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ECOWAS commissions ECA to conduct study on implications of Morocco joining bloc

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commissioned studies into the possible implications of Morocco joining the regional bloc. Morocco, a north African country, announced its intention to join the West African bloc on February 24, 2017. Morocco by virtue of its geographical location, can only be given …

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ECA forms Network of Economic Journalists for West Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), West Africa Regional Office in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has initiated and formed the Network of Economic Journalists for West Africa after a two-day workshop in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. The workshop held on September 28 …

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Estimated 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year globally – WHO

Twenty five million unsafe abortions (45 percent of all abortions) occurred every year between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study by World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Guttmacher Institute. Majority of unsafe abortions, or 97 percent, occurred in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, a statement …

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Elimination of dog-transmitted rabies by 2030 target – WVA

The total elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by 2030 has been called for in a joint statement by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and World Medical Association (WMA). The two organisations have joined forces to mark World Rabies Day on Thursday in collaboration with the “Rabies: Zero by 30 “campaign …

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Netflix joins world’s top 100 brands as Apple, Google and Microsoft take top three spots

The online movie streaming company Netflix, started in 1997 has become one of the world’s top 100 brands, according to the 2017 Best Brands Report released by Interbrand. The top three brands are Apple, Google and Microsoft. According to the release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, technology is the dominant sector in …

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AU welcomes removal of Sudan from US travel ban

The African Union Commission (AUC) has welcomed the removal of Sudan from the US travel ban, and expressed the hope that relations between the two countries will be normalized soon. In a statement issued September 26, 2017 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the AUC said it was perplexed by the imposition …

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One third of parasites may be extinct by 2070

According to a new global analysis, one third of parasites could disappear by the next 50 years due to rising temperatures. It said in a release to the Ghana News Agency that parasites including tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice and fleas are mostly known for causing diseases in humans. But they …

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African Court to rule on 10 cases Thursday 

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has fixed Thursday, 28 September to rule in ten cases filed before it at Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania. The cases are: Application for Interpretation of Judgment – 001/2017 in Alex Thomas verses the United Republic of Tanzania; application for Interpretation of Judgment …

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Africa must be self-reliant instead of depending on aid – Zuma

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, a former Chairperson of the African Union (AU), has reiterated the need for Africa to be self-reliant instead of depending on aid. She said African governments must improve revenue collection, manage expenditure, increase production and improve trade. Dr Zuma was speaking at the BlackGold Lecture and …

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Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire agree to abide by ITLOS decision

Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have jointly agreed to abide by the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The tribunal on Saturday, September 23, 2017, unanimously held that Ghana has not violated the sovereign rights of Côte d’Ivoire with oil exploration activities. It also held …

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