Month: February 2022

Meet Emmanuel Amehaga, The Young Engineer Behind the 5-in-1 Neonatal Bed

A newborn baby dies in Ghana once every 15 minutes, according to UNICEF. That is approximately 29,000 newborn deaths each year, many of which are the result of breathing difficulties. Every year in Ghana around 140,000 babies—14 percent—are born premature and 8,400 of these preterm babies die in under 30 days. Like many other developing countries, …

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Meet Ghanaian-born Prof. Kwame Anthony Appiah Taking Over as President of the American Academy of Arts & Letters

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, has been elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He’s the first son of deceased Ghanaian Stateman and Politician, Joe Appiah and his British high society wife Peggy Cripps. Kwame Anthony Appiah was educated at the University Primary School at the Kwame Nkrumah …

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Scientists Cure Woman of HIV, Signals Hope For Infected People

A woman receiving treatment for leukaemia in the United States has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes AIDS. The unnamed 64-year-old woman of mixed race is also the …

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Meet Ghanaian Athlete Akwasi Frimpong, The First Male African Olympic Skeleton Competitor

Akwasi Frimpong is a Ghanaian-Dutch athlete that is representing Ghana globally in the Olympic sport of Skeleton. Born in Kumasi, he moved to the Netherlands at 8 years old and entered into the world of sports at the age of 15. He reportedly began sprinting at 15 years old, when a friend showed him a …

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Meet Maame Afua Biney, The Ghanaian-American Speedskating Champion Pioneering New Tech In The Sport

Maame Biney is a young Ghanaian woman based in the United States who became the first Black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic short track speedskating team ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics at 18 years old, as well as being the youngest skater in the team’s history. During the competition, she made it to the …

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McKingtorch Africa Unveils Bus Shelter Constructed From Up-cycled Waste

In September 2021, EdwardAsare.com broke the news of McKingtorch Africa and Yielding Accomplished African Women’s collaboration to scavenge plastic waste on the beaches of Accra towards an upcycling project. With the goal to construct a bus shelter from these materials, McKingtorch Africa has completed and recently unveiled the finished product. Mckingtorch Africa is a registered …

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Meet Peace Hyde, The Ghanaian Media Mogul Shaping The Future of Africa

Peace Hyde is one of the biggest names in the African media industry, thanks to her major contributions and work. Few people, however, know they story of the woman behind the name and the journey of her meteoric rise to fame and success. According to her Wikipedia page, Peace Hyde is a British Ghanaian education activist, media entrepreneur and …

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Meet Dr. Bubu Banini, The Ghanaian Medic & Academic Making Her Mark at Yale

Bubu Banini, MD, PhD is an assistant professor (digestive diseases) at Yale School of Medicine. Born and bred in Ghana and then Nigeria, she was strongly encouraged to pursue medicine due to her brilliant results in school. She had a love for learning, and through the guidance of instructors and teachers, a love for medicine and …

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Meet Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi, Nigeria’s Female Presidential Aspirant for 2023

Since the events of October 2020, the Nigerian youth have assumed active participation in the management of their country. The #EndSARS protests kickstarted a movement that has been years in the making, giving the people of the country an opportunity to hold the oligarchy accountable. Even though there were and still are some issues of …

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Youth Excellence Awards: Ms. Adeline Quarshie wins finance category

At the just ended Youth Excellence Awards Africa, held at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel on the 4th of February 2022, Ms. Adeline Quarshie, the CEO of the most credible Micro Credit firm in Ghana, Credence Micro Credit, emerged the winner for “banking and finance” 2021. Speaking to the media, the most deserved winner encouraged the African …

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