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Switzerland promoting sustainable growth in Ghana

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On 27.06.2012, the Federal Council decided to grant Ghana CHF 30 million in general budget support for the years 2012-2014 to help the West African country to implement its growth strategy and fight poverty. Moreover, it will help to strengthen the resilience of the economy in times of crisis. Ghana has a remarkable political and economic track record. The country ...

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Ghana: Accra to Host PATTEC National Coordinators’ Meeting

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Within the framework of the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC), the 10th PATTEC National Coordinators’ meeting is scheduled to place from 13 – 15 June 2012 in the Grand Mensvic Hotel, Accra, and Republic Ghana. Organised by the PATTEC Coordination Unit of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the ...

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GPHF presents 500th Minilab to the Ghanaian Ministry of Health

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•          Merck, has been providing compact laboratories for identifying counterfeit medicines since 1998 •          To date, 21 Minilabs are in use in Ghana Today, the Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF) donated a compact mobile laboratory for identifying counterfeit medicines to the Ghanaian Ministry of Health. It was the 500th lab that the GPHF, a charitable initiative financed by Merck (www.merckgroup.com), ...

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Ireland / Minister Costello announces dispatch of emergency relief supplies from Ghana to respond to the severe food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa

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The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, today witnessed the dispatch of an Irish Aid shipment of shelter, water and sanitation equipment to help thousands of vulnerable refugees in West Africa who have been affected by the severe food crisis in the Sahel region. The Minister made the announcement as he toured the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) ...

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Students in Somerset, UK donate 100 computers to school in Ghana

The Ghana Group at the Chudley International depot on the morning of Friday 11th May

The Ghana Group at the Chudley International depot on the morning of Friday 11th May 2012 Students at a Business and Enterprise Specialist Status School in Somerset, UK are donating 100 second hand computers to a partner school in Ghana. Preston School, whose motto is “Excellence for All” are shipping the PCs to Harkmount Sinai Senior High School in Akropong, ...

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Ghana: AFRON’s US$10 robot design-competition

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a non-profit organisation, is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Spectrum – the IEEE’s online publication – reports that roboticists in Ghana and in the United States have launched an initiative to enhance robotics education, research, and industry in Africa. The African Robotics Network (AFRON) aims to create ...

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The PowerPot: New Technology Promises to Bring Electricity to the Developing World

To address this challenge, Power Practical, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has developed the PowerPot, a thermoelectric generator that doubles as a cooking vessel. When placed on a stove or fire it converts the transfer of heat into electricity. This makes it useful for charging phones, meaning it could be a literal life saver. Designed for use over an open ...

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Ghana, SA deepen relations

Pretoria – Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe continues his working visit to Ghana today, with a host of meetings and discussions which might see, amongst others, the two countries cooperating in the energy sector. The visit is expected to play a vital role in solidifying relations with Ghana – whose petroleum industry is still in its infancy stages, with production having ...

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SA, Ghana bolster co-operation in energy industry

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has on Wednesday led a South African delegation to Ghana for a visit that will elevate the level of cooperation in energy security and energy-related technology. The Ministers of Energy Dipuo Peters and Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba as well as International Relations Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim are also part of the delegation. The visit is expected ...

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The State of Africa’s Energy Infrastructure

By: James Hawkins – AfricanBrains Accra, the capital and biggest city in Ghana, was home to an estimated 1.6 million people in 2000, although the figure in reality is likely much greater than this. Despite its size, business plans can only be as concrete as the next electricity outage allows. The Africa Renewal, a magazine written by the Africa Section ...

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