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  • App that helps women identify and quit abusive relationships to launch in Kenya

    App that helps women identify and quit abusive relationships to launch in Kenya
    A smartphone app to help women identify if they are in an abusive relationship and safely leave will be launched in some African countries next year, its developer said. Myplan, an app developed by researchers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, has about 10,000 users in the United States. There are also versions [...]
  • U.S. Military Continue Spread in Africa As Ghana Allows For New Base

    US Military Continue Spread in Africa As Ghana Allows For New Base
    Reports are emerging that the Ghanaian government  has sent to parliament a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation with the U.S., seeking to give the Americans space to set up a camp for its military forces. Local news agencies in the West African country are reporting that cabinet approved the MoU on 8 March and [...]
  • Ghanaian blackboard computer teacher gets Microsoft and local support

    Ghanaian blackboard computer teacher gets Microsoft and local support
    Owura Kwadwo Hottish, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teacher in Ghana who became a twitter sensation in February after drawing Microsoft Word interface on a blackboard continues to get support. Hottish’s innovative teaching method in the face of lacking teaching and learning materials earned him lots of commendation on social media. Microsoft’s Africa office [...]
  • Ghana Wants to Shake Up the Way it Collects Taxes

    Ghana Wants to Shake Up the Way it Collects Taxes
    Ghana wants to shake up the way it collects tax with the International Monetary Fund telling the government that it’s not raising sufficient income. The West African nation needs to increase revenue as it plans to raise spending and reduce debts, which the IMF said remain at risk of distress. At the same time, Ghana [...]
  • Ghana’s Largest Mine Worker’s Union To Go On Strike Over Gold Fields

    Ghana's Largest Mine Worker's Union To Go On Strike Over Gold Fields
    Ghana’s largest mine workers’ union plans protests and strikes throughout operations in the country if the government allows Gold Fields Ltd.’s local unit to dismiss more than 2,000 staff as it starts the process of hiring a contractor to operate its biggest mine in the West African nation. Gold Fields is committing “acts of corporate [...]
  • This Ghanaian Entrepreneur Is Bringing Innovation to Chocolate Production

    This Ghanaian Entrepreneur Is Bringing Innovation to Chocolate Production
    Akua Obenewaa Donkor makes chocolates from organic locally sourced cocoa in Ghana’s capital, Accra. She is one of few trained chocolatiers in the country who are carving out a niche for themselves with an aim to promote chocolate made at home, in market that’s dominated by foreign brands. Akua started her company, Decokraft in 2013 [...]