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Ghana: Duffuor, Nduom, Afenyi-Dadzie, Dzani, Others Lose Financial Companies in BoG Cleanup

August 20, 2019//-The Bank of Ghana (BoG), has revoked the licenses of twenty-three (23) insolvent savings and loans companies and finance house companies owned by some prominent individuals in the Ghanaian society, including Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, ex-Finance Minister of Ghana and former governor of BoG, and the youngest member of the Council of State and […]

Angola’s Stockpiles of Weapons, Ammunition Could Still Threaten its People

Washington D.C., USA, August 20, 2019/ — Angola greatly benefited from the 2002 peace agreement ending its 27-year civil war, but the remaining poor security of government stockpiles of weapons and ammunition could still threaten its people.

Alex Mould: Govt’s Claim of Saving $7 Billion on PPAs Cancellation Misleading

Accra, Ghana, August 20, 2019//-An Energy Expert and former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Alex Mould has chided government’s assertion that it made over $7 billion savings from the cancellation of some Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)’s signed erstwhile in President Mahama’s administration.

Why South Africa’s Plans for Universal Healthcare Are Pie in the Sky

South Africa has a skewed healthcare system with an under-funded public sector and an expensive private sector. Shutterstock Alex van den Heever, University of the Witwatersrand August 20 2019//-Performance in South Africa’s two tier health system – the public and the private – has been worsening for some time. Politicians have attempted to attribute the […]

History Made as DRC Rebel Group Embraces Peace

Kinshasa, DRC, August 20, 2019//- In an unprecedented development, a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has allowed humanitarian organisations access to regions in which the militia operates.

Nigeria Moves to End Communicable Diseases

Abuja, Nigeria, August 20, 2019/ — “I have been injecting drugs for a long time and we share syringes,” says Ali who lives in the suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and recently diagnosed to be co-infected with Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV.

Bank of Ghana Directs Rural Banks to Meet Minimum Capital By 2020

Accra, Ghana, August 20, 2019//-The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has directed all the rural banks and community banks operating in the country to meet their minimum capital by 28th February 2020.

Prominent Business Executives Join Dubai Chamber’s Mentorship Programme

August 19, 2019//-Eight prominent business leaders have been selected to mentor high-potential start-ups from the UAE and Africa participating in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Programme.

Embattled Menzgold CEO Dazzles Ghanaians at Maiden Media Encounter

Accra, Ghana, August 19, 2019//-The embattled CEO of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, who was recently granted bail to the sum of GH¢1billion, by a Circuit Court, today dazzled Ghanaians at his maiden press conference held in Accra.

Houthi Drone Attack Sets Saudi Oil Field On Fire

August 19, 2019//-A drone attack by the Yemeni Houthis caused fire at an oil and gas field in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s Energy Minister said as quoted by the Saudi Press Agency.

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