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Paragliders flock to Ghana's Kwahu and Atibie for Easter festival

  • Participants hungry for adrenaline strapped into their harnesses and ran off a ridge atop Ghana's second tallest mountain. As their kites caught wind, pilots and passengers alike were launched into the sky.
Every Easter weekend, thousands of people from around the world flock to the quiet Ghanaian towns of Kwahu and Atibie for a paragliding festival and Easter carnival that residents hope may establish the West African nation as a hub for extreme sports.(REUTERS)
Every Easter weekend, thousands of people from around the world flock to the quiet Ghanaian towns of Kwahu and Atibie for a paragliding festival and Easter carnival that residents hope may establish the West African nation as a hub for extreme sports.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 05:02 PM IST
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Covid-19 travel update: Ghana to vaccinate returning travellers upon arrival

Ghana to vaccinate returning travellers against Covid-19 on arrival and from January, proof of vaccination will also be needed to access night clubs, beaches, sports stadiums and restaurants.
Covid-19 travel update: Ghana to vaccinate returning travellers upon arrival(Photo by Jay Martin on Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel update: Ghana to vaccinate returning travellers upon arrival(Photo by Jay Martin on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 06:46 PM IST
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Blue Origin launches artwork by Ghana artist, Amoako Boafo, into space

  • The paintings by Ghana artist Amoako Boafo were on three parachute panels on the outside of the capsule at the very top. Boafo painted a self-portrait as well as portraits of his mother and a friend’s mother, explaining “a mother's love comes from a place that is out of this world"
Blue Origin launches artwork by Ghana artist, Amoako Boafo, into space(HT_PRINT)
Blue Origin launches artwork by Ghana artist, Amoako Boafo, into space(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 04:12 PM IST
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Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from Covax

The arrival of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the West African country marks the beginning of the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
This photograph released by UNICEF shows the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines distributed by the Covax Facility arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. (AP)
This photograph released by UNICEF shows the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines distributed by the Covax Facility arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. (AP)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 08:24 PM IST
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