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Ghana to pump 190,000 bpd by 2016

  Ghana's oil parastatal, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) expects to pump 190,000 barrels of crude per day by the end of 2016 and will...

Unimpressed by Ghana’s efforts, S&P downgrades rating

Seemingly unconvinced by the government’s efforts to dig itself out of a fiscal hole, ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded Ghana's sovereign rating...

Ebola – W. Africans face ostracism in the US

When Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at...

South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya lead renewables spurt in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is emerging as one of the most exciting new markets for renewable energy technologies such as onshore wind, small-scale and utility-scale solar...

Ebola victims could reach 1.4m by January

  Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the Ebola virus by January 20, 2015, says a study published...

Western Union launches outbound remittances for Nigeria

Global money transfer service, Western Union, has launched an outbound remittance service in Nigeria, allowing people to send – not only receive – money...

Increased Internet access to boost consumer spend in Africa

Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African...

Miga backs Zambian agri investment

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Miga) expects to guarantee projects in Zambia to the tune of at least $40mn in the next three months. According...

Ghana’s Cocobod secures 2014/15 PXF

Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has officially signed its 2014/15 trade finance facility for $1.7bn. The facility was oversubscribed by 15 per cent and the...

Ethiopia denies giving support to South Sudan opposition forces Ethiopia's foreign affairs spokesperson, Ambassador Dina Mufti has dismissed allegations that South Sudanese rebels were receiving...