Category archives for: Industry

Social Change in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso: A hit? A Miss? Or a Work in Progress?

Dakar, Senegal,  December 14, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-A Niyel publication to shine a light on transparency, participation and accountability initiatives in West Africa.

Propping Up the Chinese Economy: Credit versus Fiscal Stimulus

December 13, 2017//-Credit booms are addictive. Credit supports growth and the perception of wealth. Yet credit booms are risky, and are often followed by financial busts and economic slowdowns. The challenge is taming credit without hurting growth.

UN Supports People with Life-Saving Aid with $13.4 M

New York, USA, December 13, 2017/ — The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated $13.4 million to help thousands of children, women and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in crisis-hit north-east Nigeria.

Corruption Disruption

December 11, 2017//-Why does the IMF care so deeply about corruption? The reason is simple. The job of the IMF is to protect global economic stability and promote strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive economic growth. And this becomes difficult, if not impossible, to achieve in the presence of entrenched and institutionalized corruption.

African Presidents Draw Strong Consensus for Inclusive Growth

December 9, 2017//-African presidents reached a strong consensus to focus on regional integration, inclusive growth and youth empowerment in order to achieve continued and sustained growth on the continent at the Africa 2017 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Participants: Africa Must Look Inwards For Workable Solutions

December 5, 2017//-To achieve structural transformation on the continent, Africa must look for homegrown solutions and learn from its own experience, participants at the 12th African Economic Conference (AEC) held  on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

More Ghanaians Shortlisted For 2017 Africa Youth Awards

December 4, 2017//-Africa Youth Awards, the continent’s most coveted awards for young achievers and change makers, have announced over 140 young Africans and organisations from 25 countries as finalists for the 2017 Africa Youth Awards.

Ghana: Festive Season Weighs Down Cedi 

Accra, December 4, 2017//-Despite a very stable performance all year long, the cedi has returned to its perennial fits of weakness as demand of the greenback by corporates and traders begins to rise ahead of the Christmas festivities.

AFIG Funds Strategically Reinforces Team to Accelerate Growth

Dakar, Senegal, December 1, 2017//-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Advanced Finance & Investment Group (AFIG Funds), a leading African private equity fund manager, today announced key changes in its team as part of its new and agressive strategy in the private equity space on the continent. 

Why For-profit Business Models are an Effective Path to SDGs

November 28, 2017//-For-profit business models could be a powerful way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), successful business owners told a UN commission on investment, enterprise and development convening this week in Geneva, Switzerland.

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