Ghanaian consumer confidence declines by 15 points Nigerian sentiment also experiences a significant decline Against a backdrop of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, West African consumer sentiment has experienced a sharp drop in the Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for Quarter 2, 2020. Ghana’s figures show a substantial decrease of...
Malawi is facing a massive youth bulge, with more than half the population under the age of 18 – a share that is growing fast. This can be a boon for development, as a dynamic young working-age population propels the economy into the future. But, if the country fails...
“All across the world we are noticing growth…. Technology growth is the driving principles that are developing renewable energy resources. But Ghana seems to be missing in the puzzle. Renewable energy is a fright to policy makers” – Nana Amoasi VII, IES Executive Director. Across the world, access to...
Private sector activity in Kenya grew in June thanks to reduced curfew hours and the relaxation of lockdowns in Europe that boosted demand for exports, but the outlook for the months ahead remains gloomy, a survey showed last week  Friday. The Markit Stanbic Bank Kenya Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood...
African countries have lost almost US$55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said on Thursday. Amani Abou-Zeid told a news conference the economic impact of lockdowns and border closures to curb the spread...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for caution as African airlines begin operations in various countries. The WHO said strict measures should be observed to prevent surges in coronavirus infections. The organisation urged governments to ensure airlines take information of passengers travelling and follow up with them to prevent outbreaks. The...
The Kenyan shilling is expected to trade on the back foot this week while that of Tanzania is seen strengthening and the Nigerian, Ugandan and Zambian currencies holding steady. KENYA The Kenyan shilling could come under pressure this week  due to U.S. dollar demand from the energy and manufacturing sector...
Today, July 5, 2020, marks the establishment of the 60 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Sixty years of enduring and exemplary relations and cooperation between the two countries is worth celebrating and pondering over. Ghana established diplomatic relations with China shortly after becoming a Republic in July 1960,...
The Dynamic Governance Actions Opportunity for the Democratic Republic of Congo, (DGAOD for DRC), a citizen movement in the DRC has kicked against what it describes as “neocolonialism” by some international Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs). In a statement signed by Henri Mutombo of the DGAOD, the group said some international NGOs...
The MultiChoice Group is proud to announce its latest initiative in the fight against COVID-19. The group has supported several initiatives in the fight against the spread of the pandemic which continues to wreak havoc across the globe, and it is being acutely felt across Africa. Early in the spread of...