Ghana

Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

Published 12/02/2018

Chocfinger made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel. [more…]

Benin photographer captures voodoo via the lens

Benin photographer captures voodoo via the lens

Published 11/01/2018

COTONOU, BENIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of Beninois marked National Voodoo Day, celebrating the once-banned religion on Wednesday with a series of ceremonies across the country. [more…]

By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

Published 20/06/2017

A worker shows crickets at a farm belonging to company 'Little Food,' which prepares and promotes food products made from crickets, in Brussels, Belgium June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A Brussels start-up is hoping to stir a culinary revolution in Belgium by pushing crunchy crickets as a protein alternative to meat.

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Ghana inflation falls to 12.6 percent in May vs 13.0 percent in April

Ghana inflation falls to 12.6 percent in May vs 13.0 percent in April

Published 14/06/2017

Customers peruse goods at Makola market in Accra, Ghana, June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko/File Photo

Ghana's annual consumer price inflation fell to 12.6 percent in May from 13.0 percent the previous month, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

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Cost of kidney dialysis poses ethical dilemma in sub-Saharan Africa

Cost of kidney dialysis poses ethical dilemma in sub-Saharan Africa

Published 09/03/2017

By Ronnie Cohen(Reuters Health) - Up to one-fourth of adults in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from chronic kidney disease and only a small fraction ever

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Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

Published 06/02/2017

Officials spray maize plants affected by Armyworms in Keembe district, Zambia, January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jean Mandela

Scientists tracking a crop-destroying caterpillar known as armyworm say it is now spreading rapidly across mainland Africa and could reach tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, threatening agricultural trade.

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Fruit juice stunt turns sour for Ghana`s ruling party

Fruit juice stunt turns sour for Ghana`s ruling party

Published 17/10/2016

New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader Nana Akufo-Addo speaks during a meeting to contest the presidential election results, at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

An attempt by Ghana's ruling party to make fun of the main opposition candidate in the presidential election by posting a photograph of him sipping from a small carton of Kalyppo fruit juice has backfired, with his supporters adopting the brand to rally support.

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NASA’s new mission: improving food security in West Africa

NASA’s new mission: improving food security in West Africa

Published 20/07/2016

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drive by NASA to stream climate data to West African nations using its earth-observing satellites could boost crop production [more…]

Fukunaga overcomes obstacles in making of Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’

Fukunaga overcomes obstacles in making of Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’

Published 17/10/2015

LOS ANGELES With actors not turning up on set, crew sicknesses, equipment going missing and unpredictable weather, the filming of war drama "Beasts of No [more…]

Ghana strike ends but election campaign to test IMF deal further

Ghana strike ends but election campaign to test IMF deal further

Published 30/08/2015

ACCRA Ghana faced down the first major challenge to an IMF austerity program on Monday when doctors suspended a three-week strike but a bigger test [more…]