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Why African Board Games Should be Introduced Into the Classroom

Two men playing Morabaraba. Board games are a part of the social fabric of many African societies. ConstantineD/flickr

When most of us think about learning, we imagine a teacher and a classroom. In reality most of the things we know, and a great number of the skills we acquire as children and adults, are learned outside the classroom – in conversations with peers, engaging in community service, on the playground. Educators and researchers are increasingly recognising opportunities for ...

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Ghana: The West African Country that has the Largest Man-made Lake in the World

  Ghana is considered one of the more stable countries in West Africa since its transition to multi-party democracy in 1992. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana gained independence from Britain in 1957, becoming the first sub-Saharan nation to break free from colonial rule. The Republic of Ghana is a West African country located along the Gulf of Guinea between the Republic of Ivory Coast ...

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Why I Named My Son Google– Ghanaian Producer Explains

A certain Ghanaian filmmaker, Francis Dzogbetsi, got people talking when he named his son Google. However, he recently explained why he named his newly born baby ‘Google’. Director Francis Yaw Dzogbetsi commonly known as ‘’NEBU Your Majesty’’. He is targeting to become one of the finest director in Ghana. In a recent interview, Dzogbetsi said that his son was also ...

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Ghana Considers a Law with Provisions to Punish Government Officials Who Over-spend

Ghana is taking a stand against fiscal deficit

Accra — Ghana is considering passing a law that will restrict government’s fiscal deficit to not more than 5% of GDP, the country’s senior minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo said on Monday. The proposed “fiscal responsibility law” will have provisions to punish government officials who exceed spending limits, Osafo-Maafo told a meeting of business leaders in the capital Accra. Ghana, which exports ...

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Have You Heard? Ghana Has Just Launched Its First Satellite into Space

The amazing team behind the satellite (Photo: BBC Africa)

Ghana has successfully launched its first satellite into space. GhanaSat-1, which was developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Centre. Cheers erupted as 400 people, including the engineers, gathered in the southern Ghanaian city to watch live pictures of the launch. The first signal was received shortly afterwards. It is ...

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Ghana: 40 Percent of the Nation’s Annual Budget is Now Spent on Education

The prospering education in Ghana

Ghana, the amazing West African nation which is known for its beautiful beaches, wildlife and old forts, has also come a long way in recent years in terms of education. According to GhanaWeb, in the year of 1957 at the time of independence, there was only one university in the country, and just a handful of secondary and primary schools. ...

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Why Are Thousands of Young Ghanaians Making the Dangerous Trek to Reach Europe?

Many young Ghanaians dangerously travel across the Sahara to reach Europe

So we ask: why are thousands of young Ghanaians making the dangerous trek across the Sahara to reach Europe in search of a better life? Kwesi Sampson made his first illegal trek across the Sahara desert nearly a decade ago in hopes of reaching Europe. He didn’t make it. Sampson worked construction jobs for three years in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, ...

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Change! Here’s Exactly What Ghana’s President-Elect Said After His Victory

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, fellow Ghanaians, A few minutes ago, at 7:51pm precisely, the President of the Republic and the NDC presidential candidate, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, called me on the phone to congratulate me on my victory in the presidential election of 7th December 2016. He wished me the best of luck and God’s blessings and assured ...

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Incredible! Ghana Launches Technology Service for Farmers

Ghana is increasingly drifting towards the use of technology to raise agricultural production as it launches the ‘mFarms’ electronic platform to guide farmers. It would serve as vital source of information on best agronomic practices, pest and disease control. Also there is the development of viable linkages within the agricultural value chain to bring about efficiency, Footprint2Africa reports. The platform ...

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You Can Now Get a Visa on Arrival in Ghana– Here Are Some Lessons for Nigeria

Ghana has started a visa-on-arrival scheme at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for all African Union Nationals whose countries do not have a visa-free agreement with the country. All AU nationals affected by the policy who arrive in the country must have a passport, valid for at least three months from the date of entry; they must have a return ...

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