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Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to agree on cocoa export volumes from next year

Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire will jointly decide on the volume and timing of cocoa exports by August for the 2019/20 season, the head of Ghana’s Cocobod said on Wednesday. The world’s top two producers of cocoa have agreed to harmonize the forward sales of cocoa export contracts, a statement released by Ghana Cocobod and its […]

Disgraced Ghana football president resigns from FIFA, CAF roles

Disgraced President of Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his roles at the FIFA council and CAF executive committee. The move comes after he has been captured on video allegedly accepting a $65,000 gift to participate in facilitating meetings with Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The film shows him apparently placing […]

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Corruption: Ghana Football Association dissolved

Ghanaian government on Thursday dissolved the country’s football association after claims, in an undercover documentary, of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials in the West African nation. According to a statement released by Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the government had decided to take immediate steps to have the Ghana Football Association dissolved because […]

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MTN Ghana finally launches IPO, raises target to $787 Million

Africa’s leading telecommunication company MTN has launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Ghana. The move has been described by industry players as historic in the West African nation. The IPO, which was launched by Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, will give a fraction of the business to Ghanaians by issuing some of its […]

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Ghana to make country food self-sufficient—President Akufo Addo

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo on Wednesday said plans are ongoing to make the West African nation food self-sufficient and reduce the huge food import bills. About 40 percent of Ghana food productions are lost annually due to difficulties in addressing post-harvest challenges according to the World Food Program. Speaking at the launch of Ghana […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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Ethiopia to adopt visa-free policy for all African visitors—PM

Ethiopia will soon allow all Africans to visit the country without visas, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The announcement follows Rwanda’s decision allowing Africans to enter the country without visas. The issuance of visa-on-arrival for all countries was widely applauded by many across the continent. Speaking during a state banquet for Paul Kagame last […]

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Ghanaian President orders arrest of Football Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday ordered the arrest of the head of Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi for defrauding by false pretenses. According to the presidency, President Akufo-Addo issued the order after a security briefing on an undercover investigation by one of Ghana’s biggest reporters, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest investigative film […]

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Ghana’s Cocoa Board seeks $1.5 billion loan from Exim Bank China

Ghana’s Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is currently in talks with Exim Bank China to secure a $1.5 billion loan to improve farms and install irrigation systems and other projects. The loan will mainly help to replant diseased and aged trees, build warehouses and cocoa roads to improve farmers’ income, and to provide irrigation in the face […]

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UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day celebrated in Ghana

Ghana hosted more than 700 media personalities to commemorate the 2018 World Press Freedom Day on Thursday. The event themed “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law” was the opportunity for journalists worldwide to discuss the current challenges affecting the media especially issues about press freedom and freedom of expression. In […]

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