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 US-Africa partners update strategies on regional border security  

Representatives from the governments of the United States of America, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, and Togo have participated in a regional border security strategic partners seminar, in Accra. The seminar, which was held, on Wednesday, took place at the West African Regional Training Center (RTC) , which …

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Africa now provides over 50% global cashew production – ComCashew

Africa is currently the leading producer of cashew, providing more than 50 per cent of global output, Mrs. Juliana Ofori-Karikari, Finance and Administration Manager of Competitive Cashew Initiative (ComCashew) said in Sunyani. Speaking on behalf of the Executive Director of ComCashew at the opening of the second session of the …

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Nigeria accuses MTN of remitting $8.1b to parent company in South Africa – Reports

MTN Nigeria has ran into trouble yet again with the Nigerian authorities, this time in what is being described as an illegal repatriation of funds to its parent company, MTN Group of South Africa. Reports in Nigerian newspapers this morning say the Central Bank of Nigeria has ordered MTN to …

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Kofi Annan to be laid to rest on September 13 

The Kofi Annan Funeral Committee has announced that the late former Secretary-General would be buried on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the new military cemetery at Burma Camp. Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, at a News conference in Accra on Wednesday, said the date was fixed in …

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President Akufo-Addo urges Nigeria to join Africa Free Trade Area

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Nigeria to join the Continental Free Trade Area that seeks to expand intra-Africa trade. He said Nigeria, by the sheer size of its economy and population, was an “automatic leader of any regional or continental market”, and would be a major beneficiary of …

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Beijing ready for China-Africa forum

Preparations have reached fever pitch in Beijing ahead of the September China-Africa forum. The Chinese capital is awash with banners and billboards on the summit expected to attract African presidents, government officials and business executives. The forum is the talk of town with regular discussions on television stations, online portals …

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Global population to hit 9.9 billion – PRB

Global population will reach 9.9 billion by 2050, up 2.3 billion or 29 per cent from an estimated 7.6 billion people currently, according to projections by Population Reference Bureau (PRB) included in the 2018 World Population Data Sheet. PRB continue to produce the World Population Data Sheet (www.worldpopdata.org) package annually …

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World Chess Presidential candidate visits Kenya

Mr Arkady Dvorkovich, Presidential candidate of World Chess Federation (FIDE), has paid a working visit to the Kisumu County Governor, Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o and other delegates from Africa. The Former Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Local Organising Commitee (LOC) 2018 FIFA World Cup and now FIDE Presidential Candidate …

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More than four-fifth of Ghanaian grade two students can’t read – World Development Report

Four of five grade 2 students in Ghana are unable to read a single familiar word – this is according to the 2018 World Development Report. When the World Bank conducted literacy skills assessment in 12 countries, comprising seven African countries including Ghana, Grade 2 pupils in Ghana and Malawi …

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