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Ako Radio Launching at Crystal Light Banquet in Chicago
Africans Abroad

ABK Multimedia Launches Ako Radio in Chicago

Ghanaians and other Africans in the diaspora witnessed something they have been waiting for in a long time in Chicago yesterday. ABK Multimedia launched Ako radio in Chicago last night to give Ghanaians and other immigrants in the diaspora  a platform to be heard and to interact with each other. […]

Half of the population in Ghana's Northern Region lives below the poverty line, yet the slot machines are almost everywhere. (Noah Fowler / For The Times)
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One-armed bandits hit the savanna: Inside the Chinese-led gambling epidemic in rural Ghana

When the machines arrived last winter, the villagers were mesmerized. In Zamashegu, a farming community of 1,000 people in northern Ghana, they may as well have come from outer space — four electric slot machines installed in two roadside shacks, chirping and clattering, bathing the packed-dirt walls in a pale, […]

The Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD), in the grasp of the Kibo laboratory robotic arm, is photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member on the International Space Station as it deploys a set of CubeSats. Credit: Reuters
Homeland News Science & Tech

Ghana launches its first tiny, cube satellite into space

Ghana’s first satellite is now orbiting Earth. It’s a historic moment for the country at a time when several African countries are increasingly interested in space exploration. Just last year, the African Union passed an initiative to help coordinate the efforts of space agencies across the continent. The GhanaSat-1 was designed […]

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Ghana’s gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small-scale mining

Ghana’s gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the environment, a government official said on Saturday. Total gold output from Africa’s second largest producer was 4.1 million ounces in 2016, the […]

Ghana Illegal mining (Galamsey)
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All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

Accra – Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called “the Gold Coast” during its colonial era. But illegal mining in Africa’s second largest producer is taking a heavy human as well as environmental and economic toll with more than $2bn lost to the practice […]

Ghana Nuclear Reactor
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Ghana converts nuclear reactor into an LEU

The conversion, which was done with the assistance of the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), puts Ghana on the path toward generating power using nuclear rector. Ghana has successfully completed the conversion of it’s nuclear reactor from a Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) reactor to a Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) […]

Pilgrims boarding the plane at the Tamale Airport on Friday night 
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First batch of Hajj pilgrims finally leaves Tamale for Mecca

The first batch of more than 500 pilgrims finally left the Tamale Airport yesterday night for Mecca to undertake this year’s Hajj. The initial scheduled flight for the pilgrims was aborted last Thursday due to technical challenges. The pilgrims were to take off at 20:00 GMT but the flight did […]

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Two men remanded over Wiamoase shrine gold theft

Two men arrested over the theft of gold valued at GHC174,116.00 from a shrine at Wiamoase, in the Sekyere South District, have been ordered by the Nsuta Circuit Court to be held in prison custody. Kwabena Mensah, and Akwasi Agyei, are facing separate charges of stealing and dishonestly receiving, respectively. […]

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah
Soccer Sports

Burkina Faso peg Ghana back in CHAN qualifier

Ghana’s Black Stars have boosted their chances of reaching the 2018 Championships of Africa Nations after securing a 2-2 draw away in Burkina Faso. Accra Hearts of Oak star man Winful Cobbinah was the main man for Ghana, winning the penalty and setting up a second goal in a performance […]