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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.

Ivory coast and Ghana to increase cocoa processing capacity and price

World’s top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana will boost ties to coordinate production strategies to tackle price volatility in the two west-African nations, Reuters reported on Wednesday. According to the heads of the two country’s marketing boards, plans are underway to hold regular meetings and to discuss how best to manage production and ensure […]

Senegal: farmers struggle to sell over 6k tons of local rice

The Senegalese government has unveiled plans to suspend the importation of foreign rice to allow the marketing of local produced rice as more than 6,200 tons of local rice stocks are struggling to find buyers  in the west-African nation. The country currently imports low-quality, cheap rice from Asia that consumers generally prefer to the locally […]

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Ghana gospel singer wins top award for first time in 17 years

Ghana Gospel music singer Joseph Oscar Mettle was crowned this weekend, Artiste of the Year in Ghana, making history as the first gospel singer to win the Award in 17 years. Although the West African nation is a Christian dominated country, it’s the first time for a gospel musician to rise up to the ultimate […]

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Ghana’s president appoints new Central Bank Governor

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison as Governor of the Bank of Ghana following the resignation of Abdul Nashiru Issahaku. Issahaku, 55, is leaving the post for “personal reasons,” the presidency said in a statement. He tendered his resignation following a year in the job and three months […]

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Ghana follows 7 African countries to ratify convention on Mercury

Ghana has ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury to protect human health and communities affected by mercury pollution in the West African nation, officials said on Wednesday. As one of Africa’s top gold producers with million of people working in its small gold mines, the government of Ghana expects to protect the people against the […]

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UK’s Tony Blair visits Ghana, pledges to help development projects

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday pledged to help Ghana government’s ambitious development projects launched by the new president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The former UK Premier visited the West-African nation as a guest of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to share his experience with government officials on how to boost the […]

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Ghana: Huge tree kills 18 students, many injured

About 18 people were crushed to death in Ghana last weekend when a huge tree run off the top of a water fall, descending on revellers who were swimming beneath the fall. The deceased are believed to be Geography students of Wenchi Methodist Senior High School, who were there on an excursion. Others are students […]

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Ghana: appointment of 110 ministers sparks criticisms

Ghana President Akufo-Addo has come under severe criticism after new appointments announced on Wednesday brought the number of ministers and deputy ministers of the west-African nation to 110. The ministries of Information, Energy, Agriculture and Local Government will each have three deputy ministers, if the appointments are passed by Parliament. The number makes him the […]

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Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence

Previously known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first Sub-Saharan African country to become independent on the back of Ghana’s first President and his Pan-African ethos, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The celebration, the first for President Akufo-Addo, was marked with the traditional march past and parade at the iconic Black Star Square. The President took […]

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Ghana predicts 6.5 percent budget deficit for 2017

Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday said the government aims to reduce its budget deficit and inflation in 2017 as it plans to stabilize the economy. Presenting the government’s first budget to Parliament, Ken Ofori-Atta said the government plans to cut the budget deficit to 6.5 percent of gross domestic product in 2017 from […]

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