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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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I will never oversee same sex legalization — Ghana’s Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday said the West African nation will “NOT” legalize same-sex marriage under his presidency. The statement comes as the presidency faced a backlash of not being emphatic enough on the same-sex marriage. Even though legalizing homosexuality is not on his government’s agenda for now, he said if there […]

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Ghana looking to revamp its national health insurance scheme

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that his government had put back on track the country’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that was crumbling under a huge debt, left behind by its predecessor. According to Akufo-Addo, his government has paid about $250 million debt out of the $300 million debt left by the previous administration. […]

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Ghana: A dancehall musician wins Artist of the Year

Ghana’s late dancehall musician Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng with stage name Ebony Reigns made history on Saturday by being the first female and the first artist to win the Artist of the Year award posthumously in Ghana. Her album Bonyfield also won “Album of the Year”, and her song Sponsor won “Afro Pop song of the […]

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Ghana’s President breaks silence on Ghana-US military agreement

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday broke his silence on a controversial Ghana—United State military agreement, which has drawn attention to Ghana in the past few weeks. In an address to the nation, Akufo-Addo said the agreement, which was ratified by the Parliament a fortnight ago and has received the approval of Cabinet, […]

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Ghana: main opposition party official faces treason charges

The Deputy Secretary General of Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been arrested following a comment he made last week on a local radio in capital city Accra. Koku Anyidoho, has been charged with treason, and thus refused bail, following his summoning to the Criminal Investigations Department [CID] of the West […]

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Over 1,200 business leaders meet in Abidjan

The sixth edition of the Africa CEO Forum organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited, in Abidjan, brought together around 1,200 delegates including, heads of state, African and international CEO’s, investors, bankers and other stake holders who debated Africa’s economic transformation. Three African presidents, namely Alassane Ouattara of the host country, Côte d’Ivoire, […]

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United States to establish military base in Ghana

Ghana has approved an agreement granting unrestricted access to US Military to use Ghanaian facilities as well as a wide-range of tax exemptions. The agreement will permit the U.S. Military to use Ghana as a base for staging and deploying forces. The West African tiny nation has also agreed to bear the cost and take […]

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Ghana to adopt new tax collection system as it exits IMF

The Ghanaian Revenue Authority (GRA) has been asked to put in place an effective tax collection system to make it easier for those in the informal sector to pay their taxes as the gold-rich nation plans to exit from the International Monetary Fund. According to Bloomberg, the West African nation needs to increase revenue as […]

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