World economic outlook: IMF optimistic of growth expansion


The world economy is on the verge of growth and expansion. This projection is by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report released ahead of April 2018 Spring Meetings currently ongoing in Washington, D.C. The IMF retained its 2018 and 2019 global growth forecasts at 3.9% apiece, 10bps above actual growth of 3.8% in first …

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Allan Monga of Zambia eligible for US poetry contest


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal judge ruled Friday, April 20, 2018. The National Endowment for the Arts had blocked the 11th-grader’s participation, saying he doesn’t meet their U.S. citizenship rules. Allan Monga, a 19-year-old junior at Deering High School, won …

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of South Africa anti-aparthied hero Nelson Mandela has died

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in the fight against apartheid‚ has died at the age of 81. Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on the afternoon of Monday, April 1, 2018. “It is with profound sadness that we inform the public that Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital‚ Johannesburg‚ South Africa on Monday …

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Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation to visit Ghana sister city in April 2018


Fifty-six people will travel to Charlottesville’s sister city in Ghana in April. It’s a record number, says trip organizer Dave Norris, president of the Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation based in Virginia in the United States. “We normally average about eight or 10 or 12 people,” said Norris, who has traveled to the city of Winneba in Ghana five times previously. CBS19’s Courteney …

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Ghana votes to host U.S. military; opposition boycotts vote

US military

ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s parliament on Friday night ratified a deal granting “unimpeded” access to the United States to deploy troops and military equipment in the West African nation in a vote boycotted by the opposition, legislators said. The Ghana-U.S. Military Cooperation agreement requires Ghana to provide unimpeded access to agreed facilities and areas to U.S. forces, their contractors and …

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Argus West Africa LPG conference and exhibition for May 9-10 in Ghana


His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister (Petroleum), Ghana, and Alhassan Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will participate in on stage interviews at the Argus West Africa LPG conference and exhibition on 9 – 10 May in Accra, Ghana. The event is officially endorsed by the Ministry of Energy with the Deputy Minister’s session focusing on government-backed innovation, initiatives and investments. Attendees will be …

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Could Ghana Be The World’s Next Oil Hotspot?

Crude oil could turn Ghana into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This seems to be the message coming from analysts as the West African country is set to start benefitting from the development of its largely untapped oil wealth. There are only three fields in Ghana that are already producing, out of 21 license blocks. Of these, …

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Wikipedia’s forgotten women: inside the editing marathon to fix imbalance


The fifth annual event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts aims to arm volunteers with tools and knowledge to bring gender equality to the platform There’s a better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than simply buying Hillary Clinton’s new book. Those looking to improve the public record can volunteer a few hours at the fifth annual …

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Choral Extravaganza celebrates Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary in the US

Choirs of the Ghana Wesley United Methodist Church (GWUMC) of Woodbridge, and Alfred Street Baptist Church Trinity Choir (ASBCTC) of Alexandria, both respectively in Virginia, United States (US), treated music enthusiasts and members of the public to beautiful choral performances on March 3, 2018 at the Saint Paul Methodist United Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. Dubbed the ‘Choral Extravaganza For Ghana’s …

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Grammy-Nominee Rocky Dawuni is Rooted to Music

Rocky Dawuni

Uniting the world with his music and straddling the boundaries of Africa, the Caribbean and the United States, Ghanaian singer-lyricist Rocky Dawuni is determined to bring the unheard melodies of his continent to the forefront. Growing up in a tumultuous era in Ghana, Dawuni found solace in music, something that he continues to find comfort in. “I was raised in the …

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