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Ghana Adopts and Signs New AU Charter On Maritime Security, Safety and Development

Ghana alongside other African Union member states have adopted and signed the new charter on maritime security, safety and development. In an extraordinary summit held in Lome from 10th-15th of October 2016, Heads of State and Governments have adopted a new charter that will lead the way in the safety and security of oceans within the African region. The document commits all member states not only to protect their environment, but also to supress crime on the sea as well as the trafficking of human beings, weapons and drugs.

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Ghana: New Regional Shipping Line 'Sealink' imminent

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is far advanced in its preparations towards establishing a Regional Shipping Line which will be christened, Sealink. In a meeting which was held from 16th-18th October in Lome for member countries, the establishment of a Regional Shipping Line was prioritised and a position paper was presented to member countries so they can assess and also make their recommendations. Speaking to the New M&TD after the meeting in Lome, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), Madam Sylvia Asana Owu gave a first-hand account of what transpired at the meeting.

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New Ghanaian Airline Plans Q1 Service To Baltimore-Washington, Removes Barrier To Hub Status

New Ghanaian airline Goldstar Air plans to start flights to the U.S. Baltimore Washington International Airport in the first quarter of 2017 if its air operator’s certificate comes through, according to CEO Eric Bannerman, Air Transport World reported. Ghana hasn’t had a national long-haul carrier since Ghana Airways, one of Africa’s oldest airlines, stopped flying in December 2015. Getting one will remove one of the stumbling blocks that prevented a Ghanaian airport from becoming a West African hub, according to an earlier AFKInsider report. There is no strong airline and no airport hub in West and Central Africa, Graphic.com reported.

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Inspirational African Women: Rafiat Kasumu

For all those Ghanaian students who have proudly graduated from university or college and worn their official graduation stoles, the chances are they may be wearing the entrepreneurial success story that is Kente Master.

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Kente Master is a fabric artisan startup committed to promoting African entrepreneurship by internationally servicing a unique blend of premium, finished Kente graduation stoles. We create dynamic, long-lasting, and mutually beneficial relationships between local Kente weaving associations in Ghana and universities in the United States so that students graduate wearing authentic, customised graduation stoles #MadeInGhana. By doing this, Kente Master contributes to job creation, security, and economic development in Ghana. As our company works with local weavers and Kente collectives in Ghana, we take pride in the fact that we are creating a platform that facilitates the growth of these weaver’s craftsmanship, tradition, and businesses.

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