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Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi is a West-Africa-based bilingual [French and English] journalist specialized in economic and political issues. With a Master’s Degree in Communication studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, his interests are new media and digital journalism.

IMF cuts Ghana’s 2018 GDP growth to 6.3%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised downwards its earlier 6.8 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) projection for Ghana economy 2018 to 6.3 per cent. In its latest World Economic Outlook Report on World Economy and Financial Surveys, the Washington-based fund said the economic growth will, however, be higher at 7.6 per cent in […]

Ghana, seventh wealthiest African country – AfrAsia Wealth Report 2018

Ghana is the seventh wealthiest country in Africa with a total wealth of $63 billion as of December 2017, according to AfrAsia Bank Africa Wealth Report 2018. The report covers wealth, luxury, prime property and wealth management trends in Africa from 2007 to 2017, with projections to 2027. Ghana’s capital city Accra maintained its 2017 […]

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West Africa: BOAD to invest 50 billion FCFA in climate projects

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has pledged to invest about 50 billion CFA francs to support climate projects in the region. The information was disclosed by the Head of the Climate Finance Division at BOAD, Ibrahima Traoré. The financial institution is mobilizing 45 billion CFA francs to finance any structuring project, public or private, […]

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Melania Trump starts African tour

First Lady Melania Trump started Tuesday her first African tour by a visit to Ghana. The First Lady will also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, to promote her ‘Be Best’ campaign, which she launched in May 2018. In Ghana, the first lady visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where she saw babies being weighed as […]

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Nigeria: economy crippled, labor begins nationwide strike

Nigeria’s two main workers’ unions on Thursday commenced a nationwide strike after several months of failed discussions with the government. The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC), composed of workers, and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), a professional and managerial trade union, asked their members in the public and private sectors to stop work after discussions with […]

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UN Office, Moroccan Agency to foster South-South Cooperation

The Moroccan Agency of International Cooperation (AMCI) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote South-South cooperation in Africa. Morocco, a founding member of the African Union has made South-South cooperation an instrument for the advent of a new Africa that believes in its potential. […]

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Ghana agrees to support deportation of 7,000 citizens from USA

Ghana has reached a diplomatic understanding with United States authorities to deport 7000 Ghanaians from the country. According to Accra-based radio station, Class FM, Ghana’s ambassador to the U.S., Baffour Adjei Bawuah, has come to a compromise with the U.S. government to deport undocumented Ghanaian immigrants. The ambassador who was speaking to a Class FM […]

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Cameroon: Electoral Campaign officially begins

Campaigning for Cameroon’s October 7 presidential election has officially begun last weekend in the central African nation. Nine opposition parties have failed to agree on a single candidate to face incumbent President Paul Biya who has ruled the country for 35 years and is hoping to be re-elected for a seventh time. Over the weekend, […]

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Burkina Faso’s Kaboré visits Ghana, receives highest honor

Ghana and Burkina Faso have agreed to improve their trade relations during a two-day visit of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Ghana. Kaboré’s visit sought to bolster bilateral ties and explore opportunities where the two nations can collaborate for the good of their people, as well as solidify some decisions that were […]

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Nigeria’s 2019 polls: Buhari submits nomination form

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted his nomination form to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections. Buhari submitted the form at the ruling APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, local media reported. The party now has strong and patriotic individuals who are ready, willing and able to […]

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