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Accra hosts summit on coastal climate change

 The University of Ghana in Accra is holding a "High National Level Policy Dialogue on Coastal Climate Change Risks in Urban Areas" on 8 November. The conference will examine policies to deal...
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Chinese to study new Accra airport

An agreement has been reached between Mozambique and the China Airports Construction Corporation (CACC) to undertake a feasibility study and come up with a conceptual design for a new airport north of...
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Argentina ship still stuck in Ghana

Argentina is investigating Ghana’s seizure of one of its navy ships following a court order obtained by creditors suing Argentina in international courts over its 2002 sovereign debt default.&nb...
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Accra to differentiate waste

Household refuse in Accra is to be differentiated to facilitate its recycling and correct disposal, according to plans drawn up by the ministry of local government and rural development in collabo...
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Rising seas erode Ghana’s coast

The Ghanaian government is taking measures to protect its coastal communities as well as preserve its $2.1 billion tourist sector from rising sea levels. The increasingly higher tides threaten Ghan...
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Four-lane motorway for Accra?

Works to expand the existing two-lane motorway between Accra and Tema into a four-lane route each way are scheduled to begin by the end of 2012, according to reports in local media. A source at the...
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New airline launched in Accra

The Chinese-backed Africa World Airline (AWA), a new domestic and regional carrier, was launched at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) at the end of September. The AWA is a joint venture between Ch...
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Accra to host Ghana-Malawi match

Experts have declared the Accra Sports Stadium is safe to host the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ghana and Malawi on 8 September.While the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited...
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Accra prepares for Milo Marathon

Athletes in Ghana are gearing up for the 26th Accra Milo Marathon which takes place on 21 September, following the event's launch in Accra on 24 August by its principal sponsor Nestle Ghana. The an...
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Mosquito nets distributed in Accra

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are being distributed door-to-door in Accra by the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate as part of the Better Ghana Agenda to battle malaria. The Long Lasting...
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John Atta Mills successor sworn in

Ghana’s president John Atta Mills died suddenly on Tuesday 24 July. He had recently returned from treatment in the United States and was thought to have been suffering from throat cancer. Howeve...
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Ghanaian parliament bans smoking in public places

The parliament in Ghana has introduced legislation banning smoking in public places, with the new law awaiting final approval from the country’s president John Atta-Mills. The legislation follo...
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Accra-Tema train service suspended for works

The 24-km inter-urban railway line between Accra and neighbouring town Tema faces being suspended for up to six weeks following plans to remove Accra's overhead Bailey bridge. The existing temporar...
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Accra's Glitz Magazine to host fashion show in August

Fashion and lifestyle magazine Glitz Africa has announced that it is holding the inaugural Glitz Africa Fashion Week in Accra from 17 - 19 August. The three-day event, taking place at the Accra Int...
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Australia funds training of Ghana public service

The Australian government is funding a training programme for senior Ghanaian public servants. Titled “Building a Better Workforce” the programme is designed to enhance human resources...
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Another airport for Accra

The Ghanaian government is considering the construction of a new international airport at Prampram in the rural Dangme West district of the greater Accra region, to ease the pressure on the city&rsquo...
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Accra requests Chinese funds to upgrade rail network

The Investment and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is to provide Ghana with a loan of $900 million for the rehabilitation of the country’s Eastern Rail lines; Accra to Nsawam (north of the capit...
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Britain to train Ghana police

  Britain has provided funding for the training of 16,000 police officers in Ghana ahead of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections on 28 December. The two-week election security tra...
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More Ghanaians learning German

 An increasing amount of Ghanaians are learning the German language and embracing the country’s culture, according to Hanna Schlingman, head of the language department at the Goeth-Institut...
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Nigeria’s Glo launches in Ghana

Nigerian-owned telecommunication giant Glo Mobile launched its services in Ghana on 29 April, becoming the sixth mobile provider to operate in the country after MTN, Vodafone, Tigo, Airtel and Express...
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Ghana makes history with immunisation programme

Ghana has become the first African country to launch a double vaccination programme against rotavirus and pneumococcal diseases, two of the country’s principal infant killer diseases. Rotavirus...
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Ghana Fashion & Design Week teams up with Vogue Italia

Vogue Italia has been announced as the international media partner of this year's Ghana Fashion and Design Week (GFDW), taking place in Accra on 5-7 October. The best-selling fashion publication ha...
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Accra Biennial Sports Expo

The fourth Accra Biennial Sports Expo 2012, which had been scheduled for the Accra Sports Stadium, takes place in Accra's College of Physicians and Surgeons, from 15 - 18 May. The four-day conferen...
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Airtel collaborates with Ghana National Museum

 Telecommunications company Airtel Ghana is collaborating with Friends of the Museum, a non-profit organisation established to promote the National Museum of Ghana. Through its 3.75G network,...
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Accra fights cholera outbreak

Health authorities have begun fumigating the Odorna sub-metropolitan area about 90 kms to the north of Accra in an attempt to curtail a recent outbreak of cholera. The authorities are due to extend t...
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US funds design of Accra air traffic control centre

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has provided funds of $322,560 to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to help draw up plans for the construction of an air traffic control centre at t...
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Ghana to Host its First National Carnival

The Ghanaian Minister of Tourism, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, recently announced the celebration of the first national carnival, which will text place in September 2012 to coincide the London Olympic Carniva...
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Saudi Airlines Cargo expands into Accra

Saudi Airlines Cargo is launching a weekly freight flight to Accra's Kotoka International Airport beginning from 25 March. The new service is in addition to the Saudi-based company’s cargo ro...
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Global Technology Centre in Accra

A Global Technology Centre has been established in Accra by the Sister Cities Foundation, a cross-cultural organisation supported financially by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. &nbs...
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