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...
“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...
On Nigeria’s bustling streets, stalls selling stacks of well-worn, energy-sucking refrigerators and air conditioners are known as “tokunbo”, a Yoruba word that means “from abroad”. Millions of people flock to such markets across Africa each year to buy the imported appliances at bargain prices, particularly as their incomes rise, along...
Nigeria’s naira eased by 6.2% against the U.S. dollar on the official market on Wednesday after the government moved to converge its multiple exchange rate regime, traders said. The naira opened for trade at 385 per dollar on the market, supported by the central bank. It closed at 361 at...
Not too long ago, when the idea of solar and wind energy was still hotly debated, critics used to point out the limitations of these energy sources: the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. But nowadays many countries’ electricity grids are strongly supplied by renewable...
Senegal has rejected licensing requests for 52 new industrial fishing vessels, after Senegalese small-scale fishers and industrial shipowners raised the alarm. On World Ocean’s Day, June 8, the Minister of Fisheries rejected the requests, in a victory for sustainable fisheries. Attention is now on a similar case in Ghana,...
Ivory Coast farmers say leaving crop to rot Cashew prices at unprofitable lows, some farmers say Africa raw cashew exports to fall 30% - industry body Buying picks up in Ghana, output on track to reach target Olivier Gore-Bi took out loans to ready his 12-acre cashew farm in...
Senegal has demonstrated strong ambition for economic development and rapid progress toward becoming an attractive investment destination Although they are located 1,800Km from each other, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal vie for the place of economic leader in West Africa - with a slight advantage for the former which, thanks to...
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