Monthly Archives: October 2015

Women in Ashesi’s first Engineering class lead the way for gender balance in STEM

According to UNESCO, an estimated 2.5 million new Engineers are required in sub-Saharan Africa alone to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of improved access to clean water and sanitation. To make this possible, especially in Africa, universities need to attract all young minds to engineering, not just that of men. However, women only represent an estimated 12% of Engineering students ...

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[ASHESI] Of 3D Printers, design thinking and big ambitions for entrepreneurship at Ashesi

Inside the McNulty Foundation Design Lab, there is a keen buzz of excitement. Students are huddled around Ashesi’s new 3D printers, watching as it prints out miniature models of the University logo. For most of the students in the room, it is the first time they have seen a 3D printer in action, and they are fascinated by it. For ...

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Traders at Madina market surrender palm oil gallons to FDB for examination

Vendors of palm oil in the Madina market have voluntarily handed over gallons of palm oil to the Foods and Drugs Authority to test if they are safe for human consumption. This has come in the wake of reports some vendors have been adulterating palm oil with Sudan IV, a cancer causing dye to give it a more attractive color. ...

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Veteran Ghanaian actor Rev Eddie Coffie has died

Veteran Ghanaian actor and president of the Ghana Actors Guild, Rev Eddie Coffie has died. The actor, sources tell Myjoyonline.com, died Friday morning while on admission at the Ridge Hospital in Accra. Rev Eddie Coffie, according to our sources, had been battling an unknown ailment for some months and went into coma last week. He was elected president of Ghana Actors Guild ...

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Hearts of Oak courts Edubiase’s Ofori

New Edubiase FC President Abdul Salam Yakubu has confirmed Hearts of Oak’s interest in their lethal striker, Bernard Ofori. Ofori was one of the best players at Eduabiase set up and his striking pair with Fuseini Nuhu, helped the Bekwai based club beat the drop zone at the just ended First Capital Plus Bank Premier League. Bernard Ofori has been ...

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Prices of foodstuff go up marginally

Prices of foodstuff have increased marginally in Ghanaian markets at the end of October 2015. The highest increase of 7 percent was made by tomato to close the week at an average price of GH¢ 9.00 per ‘medium size tomato tin.” This was followed by Yam (pona) with 4 percent gain in price to close the week at GH¢ 3.90 ...

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India gives Africa $10 billion line of credit

The Indian government has extended a Line of Credit (LoC) of $10 billion at concessional rate for a period of five years to Africa in what is seen as the biggest show of support for the continent by the Modi government.This is in addition to the extension of a $600million grant for development-related, economic and capacity-building projects. The gesture was ...

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Russian airline crash: 105 bodies found, Putin consoles families

Egyptian search and rescue team members have found more than 100 bodies, including those of five children, in the wreckage of a Russian plane that crashed in the country’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday, an officer on the scene told Reuters on Saturday. “I now see a tragic scene. A lot of dead on the ground and many died whilst strapped ...

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Ghana supports Modi’s Solar-Rich Countries Alliance proposal

Ghana on October 29 expressed wholehearted support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal to form an alliance of solar-rich countries and promised to be one of the first to join it. “I am most excited and enthused by the leadership you (Modi) have assumed in the formation of an alliance of solar-rich countries, which you intend to launch on the ...

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I won’t lose sleep over criticisms – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will not lose sleep over criticism and that he wants to be remembered as a president who fought corruption to a standstill. Buhari during a press conference after the India-Africa Summit, which took place in New Delhi, called on Nigerians, who are not corruptly enriching themselves with public funds, not to be afraid ...

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