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Presidential Candidate Calls On EU To Cut Financial Aid To Benin

Accra, Ghana, June 15, 2019//-Dr Prosper Ladislas Agbesi, a leading opposition political figure and the presidential Candidate of the Alliance for New Congress (ANC) in the 2016 elections has called on the European Union (EU) to cut financial aid to Benin over human rights violations orchestrated by Beninoise President, Patrice Talon.

World Bank Warns Ghana Over Financial Sector Clean-up, Says It Will Undermine Fiscal Consolidation

Accra, Ghana, June 15, 2019//-The World Bank has warned Ghana that its recent financial sector clean-up will undermine progress made with fiscal consolidation, if domestic revenue mobilization continues to be weak.

Report: Effects Of China-America Trade War Haunt African Economies

 June 14, 2019//-Africa’s fear is that a slowdown in China will result in softer demand for commodities, and accordingly lower commodity prices,  according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) latest report. 

MEST Africa Hosts 4th Pan-African Tech Summit, Rewards 3 Startups $150,000

Nairobi, Kenya, 13 June 2019 – Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST Africa, closed its fourth successful MEST Africa Summit, in partnership with Microsoft.

AfDB Annual Meetings: Donors Pledge $17 Million To Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, June 12, 2019/ — African and non-regional donors pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent.

Dubai Chamber to Host 5th Global Business Forum On Africa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 June 2019//- Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced its plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18th-19th 2019 in Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of […]

World Bank Country Director Warns Ghana Over Ballooning Debt As He Leaves

Accra, Ghana, June 10, 2019//-The World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Henry Kerali has observed that Ghana’s ballooning debt stock is one of the major challenges confronting the country’s economy which needs to be tackled immediately.

EU Commission Vice-President Attends First Ghana-EU Business Forum

Accra, Ghana, June 10, 2019//-The European Commission Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Mr. Jyrki Katainen, arrives in Ghana on 13 June 2019 for a two-day official visit as part of a two nation visit to Togo and Ghana.

Can Social Media Help Anti-corruption Drives? A Nigerian Case Study

Nigerian citizens have turned to social media to keep tabs on infrastructure projects. Shutterstock Tolu Olarewaju, Staffordshire University June 8, 2019//-Corruption can have a crippling effect on a country’s economy. This is why African businesses have described ending corruption as “priority number one”.

Tony Blair Urges Investors To ‘Go To Togo’

June 8, 2019//-The former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair made a surprise appearance at the Togo Investment Summit in London’s Mayfair on Thursday to promote investment in the tiny country wedged between Ghana and Benin.

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