Tropo Farms, Africa's largest producer of tilapia with over 20 years of aquaculture experience, has commenced supplying fresh tilapia from Lake Volta to the National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) for distribution to mitigate the effect of lockdown on residents of Accra. The first consignment of 20,000 kgs of fresh...
Tullow to use money to reduce $2.8 bln debt burden Targets divestments of at least $1 bln this year Total says pleased to acquire fields for less than $2/bbl Total has agreed to buy Tullow Oil’s entire stake in jointly-held onshore oil fields in Uganda for $575 million, Tullow...
African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina says an accelerated global health and economic effort is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. Stating that “one death is one too many” and that “our collective humanity is at stake,” Adesina urged U.S. and African government officials and corporate executives...
This year, as the world celebrates World Earth Day on the April 22, 2020, Fairtrade Africa highlights its stakeholder collaboration towards climate action. Environmental degradation and climate change in the last couple of decades have reached alarming levels and global action is urgently needed to mininise the impact on...
Op-Ed by Dr. Jacqueline Applegate, President of Global Vegetable Seeds & Environmental Science at Bayer World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to raise awareness of the global burden of the disease. However, this year, as the world’s attention focuses on COVID-19, it would be easy...
The price of gold has been rising since the coronavirus crisis began, which is the usual pattern in times of uncertainty as people seek what they believe is a hedge against uncertain financial markets. Assets such as government bonds and gold are generally viewed as safe havens for investors. When...
Just four months into 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the planet, obliterating sports events and forcing suspensions, postponements and outright cancellations. A sporting calendar that promised so much - including the Olympics, Africa Women's Cup of Nations, European Championships, African Athletics championship, the CHAN tournament - has instead...
Standard Chartered Bank has donated 2000 PPE to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ridge to aid in the fight against the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The PPE are made up of N95 masks, surgical gloves and disposable coveralls for frontline staff. The Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ridge is the first...
set to better last year’s production revenue to remain intact The mining sector is confident of improving on last year’s production of over 4 million ounces of gold, despite the devastating effects of the novel Coronavirus, the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has assured. Although the Chamber is still in the...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Sub-Saharan African will come from three main shocks namely, economic disruptions, spillovers from global fallouts, and commodity price shocks. In its report released from the April 2020 virtual Spring Meetings on Sub-Saharan, the Bretton Woods institution said...
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