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Harnessing Youth Workforce Could Speed Economic Recovery in Post-COVID-19 Era

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, July 12, 2020//-West Africa’s burgeoning youth population offers a strategic workforce which can be harnessed for employment and economic growth, despite a COVID-19 pandemic that is devastating the continent and global economies, the African Development Bank ( said in its regional economic outlook report.

Illegal Streaming Service With Over 2 Million Subscribers Worldwide Switched Off

July 12, 2020//-The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) dismantled a large criminal network illegally distributing audio-visual content in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and laundering the criminal proceeds.

Future of the Cannabis Industry in Africa

July 11, 2020//-Marijuana use has a long history. Its production started for medical reasons, probably in Asia somewhere around 500 BCE. Cannabis was later introduced to Africa, Europe, and America, where colonies grew crops and used them for textiles.

What Will it Take to Achieve COVID-19 Containment and Economic Revival?

July 11, 2020//-The coronavirus pandemic is the most urgent global crisis of our time, exposing structural weaknesses and exacerbating inequality.

How South African SMEs Can Survive and Thrive Post COVID-19

July 11, 2020//-The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering across Africa and is likely to leave an indelible impact on the continent’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

NDC Running Mate: Ghanaians Look Up to NDC for Answers to Socio-economic Challenges

Accra, Ghana, July 11, 2020//-The Running Mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has stated that Ghanaians, especially women, are looking up to the party for answers to scoio-economic challenges that affect them.

Index: A Young Population Has Been Africa’s Best Defense Against COVID-19

Washington, USA, July 11, 2020//–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– A new index designed to fill a critical information gap and help African governments, health officials, non-governmental organizations, and others respond to the coronavirus pandemic finds that although Africa has not yet been overwhelmed by COVID-19.

Ghana: NDC Sues EC Over Voter Registration Exercise in Senior High Schools

Accra, Ghana, July 10, 2020//-The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sued the Electoral Commission over the latter’s decision to organise voter registration exercise in Senior High Schools (SHS).

Dr Omane Boamah Asks: Who Is Advising President Akufo-Addo?

Accra, Ghana, July 10, 2020//-Fellow Ghanaians, I submit that Government did students and parents palpable wrong by recalling the children from home to school in these COVID times. And many such avoidable wrongs in our fragile national response to COVID-19 have come at great cost. Yet they keep repeating the wrongs in different forms. Who […]

COVID-19 Stalls Progress On Global SDGs

July 10, 2020//-The coronavirus crisis is pushing critical economic, social and environmental development targets beyond reach, UNCTAD warned on 8 July as it launched the 2020 edition of its SDG Pulse.

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