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Drumming returns to Accra ahead of Homowo.

The traditional ban on drumming and noisemaking imposed in Accra in early May has been lifted amid an ongoing dispute over the installation of the Ga Mantse, or supreme leader of the indigenous people...
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Five dead in Accra flooding.

Five people have been confirmed dead and hundreds more have been displaced from their homes in Accra as a result of flooding caused by heavy rainfall on 2 and 3 June. The worst affected areas are Mall...
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Fathia Nkrumah dies in Cairo.

Fathia Nkrumah, the Egyptian wife of Ghana
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Game Store opens in Accra.

The South Africa based discount retailer of general merchandise, Game Stores, has opened an outlet in the Ghanaian capital. Located in the Accra Shopping Mall on Spintex Road, Tetteh Quarshie Circle,...
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Drumming and noise-making banned in Accra.

Drumming and noise-making have been banned in the Greater Accra region until 7 June. The ban, announced by the traditional council of the indigenous Ga people of the Accra region, came into force on 7...
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Ghana to get computerised population registry.

The registration of births and deaths in Ghana is to be computerised by the end of the year, senior assistant registrar Kingsley Asare Addo has told Ghana News Agency. The country currently operates a...
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New power cuts announced.

The Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have announced a new load-shedding programme in a bid to tackle the growing energy crisis in the country. Under the new regim...
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New UK visa fees.

United Kingdom visa fees are to go up from 1 April according to a statement issued by the British High Commission in Accra. Standard and transit visas will cost 815,000 cedis rather than 555,000 cedis...
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Accra road named after Nigerian president.

The road running between the 37 Military Hospital Junction and the Dimples Junction in Accra has been named after Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo in recognition of his support to Ghana. The signp...
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Ghanaian women’s hall of fame.

Important Ghanaian women are to be honoured in a special
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Ghana@50.

The finishing touches are being put to preparations for the 50th anniversary of the independence of Ghana on 6 March. Heads of state and of government from all over the world have been arriving in the...
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Uniform for Ghana’s taxi drivers.

Taxi drivers in Accra could all be sporting sea blue shirts and dark blue trousers as of 1 February if ambitious plans to get the workforce into uniform go ahead. The Accra metropolitan assembly made...
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Ghana's anniversary celebrations: Ghana @50.

The government of Ghana has launched the official programme of events to commemorate 50 years as an independent nation. The anniversary is being celebrated under the banner
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Kofi Annan to give lecture.

Former secretary general of the United Nations Kofi Annan, from Ghana, is to give a lecture as part of the country
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University of Ghana gets borehole.

A new borehole has been sunk at the University of Ghana, Legon, providing much-needed relief from the perennial water shortage at the institution. Inaugurated by Dr Makowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi, Ghana
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Late Ga Mantse to be buried.

The late Ga traditional leader, Nii Amugi II, is to be laid to rest on 27 January, 18 months after his death in July 2005, the
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Number of slum dwellers in Ghana on the rise.

The number of slum dwellers in Ghana is set to reach 5.9 million in 2010, up 500,000 from 5.4 million in 2005 (against a total population of 22.5 million), according to UN Habitat, the United Nations'...
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WFP depot opens in Accra.

The World Food Programme (WFP), the emergency food-aid arm of the United Nations, has opened a logistics hub in Accra to strengthen its ability to respond to simultaneous humanitarian disasters around...
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TB screening for UK visas.

Ghanaians wanting to visit the United Kingdom (UK) for six months or more will have to undergo compulsory tuberculosis (TB) screening prior to being issued with a visa, the British immigration authori...
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