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Education

Ghanaian students to US increase

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The number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States of America has increased by 15.3 per cent in 2019/2020 academic...
Uefa Europa League

UEFA Europa league extended to SuperSport Viewers across to Sub-Saharan Africa

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Great news for lovers of the beautiful game across the continent!  SuperSport , the #HomeofFootball has renewed its broadcast contract with UEFA for a...
Al-Rayan International School (ARIS)

ARIS becomes the first school in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer all four IB programmes

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Al-Rayan International School (ARIS) in Ghana is the first school in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer all four International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, with its most...
World Bank

World Bank Confirms Economic Downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa, Outlines Key Polices Needed for Recovery

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Driven by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to fall to -3.3 percent in 2020, pushing...
Vodafone

Governments and private sector can recover economy after COVID-19 – Vodafone CEO

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Ms Patricia Obo-Nai, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, has called for cooperation between the government and the private sector to recover...

Countries in SSA, Asia continue to experience rapid population growth – study

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Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and some in Asia continue to experience rapid population growth and high fertility rates, the 2020 World Population Data...
IFC

FC Injects US$5.6 Billion into Private Sector Development in Africa and Middle East

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...More than $500 Million to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, committed $5.6 billion to private sector development in...
IFC

IFC invests US$5.6 billion to support private sector development in Africa

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has committed $5.6 billion to private sector development in the Middle East...
Who Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Sub-Saharan Africa experiencing continued acceleration of COVID-19 transmission

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There is "a continued acceleration of (COVID-19) transmission" in sub-Saharan African countries, including South Africa which is now the fifth worst-hit country worldwide, according...
Grain Silos

Sub-Saharan Africa steps up efforts to boost local food & beverage manufacturing

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Countries across sub-Saharan Africa are actively seeking to reduce their dependence on food imports and grow local manufacturing, pointing to future demand for food...
Who Treatment

International Cooperation and Collaboration Needed to Save Lives in Africa From COVID-19

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April 26, 2020 While the current number of total cases of COVID-19 in Africa is comparatively low, the potential for mass deaths across the continent...
Malaria

WHO calls for swift action to save lives from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for swift action by governments to save lives from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The...
World Bank

World Bank report says Sub-Saharan Africa to face first recession in 25 years

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The coronavirus outbreak would have a devastating impact in Sub-Saharan Africa and would lead to the region's first recession in 25 years, according to...
sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa records over 100 COVID-19 cases with South Africa most affected

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by Xinhua writers Wang Xiaopeng, Gao Yuan and Zheng Yangzi The number of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has passed 100 in...
Mapping Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa reports more COVID-19 cases amid stronger countermeasures

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Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. South Africa is the worst hit country in the...
2. A section of Ghanaians displaying the national colours

150 Diplomats to attend Ghana’s 63rd independence anniversary celebration

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One-hundred-and-fifty Diplomats are expected to grace the 63rd independence anniversary celebration of the Republic of Ghana, slated for Friday, March 06, at the Baba...
arrested

Morocco arrests 47 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa

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The Moroccan authorities have arrested 47 illegal immigrants in the White Beach, southern the Atlantic city of Agadir, official news agency reported Saturday. ...

Veep officially unveils Absa Ghana Limited in Accra

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday officially unveiled Absa Ghana Limited, formerly Barclays Ghana Limited at a colourful ceremony in Accra. Dr Bawumia...
Professor Irina Abramova, Director of the Institute of African Studies under the Russian Academy of Sciences, with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Photo Credit: Kremlin.ru

Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa exploring Investment Partnerships for growth

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Early December, Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Tass News Agency, both published interviews with Professor Irina Abramova, Director of the Institute of African Studies under the...

Security in Digital Money Transactions

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Nowhere else in the world moves more money using mobile phones than Sub-Saharan Africa. The region is responsible for an astonishing 45.6% of global...
IMF

IMF says Sub-Saharan Africa growth to pick up to 3.6 percent in 2020

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The growth in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to rise to 3.6 percent in 2020 from 3.2 percent in 2019, according to the 2019 Regional...
Renewable Energy

The rising trend towards the Corporate Procurement of Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Renewable technologies are evolving at a rapid pace and there has been a dramatic decline in the costs associated with its procurement. This provides...

The world is not fully on track to achieve the SDGs – CSOs Platform...

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The Ghana Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), has called on leaders to set a more ambitious roadmap, identifying clear...

Experts call for new ‘alliance for digitalisation’ to help revolutionise African agriculture

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Regional coordination and cooperation is essential to unlock the full potential of new digital tools to boost food security and productivity, the African Green...

Facebook marks ‘Icons of Change’ in Ghana

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As part its of effort of celebrating Africa's next generation of leaders and innovators; Facebook brought together 40 young leaders, developers, entrepreneurs...
court

Namibian official appointed VP for Sub-Saharan Africa of international court administration body

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Namibia's Executive Director from the Office of the Judiciary Rolanda Van Wyk was recently appointed to the executive board of the International Association for...
Climate change

African youth pledge to combat Climate change

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Climate change has been the one of the greatest challenges facing Africa today, specially the Sahel. It is obvious that, the fight against ...

IWG readies for large-scale rollout of its franchise offering in Africa.

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Flexible workspace provider, IWG plc has announced plans for a large-scale rollout of its franchise offering for flexible workspaces in a further 14 countries...
Ghana To Have A Digital Roadmap To Expand The Local Digital Economy

Ghana seeks a formal digital economy for accelerated growth

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As government of Ghana seeks to grow the the country's economy beyond aid, one of the key sectors it would like to see formalized...
Digital Skills

Over 230 million jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa will demand digital skills by 2030- FC...

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According a new report released by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in cooperation with L.E.K. Consulting,demand for digital skills in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected...