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Ghana’s pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

GHANA’S Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful...

Lessons about housing from Ghana’s Volta River project 50 years on

THE Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic...

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Former Credit Suisse banker outlines fraud in Mozambique

FORMER Credit Suisse banker Andrew Pearse has told a jury in Brooklyn, New York, that he pocketed at least $45 million in illicit payments...

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Construction of two 1D1F factories in Ghana near completion

CONSTRUCTION of two factories in Ghana under the government’s ‘One District, One Factory’ (1D1F) initiative...

Alibaba’s Jack Ma hopes to empower entrepreneurs in Africa

JACK Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, is looking to empower entrepreneurs in...

Tanzania, Zambia resolve to finance recapitalisation of Chinese-built railway

THE governments of Tanzania and Zambia have resolved to finance the re-capitalization of the ailing...

Will Ghana’s financial sector clean-up build a stronger banking system?

IN mid-August the Bank of Ghana (BoG) announced it had revoked the licences of 23...

Equatorial Guinea signs Lusophone Compact to accelerate sustainable private sector development

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) and the governments of Equatorial Guinea and Portugal have signed a...

Op-Ed: Africa must step up to support its innovators

I'VE lost count of the number of times I've heard business leaders from outside Africa...

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Uganda denies plans to impose death penalty for gay sex amid...

UGANDA will not impose the death penalty for gay sex, a presidential spokesman said on Monday, after major aid donors said they were monitoring...

‘Healthcare is not only for the African middle class’ – Ghiribi

AT a  Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) special lunch during the recent UN General Assembly (UNGA) week, Chairman of GK Investment Holding Group, Kamel...

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Former rebel leader to run for president in Cote d’Ivoire

FORMER Ivorian rebel leader Guillaume Soro has announced he will run in next year’s presidential election, a vote seen as a major test of...

Botswana president confident of victory as poll race in Africa’s least corrupt country gathers...

ON October 23, Botswana will go to the polls to choose who will govern the country for the next five years. Voters could perhaps break the...

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

THE Nobel Peace Prize has been given to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ‘for his efforts to achieve peace and international co-operation, and in...

Former SA president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial to go ahead

FORMER South African president Jacob Zuma’s court bid to permanently stop his corruption prosecution from going ahead has been dismissed with costs. It took the...

Cameroon main opposition leader Maurice Kamto released

CAMEROON’S main opposition leader Maurice Kamto has walked free from jail after a military court ordered his release at the behest of President Paul...

Cameroon’s govt proposes special status for Anglophone regions, releases prisoners

DELEGATES at the ongoing national dialogue in Cameroon have welcomed the release of 330 prisoners and resolution to grant the English-speaking regions special status. The...

US reopens Somalia embassy after almost three decades

THE United States said on Wednesday it has reopened an embassy in Somalia's capital, almost three decades after it was shuttered as a result...

Zambia’s constitutional reform seeks to extend president’s powers

A BLOW to democracy? For weeks, Zambia has been torn apart over a highly controversial constitutional reform that strengthens the powers of President Edgar...

Commonwealth Heads of Government to meet in Rwanda

THE next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will take place in Rwanda in June 2020, with the theme: Delivering A Common Future: Connecting,...

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