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Kwame Nkrumah: why, every now and then, his legacy is questioned

Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence in 1957 – the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve this feat. He’s still remembered for his unrepentant anti-colonial stance and strident Pan-Africanism. Above all, he is regarded as one of Africa’s ablest statesmen of the 20th century.

UWI Cave Hill Campus to Train Ghanaian Doctors

KINGSTON,  Jamaicva June 16, 2019 - The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus has entered into an agreement with the University of Ghana (UG), for students to study medicine in the Caribbean.

Jamaica and Ghana Arranging Reciprocal Visa Free Travel

KINGSTON,  Jamaica June 16, 2019 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Danka Akufo-Addo yesterday  held bilateral discussions aimed at strengthening trade, investment and the movement of people, goods and services between the two countries.

The background story to a statue of Gandhi and the University of Ghana

In December 2018, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the University of Ghana’s campus in response to protests from students and staff. They argued that the Indian activist had been a racist who denigrated black Africans. Professor Ernest Aryeetey was the university’s Vice-Chancellor when the statue was erected. Here, he explains how the university made the decision to accept the statue, a gift from the Indian government, in 2016.

UNITED STATES | NAACP to Commemorate 400 Years of African Diaspora in August

MONTEGO BAY, April 23, 2019 - In August this year, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, NAACP, will commemorate its historic “Jamestown to Jamestown” event, which, in partnership with Ghana, will mark the 400th year enslaved Africans first touched the shores of what would become the United States of America.

United States slaps Ghana with visa Sanctions

WASHINGTON, DC. February 5, 2019 - The Department of Homeland Security in the United States, has announced the imposition of  visa sanctions on Ghana as a result of the country's failure to accept Ghanaian nationals who have been deported from the U.S.
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Slavers in the family: what a castle in Accra reveals about Ghana’s history

As a Ghanaian archaeologist, I have been conducting research at Christiansborg Castle in Accra, Ghana. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the castle is a former seventeenth century trading post, colonial Danish and British seat of government, and Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana. Today, it’s known in local parlance as simply “Osu Castle” or “The Castle”.
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