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President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo goes into COVID-19 self-isolation

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo is going into self isolation for 14 days after a person in his close circle tested positive for coronavirus, the government said in a statement on Saturday without identifying the...

Ghana to rebuild demolished building at Nigerian embassy in Accra

The government of Ghana will rebuild the demolished building belonging to the Nigerian embassy in Accra, Ghana, the Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila announced on Friday. According to...

$200 million loan disbursed to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by...

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana calls President Buhari, apologizes over demolition of Nigerian High Commission in Accra

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana Tuesday spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari, expressing his sincere apology for demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana. In a telephone...

SEE IT: Man demolishes Nigeria’s High Commission in Ghana, claims property built on his land

The Nigerian High Commission in Ghana has been destroyed. A man showed up with armed men and teared down the staff quarters of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra with a bulldozer. Reports...

Cameroonian Julie Owono, Kenyan Maina Kiai and South African-Ghanaian Afia Asare-Kyei appointed members of ‘Oversight Board’ for Facebook and Instagram content

Julie Owono, a digital rights advocate and Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières from Cameroon, Maina Kiai, a human rights activist and Director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships program from Kenya, and Afia...

Ghana records first COVID-19 case in psychiatric hospital

Ghana’s Accra Psychiatric Hospital has confirmed that a patient has tested positive for Covid-19, causing concern about protection for other patients and staff, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The infected woman was admitted to the acute...

IMF approves release of $1 billion to Ghana to respond to coronavirus economic turmoil

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the released of $1 billion to Ghana to respond to coronavirus economic turbulence in the West African country. The $1 billion would be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility.

President Akufo-Addo administration requests rapid cash disbursement from IMF to respond to coronavirus economic challenges in Ghana

The administration of President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has requested a rapid disbursement of cash from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help the West African nation respond to coronavirus economic challenges, IMF said in a...

African nations turn the tables, impose travel restrictions against U.S., Europe and China over COVID-19

Several African nations have imposed travel restrictions from high-risk western and Asian countries to combat COVID-19, the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. COVID-19 has killed over 6000 people worldwide...

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Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives,...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...

African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results,...

Africa’s chance at World Trade Organization and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala candidacy – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she...

Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries meet to discuss sustainable development amid COVID-19

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the...

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