapped under the collapsed mining pit.… Read More
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Ghanaian influencer extradited to US in $2M romance scam

A prominent Ghanaian social media influencer, Mona Faiz Montrage also known as Hajia4Reall has been extradited from the United Kingdom to the US to face criminal charges. She is facing charges for allegedly swindling over $2 million from older, single American men and women, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Montrage, 30, appeared in Manhattan federal court on Monday over these… Read More
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Afrobarometer’s 10th national surveys planning meeting opens in Accra

Members of the Afrobarometer, a pan-African, nonpartisan survey research network have gathered in Ghana for the launch of its 10th round of national surveys. The planning meeting taking place in Ada, south of the country will afford the network the chance to plan towards the next round of surveys, covering critical data gathering on social-economic issues. Over a period of… Read More