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Alcohol-free beer gaining popularity in Germany

Germans, famous the world over for their beer-drinking, are taking to the alcohol-free versions in increasing numbers, according to a survey by a market research company published in Berlin on Thursday. Alcohol-free beers and beer blends took a share of 6.5 per cent of the market last year, up from …

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ECA, Armenia sign MoU for implementation of Africa’s Agenda 2030 and 2063

To accelerate the smart development concept in implementing Africa’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Armenia have signed a memorandum that seeks to unite efforts of the ECA and the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) to advance that course. A …

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Africa’s health market estimated at $259b

With a population of over 1.2 billion, Africa’s large and growing health market is estimated at $259 billion, and in 2030, it is expected to be the second largest in the world after the US, according to a new report. The report, Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa, jointly published …

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AU, AfDB sign $4.8m grant for continental free trade Secretariat

The African Development Bank Group says it has signed a $4.8 million grant to the African Union (AU), for the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com says. The Board of the Bank approved the grant on April 1, 2019, the …

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German government debt increases for first time since 2014

Germany’s federal government debts increased in the first half of 2019 by more than €11 billion ($12.3 billion), the Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday, marking the first time debt has risen since 2014. The total level of debt as of June 30 now stands at €1.081 trillion. The increase …

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Ghana’s High Commissioner to Zambia pays visit to exhibitors at Fair in Zambia

Ghana’s High Commissioner to Zambia has paid a visit to exhibitors at the ongoing 93rd Zambia International Trade Fair to encourage and wish them well. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency after a tour of the Ghana exhibition stands to interact with participants, Madam Margaret Akua Prah, said the high …

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African Governors commit to human capacity and skills development

The African Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have made commitments to enhance human capacity and skills development to accelerate jobs and economic transformation. The commitments were made in the Accra Declaration, a communique adopted and issued after the 2019 Africa Caucus Meeting …

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ECOWAS migrants within region are not foreigners but citizens – Elumelu

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Protocol on Free Movement of Persons states that citizens from all member states moving to other countries could not be referred as foreigners. Instead of being referred to as foreigners, the revised Protocol described all migrants from any of the 16-member states …

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Two-day sensitization on ECOWAS free movement opens in Accra

A two-day event aimed at sensitizing relevant stakeholders and the public on the importance of free movement and migration in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has open in Accra. The meeting is expected to offer participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the ECOWAS Protocol relating to …

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Britain announces extra £2.1b to no-deal Brexit preparations

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced a £2.1-billion fund to help prepare the country for a no-deal Brexit. The chancellor, in a surprise announcement Wednesday night, said there will be an immediate cash boost of £1.1 billion to prepare critical areas for an exit from the European …

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