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Military deployed to Afram plains after residents, Fulanis clash

There is uneasy calm in the Afram Plain South district of the Eastern region following violent clashes between residents and Fulani herdsmen. The regional Security Council has deployed a detachment of armed military and police personnel to the area to ...

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Africa has unrivalled agricultural potential -Kofi Annan

Mr Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General, says Africa has unrivalled agricultural potential, which could transform the continent into a surplus exporter of agricultural produce. He said until Africa sees agriculture as a business and allows the private sector to intervene ...

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Electricity bills to go down from July 1 – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has given indication that effective July 1, Ghanaians would start experiencing some reliefs in electricity bills. According to the President, The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is set to implement a new billing cycle which would ...

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Agricultural Scientists adopt six-point call to action to feed Africa

The 7th African Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and General Assembly (GA) of the Forum for Agricultural Research for Africa (FARA) has ended with the adoption of a six-point call-to-action to feed Africa. This plan is to be implemented over the next ...

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Asor Meets Peru Ambassador

Story by: Asante Asomaning Enock A former National Democratic Congress, NDC Parliamentary aspirant for Abetifi Constituency in the Eastern region, Madam Georgina Opoku who in the political space is known as ” Asor” on Thursday 2nd June 2016 paid a ...

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Redefining Africa’s economic landscape

One-third of humanity relies on food grown by 500 million smallholder farmers with less than two hectares of land. As Africa and Ghana’s population continue to expand, farmers have an urgent need to produce ever-increasing amounts of food without destroying ...

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Improved agricultural efficiency “key to Africa’s growth”

Science and technology are critical to transforming agricultural efficiency in Africa, according to the head of the African Development Bank. Akinwumi Adesina urged the continent to invest more in science and technology to help make agriculture a “wealth-creating sector”, rather ...

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Sexual violence on the rise in Ghana

Almost 1,300 girls in Ghana were defiled in 2014 while the recorded cases of rape increased from 290 in 2012 to 342 in 2014, that’s according to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit, DOVVSU. Additionally, 19 percent of Ghanaian ...

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Africa Must Deploy Adequate Technologies to Transform Agriculture From Subsistence – Premier Murekezi

Agriculture development stakeholders from across the continent and beyond are convened in Kigali for the 7th Africa Agriculture Science week which runs from 13-16 June, 2016. The week is an occasion to discuss how agriculture science, technology and innovations can ...

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Ivory Coast experts propose “agricultural offensive” to achieve food security

Cote d’Ivoire experts proposed a major “agricultural offensive” to achieve food security in the country. “It is important for us to think about increasing the quantity as well as the quality of agricultural produce,” the director for National Network for Food ...

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