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Ghana’s Opposition Leader Holds Meeting with Chinese Ambassador

Accra, Ghana, August 16, 2019//-Former President and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama today held discussions with the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Shi Ting Wang, in Accra, Ghana. 

Can Nigeria’s CFTA Move Undo the Negative Legacy of Protectionism?

August 16, 2019//-Joining the African Continental Free Trade Area may be Nigeria’s first step towards realising the potential of its business sector as a force in Africa, argues Dianna Games.

Ghana: India Defends Recent Changes in Kashimir and Ladakh Regions    

Accra, Ghana, August 15, 2019//-Indians and Ghanaians on Thursday (today) converged at the Residence of the India High Commissioner in Accra to mark the 73rd Independence anniversary of India, in which the country defended its recent decision to strip the disputed Jammu- Kashmir and Ladakh regions of the statehood and special constitutional provisions.

Why Buhari’s Long-awaited Cabinet Leaves a Lot to be Desired

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a cabinet of political allies. Andre Pain/EPA-EFE Ini Dele-Adedeji, University of York August 15, 2019//-It took President Muhammadu Buhari 54 days after his second term began to send a list of ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for screening.

Minding the Gender Gap in Training in Sub-Saharan Africa: Five Things to Know

August 14, 2019//-The theme of this year’s International Youth Day, “transforming education,” reminds us how important it is for all boys and girls to have access to education. 

How Young Educated Ghanaians View Corruption

The higher the risk, the less likely that young, educated Ghanaians will get involved in corruption. i_am_zews/Shutterstock Justice Tankebe, University of Cambridge August 14, 2019//-A corruption scandal is in the news in Ghana again. Media reports suggest an elaborate scheme of cronyism in the procurement of private sector involvement in the country’s energy industry. This […]

African e-Logistics Start-up Kobo360 Secures $30M Funding

August 14 2019//-Kobo360, the digital technology platform disrupting African third-party logistics, today announced the completion of a $20M Series A equity round led by Goldman Sachs.

GRA: Free SHS Beneficiaries Will Pay More Taxes Soon

Accra, Ghana, August 12, 2019//-The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced that beneficiaries of the Free Senior High Education programme being implemented by the government will pay more in taxes in the future.

South Africa’s Finances Are in Bad shape. It’s Running Out of Time to Fix Them

Under President Jacob Zuma the economy didn’t recover as much as it should have from the global financial crisis. Shutterstock Seán Mfundza Muller, University of Johannesburg August 7, 2019//-South Africa’s public finances are in a perilous state. There are four main reasons for this. First, economic growth is low or non-existent. Second, tax revenue collection […]

Rising Debt to GDP: Gov’t Urged To Stop the Jubilation 

Accra, Ghana, August 6, 2019//- The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has asked government to be measured in its jubilation over the Debt to GDP Ratio hitting below 60 percent.

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