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Young Ghanaian Tech Enthusiast Creates App to Ward off Diabetes

Region: AfricaGhana

Topics: BusinessHealth

Raindolf Owusu founded a technology company that builds websites and develops software for commercial clients while attending university. Since graduating, he has developed a Web browser and operating system used by thousands of Africans. He also creates software and applications to help people manage their health wisely.

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Long Beaten for Inattention, Some Ghanaian Children With Learning Disabilities Finally Get Effective Education

Region: AfricaGhana

Topics: EducationPolitics

In Ghana, where children with attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities are commonly beaten by frustrated teachers, fresh initiatives are giving dropouts an opportunity to learn in ways that finally work for them.

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Boxing Brings Discipline and Ambition to Ghana’s Urban Youth

Region: AfricaGhana

Topics: Education

High unemployment and low education levels trouble the poor fishing community where the Juvenile Street Boxing Foundation meets each week.

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Ghana’s Extravagant Funerals Drive Families Into Debt, Disturb Community Peace

Region: AfricaGhana

Topics: Culture

A typical funeral typically takes place for three days, attracting hundreds of guests and costing more than a year’s salary.

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Medical Student Brings Health Care to Rural Village in Ghana

Region: AfricaGhana

Topics: Health

The ratio of doctors serving the population of the rural Upper East region is just one for every 35,010 citizens.

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Human Rights Violations at Prayer Camps Force Questions About Mental Health Care in Ghana

Region: AfricaGhana

Topics: Health

Camp leaders force mentally disabled and mentally ill patients to fast and chain them to trees.

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Misunderstanding of Law Drives Young Women to Self-Induced Abortion in Ghana

Region: AfricaGhana

Topics: EducationHealthHuman Rights

Unsafe induced abortion accounts for 11 percent of maternal deaths in Ghana.

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Ghana Aims to Improve Public, Rural Schools in 2011

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Teens in Ghana Press Leaders for Details on 2011 Budget Plans

Region: AfricaGhana

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Ghana Census is Nearly Complete, Some Refused to Participate

Region: AfricaGhana

Topics: Politics

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