Africa: Ghana is well positioned to become W/A’s tourism destination

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Ghana is well positioned to become the tourism destination in West Africa given the abundant resources and the prevailing peace in the country, Ms Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said. She said Ghana was increasing her investment portfolio in the sector for accelerated socio-economic growth. Ms Oteng-Gyasi, addressing Ghana’s commemoration of the 2019 World […]

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Africa: Ghana’s national carrier to be operational soon

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Home-based carrier of Ghana, likely to be called as Akwaaba Airlines will soon begin operations, declared Ghana’s aviation minister Joseph Kofi Adda at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 40th Triennial Assembly in Montreal, Canada. The government of Ghana and the private sector would hold a majority stake of 51 percent in the proposed airline while Ethiopian Airlines would hold […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines to commence operation to WA, as Ghana commissions new airport

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Africa World Airlines (AWA), the leading air carrier in Ghana, will launch the first commercial flights into the newly commissioned airport in Wa, Upper West region of Ghana, on 15 October 2019. The airport has recently been allocated the identifier code “WZA” by IATA, signifying its readiness for scheduled flight services. According to a press release signed by the Minister […]

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Tourism: Ghana, South Africa to conclude negotiations on visa waivers

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Ghana and South Africa are to meet next month to conclude negotiations on a visa waiver between the two countries to allow citizens travel to each other’s country without visas. South Africa’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms Lulu Xingwana, said South Africa’s Head of Immigration would be in Ghana to conclude the agreement. “We are left with issues concerning reciprocity […]

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News: Ghana named the second most corrupt country in Africa on Corruption Perception Index

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A report by the Transparency International (TI) has said Ghana has been rated as the second most corrupt country in Africa, followed by Nigeria, with South Africa perceived as the most corrupt nation on the continent. The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) noted about 71 per cent of people living in Ghana saying corruption had increased over the last 12 months. […]

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Africa: Ghana’s Year of Return 2019: traveler, tourist or pilgrim?

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“We may call ourselves African Americans but we are truly disconnected from Africa. I say WE because I’m not excluded! I thought ‘my people’ came from South Carolina … but this heritage was only a small part of my people’s journey that began in Ghana, a place that had kings well before Europe had theirs.” These were the words of […]

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Africa: Ghana, Russia To Sign Visa-Free Access Deal

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The Governments of Ghana and Russia are looking forward to signing a visa-free access for holders of diplomatic and service passports between Ghana and Russia. The move is to further deepen the two nations bilateral relations. Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, made this known at a joint press conference after holding talks with her […]

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Africa: Ghana receives 250 more returnees for the ‘Year of Return’

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Ghana on Tuesday welcomed 250 non-resident Africans including; Ghanaians, who had been away from the country and the diaspora as part of the celebrations of her “Year of Return.” The reception of more people from the diaspora was to commemorate 400 years of African resilience and to offer them the platform to contribute their quota to the development of the […]

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Africa: US delegation ‘humbled’ by Ghana visit to gateway to slavery

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a congressional delegation to Ghana was “humbled” by a visit to the gateway where many Africans were shipped to America as slaves. Pelosi’s address to Ghanaian lawmakers on Wednesday contrasted with President Donald Trump’s appearance on Tuesday at a Virginia event boycotted by black lawmakers angry over his recent comments. Pelosi’s delegation visited the […]

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Africa: Ghana, Angola Waive Entry Visa Requirements, Establish Bilateral Commission For Co-Operation

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Ghana and Angola have waived entry visa requirements for their nationals who are holders of valid diplomatic and service passports. Holders of these passports may transit through and stay in the territory of either Ghana and Angola for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days from the date of first entry, without having to obtain a visa. This agreement was […]

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