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GHfind About to Transition Wholly Into a News Aggregator

A couple of days ago I wrote a post explaining how I had recently decided to dedicate more time to a news-related GHfind sub-site as opposed to the online database itself.  I've always felt that the database was "the true heart of" this project.  But now it's more like I'm about to pull the plug on that side of the endeavor altogether, rather focusing exclusively on news aggregation.
If a person has a million-dollar idea but doesn't have the necessary support system in place to bring that vision into physical reality, that does not alter the commercial viability of the idea itself.  In other words I still think the online database is a sound concept, one that someone may pickup on in the future.  But for me to sit here like this with that particular component stagnating in limbo is breaking my heart.
However, as mentioned before, GHfind News is a lot easier to maintain than the database itself.  So the plan for the immediate future is to build it up to the p…

Introducing... GHfind News

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The truth of the matter is that I don't have as much time to dedicate to GHfind as I would like.  Nor are the resources currently available to hire a truly committed, competent employee.  As such the project is suffering as a whole, especially in terms of expeditious completion of the database.
As such I decided to start a new sub-site called GHfind News, which can be found at the URL news.ghfind.net.  It is basically a collection of links to news articles.  Most of them are directly related to Ghana, but it also includes those pertaining to West Africa or other parts of the world in some cases.

When visiting the site you may notice that it is basically all text.  This is intentional.  First of all, as premised above, this method allows me to work on it while not having to spend time doing any kind of serious programming or design.  But moreover it was intentionally designed after Drudge Report, a popular news site that is like 90% text.
I did some research on Drudge Report a whi…