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Senegalese capital Dakar to host 2018 CAF awards gala night

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed on Wednesday Senegal will host this year’s ceremony for the 2018 CAF Awards. Nigeria and Ghana had been hosting the prestigious banquet between them in recent years. The continental football body has broken tradition, awarding Senegalese capital, Dakar the hosting rights of the 2018 African Footballer of the […]

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Morocco’s OCP Group to Help Ghana Develop Fertilizer Industry

After launching successful partnership operations with several African countries, Moroccan OCP Group, the world’s largest exporter of phosphates, has been chosen by the Government of Ghana to help it carry out its new Fertilizer Expansion Program (GFEP). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed lately by the two sides. The OCP group pledged to work […]

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Kofi Annan, who redefined the UN, begins final journey

The remains of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan arrived in Ghana from Switzerland. The body of the late Secretary General is being accompanied by his wife, Nane Maria, children and some UN officials. The government of the West African nation and the family of the late Diplomat are ready to elaborate funeral rites that […]

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AfDB approves $15 million Equity Investment to boost SME growth in West Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $15 million equity investment in Verod Capital Growth Fund III, a private equity fund that will make investments in high growth middle market companies in Anglophone West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. The Fund’s investments will be in […]

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Angela Merkel on visit to Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is undertaking this week a tour of three West African countries, namely Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The Chancellor is accompanied by a large economic delegation, deputy government spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer said ahead of her trip. “All three countries face huge challenges when it comes to economic and social development,” the spokeswoman […]

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Ghana: world leaders mourn Kofi Annan

Leaders from around the world paid tribute to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. The Ghanaian-born diplomat died in sleep at the hospital on Saturday in Berne, Switzerland, according to family sources. He died after a short illness at the age of 80. Current UN chief Antonio Guterres voiced deep […]

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Ghana’s oldest University appoints first woman chancellor in 70 years

The University of Legon, the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian public universities, has made history last weekend after it swore in its first woman chancellor, Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse. The retired international civil servant who served for a decade as Deputy Director General of the International Labor Organization has replaced the Ex-United Nations Secretary-General […]

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Ghana’s central bank merges five ailing banks

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) on Wednesday announced that it has revoked the licenses of five banks and put them together as Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited. According to the central bank, the move is to create space for the banks to consolidate their operations with the other entities after December 31st 2018. The Governor of […]

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Ghana: Another woman to head elections body

The Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Jean Adukwei Mensa, has been nominated as the new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana. This was announced in a statement from the Presidency. President Akufo-Addo on June 28, 2018, removed the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies — […]

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Ghana is open for business – President Akufo-Addo tells South Africans

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday spoke at the Ghana-South Africa Business Forum, held in Pretoria, as part of his State Visit in South Africa. In his address at the forum, President Akufo-Addo said a strategic partnership between Ghana and South Africa is of the utmost importance, as it will empower the business […]

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