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Sexuality Education In Ghana's Schools: Some Answers To 'when' And 'what'

Sexuality education is not a new phenomenon in formal curricula. Sweden, a country credited as the fountain of modern sexuality education programs, has provided this form of education for more than a century. Diverse forms of sexuality education...
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At Least 80 Dead Dolphins Washed Up On A Beach In Ghana, And People Have No Idea Why

Men inspect dolphin carcasses that washed up on the shores of Axim, Ghana. Wildseas/Eric Quayson via REUTERS Dozens of dead dolphins washed up on the coast of Ghana on Sunday and Monday. Dead fish, including rays and eels, have also washed up at...
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Overcoming Covid-19: World Leaders Must Finance A More Equal World To Beat Pandemics

High school graduation, Accra, Ghana, 2013. Credit: United NationsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) Leaders at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (April 5-11) will determine how best to recover from one of the biggest crises the...
Related topics: Banking

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Occidental Petroleum In Talks To Sell African Oil Fields For More Than $500 Million

According to a report by Reuters, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY) is in talks to sell its oil and gas fields in Ghana for more than $500 million. The prospective buyer is Boru Energy, an energy company backed by private equity giant Carlyle...
Related topics: Reuters, US Equity Markets, Nasdaq

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Bayern Star Davies Made Un Refugee Ambassador

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies on Wednesday became the first footballer to be appointed a UN special ambassador to help refugees. The 20-year-old, who was born in a refugee camp in Ghana before emigrating to Canada, has...
Related topics: Germany, Berlin, Canada

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The Value Of Water Goes Far Beyond Its Stock Price

In northern Ghana some 50% of people lack access to safe drinking water. Credit: UNDP GhanaBy Lyla Mehta and Alan Nicol*EAST SUSSEX, UK, Mar 20 2021 (IPS) In the midst of a global pandemic, when the presence of water in our lives has never seemed...
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Musah Opts For Us, Rejects England Advances

Los Angeles (AFP) – Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah committed his international future to the United States on Monday, rejecting interest from England, Ghana and Italy. The New York-born 18-year-old, who had represented England at various...
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Ghana’s Mpharma Partners With Ethiopian Conglomerate To Enter Its Eighth Market

mPharma, a Ghanaian health tech startup that manages prescription drug inventory for pharmacies and their suppliers, today announced its expansion to Ethiopia. The company was founded by Daniel Shoukimas, Gregory Rockson and James Finucane in 2013....
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Down In Hell

Minor resting after exiting the mine, Ghana. Credit: Lisa KristineBy Lisa KristineSAN FRANCISCO, Mar 9 2021 (IPS) I am about 200 feet down a rickety old mine shaft, in the Ashanti gold mining region of Ghana. It is stiflingly hot and darker than a...

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‘we Sink Or We Swim Together’: 5 Things You Need To Know About Covax

COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the first to arrive in Africa. Here’s a UN News recap of what COVAX is, and why it...

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Stevie Wonder Is Moving To Ghana To Protect His Grandchildren From Injustice

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Ghana Registers Russia's Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine, Russian Direct Investment Fund Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ghana's Health Ministry has registered Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, becoming the 31st country to do so, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Saturday.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Ghana Suspends Parliament Amid A Surge In Covid-19 Cases

Ghana’s parliament has been suspended for at least three weeks following a surge in coronavirus cases among parliament members and staff

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Islamism Is Stunting Turkish Academic Achievement

Turkey, with a population of 83 million and two Nobel Prizes won, ranks 62nd on the list of countries by Nobel laureates per capita. This score is worse than that of the Palestinian territories, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Yemen, Ghana,
Related topics: Turkey, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Yemen

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How Former President Rawlings Pioneered Heritage Tourism In Ghana

In the 1980s, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings launched heritage tourism as a means to economic development in Ghana. Under his initiative, Ghana’s forts and castles—where enslaved Africans were forcibly put on slave ships to cross the...

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'serious Threat To The Banana Industry' As £100,000 In Tariffs Slapped On Fruit From Ghana

The tariffs are being imposed despite the fact that a consensus had been reached between the United Kingdom and Ghana at the end of the last year.
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Personal Testimonies, Pledges Mark The Start Of The ‘fair Share To End Child Labour’ Campaign

Selimatha Salifu, a former child labourer from Ghana, is now a teacher working with children and encouraging them to continue their education. Salifu is one of two former child activists who addressed United Nations officials, business, faith,...
Related topics: Activism

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Poorest Face Dilemma In Africa's Cities

A recent study in South Africa and Ghana shows people support government steps to combat COVID-19 but lack the infrastructure and financial security required to maintain social distancing.
Related topics: South Africa

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Africa’s Free Trade Area Opens For Business

Dignity factory workers producing garments for overseas clients, in Accra, Ghana. Credit: Africa Renewal, United Nations By Franck KuwonuUNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 2021 (IPS) African countries opened their markets on 1st January under the continental...

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Army Deployed To Subdue Parliament Clash In Ghana Ahead Of Inauguration, Reports Say

Chaos erupted at the Ghanaian parliament during a pre-inaugural session after lawmakers from the ruling party attempted to steal the box containing ballots cast during the vote for parliament speaker.

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