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Parties sign ECG concessionaire agreement worth $800m

An Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) concessionaire agreement has been signed by parties in the deal at a brief programme at the just-ended Africa Investment Forum organised by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and partners in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr Amadou Hott, Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green …

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Former Ambassador advocates cancellation of visas among African countries

Mr Ahmed Haggag, Egypt’s former Ambassador to Kenya, on Monday said the use of visas among African countries restricted the free movement of the continent’s peoples, goods, and services. “We are still backward in moving Africans across Africa,” he said, and indicated that there was a project at the African …

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Africa Investment Forum yields $32b projects at close of boardroom sessions

Dr Akinwumi, Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has said 45 deals were successfully discussed and closed in the boardroom sessions valued at $32 billion to bring a closure to the three-day Africa Investment Forum (AIF) at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. He said the transaction …

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Prof. Yankah calls for harmonisation of African universities

Professor Kwesi Yankah, the Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, has called for the harmonisation of higher education in Africa to help promote academics and facilitate professional mobility of staff and students. Harmonisation of higher education is essentially a process that recognises the significance of regional education cooperation and …

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Africa needs coordinated tax systems to develop the continent – Tax coalition

The Brong-Ahafo Regional chapter of the Tax Justice Coalition (TJC), has called for a coordinated tax system incentives among African countries to develop the continent beyond aid. According to the TJC, a coalition of NGOs working to help widen the country’s tax net, the porous system of tax policies in …

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World leaders pledge $1b to transform health and nutrition of poorest

World leaders make pledges all the time, and the announcement is trumpeted. But what is often not known is whether the pledges are fulfilled or not. Last week, world leaders, including from developing countries pledged a little over $1 billion to support countries deal with challenges in the health and …

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German churches to struggle with clergy shortage in coming years 

Germany’s established churches are facing a shortage of tens of thousands of clergy in the coming years, according to a media report released Saturday. The Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) estimates that some 7,000 of the 13,500 current positions for priests will be vacant by 2030, committee president Thomas …

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Young African journalists in Egypt for training

Young journalists drawn from 22 African countries have arrived in Cairo, capital of Egypt for the 52nd training course for young African journalists. The 20-day training programme is organised by the Union of African Journalists (UAJ) in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Information. The journalists are from Ghana, Burkina …

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Successes chalked by government hinge on business facilitation – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the limited success chalked by government hinges on its quest to facilitate the business of the private sector and fundamental issues of rule of law. He said government business is to create the enabling environment for the private sector to do business. President …

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Ghanaian students in Italy lose scholarships over visa fraud

Scores of Ghanaian students in Italy have been stripped of their scholarships and many more face possible denial over visa fraud discovered by the Italian Embassy in Ghana. Every year, the Italian Embassy in Ghana validates the documents of Ghanaian students on scholarship in Italy to enable them keep their …

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