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Ghana’s once golden economy plunges to ‘ground zero’

Ghana’s once golden economy plunges to ‘ground zero’

| August 9, 2014

(GIN)–Expectations of a windfall from the discovery of oil have been dashed by a weakening cedi, with ordinary citizens feeling the pinch. “Prices of ingredients in the market have been changing almost every month,” Anastancia Bokpe, who runs a restaurant in the east Legon suburb of the capital, complained to Reuters. “We are already in […]

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Africans share grief over passing of Maya Angelou

Africans share grief over passing of Maya Angelou

(GIN)—Legendary poetess Maya Angelou was renowned in Africa much as she was beloved in the country of her birth. Comments on the website of the Mail&Guardian newspaper were already posting May 28 morning as the news of her passing went worldwide. “Rest in peace daughter of the soil,” wrote “Hlambamanzi” on the M&G website. “ […]

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Ghanaian textilers demand end to Chinese knock-offs

Ghanaian textilers demand end to Chinese knock-offs

| April 24, 2014

(GIN)—Plagiarism by foreign manufacturers threatens to end Ghana’s standing as the maker of world-renowned textile patterns while country becomes an importer of its own imitated products, say local retailers. Artisans and retailers raised fears of their extinction due to the flood of cheap imports during a government-sponsored workshop for textile dealers. Eugene Adarkwa-Addae of the […]

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Ghanaian journalist Komla Afeke Dumor remembered

Ghanaian journalist Komla Afeke Dumor remembered

| January 30, 2014

An accomplished and much-admired news writer from Ghana, Komla Afeke Dumor, was recalled as “the face and voice of Africa…”

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Africa was point of pride for MLK

Africa was point of pride for MLK

| January 25, 2014

On Dec. 18, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recalled his first trip to Africa with his wife Coretta to attend the independence day celebration of the new nation of Ghana.

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Ghana’s former first lady warns of ‘seeds of dependency’ in western education

Ghana’s former first lady warns of ‘seeds of dependency’ in western education

| December 5, 2013

(GIN)—In a speech that examined the growing role for women in a rising Africa, Ghana’s former first lady also called for a critical look at formal western education. Mme. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, wife of former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings, and head of the 31st December Women’s Movement, delivered her remarks recently at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, […]

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Ghana security chief Joseph Nunoo-Mensah rebuked over anti-labor remark

Ghana security chief Joseph Nunoo-Mensah rebuked over anti-labor remark

| October 31, 2013

(GIN)—A ex-military officer’s off-hand remark that striking workers strapped by rising electric and water bills should pack their bags and leave the country has stirred up a hornet’s nest among the Ghanaian diaspora. Retired Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah was rebuked for telling Ghanaians to take a hike if they could not sacrifice in difficult times. “Go […]

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Ghanaians in mix of GMO debate

Ghanaians in mix of GMO debate

| October 24, 2013

(GIN)—Members of Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) and other environmental groups took the issue of food security to the streets in a march through Accra that linked up virtually with seven African countries from South Africa to Kenya. It was the second annual march against genetically modified seeds, bioengineered food and its corporate backers, coupled with […]

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Slap on wrist for selling fake drugs in Ghana called ‘shameful’

Slap on wrist for selling fake drugs in Ghana called ‘shameful’

| October 9, 2013

Counterfeit drugs are a chronic problem in Africa’s largely unsupervised market place. So-called anti-malaria drugs imported from India have been found with little or no ability to protect adults or children.

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Renowned Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor dies in Kenya debacle

Renowned Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor dies in Kenya debacle

| September 25, 2013

Africans on the continent and in the diaspora were in shock and grieving last week over the untimely passing of Kofi Awoonor, 78, from Ghana. He was one of the 68 who perished in the Al-Shabab-initiated assault at the five-story Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.

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