Wednesday, January 20, 2021
— But only if it looks beyond the obvious options For decades, many of Africa’s oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit, rather than as a means of supporting efforts...
In this Interview, Charlotte Bwana, Head of Business Development and Media Partnerships, for Audiomack Africa highlighted the company’s efforts towards developing local talents, its investment activities in Africa, as well as the company’s plans for the region. Tell us about Audiomack and its purpose. Audiomack is a free music streaming...
BOSTON – With US President-elect Joe Biden’s imminent inauguration and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, there is growing optimism for an economic rebound in 2021. But such hopes are misplaced, and not only because the virus is likely to remain a problem for longer than people think. The real...
CAIRO – Many transport experts think that we are succeeding in decarbonizing the sector: electric vehicles are taking off, public transport use is increasing, and cities worldwide are promoting cycling. But this sense of success is illusory. Globally, transport-related greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are increasing faster than ever, despite technological...
Development risks remain as economic activity, incomes likely to stay low for extended period The global economy is expected to expand 4% in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year. A recovery, however, will likely be subdued, unless policy makers move decisively to tame the...
The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement starts today, January 1, 2021.  This is after the agreement was postponed twice in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With its secretariat in Accra Ghana, the AfCFTA will create the largest free trade area in...
Ghana and the United Kingdom (UK) have reached a consensus on a new trade agreement to provide duty free and quota free access, as well as preferential tariff reductions for both countries. The consensus was reached after a video conference between Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen, and...
The president of the ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines (EFEDCOM), Kwame Addo-Kufuor Jnr., has called for new approaches and stakeholder dialogues to create an enabling environment to attract foreign and local investment into sustainable and responsible mining. He said the time has come to think differently on how to...
The Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Major General Francis Ofori, has stressed that more effort has to be made to reinforce the cooperative engagements amongst state security agencies, given the increasing pressure along the northern borders of Ghana, Benin, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. He said...
  Adesina engaged in discussion which covered three areas: the current state of affairs with respect to COVID-19 and climate change, stimulus policies and recovery, and the role of the private sector in terms of recovery Africa must leverage investment to unleash the potential and ingenuity of its youth, its most...