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Ghana in $2bn barter deal with China’s Sinohydro

CHINA’S Sinohydro Group is to provide Ghana with $2bn to finance infrastructure projects in exchange for refined bauxite. The projects include roads, bridges, interchanges,...

French ambassador calls Trevor Noah’s jokes on WC team ‘white supremacist’

THE French ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud has called out South African comedian Trevor Noah for joking that the France team that...

Cameroon arrests four soldiers in connection with execution of women and...

CAMEROON has arrested four soldiers suspected of shooting dead two women and two children in the country’s far north where its army is battling...

Ghana widens income tax band to shore up revenue

GHANA has introduced an additional tax band for high personal income earners as part of measures by the authorities to shore up government revenue,...

Capital floods in for flourishing African fintech and payments sector

NEARLY $100 million of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector, with a significant amount of...

Nigeria unveils name and logo of new national airline

THE Nigerian government has officially launched a new national carrier, Nigeria Air. The move is the federal government’s attempt to revive a collapsed national...

Young Africans must stay and transform Africa: Obama on brain drain

FORMER US president Barack Obama has advised talented young Africans to drive change at home rather than emigrating, and urged their governments to do...

Ghana energy sector gets $20m boost

THE World Bank has approved a $60 million credit facility to fund the Ghana Energy Sector Transformation Initiative Project and the Ghana Tourism Development...

US warns African nations against Chinese debt, offers ‘sustainable’ alternative

THE United States has issued yet another warning to African nations over the risk of being laden with unsustainable debt through large-scale infrastructure projects...

Egypt’s citizenship for sale to foreigners at $400,000

FOREIGNERS interested in Egyptian citizenship will deposit at least 7 million Egyptian pounds ($392,000) and then hand it over to the Treasury after five...