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Mugabe’s State Funeral Proceeds, But His Burial Plan Has Been Mired In Controversy

The complex remembrance process for longtime Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe continued Saturday with a state funeral. Mugabe, who was ousted in a 2017 military coup, led Zimbabwe for 37 years and died last week at a Singapore hospital. NPR’s Eyder Peralta, speaking with Weekend Edition from the funeral in Harare’s National Sports Stadium, called the scene “disjointed” — in part because Mugabe’s …

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Cashew is the new cocoa for farmers in Ghana

Cocoa is known as the main cash crop in Ghana – but cashews will soon surpass cocoa exports, Samuel Gyasi told me during my 6-month Kiva fellowship in Ghana. Samuel works for Advans Ghana, Kiva’s Field Partner in the region. The organization provides microfinancing to micro, small and medium-sized businesses with an emphasis on agriculture.I spent the first 2 months of my …

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WANT TO PAY LESS TAXES IN THE US? HIRE YOUR KIDS!

Are you a business owner in the United States? Have you ever considered hiring your child to work for you during summer vacation, winter break, or after school? Not only will your child gain valuable work experience, but you’ll benefit from a smart tax-savings strategy. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act brought many changes to the tax world, including the standard deduction …

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Washington DC metro readies for first ‘Made in Africa Experience’

All people of African origin in the capital of the United States, Washington, DC will be gathering from September, 20-22 this year as part of a grand celebration of African culture for the first edition of the ‘Made in Africa Experience’ in the United States (US). File photo of people at a Diaspora Africa event in Washington, DC The 3-day …

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Judgement Debt: What Is It? How And Why Does It Occur?

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Judgement debt can be seen as any sum of money that a court of law orders the losing party to pay to the winning party. The parties in the case may either be an individual, a family, a company/institution or a government. However, this article focuses on the payments of these debts by the Government of Ghana to individuals, families …

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Symbolism of 400 years visit to Ghana by Pelosi and black US congress members

Symbolism of 400 years visit to Ghana by Pelosi and black US congress members

As Donald Trump marked the 400th anniversary of American democracy in Virginia, top Democrats who had stayed away from the commemoration were observing a 400th anniversary of a different kind – one inextricably linked to the founding of the United States. In southern Ghana, US House speaker Nancy Pelosi and 13 members of the Congressional Black Caucus were observing the …

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British MP with Ghana roots made UK Business Minister

Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng, a British Conservative Party politician with Ghanaian roots, was promoted Thursday by the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Mr Kwarteng has served as MP since 2010 for Spelthorne, Surrey, south-east England. On November 16, 2018, he was appointed Undersecretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union following the resignation of Sue-Ellen Braverman. …

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Fiber optics expert Dr Thomas Mensah to receive 2019 GUBA Black Star award

Fiber optics expert Dr Thomas Mensah to receive 2019 GUBA Black Star award

The Founder of Silicon Valley of Ghana, and Fiber Optics Inventor, Dr. Thomas Mensah has been nominated to receive a Black Star Award for Technological Achievement in New York in September at the 2019 Guba Awards [Ghana UK Based Achievement]. Nominees for the United States edition of the GUBA Awards were announced on Thursday, July 11th at the press launch …

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