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New UN Report: Trade Costs of Non-tariff Measures Surpass Tariffs

Geneva, Switzerland, October 14, 2019 – While applied tariffs in the Asia-Pacific region have halved over the past two decades, the number of non-tariff measures (NTMs) – policy regulations other than tariffs affecting international trade – has risen significantly.

Franchising Takes Off in Africa Despite the Age of Uncertainty  

October 14, 2019//-Industry players are unsure of what the future holds than ever before. That’s according to figures taken from the Global Economic Policy Uncertainty Index (GEPU) in December of last year.

Finance Ministers Discuss Joint Action to Prevent Future Debt Crises

London, UK, October 14, 2019//-Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on 17 October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises.

Adwoa Safo Launches Foundation, Promises to Build One Nursing Home in Each Region

Ghana’s first female deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo

Accra, October 14, 2019//-Ghana’s first female deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has launched a foundation that aims at empowering the vulnerable in the society, especially, women and children living with disability to realize their dreams.

Ghana’s Public Debt Set to Increase on New IMF Advice

Accra, October 11, 2019//-Ghana’s public debt is expected to further rise based on the insistence of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the legacy energy sector debt now be classified as part of the country’s public debt. 

Commonwealth Trade Ministers Vow to Resist Protectionism

London, UK, October 11, 2019//-Trade ministers from across the Commonwealth today made a commitment to resist all forms of protectionism, and to work urgently together towards reforming the World Trade Organisation, which sets the global rules for international trade.

A Look Back at the Turbulent Relationship Between Nigeria and South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria (left) arriving at Waterkloof Airforce Base Airport in Pretoria. He is welcomed by Minister Naledi Pandor. Katlholo Maifadi/EPA/DIRCO Bheki Mngomezulu, University of the Western Cape October 10, 2019//-Since the end of apartheid in South Africa in 1994, South Africa and Nigeria have never had an easy relationship. Over the years, […]

World Bank: Global Uncertainty Continues to Slow Growth in Africa’s Economies

Washington DC, USA, October 9, 2019—growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained slow through 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms, according to the 20th edition of Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly economic update for the region.

China Injects $72 Billion in Africa as its Continental Influence Gathers Pace

October 9, 2019//-China is rapidly expanding its influence in Africa with increased investments in the services sector such as retail, financial, telecoms, media and technology, business and leisure.

A Deep Dive Into What Drives Protests in Ghana

Working conditions are one of the reasons why Ghanaians have protested. Shutterstock Lewis Abedi Asante, Humboldt University of Berlin October 9, 2019//-The history of protests in Ghana reveals three persisting themes. These may suggest what Ghana and some other countries could do to avoid protest action in future.

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