Tag: Ghana

Abe Ankumah, Nyansa co-founder, is photographed at his headquarters in Palo Alto, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Nyansa is a network analytics software company. (Gary Reyes/ Bay Area News Group)
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From Ghana to Silicon Valley: One entrepreneur’s journey

Nyansa co-founder talks about success, fundraising and being an immigrant entrepreneur As he was growing up in Ghana without access to a computer — much less other high-tech gadgets — it wasn’t obvious that Abe Ankumah would go on to found a fast-growing Silicon Valley tech company. But  fast forward a few […]

Osei Tutu II meets the Queen in 2000 CREDIT:  FIONA HANSON
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‘The Ashanti King gave me £350,000 and I took it to the bank in taxi,’ sacked bank official claims

To a Ghanaian King, handing someone a holdall stuffed with more than £350,000 to deposit in a bank might seem nothing out of the ordinary. Indeed, when Osei Tutu II, traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, summoned Mark Arthur to his multimillion-pound residence in Henley-on-Thames and handed him a […]

A natural gas station in Accra, the capital of Ghana, exploded on Saturday, killing at least one person, officials said.
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Gas Station Explosion in Ghana Kills at Least 1 and Injures Several

An explosion at a gas station in the African nation of Ghana killed at least one person and injured several others, according to government officials and news reports. Officials told local news outlets that a fire broke out at a gas station in the capital, Accra, and then spread to […]

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Japan ready to support Ghana in the rice value chain – GRIB

Japan has shown commitment to collaborate with Ghana to promote the food value chain in the country with emphasis on increasing the production and processing high quality rice. At a seminar for stakeholders on Thursday, Mr Imoro Amoro, the President of the Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB) said the rice […]

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Ghana player Kingsley Sarfo arrested in Sweden for rape ahead of crucial World Cup qualifier

Sweden-based midfielder Kingsley Sarfo’s much-awaited debut for Ghana next week has been thrown into serious doubt after he was shockingly arrested on Saturday for allegedly having sex with minors on several occasions. The 21-year-old was arrested in Malmo on Saturday on single-sourced allegation, damaging his chances of making his debut […]

A barista prepares a coffee with beans from Ghana's Volta Region at a coffee shop in the Osu neighbourhood of Accra on August 24, 2017. Photo: CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP
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Ghana wakes up and smells the coffee

LEKLEBI FIAPE, Ghana – Like many people around the world, 80-year-old Kofi Afadi can’t start his morning without a cup of coffee. “Every morning when I take coffee I feel happy and go about my day,” the farmer told AFP in his village in the green hills between Lake Volta […]

Ghana - Germany: 60 years of bilateral relationship
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Ghana: Germany Marks 60 Years of Ghana Relations

German movies, cultural and media workshops are part of celebrations marking 60 years of cooperation between Germany and Ghana. The West African nation is lauded as one of Africa’s model democracies. For Yibor Kojo Yibor, a Ghanaian cultural analyst, Saturday’s event should offer an opportunity for Ghanaians to reflect more […]

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Ghana to commence the 2017/2018 cocoa season in October

Ghana’s industry regulator Cocobod plans to open the 2017/18 cocoa seasons on October 13, later than usual, after receiving part of a syndicated loan it signed this month to cover its purchasing needs, two company officials said on Saturday. The world’s second-largest cocoa producer does not plan to lower the […]

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Togbui Afede wants Ghana to expand trade with foreign countries

President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede has admonished government to build strong trade cooperation with foreign countries to attain its objective of making Ghana a development hub on the continent. Togbe Afede believes this is a surest way of ensuring a country beyond foreign aid as espoused by […]

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, […]