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From Ghana to Baltimore: The long path to an education for a Hopkins scholar

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From Ghana to Baltimore: The long path to an education for a Hopkins scholar

- George Mwinnyaa grew up in the Upper West bushland of Ghana. On Wednesday, he will graduate from Johns Hopkins University. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun video) Copyright © 2017, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad

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Tags: Scholars | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana |  Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  Maryland |  Baltimore | 

Olympics Steps Up Training

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Olympics Steps Up Training

- Tom Strand Great Olympics have taken their training a notch higher ahead of the second round, DAILY GUIDE SPORTS has gathered. Inside sources say the club has recruited seven additional players to augment the existing squad. The take over by head trainer, Tom Strand saw Olympics ending the first round on a good note; picking a vital away point at the Golden City Park, Berekum

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Olympic Games | 
Places: Ghana | 

Amewu Gets Ram… Over Galamsey Fight

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Amewu Gets Ram… Over Galamsey Fight

- From right: Richard Addo and Ohene Gyimah, VAED Ghana CEO and Operations Manager, respectively. INSET: The ram that the NGO intends to present to Hon. Peter Amewu. Volunteers against Environmental Degradation (VAED) Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with special interest in environmental issues, has showered praises on the Minister of Land and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu. According to Richard Addo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VAED Ghana, the minister has been bold, patriotic and committed to the fight against illegal mining also known as ‘galamsey’ since he assumed office

Categories: Science & Nature | 
Tags: Natural environment | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Hajj Board Publishes Names Of Paid-Up Pilgrims

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Hajj Board Publishes Names Of Paid-Up Pilgrims

- Sheikh IC Quaye. The Ghana Hajj Board will from next week Monday start publishing names of prospective pilgrims who have paid for the Hajj package of $3,450 or its cedi equivalent of GH¢15,000. The publications which would be updated every Monday in selected newspapers, including the DAILY GUIDE, is a novelty intended to prime prospective pilgrims with knowledge about their statuses

Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

14 Journalists Trained On Reproductive Health

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14 Journalists Trained On Reproductive Health

- The participants in group photograph after the opening session. Fourteen female journalists from nine African countries have taken part in the 2017 edition of the Populations Reference Bureau (PRB) Women’s Edition Africa Programme in Kampala, Uganda. The five-day event brought together experienced female journalists in the health sector (editors, journalists and producers) to learn and share knowledge and experiences on issues of reproductive health and population in developing countries, particularly Africa

Categories: Life & Style | 
Tags: Women | 
Places: Africa |  Ghana |  Uganda | 

Investors Have High Hopes for Ghana, Says Finance Minister

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Investors Have High Hopes for Ghana, Says Finance Minister

- Ghana's finance minister says investors were optimistic in meetings with senior government officials who accompanied Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to the World Bank spring meetings in Washington. In an interview with VOA, Ken Ofori-Atta said investors detected a new energy, and a sense of hope in a team that is focused on getting Ghana out of its current predicament. He also said that with a new government in place, the world is ready to see Ghana shine again in a much more stable West Africa

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Places: Ghana |  Americas |  North America |  United States | 

[Kenya Elections] Raila Odinga Confirmed Main Opposition Presidential Candidate

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[Kenya Elections] Raila Odinga Confirmed Main Opposition Presidential Candidate

- Raila Odinga. Kenya’s veteran politician Raila Odinga has been confirmed as the main opposition coalition’s presidential candidate for August’s election. Mr Odinga, 72, is set to face incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, the man who beat him in 2013. This will be the fourth time Mr Odinga runs for president. He also ran in the disputed 2007 poll. The violence that followed led to the creation of a unity government in which Mr Odinga served as prime minister

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Kenya |  Ghana |  Nyanza | 

Tanzanian President Hails Nana

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Tanzanian President Hails Nana

- President Akufo-Addo welcoming Benjamin Mkapa to the Presidency. Former President of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa, has congratulated the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his election to the highest office of the land. He urged the Ghanaian leader and the country to continue on the path of democracy, and be the ‘star of Africa.’ Mr Benjamin Mkapa made this remark yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House on his way to deliver a lecture at the University of Development Studies in Tamale

Places: Ghana |  Tanzania | 

Ambiguity over nationality costs Ghana man freedom

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Ambiguity over nationality costs Ghana man freedom

- After serving a prison term in a cheating case, a 34-year-old man, who claims he is a Ghana national, has been made to stay at Juhu police station for three months on the grounds that his nationality is uncertain. Police, however, claim that he is simply staying there and hasnot been detained. Edward Megbin, who has already undergone his sentence, is languishing in the police station from January 20, with officers refusing to let him go free

Places: Ghana |  India |  Maharashtra |  Mumbai | 

The Catalyst Of Economic Growth A look at ILO contribution to SMEs’ development

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The Catalyst Of Economic Growth A look at ILO contribution to SMEs’ development

- Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the economic development of any country. It is no surprise that developed countries enjoying a growing and booming economies attribute most of their achievements to a flourishing SME sector. The potential of SMEs to promote domestic-driven growth of new and existing industries and to strengthen the resilience of the economy in a competitive and challenging environment is inarguable

Categories: Business | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Ofori-Atta Pledges Crackdown On Wasteful Public Spending

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Ofori-Atta Pledges Crackdown On Wasteful Public Spending

- Ken Ofori-Atta – Finance minister. Ghana’s finance minister has vowed to crack down on corruption and wasteful public spending as the government attempts to plug a financing gap and keep its International Monetary Fund programme on track. Ken Ofori-Atta, who was appointed after President Nana Akufo-Addo took office in January, said the measures being taken by the government included rooting out ghost workers and ensuring all state contracts went to public tender

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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Irene Drops ‘Yesu Di Hene’

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Irene Drops ‘Yesu Di Hene’

- Irene Sowah. Irene Sowah will release a worship single titled ‘Yesu Di Hene’ (Jesus Reigns) to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ across the world. The event which comes off at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Nativity Congregation, La, on Sunday, April 16 is supported by the Praise Dynamics, a praise and worship team of the church. According to the songstress, she has been active in the music ministry since the late 1980s and was inspired to record songs because of the desire to share the love of Christ among all people of the world through gospel music

Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Rais wa Ghana, Mufuruki wateta kuhusu uchumi

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Rais wa Ghana, Mufuruki wateta kuhusu uchumi

- Dar es Salaam. Mwenyekiti wa Jukwaa la Wakurugenzi Watendaji (CEOrt), Ali Mufuruki juzi alikutana na Rais wa Ghana, Nana Dankwa Akuffo-Addo na kufanya mazungumzo kuhusu mwenendo wa uchumi Afrika. Kwa mujibu wa taarifa yake iliyopatikana jijini Dar es Salaam jana, Mufuruki alikwenda Ghana kuitikia mwaliko aliopewa na Rais Akuffo-Addo aliyeingia madarakani Desemba mwaka jana. “Nimempongeza kwa ushindi wake wa kishindo kwenye uchaguzi mkuu uliopita,” alisema

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Meningitis Kills 4 Kumasi Academy Students

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Meningitis Kills 4 Kumasi Academy Students

- Simon Osei Mensah and other dignitaries on the high table during the press conference. Meningitis has been identified as the disease that claimed the lives of the four Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) students at Asokore-Mampong in the Ashanti Region, whose deaths after a few days of illness, have generated tension and fear among the students and their parents. This was established following a collaborative work by experts from the Ghana Health Service, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi and the School of Medical Sciences, Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has announced

Categories: Health |  Society & Culture |  Education | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana |  Ashanti |  Kumasi | 

Serengeti Boys earn praise from Ghana coach

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Serengeti Boys earn praise from Ghana coach

- Dar es Salaam. Ghana youth team coach Samuel Kwasi believes Tanzania is on course towards the formation of a solid senior soccer team due to the steady progress the national Under-17 team is making in friendly matches. Kwasi has heaped praise on Serengeti Boys, saying they have what it takes to perform impressively at the 2017 Africa Youth Championship finals in Gabon next month

Categories: Sports | 
Places: Ghana |  Tanzania |  Dar es Salaam |  Dar | 

Serengeti Boys Yaishangaza Ghana ndani ya dakika 10

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Serengeti Boys Yaishangaza Ghana ndani ya dakika 10

- Dakika 10 za muda wa nyongeza za mwamuzi zinaweza kuitwa za muujiza au maajabu kwani Serengeti Boys walizitumia kufunga mabao mawili. Dakika 10 za muda wa nyongeza, zilitosha kwa Serengeti Boys kutoka nyuma kwa magoli 2-0 na kusawazisha magoli yote kwenye mchezo wa kirafiki wa kimataifa dhidi ya timu ya taifa ya vijana wa U17 ya Ghana. Kwa dakika zote 90 za mchezo Serengeti Boys ilikua nyuma kwa magoli 2-0 dhidi ya Ghana magoli yaliyofungwa na Sulley Ibrahim dakika ya 21 kipindi cha kwanza na Arko Mensah dakika 75 kipindi cha pili

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  • I Don’t Have Details On $2.25 bn Bond – AG Tells Lawyer
    I Don’t Have Details On $2.25 bn Bond – AG Tells Lawyer

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General. The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo has confirmed receipt of a letter by Private Legal Practitioner, Victor Adawudu demanding more information on the controversial $ 2.25 billion domestic bond which was issued in April. She has however indicated that details on the said bond the lawyer is seeking to retrieve, are unavailable to her. “I acknowledge receipt of your letter bearing reference number LL/17/26 and dated 4th May , 2017 on the above subject matter

    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Politics & Government

Sports

  • Olympics Steps Up Training
    Olympics Steps Up Training

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Tom Strand Great Olympics have taken their training a notch higher ahead of the second round, DAILY GUIDE SPORTS has gathered. Inside sources say the club has recruited seven additional players to augment the existing squad. The take over by head trainer, Tom Strand saw Olympics ending the first round on a good note; picking a vital away point at the Golden City Park, Berekum

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Olympic Games | 
    Places: Ghana | 

Business

  • 15 Customs Officers Fired Over Corruption
    15 Customs Officers Fired Over Corruption

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Isaac Crentsil- Customs Commissioner. FIFTEEN SENIOR officers of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have been interdicted for allegedly causing huge financial loss to the state. The interdiction of the officers – comprising four females and 11 males – followed their purported connivance with certain companies to evade duties and taxies. President Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has been waging war against pilfering at the port, made possible through under-declaration of import duties

    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Economy |  Economic Policies |  Economics |  Revenue |  Customs |  Public Finance | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Health

  • Meningitis Kills 4 Kumasi Academy Students
    Meningitis Kills 4 Kumasi Academy Students

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Simon Osei Mensah and other dignitaries on the high table during the press conference. Meningitis has been identified as the disease that claimed the lives of the four Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) students at Asokore-Mampong in the Ashanti Region, whose deaths after a few days of illness, have generated tension and fear among the students and their parents. This was established following a collaborative work by experts from the Ghana Health Service, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi and the School of Medical Sciences, Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has announced

    Categories: Health |  Society & Culture |  Education | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana |  Ashanti |  Kumasi | 

Family & Parenting

  • Women in Ghana pay heavy social price for not having children
    Women in Ghana pay heavy social price for not having children

    , the-star.co.ke

    The number of children a woman of reproductive age bears has been declining globally. Yet childbearing expectations in some parts of Africa remain high. In Ghana, for example, the total fertility rate – the average number of children expected per woman over a lifetime – stands at . Women in Ghana are under tremendous pressure to have children. Childbearing is the primary goal of marriage, and women are expected to begin having children shortly after they’ve married

    Categories: Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Motherhood |  Children |  Childbearing | 
    Places: Kenya |  Ghana | 

Society & Culture

  • Meningitis Kills 4 Kumasi Academy Students
    Meningitis Kills 4 Kumasi Academy Students

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Simon Osei Mensah and other dignitaries on the high table during the press conference. Meningitis has been identified as the disease that claimed the lives of the four Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) students at Asokore-Mampong in the Ashanti Region, whose deaths after a few days of illness, have generated tension and fear among the students and their parents. This was established following a collaborative work by experts from the Ghana Health Service, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi and the School of Medical Sciences, Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has announced

    Categories: Health |  Society & Culture |  Education | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana |  Ashanti |  Kumasi | 

Religion & Spirituality

Entertainment & Arts

  • French Military Band @ Alliance Française
    French Military Band @ Alliance Française

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Le Bagad de Lann Bihoue Ouvert. As part of the activities marking the 60 anniversary of France in Ghana, the French Embassy in Accra will on Friday, April 7 present the only professional military Breton Pipe and Drums Band in concert in Accra. The Bagad of Lann-Bihoué is a traditional, Breton band and the only military one remaining of the French Navy was established in 1952 on the naval base at Lann-Bihoué near Lorient in Brittany

    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
    Tags: Music |  Bands | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana |  France |  Accra | 

Education

Travel & Recreation

Law & Crime

  • I Don’t Have Details On $2.25 bn Bond – AG Tells Lawyer
    I Don’t Have Details On $2.25 bn Bond – AG Tells Lawyer

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General. The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo has confirmed receipt of a letter by Private Legal Practitioner, Victor Adawudu demanding more information on the controversial $ 2.25 billion domestic bond which was issued in April. She has however indicated that details on the said bond the lawyer is seeking to retrieve, are unavailable to her. “I acknowledge receipt of your letter bearing reference number LL/17/26 and dated 4th May , 2017 on the above subject matter

    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Media & Information

  • Sinari Takes NDC Propaganda To Saudi Arabia
    Sinari Takes NDC Propaganda To Saudi Arabia

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Alhaji Said Sinari. Alhaji Said Sinari, Ghana’s envoy to Saudi Arabia is reported to have told the media that New Patriotic Party (NPP) residents in the oil-rich country have vandalized the country’s mission in Riyadh. In a sharp rebuttal of the allegation, a Ghanaian professional who has been living in Saudi Arabia has condemned the politician for lying. The resident, name withheld, who has lived in Riyadh for over a

    Categories: Media & Information | 
    Tags: Propaganda | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana |  Asia |  Mideast | 

Science & Nature

  • Amewu Gets Ram… Over Galamsey Fight
    Amewu Gets Ram… Over Galamsey Fight

    , dailyguideghana.com

    From right: Richard Addo and Ohene Gyimah, VAED Ghana CEO and Operations Manager, respectively. INSET: The ram that the NGO intends to present to Hon. Peter Amewu. Volunteers against Environmental Degradation (VAED) Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with special interest in environmental issues, has showered praises on the Minister of Land and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu. According to Richard Addo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VAED Ghana, the minister has been bold, patriotic and committed to the fight against illegal mining also known as ‘galamsey’ since he assumed office

    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Tags: Natural environment | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Life & Style

  • Green Festival Takes Off In Cape Coast
    Green Festival Takes Off In Cape Coast

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Dela Hayes. The 2017 edition of Green Festival will tomorrow Thursday April 6 open at the Addison’s Square Garden in Cape Coast with Ghanaian and Danish Bands as well as solo artistes from both countries. Groups scheduled to perform include Addis Ababa (Denmark), Twerampon Traditionals (Ghana), African Footprint Legends, Dela Hayes and Women of Colour Band, The Mighty I Am and Akoma Pa Cultural Troupe

    Categories: Life & Style |  Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Celebrations |  Festivities |  Festival | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana |  Denmark |  Central | 

Books & Literature

  • Helping Ghanaian children through a love of reading
    Helping Ghanaian children through a love of reading

    , bbc.co.uk

    Eugenia Tachie-Menson set up a charity in Ghana 10 years ago to help children improve their spelling and literacy. Despite many challenges, the charity has helped thousands of children, with one child even reaching the finals of the Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington in the United States. This is part of a regular series on African Women You Need to Know.

    Categories: Books & Literature | 
    Tags: Reading | 
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