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Consistent economic growth and political stability have combined to put Ghana on target to halve extreme poverty by 2015. UK support to Ghana is underpinned by 2 cross-cutting priorities: empowering girls and women, and poverty reduction in the north of the country.

Reflections from Camfed Ghana's country director on helping girls stay in school

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Camfed is a NGO that provides scholarships to keep girls in school.  Camfed was founded in 1991 when their founder, Ann Cotton visited Zimbabwe to investigate why girls’ school enrolment in rural areas was so low. Contrary to the common assumption that …

School for Life: From out-of-school kid to university student

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Abubakari Sulemana Hafiz has a lot to be proud of. He is one of 11 undergraduates who are part of Ghana's first cohort of veterinary science students at the University of Ghana. This achievement is even more impressive as until he …

X Factor, Twitter and Ghana’s democracy

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Late on Sunday evening, something happened for the first time ever. Whilst the UK public was frantically voting on X Factor, Ghanaians had been taking part in a democratic exercise of their own. All day Friday, and on Saturday in some delayed …