Friday, January 22, 2021
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...
Since our president is currently chairing the regional body ECOWAS, it is appropriate to revisit the lingering tension between Ghanaian traders and their Nigerian counterparts. In today’s edition of the B&FT, a concise feature that dissects the problem and offers irrefutable answers to the nagging problem is published. We entreat...
In recent weeks, tens of thousands of people paraded the streets of Bamako in Mali to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The protesters were believed to have been mobilised by Mr. Mahmoud Dicko, an influential Muslim leader, under the auspices of the June 5 Movement – Rally...
President Akufo-Addo has been elected as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS). The election was held at the 57th ECOWAS Summit at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre in the capital of Niger, Niamey. President Akufo-Addo takes over from President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger. Prior to the election of...
Nigeria will reopen its airports for international flights from Aug. 29, its aviation minister said on Monday. The airports have been closed since March 23 to all but essential international flights as part of the country's efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said four flights will begin...
As women in hairnets and anti-coronavirus masks sort through folded nappies coming off a conveyor belt, the head of the Nigerian firm they work for wonders how much longer he can afford to keep them in employment. Around 80% of the materials that go into Lagos-based diaper and sanitary towel...
Happy 98.9FM has engaged key personalities namely Edward Boateng, Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Zhu Jing, Charge D’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Accra and Musa Frimpong, Founder of the Duapa Africa initiative in a gripping conversation on Ghana-China relations, COVID-19 and the way forward as the two countries mark...
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...
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