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Ghana troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo mourn late Kofi Annan

Agona Swedru (C/R), Aug. 27, GNA – The Ghana Contingent serving with the United Nations Peace Support Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), has held a solemn memorial service in honour of the departed former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan. A statement issued to the Ghana News Agency said the ceremony was meant […]

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Africa Business and Economics

Ghana/Ivory Coast collaborate to control swollen shoot disease

Pillar 34 (W/R), Aug. 27, GNA – Mr Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, says Ghana has taken urgent steps to stop the spread of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Disease as a measure to improve yields for greater returns. He said about 680,000 hectares of infected farms would be affected although the […]

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In Partnership with ARKEOS Group, Canon, debuts new printer

In Partnership with ARKEOS Group, Canon, debuts the all new Océ Colorado 1640 printer at its Casablanca showroom on Thursday, July 19, 2018 Casablanca, Morocco, -Monday 27 August 2018 (AETOS Wire) – The Océ Colorado 1640 – Canon’s heralded and first 64 inches durable wide format graphic arts roll-to-roll printer, built on the revolutionary new […]

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Africa Business and Economics

African Development Bank Launches Coding for Employment Program: Unleashing Africa’s Next Generation of Digital Innovators

Kigali Rwanda, June 6, 2018 – The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new Program […]

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Nigeria takes steps to increase power generation

London, May 29, GNA – Nigeria has signalled increasing shift towards the use of coal for the generation of electricity to power its economy as it invests N30 billion in the sector. The West African country has coal reserves of about 25 billion tons and this, the government is eager to exploit. Dr. Dauda Garuba, […]

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Africa Business and Economics Government

Ofori-Attah crowned ‘Finance Minister of the Year

Busan, South Korea, May 23, GNA – Ghana’s Finance Minister, Mr Kenneth Ofori-Attah has been crowned the ‘Finance Minister of the Year’ at the 12th edition of the African Banker Awards 2018.    The Awards, held annually on the sidelines of the yearly meetings of the African Development Bank, celebrates excellence in banking and finance […]

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Korea announces $5-billion financial package for Africa at African Development Bank Annual Meetings

Busan, Korea, May 23, 2018 – The Government of Korea and the African Development Bank have issued a Joint Declaration following the conclusion of the Ministerial Roundtable of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Conference taking place during the African Development Bank’s 53rd Annual Meetings in which Korea announced a $5-billion bilateral financial assistance package for […]

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Africa Business and Economics

State intervention vital to drive Africa’s industrialization

Busan (South Korea), May 21, GNA – Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, says state intervention is critical to drive Africa’s industrialization – to become a global centre for trade and manufacturing. It called for right policy decisions and regulations, forging stronger partnership with the private sector and fiscal discipline. […]

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Four West African countries meet to fix Cross-Border crimes

Sankaduri(Burkina Faso), May 20, GNA-Ghana, Burkina Faso, the republic of Benin, and Togo have met to find ways of combating cross-border crimes in the sub-region. These four West African neighbours have concluded that crimes were trans-National activities that affected development of these countries in the sub-region. The round table meeting which was a follow up […]

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Seminar to discuss Africa’s railway network set for May 12

Accra, May 11, GNA – A seminar aimed to discuss ways to aggressively promote the expansion of the rail sector in Africa to boost trade, is to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday, May 12. It would be under the theme “Railway rolling stock financing: a new solution for Africa”. Senior officials from […]