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remittances

Defying Predictions, Remittance Flows Remain Strong During COVID-19 Crisis

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Low- and Middle-Income Countries Received $540 billion in 2020, $8 Billion Less Than in 2019 Despite COVID-19, remittance flows remained resilient in 2020, registering...
UNDP and AfCFTA

AfCFTA Secretariat signed strategic partnership with UNDP to promote trade

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a strategic partnership to promote trade as a...
Afcfta Accra Headquarters

Government should use AfCFTA to explore new avenues of domestic resources

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The Government has been urged to use the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to explore new avenues of raising domestic resources to offset...
world bank

Ghana needs a multi-stakeholder approach to transform Economy-World Bank

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The World Bank says government needs to adopt a multi-stakeholder approach and implement well-programmed development policy actions and multisector interventions to successfully transform the...
dollars

Five US Billionaires Added US$355 Billion to Their Collective Wealth Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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The US top billionaires did extremely well during the COVID-19 pandemic, growing their already-huge fortunes to a new record high. According to data presented by...

Rwanda ready to host Commonwealth leaders’ meeting

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Rwanda is ready to host the forthcoming biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) after one-year postponement due to the impact of COVID-19, the...
International Labour Organization

ILO launches International Year to end child labour

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The International Labour Organization (ILO), a Geneva-based UN agency, said on Friday that child labour has decreased by 38 percent in the last decade...
Covid

UN: Record number of people to need aid next year due to pandemic

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A record 235 million people are expected to be in need of humanitarian aid next year because of the pandemic, 40 per cent...
Young Entrepreneurs

Empact Ghana empowers young entrepreneurs

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Empact Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation, is organising a three-day capacity building workshop to empower young entrepreneurs to grab business opportunities beyond the COVID-19 crisis. ...
Disinfection

Agona West Assembly undertakes disinfection of markets and public places

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The Agona West Municipal Assembly on Sunday disinfected over 30 markets including the Central and Mandela markets at Swedru to reduce viruses, insects and...
A voter casts her ballot in Accra, Ghana, on Dec. 7, 2016. Ghana's general elections began from 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, with more than 15 million registered voters casting their ballots at 29,000 polling stations across the country. (Xinhua/Shi Song)(gl)

Take interest in elections in West Africa, multilateral organisations told

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Multilateral, National and International Organizations have been urged to take acute interest in elections in West Africa, as the outcomes can have an exponential...
Mapping Africa

Stable Africa attracting investment amid global crises: report

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Shifting geopolitics are reconfiguring Africa's attractiveness to foreign direct investment, according to a report released Thursday. The report by Jersey Finance, a...

Penplusbytes launches 2020 Global Media and Information Literacy week

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The Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week is commemorated annually in October and is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate...
Eib

UNDP and EIB expand partnership to aid governments in tackling global crisis

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a new partnership agreement to scale up their support to...

CBG starts “We Stand With You” campaign on humanitarian activities

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The Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) has launched a campaign, dubbed: “We Stand with You”, as part of its second anniversary activities to promote humanitarian...
World bank

World Bank Group New Report: Pandemic Threatens Human Capital Gains of the Past Decade

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group...
imf

IMF to disburse 1 billion dollars to Angola to address Covid-19 crisis

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said it would disburse 1 billion dollars to Angola to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The...
Fidelity Bank

Fidelity Bank and IFC Webinar Series: An impactful journey to grow SMEs

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To support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Fidelity Bank in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) initiated a four-part webinar series to offer...
Gpa Books

GPA donates books to OYE Foundation to enhance literacy in Ghana

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The Ghana Publishers Association(GPA) has donated 606 reading books to OYE Foundation to help in promoting literacy in Ghana, especially in the rural areas. The...
UNFPA

UNFPA Country Representative praises Ghana for effective COVID-19 crisis management

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Mr Niyi Ojuolape, the Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has applauded the Government of Ghana (GoG) for the effective management...
Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau extends state of emergency for another 15 days amid COVID-19 crisis

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President of Guinea-Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embalo announced on Monday night his decision to extend the country's state of emergency for another 15 days until...
GIZ

COVID-19: German NGO calls for application to support young businesses

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Enpact e.V, a German Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has opened applications for businesses to receive financial, mentoring and technical support to deal with challenges associated...
We Fi

We-Fi invests in over 15,000 women-led businesses amidst COVID-19 crisis

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The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) says its third funding allocation comprising $49.3 Million - expected to benefit over 15,000 women-led businesses and mobilize...
Wamkele Mene

AfCFTA signals Africa it is open for business – Wamkele Mene

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The African Continental Free Trade Africa (AfCFTA) signals that Africa is open for business and mutually beneficial investment thereby creating decent jobs and improving...
International Youth Day

International Youth Day: Ghana calls for youth empowerment

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Ghana on Wednesday marked the International Youth Day with a call on the world not to leave the youth behind in its response to...
Mrs Kate Quartey Papafio

Government’s “CARES” programme will mitigate COVID-19 impact on companies

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Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio, the Sector Chairperson, Electricals and Electronics, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has commended government for supporting large enterprises as part...
Fidelity

Fidelity Bank trains SMEs on accessing finance during crises

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Fidelity Bank in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) ha sheld the second session of its four-part webinar series on the topic Accessing...
Locals wear face masks as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 20, 2020. Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 254 from 170 reported on Friday last week. (Xinhua)

Tanzania alerts African countries to COVID-19-related crimes

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Tanzanian authorities on Thursday alerted African countries over a wave of crimes using the COVID-19 crisis to commit offences, including selling fake medical supplies...
UNICEF

COVID-19 crisis making it worse for 40 million children missing pre-school

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made the crisis in early childhood development worse, with more than 40 million children worldwide missing education in critical pre-school...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

German FM welcomes extension of EU summit to agree on COVID-19 crisis package

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has welcomed the renewed extension of the EU summit in Brussels to agree on a COVID-19 crisis package and...