Ghana Preparing $1.4 Billion Bond Sale to Clear Energy Debt (By Bloomberg)

1. The sale is the first tranche of a plan to sell as much as 10 billion cedis in bonds through a special-purpose vehicle and backed by a tax on the sale of petroleum products, Ofori-Atta said by phone from Washington on Thursday.

2. The three major power utilities, Electricity Company of Ghana, Volta River Authority and Ghana Grid Company, had 7.

3. Ghana is selling the debt, which will not be backed by a sovereign guarantee, to clear arrears owed to banks by state-owned electricity and petroleum utilities.

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Ghana, Benin to deepen bonds of friendship (By Graphic Online)

1. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Beninois counterpart, President Patrice Talon, have resolved to deepen the bonds of cooperation between Ghana and Benin and work towards the integration of the West African sub-region.

2. For his part, President Talon said his visit was within the wider framework of enhancing cooperation between Benin and Ghana and among the countries of the sub-region.

3. The President described Mr Talon’s visit as significant because relations between the two countries had been renewed and also that Benin and Ghana held the same values that had spearheaded democratic governance in the sub-region.

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’57 Chocolate is a ‘Sweet’ Homage to Ghana (By NBCNews.com)

1. Cocoa Beans from Yayra Glover Ltd. Cocoa Farm, Eastern Region Ghana.

2. Kimberly and Priscilla Addison hand-sort their sun-dried cocoa beans before roasting them inside their mom’s oven at their home in Accra, Ghana.

3. Sisters and Co-founders Kimberly and Priscilla Addison Aim to Raise the Chocolate Bar with ’57 Chocolate.

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Fast Food in Ghana (By New York Times)

1. “When KFC Came to Ghana” (“Planet Fat” series, front page, Oct. 2) makes it clear that countries need regulations to intervene against Big Food.

2. Moderation rarely works in the face of fried chicken, milkshakes, French fries and soda, especially if these products are viewed as luxury commodities and infiltrated into mainstream food culture.

3. As a dietitian, I feel chills run down my spine as I read about nutrient-poor, foodlike products rising to fame in developing countries, including in Africa and Brazil.

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‘The King of Ghana gave me £350,000 and I took it to the bank in taxi,’ sacked bank official claims (By Telegraph.co.uk)

1. Indeed, when Osei Tutu II, traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, summoned Mark Arthur to his multimillion-pound residence in Henley-on-Thames and handed him a bag containing almost £200,000 in sterling as well as $200,000 in US currency with consecutive serial numbers, the bank official felt it inappropriate to ask too many questions.

2. Mr Arthur, from New Barnet, Hertfordshire, a dual citizen of the UK and Ghana, drove to his own home with the cash and then took it in an Uber taxi to the bank’s City offices for deposit in the king’s account, he told an employment tribunal.

3. However, the subsequent deposit of the cash at Ghana International Bank triggered a money laundering alert in the City of London and cost Mr Arthur his job.

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’57 Chocolate is a ‘Sweet’ Homage to Ghana (By NBCNews.com)

1. Cocoa Beans from Yayra Glover Ltd. Cocoa Farm, Eastern Region Ghana.

2. Kimberly and Priscilla Addison hand-sort their sun-dried cocoa beans before roasting them inside their mom’s oven at their home in Accra, Ghana.

3. Sisters and Co-founders Kimberly and Priscilla Addison Aim to Raise the Chocolate Bar with ’57 Chocolate.

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7 dead, 68 hurt in gas station explosions in Ghana (By Chicago Tribune)

1. A pair of explosions at a gas station in Ghana that sent a fiery mushroom cloud into the night sky has killed at least seven people and left 68 others hospitalized, authorities said Sunday.

2. In May, an explosion at a factory in the Western Regional capital of Takoradi occurred as a tanker was discharging liquefied petroleum gas at the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company factory.

3. A June 2015 explosion killed more than 150 people as many were seeking shelter from a storm at the gas station when that tragedy occurred.

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From Ghana to Silicon Valley (By The Mercury News)

1. As he was growing up in Ghana without access to a computer — much less other high-tech gadgets — it wasn’t obvious that Abe Ankumah would go on to found a fast-growing Silicon Valley tech company.

2. What you’re starting to see is people going back to business fundamentals and funding more enterprise companies, companies that are selling (business-to-business).

3. Ankumah sat down with this news organization to talk about building a successful business, navigating Silicon Valley’s sometimes treacherous funding environment and being an immigrant founder.

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7 dead, 68 hurt in gas station explosions in Ghana (By Chicago Tribune)

1. A pair of explosions at a gas station in Ghana that sent a fiery mushroom cloud into the night sky has killed at least seven people and left 68 others hospitalized, authorities said Sunday.

2. In May, an explosion at a factory in the Western Regional capital of Takoradi occurred as a tanker was discharging liquefied petroleum gas at the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company factory.

3. A June 2015 explosion killed more than 150 people as many were seeking shelter from a storm at the gas station when that tragedy occurred.

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Ghana appeals to FIFA for Uganda rematch (By Times LIVE)

1. “Mr Bennett and (his) assistants denied Ghana a perfect goal in the 93rd minute with television replays showing that it was a perfect goal.

2. Ghana have filed a protest with FIFA after their goalless draw with Uganda saw them crash out of the race to qualify for next year’s World Cup finals.

3. “The GFA filed the protest to football’s world governing body, FIFA, immediately after the match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala,” it said in a statement.

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