March 27, 2020

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) today announced US$14 million through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

The donation will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries including Ghana, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities, and financial support to governments.

The UBA support p...

March 16, 2020

The major airports in Ghana are soon expected to be fully solar powered, given that the process to roll-out this initiative is in its advanced stage.

The initiative is expected to reduce the cost of power at the beneficiary airports by about 30 percent.

This was made known by Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister for Aviation during a meeting with the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E Sugandh Rajaram at the ministry on Wednesday.


March 9, 2020

Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an Air Services Agreement to institute a direct flight length between Ghana and the Caribbean.

This is according to a post by the Ministry of Communications for Trinidad and Tobago via Twitter after a delegation met with Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, on Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Accra.

Dr. Keith Rowley in a statement via Facebook said that after a...

February 10, 2020

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have agreed to conduct an investigation into the impact of Nigeria’s decision last year to close off its land borders to trade, Nigeria’s presidency said today.

This may come as a big relief to the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) as well as exporters.

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy has banned the import and export of all goods through its land borders since last Augus...

February 5, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday, in a pointed political gesture after listening tight-lipped to the president tout his achievements to Congress.

The tension between Trump and his Democratic nemesis was palpable from the outset, as Pelosi extended her hand for a handshake -- and the president failed to return the favour.

Seated in silence behind the president in the Hou...

January 24, 2020

The telecoms group MTN Uganda and the telecoms technology solutions provider ZTE Corporation have joined forces to roll out the very first fifth-generation (5G) service in Uganda.

The partnership showcased a high-speed 5G network in the 60 MHz spectrum bandwidth with an actual rate of above 1.494 GB/s.

East Africa’s first 5G network can support typical 5G applications such as low-latency, ultra-reliable communication, as well as major...

December 13, 2019

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana remains the highest recipient of foreign investments in the West African sub-region.

According to him, the feat the country has chalked in terms of receiving many foreign investments in the sub-region was due to the good economic policies his government had instituted.

He said his government had created a safe economic environment for businesses to thrive, hence attracting many investor...

October 23, 2019

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says Ghana is on course to become a major exporter of power in the West Africa sub-region following the commencement of export of electricity to Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso joins Togo, Cote d’Ivoire and Benin as the West African countries that Ghana regularly exports electricity to.

But speaking at the 3rd Ecowas Sustainable Energy Forum in Accra, the Vice President Dr. Bawumia stated that government...

October 11, 2019

The chocolate industry is worth more than $80 billion a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s. In other areas, artificial support for cocoa farming is creating a debt problem. Farmers are also still under pressure to supply markets in wealthy countries instead of securing their own future.

In research published last year I explored sustainability programmes designed t...

October 9, 2019

Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame on Monday officially launched two new smartphones manufactured in Africa.

The new phones are the first “Made in Africa” models produced by a Rwandan based company called Mara Group.

Mara X and Mara Z are now available for purchase to consumers. They were showcased in May this year at a Tech summit in Paris.

Now on sale they will use Google’s Android operating system and cost US$190 (Mara X) and US$130 (M...

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