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AfDB partners ECOWAS to develop common migration policy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission organized a brainstorming workshop for migration experts and stakeholders from ECOWAS member states. The event which was held in Dakar, Senegal, provided the basis for the development of a common regional migration policy. The common …

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President Obama to visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania

The American President, Barack Obama will embark on a trip to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania after his previous trip to Ghana during his first term. This is a very important opportunity for him to advance US interests in a range of areas such as, US engagement in Africa at …

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World’s first ever interoperable Arabic mobile money launched

The MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Etisalat have launched the mobile payment wallet in Egypt. The solution becomes the world’s first ever interoperable Arabic mobile money programme. A press release issued today June 25, 2013, said this new programme is an early implementation of the Mobile Payment Solution …

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APRM applauded for contribution to Africa’s development

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has been praised for its contribution to sustainable growth and development in the continent and has been described as a homegrown governance mechanism that has consolidated Africa’s ownership of its development agenda. In a press release issued June 23, 2013, Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive …

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Airtel Ghana to use its 3.75G broadband network to disseminate information to 65,000 people on Tuberculosis

Airtel Ghana has partnered the National Tuberculosis Control Programme to carry out a population based survey in assessing tuberculosis disease prevalence in Ghana with its 3.75G broadband network to the 65,000 people targeted for the survey. The main objective of the survey is to gain a better understanding of the …

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UN Secretary-General appoints AU, UN Deputies for UNAMID

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mrs. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, have appointed Mr. Joseph Mutaboba of Rwanda as the African Union and United Nations Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur and Deputy Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation (UNAMID). Mr. …

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Tafo Town Council dysfunctional

The Tafo Town Council in Kumasi is dysfunctional due to lack of office accommodation, Mr. Ibrahim Munah, Assemblyman for Tafo-Adompom told the Ghana News Agency (GNA). He said the situation had impeded the effective coordination and monitoring of development programmes in the area. The Council, he added, had not operated …

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Amissah-Arthur challenges insurance operators to improve services

  Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, on Thursday urged operators of insurance industry to take advantage of technology and develop robust information infrastructure, to improve upon their services. He said insurance industry in Ghana had been too conservative and less proactive, and unwilling to venture outside its comfort zone but …

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Parliament to modify Article 181

Parliament has constituted an adhoc committee to make recommendations on the modifications contemplated under article 181(5) of the 1992 Constitution. Article 181(5) states: “This article shall, with the necessary modifications by Parliament, apply to an international business or economic transaction to which the government is a party as it applies …

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World Bank approves $150m loan for China’s infrastructure development

The World Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a loan of $150 million to the People’s Republic of China to support the development of the Xuancheng Economic and Technology Development Zone and prepare it for industrial relocation. A press release issued on June 20, 2013, stated that, Xuancheng which is …

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