Category archives for: Economy

Africa’s Richest Man Has a Plan

Aliko Dangote
Photographer: Benedicte Kurzen for Bloomberg Markets

August 17, 2017//-“Nothing is impossible.” These three words are on a plaque that Aliko Dangote keeps on his office desk in Lagos, Nigeria, constantly reminding Africa’s richest man how to approach the world.

Licensing of Teachers Not the Panacea to Quality Education in Ghana

Daniel Norris Bekoe

Accra, August 17, 2017//-One of the topics that, has dominated the media’s attention recently is the issue of whether it is prudent to license teachers in Ghana or not.

Kumasi: Police Boost Security at Alabar Lorry Station


Kumasi, A/R, Ghana, August 17, 2017//-Reports reaching indicate that the Ashanti Regional Police command has reinforced security at the Alabar lorry station following near clashes between two feuding groups.

Addressing Manufacturing Loopholes in Africa

In 2015, Africa’s total manufacturing output was worth around $500 billion and the vast majority of that was focused in five countries — Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia

August 17, 2017//-Manufacturing is a vital engine of economic development, but Africa’s economies overall have underperformed.

Nestlé Ghana Affirms Commitment to Youth Dev’t

Mr. Richard Baffour, Executive Director of addressing pa...

Accra, August 16, 2017//-Nestlé Ghana Limited has affirmed its commitment to supporting youth development through its Global Youth Initiative programme.

Ghana’s Tourism Industry to Grow 5.1% Annually

Kakum forest, Ghana

Accra, August 16, 2017//-The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says it expects Ghana’s tourism industry to expand by 5.6% in 2016 and maintain an annual growth rate of 5.1% per annum from 2017 through to 2027.

Infograph on Funding Destinations for African Startups


August 16, 2017//-There is still a huge gap in funding destinations for African startups. Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya accounted for 79.4% of the value of funding by African startups.

Financing Needs and Debt Sustainability in Africa

African currencies

August 16, 2017//-The financing needs of Africa related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are enormous, amounting to at least US$600 billion a year. As both external and domestic debt are growing, how can Africa finance its development aspirations and maintain debt sustainability? 

Tony Elumelu on the Challenges of Growing a Pan-African Company

Tony Elumelu, UBA Board Chairman

August 15, 2017//-Policy uncertainty, labour mobility restrictions and foreign exchange issues.

How Nestlé is supporting youth in Central and West Africa


 Nestlé believes that helping to develop thriving, resilient communities starts with education and promoting decent employment and diversity.

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