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Accra Hosts first ministerial meeting of Compact with Africa

Finance Ministers from the African Countries forming the Compact with Africa (CWA) held their first meeting Wednesday in Accra, Ghana. The CWA meeting was devoted to examining the key role that the Compact can play in the agendas of the collective economic transformation of the continent and means to overcome some of the challenges facing […]

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Ghana extends IMF credit Facility program to 2019

The Government of Ghana, on Wednesday, extended the credit facility program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by a year following a conclusion of an assessment of the fourth review of the Extended Credit Facility by the Washington-based international lender. The IMF board has also approved a $94 million disbursement following the program extension. Ghana’s […]

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Togo: Opposition calls for “Ghost Towns, Ghana issues travel alert

Togolese opposition parties gathered in the Combat for Political Change (CAP 2015) and the Pan-African National Party (PNP) called for “Ghost Towns” this Friday (August 25) across the country to pay tribute to victims of recent protests against the 50-year long ruling dynasty. About seven protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo last […]

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Ghana’s oil production increases by 67%

Ghana’s oil production has increased by 67 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, the semi-annual report on the Petroleum Holding Fund and Ghana’s Petroleum Funds shows. According to the report, Ghana realized $191.32 million in revenue in the first half of this year compared to the $114.4 […]

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UK, Canada warn against possible terrorist attack in Ghana

Canada and United Kingdom on Thursday, warned their citizens travelling to Ghana of an imminent terror attack. “There is a threat of terrorism. Terrorist targets could include shopping malls, government buildings, and public areas such as bars, restaurants, hotels and sites frequented by Westerners. Be aware of your surroundings in public places,” The Canadian High […]

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Ghana-Togo borders open 24/7 from July 31

Togo has made permanent the opening of its land borders with Ghana in a bid which it said will boost trade and tourism between the countries. “The land border between the two states, which was open only for a limited period of day and night, will be reopened 24 hours a day from now on […]

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Ghana: Public sector workers urged to use gov’t email addresses

Ghana’s Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Monday issued an ultimatum to state agencies and employees to stop using private email domains for official communications. According to the minister, all government agencies should fully migrate onto the government domains by the end of the year to prevent unauthorized access to public information, as the situation […]

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Ghana: Constance Ama makes history as first female Brigadier General

Ghana Armed Forces now boast the first female Brigadier General in the person of Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu, the state-run Daily Graphic newspaper reports. Four decades after entering the army, Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu has made history. She has risen through the ranks to become the first female Brigadier-General of the Armed Forces in the […]

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Ghana looks forward to Fostering Agricultural Cooperation with Morocco

Morocco is the best placed “sister country” in Africa that can assist Ghana in its agricultural development efforts, said Ghanaian foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, who is on an official visit in Rabat. Speaking following a meeting with Morocco’s Agriculture Minister, Aziz Akhanouch, Botchway stressed the need for building on the cooperation framework between the […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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