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Q&A: The reality of free education for all in Ghana

Two NGO workers explain why, despite free tuition, some Ghanaian children still struggle to get an education. Since gaining independence in 1957, Ghana has focused on improving access to education and achieving universal enrolment. Primary education became free in 1961 and the 1980s saw major reforms swept through the education system, including ...

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Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America to hold annual conference in April

As part of efforts to amplify their commitment to the health of Ghanaians and strengthen communication and ties between healthcare professionals in Ghana and the North American diaspora, the Ghana Physicians & Surgeons Foundation of North America (GPSF), allied healthcare practitioners, and related organizations are preparing for the 16th Annual ...

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US Ambassador praises selflessness of PFC Mensah at memorial

The Ambassador of the United States to Ghana has praised the late Private First Class (PFC) Emmanuel Owusu Mensah, for his courage and selflessness when saving lives in the fire outbreak in an apartment in Bronx, New York. Mr Robert Porter Jackson, the Ambassador, described the late PFC Mensah as ...

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Ghana must emulate the US in honouring heroes – Nitiwul

Mr Dominic Nitiwul, Minister for Defence, says Ghana must emulate the United States in the way that it honoured its fallen heroes in order to encourage others to give their best to the nation. Speaking to the media after a memorial ceremony organised by the US Embassy in Ghana, in ...

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Dr. Anthony Adade declares intention to contest for NPP USA chairmanship

Former Chairman of the Massachusetts branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Anthony Adade has declared his intention to contest for the USA Branch Chairmanship position should the party open nominations. He says though it is too premature to start any form of campaigning, he is making it clear ...

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Soldier Who Died Saving People From Bronx Fire Is Hailed at His Funeral

By ASHLEY SOUTHALL FEB. 17, 2018 Credit: The New York Times The coffin of Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah was carried out of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx on Saturday. His death, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said at the funeral, was a reminder of “the most noble calling of ...

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Ghanaian technology expert gets $15m to grow start-up

Ankumah started Nyansa in 2013 with Daniel Kan and Anand Srinivas, and the team released its networking analytics product Voyance in 2016. Voyance is a system that monitors wifi networks to make sure every device on the network is running perfectly. It’s deployed by companies like Tesla, which use it ...

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for ‘Dreamers’

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie donated $33 million recently to fund scholarships for “Dreamers,” according to TheDream.US program. The grant pledged to TheDream.US scholarship program will help fund college for 1,000 undocumented immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, the organization said in a news release. ...

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Ghana discovers new mineral, Lithium

A new mineral, lithium has been discovered in Ghana, the Ghana Minerals Commission has confirmed to Joy News. The discovery was made in the Volta, Western and Ashanti regions. Chief Executive of the Minerals Commission Mr. Kwaku Addai Antwi Boasiako told Joy News that the discovery was made during a ...

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Ghana’s Top 3 Events This Christmas

By: Nana K. Bonsu If you weren’t in Ghana for the Christmas holidays, you definitely missed out. The month of December, brought joy amongst the people. GAJ was behind the scenes to capture the countries momentous events. We will be listing the Top 3 events this holiday season.   Afrochella ...

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