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Ghanaian Professor makes Ghana proud in USA

A Ghanaian Professor based in the USA, Professor Kwame Awuah-Offei has been appointed as part of a 38-member Advisory Board on Mineral and Energy Royalty Policy Committee by United States Secretary of Interior. Kwame is one of the alternates for the Academic and Public Interest Groups is the only African to have been appointed to the board. Kwame received his ...

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Ghanaian crowned Wikimedian of the year 2017!

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia has named Felix Nartey, a young Ghanaian as the Wikimedian of the year 2017 at the just ended Wikimania held in Canada. He was crowned winner for his efforts in promoting free knowledge sharing culture in Africa. “I was awarded this year based on my activities on the African continent and for organising the ...

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Ghanaians among top foreigners boosting UK health system

2016 figures indicate that there are 2,289 Ghanaian health staff under the United Kingdom’s (UK) National Health Service (NHS). Ghana contributes the 15th most human resources to the UK’s NHS and other African countries feature prominently, with Nigeria contributing 5,040, South Africa contributing 1,626 and Egypt contributing 887. UK nationals contribute 971,878 persons to NHS staff, which range from cleaners ...

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Ghanaian student wins UN award

A Ghanaian student and youth advocate Gideon Tuffuor Amponsah has won an award at the United Nations Youth Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York. He entered a project entitled MY HEALTH MY WELLBEING as a non-profit social venture meant to engage young people to lead an anti-stigma campaign against people with mental health challenges. In an interview with ...

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Winners Of Miss Ghana Contest From 1957 to date

The Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant was started by the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1957 as an initiative to offer the “Independent” Ghanaian woman a platform to positively impact society. It is the biggest and oldest national beauty pageant in Ghana with Monica Amekoafia becoming the first-ever Miss Ghana. The winner of the competition represents the ...

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Speaker delivers lecture to mark formation of UGCC today

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, will today deliver a public lecture as part of activities marking the 60th anniversary of the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). The lecture which will focus on the topic “August 4 – Ghana’s Day of Destiny,” will also mark the establishment of the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS) by ...

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Nana Anima Wiafe-Akenten – First PhD holder in Twi

She simply loves to study languages but certainly not the Spanish, French or English that most students love to pursue. Hers is the Akan language, Twi to be precise. Her passion for the precise usage of the Twi language motivated her to study it from the primary level all the way to the tertiary level. This indeed has been a ...

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Three Ghanaians honoured by Queen Elizabeth

Three young Ghanaians have been awarded by Queen Elizabeth for their outstanding contributions in their communities. They are Elijah Amoo Addo, Winnifred Selby and Efua Asibon. The awards ceremony was held at Buckingham Palace and was attended by many personalities from the British royal family including Prince Harry who gave a speech praising the recipients – who are between 18 ...

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US to Review Benefits to Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania For Used Clothes Ban

The U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday it was reviewing trade benefits to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after a complaint over a ban on imports of used clothing into the East African market. USTR said the “out-of-cycle” review was in response to a petition filed by the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles ...

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Speakers of Parliament of Ghana from 1951 to date

Legislative representation in Ghana dates back to 1950, when the country (then known as Gold Coast) was a British colony. The body, called the Legislative Council, was purely advisory as the Governor exercised all legislative and executive powers. Reforms were introduced in 1916 and 1925, although the governor’s power remained extensive. In 1946, a new constitution was introduced that allowed ...

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