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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.

NAFCO Boss: Let’s Re-position Our youth for Victory 2020

October 14, 2019//-The Chief Executive Officer of National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO), Hanan Abdul-Wahab has advocated what he calls ‘renewed faith’ by the party leadership and structures in a bid to rejuvenate and re-position the party’s youth towards sustenance of power in next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

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.

Newmont Goldcorp’s Akyem Mine Boosts Local Economies Through Its Local Content Drive  

Accra, Ghana, October 14, 2019//-Newmont Goldcorp’s Akyem Mine is investing in the communities it operates by supporting local businesses to take part in the value chain of the mining company.

What Kenya Has Going for it in Bid for Security Council Seat

A UN Security Council session in New York. Kenya wants a seat at the table. Bryan R Smith/EPA-EFE Gary Wilson, Liverpool John Moores University October 14, 2019//-The UN’s Security Council has the primary responsibility of maintaining international peace and security. It enjoys robust powers including the imposition of sanctions and authorisation of military action when […]

Canadian High Commission Supports Gender Watch 2020

October 14, 2019//-The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) has awarded the Aya Institute close to 30,000 Canadian Dollars to support one of its flagship programmes.

Chief Imam’s Spokesperson to Gov’t: Take Public Action Against Hijab Discrimination

Accra, Ghana, October 13, 2019//-Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu is urging the government to take stringent action to end discrimination against Muslim women and girls who wear hijabs.

Report: 5G-enabled Business-to-business Could Hit $700 Billion Market by 2030

October 13, 2019//-A new Ericsson report – 5G for business: a 2030 market compass – estimates that the addressable industry digitalization market for service providers could grow to about USD 700 billion by the end of the next decade. 

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