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How Ghana is doing 60 years since its independence

Today March 6, Ghana celebrates its independence day. Here is an overview of its democracy, education and resources. Multiple Ghanaian flags. [Getty Images] Fast facts Independence on 6 March 1957 World’s second largest producer of gold and cocoa One of Africa’s top economies until 2014 Today Ghana marks 60 years ...

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Ghana at 60 Tribute

  She was awake earlier than usual Chin in palm, she looked despondent She was lost in thoughts She cast her mind back to the very beginning She wondered what she had done wrong.   Unlike you and me, she is an immortal She needs humans to feed into immortality ...

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Ghanaians in Worcester to Celebrate Ghana @ 60

By Paul Kweku Awortwi-Mensah Ghanaians in Worcester, Massachusetts, have planned an elaborate program to celebrate Ghana’s 60th Independence anniversary. On March 6, 2017, there will be a flag raising ceremony at the forecourt of Worcester City Hall at 4:00pm. On March 11, 2017, there will be a showcase of Ghanaian ...

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Africa is young. Why are its leaders so old?

There is something unmistakably common in Africa: the continent’s aging and long-serving presidents. Its five longest presidencies stretch between 29 and 36 years, adding to a cumulative 169 years. Their longevity in office is matched by their old age, ranging from 71 to 91 years, and a combined 390 years. ...

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Spell of the Albino: Witchcraft and a gruesome trade

In 2011, Africa Investigates probed the trade in the body parts of people with albinism. REWIND revisits a survivor. Ten years ago, in November 2006, Al Jazeera English was launched. To mark that anniversary, we’ve created REWIND, which updates some of the channel’s most memorable and award-winning documentaries of the ...

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STAFF OF WASHINGTON MISSION WISH AMBASSADOR SMITH WELL

…As he ends tour of duty Staff of the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC, have praised His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith, out-going Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, describing him as a head of family, who put the family’s welfare and interest first.     The ...

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Pretoria: Violence erupts at anti-migrant protest

Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to break up local protesters who blame foreigners for unemployment and crime. South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and immigrants at a rally in Pretoria against foreigners. Hundreds marched towards the foreign ministry ...

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Polls: Support for Obamacare at all-time high

Source: David Wright and Tami Luhby, CNN Support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, according to two surveys released this week as Republican leaders continue to press the case for repeal amid fierce resistance at many town halls. The latest Health Tracking Poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found ...

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US immigrants stay at home to demonstrate their value Thousands participated in the protests across United States.

Businesses shut their doors, students skipped class and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday to protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Activists called “A Day Without Immigrants” to highlight the importance of the foreign-born, who account for 13 percent of ...

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