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AGOA is unilateral gesture to African countries – Rwanda

The Rwanda government has responded to the decision of the United States government to suspend the country’s eligibility to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for apparel exports. In a statement from the country’s Ministry of Trade and Industry copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, it says AGOA is a commendable unilateral …

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The AU, fighting corruption and investigative journalism in Africa

It is common knowledge that Africa is not poor, the continent holds the largest share of the world’s precious metals, and while barely half of its arable land has been cultivated, it is the leading producer of cocoa in the world. Indeed, some Gulf countries are known to have purchased …

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African scientists to invest $2m into tackling antimicrobial resistance on continent

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) have jointly announced an investment of $2 million to fund research into the understanding of the burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Africa. The research institutions would develop relevant technologies and products to address the AMR challenge. AMR …

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UNMISS GHANBATT 6 takes over command In South Sudan

The Ghana Battalion (GHANBATT) in Bentiu Unity State, South Sudan Commanding Officer (CO), UNMISS, Ghanbatt5, Lt Col AK Oduah has handed over command and responsibilities to Ghanbatt 6, led by Lt Col Albert Sinson Ogaja, in a colourful ceremony. A statement issued to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said …

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State of slum dwellers in Africa critical – PDG

Mr Farouk Braimah, Executive Director of the People’s Dialogue, Ghana (PDG) has revealed that one in eight people or about one billion people live in slums, based on United Nations Habitat 2017 Report. “The proportion of slum dwellers is most acute in Africa 55.9 percent, followed by Asia 27.9 per …

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Donors pledge $15m to WHO to tackle emergencies

Donors have pledged an additional $15.3 million to support the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tackle disease outbreak and humanitarian health crises through its Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE), this year. The donors include Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United …

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