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Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

UN releases fund to fight desert locust spread in Kenya

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The United Nations has appropriated 1.5 million U.S. dollars from its Central Emergency Response Fund to fight the possible spread of a desert locust...
Securities and Exchange Commission-Ghana

Government bailout remaining customers of fund management companies

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Government has authorized a bailout, which involves a partial payment of up to GHC50,000.00 to customers of the remaining affected Fund Management Companies. A Securities...
University of Cape Coast

UCC commits GHS600,000 to fund research activities

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As part of its commitment to deepen the culture of excellence in research and entrepreneurship, the University of Cape Coast ( UCC) has committed...

Kenya, E. Africa trade lobby sign US$12 million deal to fund infrastructure

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Kenya and the East African trade promotion lobby, TradeMark East Africa on Tuesday signed a 1.31 billion shillings (about 12 million U.S. dollars) agreement...

UN chief calls for adequate funding for Peacebuilding Fund

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for adequate and sustainable funding for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, a trust fund for post-conflict peacebuilding established...
Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, at the Place of the talking drums during the governor?s visit to GUS contestants at Ude Ovulu jungle Aguleri, Anambra State over the weekend

Namibia avails more relief fund to arts industry ravaged by COVID-19

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The National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) announced that it has approved an additional 608,050 Namibian dollars (about 36,400 U.S. dollars) under the...
Sport Football Legon Cities

Legon Cities FC to fund the construction of accommodation for military trainees in Bundase

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Ghana Premier League (GPL) side, Legon Cities FC, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has cut a sod for the construction of...
Ecobank

Ecobank Ghana receives Green Climate Fund Accreditation to support solar projects

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Ecobank Ghana has been accredited by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), paving way for the institution to receive funds from the GCF for on-lending...
Covid

COVID-19: Sekyere Central sets up fund to support the fight

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The Sekyere Central District Assembly has set up a covid-19 relief fund to solicit financial assistance to support the fight against the outbreak of...
The ESA and UK Space Agency has launched a £2.6m fund to use space technology to help the NHS tackle coronavirus Picture: ESA/PIXABAY

UK Space Agency launches US$3.27 million fund to fight COVID-19 outbreak

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The UK Space Agency launched Tuesday a 2.6 million pounds (about 3.27 million U.S. dollars) fund to develop space-enabled technology and services in a...

Family Health University College establishes Board of Trustees for endowment fund

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As part of measures taken to provide financial support to brilliant, but needy Ghanaian students willing to be trained at Family...
Agriculture in Africa

Kenya sets up US$40 million fund to boost agricultural industry

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Kenya has set four billion shillings (about 40 million U.S. dollars) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Fund that seeks to spur agricultural...
locust

Uganda government releases contingency fund to counter desert locust invasion

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The Ugandan government has released 15 billion shillings (about 4.5 million U.S. dollars) as a contingency fund to prevent the spread and invasion of...
SMEs lead job creation

Kenya mulls establishment of fund to boost start-ups growth

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Kenya has fast-tracked the establishment of a fund to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access seed capital and spur their growth, a government...
Wpid Scatteringfertilizer

GAIDA begins advocacy to enforce Fertilizer Act

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The Ghana Agri-Input Dealers Association (GAIDA) – Northern Region, has begun an advocacy action aimed at ensuring effective coordination of efforts of duty-bearer institutions...
Gas Pipeline

Chinese company to fund pipeline construction in Benin

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A Chinese petroleum and gas company will fund pipeline construction for an amount of 1.3 million U.S. dollars in Benin to enable oil and...
United Nation

UN to fund Blue Growth Initiative project in eastern Africa region

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The United Nations (UN) is set to fund a blue growth initiative project that will benefit five countries in the eastern Africa region. ...
Cardiovascular Disease

More Funding is Needed to Fund Neglected Tropical Disease

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Professor David H. Molyneux, Senior Professorial Fellow of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has called for the shoring up of financial resources and...
Lassa Fever

Healthcare providers in Nigeria propose fund for Lassa Fever

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Nigerian health authorities have said the country will soon launch a healthcare fund to cater for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa fever and...
domestic bond

GFDO Demands a National Monitoring Team for PWDs Fund

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The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFDO) has called for the establishment of a national monitoring team to monitor the use of the common...
Election in Ghana

Government charged to reintroduce Women in Local Governance Fund

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Government has been asked to reactivate the Women in Local Governance Fund to support women logistically to stand for elections at the local level. The...
GIJ’s 60Th Anniversary

GIJ’s 60Th Anniversary and Endowment Fund Launched

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The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has launched its 60th Anniversary, aimed at connecting alumni, students, corporate Ghana, and numerous friends and supporters of...
South-Sudan-Army

South Sudanese Government Workers to Fund Peace Deal

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South Sudan said on Wednesday it will tax all civil servants' salaries as it seeks funds to implement the peace agreement signed by warring...

India Finds Alternative Ways to Fund Cleaning of Ganga River

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The Indian Culture Ministry said Monday that it would auction prestigious gifts presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise money for cleaning river...
the world bank

World Bank hesitates to fund Tanzania’s southern tourism circuit over hydropower project

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Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday the World Bank was hesitating to fund the east African nation's southern tourism circuit in protest against the implementation...
Avocado

GEPA hunt for US$ 3 Million to Fund Avocado Project

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The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is seeking an initial funding of $ 3 million to start work on its avocado fruits project for...
Ministries Of Finance And Health

Ghana Government Poised To Identify Sustainable Sources To Fund NHIS

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The Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has indicated that with the decreasing Development Assistance for Ghana, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry...
SSNIT

SSNIT pledges to fund students research into social security

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The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has expressed its commitment to support final year university students who pursue research topics on social...
SMEs

FAPA gives approval to three projects to boost Africa’s SME development

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Donors to the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) – consisting of the African Development Bank, the Government of Japan and the Government...
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana and ADF Agree on US$39 Million Facility

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Ghana and the African Development Fund (ADF) on Thursday signed a US$39.01 million loan agreement to support government’s Flagship Programme in Agriculture: Planting for...