Ghana backs rubber to bring bounce to economy | AFP

Famous for its cocoa, Ghana is attempting to diversify its economy and embrace rubber farming. With favourable weather and soil quality for rubber production, the Ghanaian government is ready to implement new measures to boost the industry.

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Ghana draws African-American tourists with ‘Year of Return’ | AFP

African-American visitors flock to Ghana as it marks the “Year of Return” to remember the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship landing in Virginia. The West African nation is banking on the commemorations to give a major boost to the number of tourist arrivals as it encourages the descendants of slaves to “come home”.

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly we meet the young people in South Africa who are fighting gun violence using… the radio, and then we head to Ghana where rubber is being used to boost the economy.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Ghana, where the government’s announcement to set a minimum price for cocoa along with the Ivory Coast could mean a boost for the economy. And we travel to Kinshasa, which may well have the best claim on the world’s worst commute.

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly we visit the NBA’s academy in Senegal – the first NBA training ground on the African continent. Then we head to Ghana, where a Malaria vaccine has signficantly reduced the occurrence of the disease in children. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly we meet the lady lorry drivers in Ghana working for a company that claims to be “the first company globally to employ only female drivers.” Then we head to the Democratic Republic of Congo where the island of Idjwi remains a haven of peace, in a region dominated by unrest.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Lady lorry drivers change gears in Ghana

Rumbling along the rutted roads of Ghana at the wheel of her giant truck, Abigail Asumadu-Amoah turns heads but keeps her focus. She is one of 21 drivers working for Ladybird Logistics, a company that claims to be “the first company globally to employ only female drivers.” In a tough industry dominated by men, the women are changing attitudes.

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we follow the plight of unaccompanied African minors hoping to find a safe haven in France, and we travel to Ghana where in an effort to boost the economy, the government is trying to encourage the country’s diaspora to return home.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY