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  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Ghanaians take aim at corruption

    GHANA, 2017/07/01 Ghana’s government is facing growing calls to keep its promises after it won elections on a pledge to stamp out corruption. President Nana Akufo-Addo and his administration have in recent weeks seen protesters take to the streets to raise awareness about the issue. In May, hundreds marched on the Economic and Organised Crime Office in the capital Accra with a petition calling for the arrest and prosecution of offenders, and for stolen money to be recovered.
  • Gulf of Guinea - Who Will Win the Oil Battle?

    GHANA, 2015/04/28 Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are eagerly awaiting the a verdict from the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, set to be delivered tomorrow, 25 April. The two nations are caught in a dispute over their maritime boundary. The real issue, however, is the control of a major oil field. The court will issue a ruling on the Ivorian request filed on 27 February this year, which urged for all Ghanaian activities to be suspended within the disputed area. The final verdict is expected next 2016, with court investigations taking time. According to experts, the maritime area in question contains a reserve of 2 billion barrels of crude oil and 1.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Côte d'Ivoire currently produces between 37 000 and 40 000 barrels of crude oil per day, while Ghana's daily production is between 110 000 and 115 000 barrels. For both nations, taking chance of these resources would significantly boost their oil production.
  • Liberian Oil Tanker Disappears in Ghanaian Waters

    GHANA, 2015/03/02 The chief of the Liberian Maritime Authority Mr. Binyan Kessely told the New Dawn in an interview Tuesday that the oil tanker MT equitable Artemis was reported missing while he was attending a Maritime conference in the Ghanaian capital Accra. Mr. Kessely said he instantly engaged the Ghanaian Minister of Transport and his Maritime counterpart over the incident and an immediate search was instituted. He said the Ghanaian Maritime vessel monitoring and surveillance unit had reached out to track the vessel but it was reportedly not seen in Ghanaian waters as at the time of tracking. Back home, he says the local maritime authority is working along with the vessel owners inclunding the Liberia Shipping and Corporate Registry or LISCR to locate the vessel.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Nelson Mandela inspired a lot of to embrace his vision of a better world,

    GHANA, 2013/12/07 During his lifetime, Nelson Mandela inspired a lot of to embrace his vision of a better world, inclunding a new generation of African political leaders. Part those leaders is Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama. Mahama was only 5 years old at the same time as Mandela was banished to Robben Island to serve out the remainder of his prison term. But he, like a lot of young Africans, grew up idolizing Mandela as a freedom fighter.
  • Ghana govt bows to workers' pressure

    GHANA, 2013/11/12 The Ghana government on Sunday averted potentially crippling and politically damaging series of nationwide demonstrations and a general strike at the same time as organised labour accepted the reduction of electricity tariffs by 25%. Secretary General of Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) Kofi Asamoah said in a statement that organised labour had 'accepted this arrangement in good faith' based on the positive outcome of consultations with the government, the Ghana Employers’ Association, the Association of Ghana Industries and the Chamber of Commerce. 'We hereby call off all the planned nationwide demonstrations and the one-day strike scheduled for 18th November 2013,' the statement said.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.
  • Intel Partners Women Entrepreneurs On Digital Literacy

    GHANA, 2013/05/16 Silicon chip maker, Intel Corporation has entered into a partnership with the Nigeria and Ghana chapter of the African Women Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) for the delivery of digital literacy training to women entrepreneurs. Known as Intel EASY STEPS, the training will be conducted on a ‘Train-the-Trainer’ basis is part of Intel’s educational content designed to improve quality of lives through extensive use of digital technology.
  • Ghana: Kumasi Traders Try to Bribe Akwasi Agyemang?

    GHANA, 2013/05/06 Data reaching The Chronicle indicates that trader groups and developers are trooping to the residence of the former Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) boss to influence him to soften his stance on the proposed demolition of structures springing up on the Subin drain in Kumasi.