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Ghana: Private sector jobs hit 208,620 in 2018 – Finance Minister

The private sector in Ghana has created more than 208,000 jobs in 2018, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, said on Thursday during his third major budget presentation before the Parliament. The Finance Minister said he culled the data from the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), which collects pension contributions for employees within the formal […]

G20 Compact: Germany pledges €243 billion for Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week met 11 African heads of state, international organizations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched last year to encourage private investment in Africa. The G20 Compact with Africa was open to all African countries but so far only 11 have joined: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, […]

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Corruption: FIFA issues life ban for Ghana football boss

FIFA has barred Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi from any footballing activity for life and fined him CHF 500,000 for breaches of FIFA’s ethics code. The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee said the ban for life applied to “all football-related activities at both national and international level”. The ruling comes after the […]

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Kenya Airways starts direct flights to US

Kenya Airways’ inaugural flight to the United States has landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, completing a historic flight that will shave up to seven hours off the tortuous journey that usually involves long layovers in Europe or the Middle East. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and some government officials were at […]

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UN at 73: Ghana celebrates Kofi Annan

Ghana commemorates this Wednesday October 24, 2018 the 73rd Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations with a focus on the life and achievements of the late former UN Secretary-General and global peace icon, Kofi Annan. The West African nation’s commemoration, held under the local theme “Legacy of Kofi Annan: An illustrious son of […]

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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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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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Melania Trump to start solo trip to Africa next week

Melania Trump will visit Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Malawi next month in her first solo trip abroad as US First Lady, White House correspondents reported on Wednesday. “There are many programs across the United States that are doing great things for children, and I believe we can replicate many of these programs overseas,” Mrs. Trump […]

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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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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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