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Africa urged to protect the natural environment

Dr Mohamed Bakarr, the Senior Environmental Specialist at the Global Environment Facility, has urged African governments to continuously work towards maintaining the natural environment as indicated in their commitments to the various initiatives. He said Africa’s future in terms of natural environment was not bleak due to the many initiatives …

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Feasibility for the Trans-ECOWAS Railway project almost ready

Feasibility studies for the development of the Trans-ECOWAS railway project is set to be completed in November, this year, Mr Joe Ghartey, the Minister of Railway Development, has said. The Railway Minister, who was addressing a grand durbar of chiefs and people of Cape Coast to climax the Oguaa Fetu …

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Harness technology to redefine future of agriculture in Africa – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Wednesday called on African leaders to redefine the future of the continents’ agriculture by harassing fully the benefits of the digital revolution to ensure food security. He said the full digitalization of agriculture presented a great deal of opportunities for transformative growth in Africa, and …

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Leveraging on digital technology will drive the AfCFTA agenda – AU Commissioner

Ms Josefa Leonel Correla Sacko, a Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy at the African Union Commission, has encouraged African countries to leverage on digital technology to provide solutions to the challenges in the agricultural sector. She said if Africa truly wants to transform its agricultural sector and reduce Africa’s …

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Africa generates $127m with use of digitisation services – Report

The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report for 2018-2019 has revealed that Africa generates $127 million with the use of digitisation services for agriculture activities. The amount will increase to $2.3 billion in the next decade. Mr Michael Hailu, Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), the …

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Bundesliga clubs spend over €699m on new players 

Germany’s top-flight Bundesliga clubs have invested a record €699.5 million ($766.9 million) in 156 new players in the transfer period which closes Monday, provisional figures show. The figure beats the previous highest amount from 2017 when the 18 clubs paid about €577 million for new players. Clubs have revenue from …

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World Bank report says subsidies for water and sanitation not benefiting the poor

A new report from the World Bank states that water and sanitation subsidies are disproportionately benefitting the better-off. The study finds that across a number of low and middle-income countries 56 per cent of the subsidies are captured by the richest fifth of the population, while only six percent flow …

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AGRF 2019: Africa Food Prize winner to receive $100,000

The 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) which comes off at the Accra International Conference Centre from September 3-6 will witness a $100,000 Africa Food Prize award to a deserving individual or organisation. The award is to recognise the leading role that person or organisation played in shaping Africa’s agriculture …

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Bilateral trade between Ghana and India expected to reach $4b

An eight member delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has held bilateral talks in India, and trade between the two countries is expected to reach $4 billion. A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, which was copied to the Ghana News …

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£30m UK aid aims to empower female entrepreneurs in Africa

Up to 10,000 women entrepreneurs in Africa are to benefit from £30 million UK aid, to help break down barriers, holding them back from starting and growing businesses. “Unleashing the economic potential of women will boost African economies, trade and investment opportunities and increase global prosperity, which is in the …

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