Author: African Celebs

Bamboo bikes turn around fortunes for working women in Ghana

Bamboo bikes turn around fortunes for working women in Ghana. The Bamboo Bike Project aims to examine the feasibility of implementing cargo bikes made of bamboo as a sustainable form of transportation in areas of Africa where bamboo is commonly grown and where bicycle transportation is commonly used. Ghana Bamboo Bikes is getting a lot of interest from the United Kingdom where people are using them for touring.   They are popular with shops and exhibitors because people like the look of them. Last November the bicycle was the darling of the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary General...

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Expansion works begin on KIA terminal 2 arrival hall

The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has begun expansion works on the Terminal 2 arrival hall at the Kotoka International Airport.  The expansion project, which began two weeks ago, will see an additional 5,148 m2 floor area added to the existing 6,031m2. The project is expected to end in August 2016. Passengers will however have some relief from the congestion and long queues that are constant at the arrival and immigration halls at the airport by the end of December...

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Alysia Montano runs 800m in US Track and Field Championships at 34 weeks pregnant

Thirty-four weeks pregnant, or nearly eight months, Montano ran the 800 meters Thursday in the U.S. track and field championships. The five-time national champion finished in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds — nearly 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34 in 2010 in Monaco. Montano said after the qualifying heat.  ‘I’ve been running throughout my pregnancy and I felt really, really good during the whole process,’ Montano said. ‘I just didn’t want to get lapped and be the first person to get lapped in the 800.’ Montano, who won the 800 national titles the past four years, was never in trouble of being lapped. She took a nice relaxed pace from the start and maintained it throughout. That was according to the plan Montano laid out after consulting with her physician. Not only did doctors give Montano the OK to run, they encouraged her. Watch Alysia...

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The Monument to African Renaissance Dakar Senegal,

At one hundred and fifty meters in height the Monument to African Renaissance dominates the skyline of the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Its scale is quite breath-taking. Taller than New York’s Statue of Liberty and Rio de Janeiro’s  Renaissance Monument or Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine is Africa’s tallest statue.  A strong man with Romanesque muscles and a broad chest, lifts a child into the air with his impossibly robust left arm. With his right, he supports a scantily clad woman who gazes at him admiringly. Barely clothed, her ample chest is thrust forward seductively The statue overlooks...

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Asamoah Gyan Sets Record for Most Career World Cup Goals by an African Player

Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan became Africa’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup history when he equalised for his nation during their key Group G match against Portugal today at the  Fifa World Cup 2014. The Al Ain striker equalled Roger Milla’s record of five goals last Saturday after finding the back of the net in the 2-2 draw with Gyan registered his second goal of the 2014 World Cup and that complimented the three scored at the 2010 finals in South Africa. What a great football...

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