First genetically modified mosquitoes released in US

7 May, 2021

The biotech firm Oxitec has released its genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, with the goal of suppressing wild, disease-carrying mosquito populations in the region. This is the first time genetically modified mosquitoes have been released in the U.S. 

Oxitec previously released its modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Panama and Malaysia, and the company reported that local A. aegypti populations fell by at least 90% in those locations, Live Science previously reported. 

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Germany picks Ghana over Nigeria for West African health centre

16 Apr, 2021

The German government has announced that it will support the launch of a German-West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention.

Christoph Retzlaff, German ambassador to Ghana, made the announcement in a tweet on Thursday, April 15.

He further revealed that the centre will be located in Ghana, adding that it is one of eight others worldwide.

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Remittances to Ghana shoots up to $3.6bn in 2020

14 Apr, 2021

Despite the impact of covid-19 on global economies, remittances to Ghana shot up by 5% to US$3.6 billion last year, according to World Bank’s 2021 Migration and Development report.
 

With the exception of Nigeria where there was a significant decline in remittances, foreign inflows to Africa went up by 2.3%.

According to the report, Ghana was ranked second behind Africa’s most populous nation, benefiting significantly from remittance flows last year.

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For a Wardrobe Upgrade, Book a Trip to Ghana

3 Mar, 2021

TWO SUMMERS AGO, my husband and I traveled from our home in New York to Ghana, where my father was born, and where my brother now lives.

 

My brother and his wife had recently had a baby boy, and we were excited to meet him. We were just as excited to upgrade our wardrobes.My husband, Seth, is 6 feet 4 inches and I am 5 feet and a half.

His left foot is significantly wider than his right.

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China’s Fishing Fleet, the World’s Largest, Drives Beijing’s Global Ambitions

2 Feb, 2021

In Beijing’s push to become a maritime superpower, China’s fishing fleet has grown to become the world’s largest by far—and it has turned more aggressive, provoking tensions around the globe.

The fleet brings in millions of tons of seafood a year to feed the country’s booming middle class. Foreign governments, fishermen and conservation groups have accused the fleet of illegal fishing, including by using banned equipment and venturing into other countries’ territory.

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The Mindset That Sets Apart Great Leaders

5 Jan, 2021

Throughout our professional careers, we will know many bosses and CEOs. What is far rarer, however, are leaders.

 

Anyone who has worked on the lower rungs of the corporate ladder will know just how valuable and career changing a leader can be. They may appear to be few and far between, but in a job where the top echelons of the company not only manage and oversee, but lead their employees, then you will truly reap the benefits of this potentially life-changing quality.

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The wildcat gold miners who get rich sick | African Mining Market

1 Jan, 2021

A few years after coming as a teenager to his Ghanian town to prospect for gold, Yaw Ngoha had made enough cash to marry his sweetheart and build a house with a porch, to which he would later add a flat-screen TV and satellite dish.

So when a town elder invited a doctor to talk to miners about the hazards of wildcats mining, nobody listened.

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