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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
DPI, Guyana, Friday, November 23, 2018 - Guyana and Ghana on Friday signed a bilateral air services agreement that could pave the way for direct flights between Ghana and Guyana once the two countries make the routes sufficiently attractive for low-cost airlines to get passengers.
TROKOSI is a traditional system where virgin girls, some as young as six years old, are sent into Troxovi shrines (shrines for gods) as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by a member of the virgin girl’s family. Until the Trokosi system came to the attention of the general public in the 1990s, girls sent to the shrines stayed for life.