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Leveraging technology amidst COVID-19 can accelerate achievement of SDGs

Madam Patricia Obo-Nai, the Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana, says leveraging digital technology is a way out in accelerating the achievement of the 169...
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UN chief urges efforts to harness digital technologies to accelerate achievement of SDGs

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said that efforts must be made to harness digital technologies to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

Kenya’s private sector vows to accelerate adoption of circular economy

Kenya's private sector on Tuesday vowed to accelerate the adoption of the circular economy in order to promote environmental sustainability. Karin Boomsma,...
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Ghana explores effective policy solutions to accelerate economic growth

A seven-member Eminent Panel of renowned economists and academics have been tasked to critique 80 priority public policies and interventions and identify those that...
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Seedstars World Accra 2020 applications opened

Every year, Seedstars seeks out the most promising startups in emerging markets to join its global community and accelerate them through their programs and...

Accelerate efforts to serve people who lack access to water – World Vision

World Vision Ghana (WV) has called on government to accelerate efforts to ensure that all Ghanaians have access to potable water. A statement issued Mr...
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FAO to strengthen South-South, triangular cooperation to accelerate agri-food systems transformation

Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu on Wednesday said the organization will further leverage the full potential of South-South...

Oguaa citizens initiate moves to accelerate development

The Association of Concerned Cape Coast Citizens and Residents has initiated steps towards facilitating the pace of development within the Metropolis and beyond. ...

Cape Coast citizens initiate moves to accelerate development

A group calling itself Association of Concerned Cape Coast Citizens and Residents (ACCCCAR), has initiated steps towards facilitating quicker pace of development within...

Let’s work to consolidate peace and development-DCE

Madam Agnes Anamoo, the Nabdam District Chief Executive in the Upper East Region, has urged the newly constituted Assembly Members to work together...

Banks urged to explore partnerships to accelerate digitisation process

Dr Ernest Addison, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, has called on banking sector players to seek partnerships to accelerate the pace...
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EU urges Africa to prioritize women empowerment to accelerate SDGs progress

The European Union on Thursday urged Africa to prioritize women empowerment in order to accelerate progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...
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Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Opens in Ghana

World’s Premier Early-Stage Accelerator Calling for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs in Need of Mentorship, Training, and Funding. Program Offers Perks from Selected Partners.  The Founder...
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AU leadership academy urged to accelerate Africa’s integration

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged its leadership academy to accelerate the continental integration process, with a particular emphasis to the implementation of...

African Continental Free Trade Area agreement to accelerate trade in agricultural goods

Despite its vast agricultural potential, Africa has remained a net importer of agricultural products in the last three decades. Currently, many African countries import...
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ICFJ to support News Startups in Latin America

A pioneering initiative will identify and invest $1.5 million in promising news media startups in Latin America and accelerate their efforts to grow into...
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Israel donates devices to Zambia to accelerate male circumcision drive

The Israel government on Wednesday donated PrePex devices to the Zambian government to help accelerate the country's male circumcision agenda. The...
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Ghana Can Boost Agricultural Development with Extension Services

Mr Theophilus Osei Owusu, Acting Director, Directorate of Agricultural Extension Services (DAES), has said an effective extension system is vital for an effective and...

Accelerating sustainable development in Asia-Pacific calls for strong partnership

Future technologies and innovative financing have the potential to transform and accelerate sustainable development, but better policies and regulation are needed to ensure all...
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Ghana and Japan to Improve trade, investment relations

Government’s resolve to make Ghana the Financial Hub in the sub-region and to diversify the sources of funds for Ghanaian bonds will receive a...
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CEC Liquid Partners BongoHive To Accelerate Zambia’s Gaming And IoT Ecosystem

Liquid Telecom has partnered with innovation and technology hub BongoHive to accelerate the gaming and internet of things ecosystem in Zambia. Subsidiary CEC Liquid...
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Nigeria and South Africa Hopes of Periods of Positivity

The easing of key economic and political risks and the emergence of positive macroeconomic deal drivers will accelerate global deal activity in 2018, according...
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African business leaders can accelerate economic integration – Dangote

African's wealthiest person, Aliko Dangote, said the continent's business leaders can accelerate the economic integration needed for growth faster than other regions of the...

African Agriculture Leader Meeting Pledge to Hasten Wealth through Agriculture

Close to US$6.5 billion worth of investments in palm oil, pulses, potato and rice, mainly in West Africa, over the next eight years, were...
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UNICEF calls for information channels to promote rural sanitation in Ghana

The UNICEF Ghana Chief of WASH, Mr. David Duncan has advised WASH sector partners to share more information on WASH programme implementation in the...
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Kenya to accelerate business reforms to boost private sector

Kenya plans to accelerate business reforms in order to boost the private sector, a senior government official said on Monday. Cabinet Secretary...

Brong-Ahafo, Western Region To Benefit From Deforestation Project

Over 52 selected local communities in the Brong-Ahafo and Western Regions are to benefit from a $5.5 million Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local...
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EU, Mexico agree to accelerate trade talks

The European Union (EU) and Mexico will hold two additional negotiating rounds before summer as part of an accelerated schedule for a new, reformed...
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Ghana Home Loans lands GHC380m deal

The company last week acquired a 10 million dollar loan facility from ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID). Also, it is expecting the result...