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Implementation of African Continental Free Trade needs strong infrastructure – ACITaD

Africa Centre for International Trade and Development (ACINTaD) on Wednesday called for strong institutions and quality infrastructure to be put in place for successful implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Mr Isaac Hubert Arthur, the Executive Director of ACINTaD, said African countries must put in place the structures …

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Remittances to developing countries projected to reach $550b

Remittances, which have been identified as main contributors to GDP in low- and middle-income countries are projected to reach $550 billion in 2019, making them the largest source of external financing in these countries. The benefits of remittances from international migrant workers are however reduced by the high cost of …

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WHO recommends use of anti HIV drug, ‘dolutegravir’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended the use of anti HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations, including pregnant women and those of childbearing potential. A press release issued by the WHO and copied to the Ghana news Agency, said this is …

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Growth in sub-Saharan Africa lower than earlier expected – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) updated World Economic Outlook (WEO) released today shows growth in sub-Saharan Africa would be lower than expected in the April 2019 forecast. According to the IMF, in sub-Saharan Africa, growth is expected at 3.4 per cent in 2019 and 3.6 per cent in 2020, 0.1 …

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Rising CO2, climate change projected to reduce availability of nutrients in Africa, worldwide – Research

Imagine a world without the availability of critical nutrients such as protein to build and repair tissues, iron for blood production, and zinc for the defense of the immune system? That will have devastating impact on the body. But unfortunately that is what is likely to happen with the effect …

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Internet shutdowns in Africa does not send right signal – ACDRO

The state of recent shutdowns of the internet for various reasons such as examination malpractices and censorship on the African continent does not send the right signal for the future. Major General (rtd) Francis Adu-Amanfoh, Chairman of Africa Cyber security Digital Rights Organization (ACDRO), said citizen’s rights in the cyberspace …

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CAF increases grants for national associations

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), has increased the annual grant for member association from $100,000 to $200,000. Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, President of CAF announced at the 32nd General Assembly of CAF held at Marriots Hotel in Cairo on Thursday. Addressing delegates Mr. Ahmad said the increment forms part of …

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Britain makes $2.5b from sale of personalized car plates

The sale of distinctive personalised car number plates had been a runaway success for Britain’s official vehicle licensing agency, it has been announced. As the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) celebrates 30 years since it started selling personalized plates, it was revealed that the British Treasury has netted a …

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