Ghana

On the Occasion of the Republic of Ghana’s National Day

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement, John Kerry, Secretary of State, Washington, DC, March 6, 2013 : On behalf of the American people, I send best wishes to the people of Ghana as they celebrate 56 years of independence on March 6 and congratulate Ghana on completing its sixth presidential and parliamentary elections. I hope that […]

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WaterAid: 7 million more Ghanaians lack access to sanitation than in 1990

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of Ghana is failing to keep its promises on funding for sanitation, a new report by the international development charity, WaterAid (http://www.wateraid.org), has revealed(1). The report warns that unless investment is increased, the challenges of urbanisation, inequality of access, climate change and population growth […]

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New Jersey Teacher Receives Martin Luther King Jr Award for Combating Child Trafficking in Ghana

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — For nearly six years IOM Ghana has had an unlikely partner in the fight against child trafficking in the country’s fishing industry. As a high school social studies teacher in Metuchen, New Jersey, Evan Robbins seeks to raise awareness about developing countries and encourages his students […]

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CFP : Revisiting the 1st International Congress of Africanists in a Globalised World

REVISITING THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AFRICANISTS IN A GLOBALISED WORLD October 24-26, 2013 INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA LEGON CAMPUS CALL FOR PAPERS African Studies has certainly come a long way since the establishment of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana in 1961; it was at the time […]

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Canada assists Ghana to improve land administration

OTTAWA, Canada, February 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Agricultural production and access to nutritious food in developing countries will be improved by creating clearer, more predictable forms of land ownership in rural areas, and modernizing land services. The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian […]

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Book Review : Gender, Social Change and Spiritual Power: Charismatic Christianity in Ghana

Jane E. Soothill. Gender, Social Change and Spiritual Power: Charismatic Christianity in Ghana (Studies of Religion in Africa) (Studies of Religion in Africa). Leiden Brill, 2007. x + 261 pp.$124.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15789-7. Available from Amazon: Gender, Social Change and Spiritual Power: Charismatic Christianity in Ghana (Studies of Religion in Africa) Power and Continuity in […]

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Herakles Farms Initiates Programs to Meet Community Health and Social Needs

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, January 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Over the holidays, Herakles Farms (also known as SG-SOC) (http://www.heraklesfarms.com), a New York-based agriculture company operating in Ghana and Cameroon, donated food to 1,700 households in 38 villages located in the Nguti subdivision of Kupe-Muanenguba and in Mundemba and Toko in Ndian. In total, 11 tons […]

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Ghana : Sound Art+Architecture Project, NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for March 2013

WHAT: Design-build of a workshop for sound art experimentation and to use it to test-record an acoustic arts production WHEN: March 21– May 7, 2013 (Longer or shorter stays can be arranged, if there is space) WHERE: Sang Arts Village in Sang, 50 kilometers from Tamale in Northern Ghana WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Architects, designers, electronic media technicians, landscape architects, […]

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Herakles Farms Appoints Dr. Atanga Ekobo as Vice President of Conservation in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, January 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Herakles Farms (also known as SG-SOC) (http://www.heraklesfarms.com), a New York-based agriculture company operating in Ghana and Cameroon, today announced the appointment of Dr. Atanga Ekobo to the position of Vice President of Conservation. Dr. Ekobo’s hire marks one of many steps that Herakles Farms is taking […]

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EU congratulates Ghana on successful swearing-in of President John Mahama

Swearing in of new President of Ghana ACCRA, Ghana, January 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union has congratulated His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, on the occasion of his swearing-in as President of the Republic of Ghana on January 7, 2013. Dr. Nicholas Westcott, The Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service […]

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Ghana receives EUR 15,650,000 support from the EU to attain the Millennium Development Goals

Ghana receives help towards MDGs ACCRA, Ghana, January 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union (EU) in Ghana has disbursed close to EUR 16 million to the Government of Ghana. This disbursement comprises of 10M € Sector Budget Support for the Ministry of Health and 5.65 M € General Budget Support under Ghana’s […]

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Special Envoy of President Hu Jintao and Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei to Attend Ghanian President’s Inauguration Ceremony

Inauguration ceremony  BEIJING, China, January 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying announces at the regular press conference: Special Envoy of President Hu Jintao and Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei will go to the Ghanian capital Accra for the inauguration ceremony of President Mahama on January 7, 2013. Source: African Press […]

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