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Kate Blay Mensah has been awarded the Gold Advocate for Africa Award

SIX Plymouth students forged links with Africa on a life-changing cultural trip. The Plymouth High School for Girls sixth formers stayed at Ahantaman School in the city of Sekondi-Takoradi

PLYMOUTH'S relationship with an African country has been strengthened thanks to a visit from a group of teenagers.

FOR the 16th successive year, Plymouth Jazz Club and the National Trust will be holding their highly popular Summer Jazz Picnic in the stunning grounds of Saltram House.

Bill Martin, editor of The Herald, told an audience of hundreds: "These awards recognise a secret army of thousands of volunteers."

PLYMOUTH'S Lord Mayor has been honoured in true African style by the Plymouth Ghana Link.

THE communications director of the largest cocoa co-operative in Ghana has spoken to hundreds of children at a Plymouth secondary school.

DIGNITARIES from Ghana attended an exhibition at the University of Plymouth to mark the city's links with the West African nation.

DIGNITARIES from Ghana attended an exhibition at the University of Plymouth to mark the city's links with the West African nation.

CHILDREN from Plymouth schools got into an African rhythm at a workshop celebrating the city's links to Ghana.
As part of Ghana Week, music duo Sabey have been performing in Plymouth and also ran a workshop for kids at Plymouth Music Zone.

HUNDREDS of swimmers, paddlers and sailors took the plunge in Plymouth's first Blue Mile.
Waves of wetsuited swimmers dived in at the Mayflower Steps on Saturday morning, swam out over a marked course into the Sound and back to the Barbican as the city staged its Race for the Environment.

VISITING dignitaries will help start Plymouth's inaugural Ghana Week this weekend.
The activities have been organised by the Plymouth-Ghana Link to celebrate its success in building a relationship between Plymouth and Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana.

AN AFTERNOON of tenpin bowling left smiles all round for a group of teachers from Ghana.
Eight teachers and one eight-year-old girl came to Plymouth to visit teachers and pupils at Montpelier, Ernesettle and Stuart Road Primary Schools.

A GROUP of youth and community workers from Ghana who visited Plymouth say they are impressed by local decision-making.

THE Lord Mayor has welcomed a group of Ghanaian workers to the city to take part in the second leg of a cultural exchange.

MORE than 350 cups of tea and coffee were given away during Fairtrade Fortnight in Crediton.

Big Brews, where people had the chance to sample Fairtrade products free of charge, were held at several venues in the town, including the Boniface Centre and Hayward's School, which was visited by cocoa producer Nicholas Kwame Adjei-Gyan, from Ghana.

COMMUNITY and youth workers from Plymouth have returned from an exchange visit to Ghana full of ideas and inspiration.

Twelve people took part in the first leg of the Community Xchange project to share their knowledge and experience with workers in Bolgatanga in Ghana.

Plymouth is to celebrate its links to Ghana this year with a week of activities.

Ghana Week will take place from July 3 to 11 and is designed to showcase the projects that have been developed as a result of the relationship between the two countries.