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 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...
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...
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...