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Trade and investment co-operation to define Russia-Ghana relations – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana’s relations with the Russian Federation must be based on increased trade and investment co-operation, and not by the export and import of raw materials. “This, we believe, is the way to develop healthy relations between our two countries. Our vision is to build …

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South African government urged to reverse drop in foreign tourist arrivals

South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged the government to reverse a decline in international tourist arrivals. This came after latest figures showed that fewer international tourists were visiting South Africa mainly due to security concerns and strict visa regulations. “Little, if anything, has been done to deal with …

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Burkina Faso reports record productions of gold, zinc in 2018

In Burkina Faso, 2018 was a year of performance in the mining sector with record productions of 52.622 tons of gold and 165,100 tons of zinc, according to a government document issued on Wednesday. Quoting mining and quarries minister Oumarou Idani, the document underscored that the mining sector returned export revenues …

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Over 90% of women in Africa are into agro-processing

Professor Mary Obodai, Director, CSIR in charge of Food Research has said over 90 per cent of women were into agro-processing, and that there was the need for African governments to provide the needed technical support to them to increase production and ensure food security. She was speaking at a …

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Visionary, focused political leadership can transform West Africa – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday noted that West Africa cannot make the bold transforming changes it needs to make without visionary political leadership. “We need leadership that is focused on the region, and not on individual countries. The European Union took off because the political leadership of France …

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African countries must speed up efforts at full attainment of civil registration

Last week in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, the Fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration took place. At the end of the conference it was obvious that much of what was discussed have been said over and over again. It also became apparent that some efforts are being …

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Deal with corruption and abuse of power in security sector for success of AfCFTA – Former AFRICOM Commander

As African countries work towards the full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), they have been told to address the situations of corruption and abuse of power in their security sectors. The AfCFTA which came into force in May 2019 is expected when fully implemented to boost …

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Ghana and Cape Verde to establish Permanent Joint Commission

Ghana has proposed for the establishment of a Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) with Cape Verde to focus on some critical areas for the mutual benefit of the two countries. These are tourism and culture, transport, health, education, fisheries, trade and investment, technology, gender and social inclusion. To cement …

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Climate Chance Summit–Africa underway in Accra

The Climate Chance Summit–Africa 2019 is underway in Accra to reinforce the operational roadmaps adopted at the 2018 edition to step up local action. The three-day Summit, on the theme: “Stepping up Local Climate Action,” was opened by Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development. It …

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