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Master plan to bolster economic integration in West Africa unveiled

The final report of the West Africa Growth Ring Corridor Master Plan (WAGRIC) that contains the action plans and strategies aimed at achieving spatial and economic integration of the sub-region has been presented. The plan aims at enhancing infrastructural and transport connectivity between Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire, …

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Value addition to natural resources will bolster intra-Africa trade – Minister

Mr Mohammad Habibu Tijani, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has underscored the need for Ghana and other African countries to add value to their natural resources. That move, he said, would translate into industrialisation-led growth, bolster intra-Africa trade, and engender socio-economic development on the Continent. Mr Tijani …

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Countries must build two billion new homes to contain global deficits – UN

By the end of this century, the world’s population will have increased by half – that’s another 3.6 billion people. According to the UN, the global population is set to reach over 11.2 billion by the year 2100, up from the current population which was estimated at the end of …

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Child marriages decline globally – UNICEF 

Due to accelerated progress over the last decade, a girl’s risk of marrying before her 18th birthday has dropped from one in four to approximately one in five, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. According to a statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News …

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Unintended pregnancy rates decline globally from 1990 to 2014

Rates of unintended pregnancy have decreased globally since 1990, according to a new study made available to the Ghana News Agency. While the unintended pregnancy rate fell worldwide from 1990–1994 to 2010–2014, it dropped less sharply in developing regions (16 per cent) than in developed regions (30 per cent). “Global, …

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Buhari commends Ghana for brokering peace in Togo

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has commended Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for leading efforts to broker peace in Togo following the recent political upheavals in that country. He, therefore, entreated the opposition parties in Togo to resolve their differences, so that the country would move forward towards achieving …

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Central African Republic: A nation in search of teachers

…War made Emma Mbathas a teacher Five years ago, armed members of the Muslim militia called Ex-Seleka attacked the 31-year-old courthouse worker’s village of Molangue, a village south of the capital, Bangui. “They shot a neighbor at close range before setting fire to his hut,” she said. “It was horrible …

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Escaping poverty, he was trafficked to America, but deported – the story of Majeed

The dense mountainous wilderness that spans the Colombia-Panama border has always resisted human authority. That makes it ideal for the movements of shy wildlife, clandestine paramilitary groups, and a steady stream of international migrants. For a majority of migrants headed for the United States and North America, the remote Darien …

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Africa’s banking market second-fastest growing in the world

Africa’s banking market has been ranked the second-fastest growing in the world. According to a new report by global management consulting firm, McKinsey, made available to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), it is also the number two in terms of profitability, as well as the most exciting. Nearly 300 million …

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South Africa leads continent to target slice of estimated $1.2 trillion global MICE market

The value of the global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition market is estimated to reach $1.2 trillion by 2023. The industry was valued at $752 billion in 2016, and South Africa is moving to get other African countries to join it in taking a slice of this market. As a …

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