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Ghana Chamber of Commerce holds inaugural meeting in New York City

The heavy downpour and cold winds could not stop the 50 individuals who gathered at the Ghana Consulate in New York City on Saturday May 13, 2017 to miss the inaugural meeting of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce, USA, Inc. (GCC-USA) This was a follow-up to the March 18, 2017 meeting of 15 budding Ghanaian entrepreneurs who defied the snow ...

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David Adjaye receives his knighthood on behalf of HM Queen Elizabeth II

World-renowned British Ghanaian architect David Adjaye was honoured yesterday with a knighthood for his services to architecture as part of the Queen’s biannual honours programme. Sir David Adjaye received his award from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at an official Investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. The knighthood follows two previous royal awards received by Sir David – the 2016 ...

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Northern Ghanaians celebrate Damba in Atlanta

The Association of Northern Ghanaians of Georgia (ANGG) celebrated an unprecedented Damba festival in Atlanta last Saturday May 6th, 2017 which brought all Ghanaians living in Georgia and other states together to observe this special occasion in a grand style. “Celebrating Northern Ghana for Peace and Development” was the theme for this year’s Damba festival. In attendance were Nananom, traditional ...

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The Ghana Physicians And Surgeons Foundation Of North America (GPSF) Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America (GPSF) celebrated its 15th year anniversary with a Conference and Fundraising Dinner-Dance at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on the weekend of April 21. The theme of the occasion was: New and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health and Security: Role of African Diaspora. GPSF was established in 2002 ...

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GOOGLE CELEBRATES Ghanaian Woman For Pioneering Micro-Lending

A micro-lending pioneer, Esther Afua Ocloo, is being celebrated by Google on her 98th birthday. She launched her entrepreneurial career as a teenager in the 1930’s on less than a dollar. She quickly became one of Ghana’s leading entrepreneurs and was an inspiration around the world. Known as “Auntie Ocloo”, Esther dedicated her life to helping others like her succeed. ...

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Tourist Sites In The Eastern Region

The Eastern Region of Ghana is a rich blend of dramatic landscapes, historic relics and traditional cultures. The ancient blends with the 20th century in this region so close to but such a contrast with Accra. The region is dominated by Lake Volta, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, and the Akosombo Dam, source of much of Ghana’s hydroelectric ...

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The Administrative Hierarchy of the Asante Kingdom

As the Asante Kingdom grew powerful, it started with the unity plan , the objective of the founding fathers of the union . The unity idea was crowned with the descent of the Golden Stool which all of them vowed to protect and defend it . The chief of Kumase state on whose laps the Golden Stool descended thus became ...

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Nana Addo Turns 73 Today

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo turns 73-years-old today March 29, 2017 He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 whiles a lawmaker representing Abuakwa South Constituency in the Eastern region. Akufo-Addo is a veteran when it comes to Ghanaian politics taking into account the fact he first ran ...

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Ghana-born medical student achieves milestone at top US university

A lot of Ghanaians are sharing on social media the news that Ghana-born medical student Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is to become the first black woman to be trained as a neurosurgeon at the prestigious Johns Hopkins medical school in the US. She was awarded the accolade at the end of last week when medical students found out in the matching process ...

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Science-loving teens from Ghana and D.C. geek out together

It was a meeting of nerds and sharks. The self-described “biotech nerds” and “robotic nerds” were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves “sharks” and flew in from Ghana. “The shark is a big fish so it means you’re big. Knowledgeable,” explains Stephanie Obbo of Ghana, an aspiring medical doctor. Together, the 15 high ...

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