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Report: Child Labour Remains High on Ghanaian Cocoa Farms

April 26, 2018//-Child labour remains at very high levels in the cocoa sector, with an estimated 2.1 million children working in cocoa fields in the Ivory Coast and Ghana alone, the Cocoa Barometer report 2018 has revealed.

Ghana Appoints First Female Deputy Special Prosecutor

April 26, 2018//-Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey to be the first deputy Special Prosecutor.

Ghana’s Pensions Regime Requires Urgent Reforms

Accra, April 26, 2018//-The Vice President of the Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called for major reforms in pension administration in the country.

Ghana Signs MoU with USA Firm to Deploy Drone Tech for Health Delivery

Accra, April 26, 2018//-Ghana’s Ministry of Health has signed a Letter of Intent with the developer and operator of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, popularly known as drones, to offer a drone-enabled supply chain solution in Ghana that will ensure secure, reliable and timely deliveries of essential health care products to hospitals and other health facilities.

Ghana’s Debt Hits Distress Levels in 3 Consecutive Years

April 26, 2018//-Ghana has maintained its status as a high-risk, debt-distress country after first making it onto the infamous list of countries whose debt burdens had reached alarming levels in 2015.

Uganda Struggles to Boost Coffee Production as Youth Desert Farms

April 26, 2018//-The pressure is on Uganda to get more youth and women involved in the coffee value chain, starting with farming by using smarter agronomy practices, as the country looks to increase production to an ambitious 20 million bags by 2025.

African Companies Defied Headwinds to Raise $13.5 Billion Equity

April 26, 2018//-Despite difficult business environment, African companies have defied the odds to continue its upward growth trajectory raising about $13.5 billion equity in non-African capital markets in 2017, representing a 49 per cent increase from 2016, PwC 2017 report has said.

Ghana Honours CAF President Honorary Doctorate Degree 

Accra, April 25, 2018//-The President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Ahmad has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law by the University of Professional Studies Accra, Ghana and shall hence be known as Dr. Ahmad.

The Future of Tech Policy

The far-reaching social, political, and economic risks posed by Big Tech have finally prompted a more concerted response from policymakers and regulators. As they consider how to manage disruption without stifling innovation, five issues will loom large. April 25, 2018//-Technology and the largest tech firms are becoming increasingly controversial. Today, there are growing concerns about […]

Morocco’s Inheritance Laws are Hurting Women and Must be Reformed

April 25, 2018//-One hundred Moroccan intellectuals have signed a petition demandingthat the country’s sexist inheritance rule be repealed. I am among the signatories.

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