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Ghanaian women to consume 13.4 million cycles of contraceptive pills

Ghanaian women are expected to consume 13.4 million cycles of contraceptive pills over the next three years, according to analysis from a new report by the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition. Analysis of the results of the fourth report, the Global Contraceptive Commodity Gap Analysis 2018 (CGA 2018) which was launched …

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Foreign aid to countries including Ghana in 2017 was $146.6b – OECD

Foreign Aid

The total amount of foreign aid from donors in 2017 amounted to $146.6 billion, according to preliminary official data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The amount it says is a small decrease of 0.6 per cent from 2016 in real terms as less money was spent on …

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MTN pays $458m to Nigeria to settle half of fine over SIM cards issue

MTN has paid an amount of N165 billion, about $458 million which is half of the N330 billion fine or $916 million that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) imposed on the company in 2015 for not complying with a directive to deactivate unregistered SIM cards in the country. The NCC …

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African countries told to fight corruption as AU has no anti-corruption magic wand

The African Union (AU) during its 30th Assembly of Heads of State and Government held from January 22 – 29, 2018 at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, launched the anti-corruption campaign in Africa. The launch of the African Anti-Corruption Year, the AU says follows the declaration made at the …

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South African cement producer PPC considers expansion, eyes Ghana

The biggest South African cement producer, PPC Ltd says it is considering expanding across other regions of Africa including West Africa. The company has mentioned Ghana as one of the countries with markets for its cement a new government would be investing in infrastructure. PPC’s CEO, Johann Claassen has told …

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Friends of the Earth is suing Shell for climate pollution

The Friends of the Earth (FoE), Netherlands an environmental rights group says it is suing British headquartered oil company Shell for climate pollution. According to FoE Netherlands Director, Donald Pols, Shell is among the ten biggest climate polluters worldwide. It has been known for over 30 years that it is causing dangerous climate change, …

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GBCHealth awards five companies for leadership in ending malaria

Five organisations have received awards for their leadership roles in the fight to end malaria for good. The awarded organisations, ExxonMobil, Aliko Dangote Foundation, TANA Netting, Access Bank and Hippo Valley Estates Ltd. – have taken significant steps to protect their employees and communities; and to contribute to sustainable progress …

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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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