Monday, May 23, 2022
A World Bank report has re-emphasised the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement in becoming a game changer on the continent, especially, as African countries seek to bounce back from the devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.According to the World Bank, economic growth in the...
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...
With other development finance institutions, the Bank plays a critical role in financing electricity projectsKindergarten teacher Fatima Zahera Hagou recalls that just a generation ago, when the sun went down over the Moroccon countryside, her rural village of Dar Laain ground to a halt and locals bedded down for...
UNCTAD forecasts a 7% to 9% year-on-year drop in the value of global trade for 2020, despite signs of a rebound in the third quarter.In its quarterly Global Trade Update, the UN trade and development body estimates world trade to be about 5% less in Q3 2020 than during...
Ghana and Ivory Coast account for two-thirds of the world's cocoa supply, but unlike oil-producing countries, they are unable to influence prices that are historically too low to meet the basic needs of small planters."They could decide the market prices - above all if they allied themselves with other...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have established the COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility, a global initiative and collaboration bringing together public and private sector partners to help local communities recover better from the...
The Creative Arts industry has consistently demonstrated resilience to many crises over decades all over the world; be it coup d'états, political unrest, economic crisis, health pandemics, lack of legislation and regulatory regimes etc.This resilience is largely due to the upsurge of global demand and export of culture and...
Not one to let disruptive circumstances slow him down, former president of Nigeria and Eminent Fellow of the African Youth and Governance Convergence (AYGC), Olusegun Obasanjo, graced what has been termed as the Biggest Convergence of Africa’s Youth with words of wisdom.As the Keynote Speaker for this year’s AYGC...
Mali could become a ‘failed state’, unless ECOWAS leaders take strategic and pragmatic decisions to end the incessant military and jihadist interventions in the troubled Sahelian country’s management.Almost five years since a Tuareg rebellion and coup d'état, Mali has been struggling to return to a normal state. The recent...
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