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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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Rebuilding trust in governments, businesses crucial in stemming corruption – OECD

Dr Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has identified re-building public trust in governments and businesses through greater integrity and accountability as a key pillar of the framework for action on inclusive growth, as crucial in stemming corruption in the public space. This is …

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Chinese miners invade Cameroon, exploiting gold without authorization and causing deaths

Some Chinese miners taking advantage of the vagueness in the allocation of mining licences and the laxity of the administration in Cameroon are illegally engaging in semi-mechanized artisanal mining leading to destruction of the environment and many deaths. Sidonie Maboue pulls her hands out of the muddy water to nurse …

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Pay greater attention to ship and crew proficiency – Ministers

Delegates at the third Ministerial Conference on the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, are to pay greater attention to ship and crew proficiency, alongside the focus on eliminating sub-standard shipping. Mr. Chibueke Rotimi Amaechi, Vice Chairman of Abuja MoU and Minister of Transportation of the Federal Republic …

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WITS University announces dates for 13th African Investigative Journalism Conference

The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, also known as WITS University has announced dates for the 13th African Investigative Journalism Conference to be held in the South African capital. In an email copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, it said the conference which hosts the largest gathering of investigative journalists in …

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AfDB and ECA pledge greater support to the success of AfCFTA

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) have jointly pledged greater support to the success of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) strategy to integrate Africa. They thanked all partners including the UN agencies for their support and honoured to be associated …

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Green bonds issuance expected to hit $1trillion by 2020

Cities and companies are being urged to show their commitment to climate-friendly infrastructure investments by signing a “green bond pledge” launched on Tuesday. The initiative according to a release to the Ghana News Agency, aims to scale up finance for projects that were resilient to the impacts of climate change …

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Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire sign Abidjan Declaration on cocoa

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire on Monday signed onto the Abidjan Declaration”, an agreement to address the challenges of the cocoa sector. The agreement, which is within the framework of the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement that links the two countries, was signed by both President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo …

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IFA Global Press Conference returns to Italy in 2018

The 2018 edition of the IFA Global Press Conference, the event that hosts the largest number of the world’s technology journalists and writers, some 360 from 50 countries will return to Italy. The last time the event took place in Italy, it was held in Sardinia in 2013. The press …

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Environmental CSOs oppose Poland protest crackdown at COP24

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and allies have expressed concern over the passage of a Bill in Poland that will prevent environmental rights defenders to protest against detrimental climate change policies during COP24 in Poland in December 2018. The Bill was passed on specific solutions related to the organisation of the …

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