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ECOWAS to hold meetings on sustainable energy in Accra 

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency (ECREEE) is to hold series of regional meetings in Accra from June 20 to June 27, aimed at paving the way for the provision of sustainable electricity services in West Africa and the Sahel. These are a follow through with activities …

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Migrant smugglers rake in $7b in 2016 – UNODC

While the rest of the world and humanitarian organisations reel over the tragic loss of human lives in the Mediterranean and the desolate deserts of the Sahel, and some European countries are scampering around to deal with the situation – as young men women and children risk their lives to …

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No Ghanaian university on World University Rankings 2019

Out of 17 universities in Africa on the QS World University Rankings table for 2019, no Ghanaian university has been ranked. South African and Egyptian universities dominate the rankings. The rankings was released Wednesday June 6, 2018. However the University of Ghana was the only Ghanaian university on the 2018 …

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German trade surplus narrows as economy stumbles

Germany’s trade surplus narrowed sharply in April after data released on Friday raised fresh concerns about the outlook for Europe’s biggest economy. While exports slumped by 0.3 per cent in April following a 1.8-per-cent gain in March, monthly imports jumped by a stronger-than-forecast 2.2 per cent, rebounding from a 0.3-per-cent …

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German industrial orders fall for fourth month in a row 

German industrial orders took a surprise fall in April, the Federal Statistics Office in the city of Wiesbaden said on Thursday. The number of new orders fell by 2.5 per cent compared to March, the office said. The news follows on from disappointing figures for the entire first quarter of …

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Elimination of rabies cannot be achieved by one sector – FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says poor surveillance, under-reporting, inadequate rabies diagnostic capacity and an absence of inter-sectoral coordination have contributed to underestimation of the scale of the disease burden. Dr Abebe Haile Gabriel, the Regional Programme Leader for Africa and FAO Representative to Ghana, said reducing the burden …

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Global economy to expand by 3.1% in 2018 – World Bank

The World Bank says despite recent softening, global economic growth will remain robust at 3.1 per cent in 2018 before slowing gradually over the next two years, as advanced-economy growth decelerates and the recovery in major commodity-exporting emerging market and developing economies levels off, in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. …

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Capacity to adapt is crucial for sustainable development – World Development Report

The World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law has said the capacity to adapt, both politically and economically, is crucial for sustainable development. According to the report high priority should be given to the continuous cultivation of adaptive policies and institutions. Dr Deborah Wetzel, Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, …

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Merkel gives new push for eurozone reforms ahead of EU summit 

More must be done to strengthen to the architecture of the eurozone, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, giving a new push for reforms to the currency union ahead of an EU summit this month. “For a successful economy we have to sustainably stabilize the euro. The existing instruments are not …

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Well-managed migration could boost growth – EDA report  

The United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2018 Economic Development in Africa (EDA) Report, says well-managed migration could provide impetus to economic growth. It could positively transform the structure of the continent’s economies – a vital means to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The report, titled, …

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