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Meet the Team Trying to Save Ghana's Only Planetarium

The Ghana Planetarium, founded on an elderly couple's pension, is set to close later this month -- but a small group of supporters is rallying to help find it a new home.

Open since 2009, the Ghana Planetarium is the first and only planetarium in Ghana and in West Africa, and one of a handful of digital planetariums on the continent. Founded by Jacob and Jane Ashong, and funded through the retired couple's pension, it has become a second home to science and astronomy enthusiasts in the country. But the future of the planetarium lies in question -- and keeping it running has become more and more difficult for the Ashongs.

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How GinJan Bros Brought Juice and Hope from Guinea to the US

Brothers Rahim and Mohammed Diallo set up their cafes to share their Ginjan Bros juice with Americans, and along the way, have shared their story of perseverance too.

When Mohammed and Rahim Diallo were first approached by Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton, they thought he was just going to feature their business, Ginjan Bros, in a single Instagram post, in which they’d talk about the challenges the pandemic had brought to their company. Instead, over 12 posts, fans of the popular storytelling account came to learn of the tenacity and triumph the brothers faced in immigrating from their home in Guinea to New York City.

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