Thursday, December 3, 2020
Some senior officials in the Trump administration have agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to Huawei Technologies, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic impacts economic growth around the world. Under the proposed rule change, foreign companies that use U.S. chip-making equipment would be required...
The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) launched the Action for Shea Parklands (ASP) initiative. Spearheaded by GSA, this initiative seeks to promote, plant, and protect the shea parklands while advancing a shea industry commitment to plant ten million...
The UK economy grew by just 0.3% at the start of the year, the slowest growth rate since the first three months of 2016, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said that the slower pace in the January-to-March period was due mainly to the service sector, which...
The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, has joined dignitaries across the globe to console the people of Ghana and family of the former President Jerry John Rawlings on his death. A statement issued by the American Embassy in Ghana to the press on behalf of the government...
US employers added 261,000 jobs in October, a solid gain that nevertheless fell short of expectations. Analysts had expected a sharp increase in hiring, after hurricanes Irma and Harvey depressed payroll growth in September. Wage growth was also slower than expected, while the number of people not in the labour force...
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) programme by the United States government is providing refreshing new opportunities for growth for female entrepreneurs across the globe, as some 48 female entrepreneurs graduate from the programme. AWE is a part of the U.S. Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a whole-of-government effort...
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved the disbursement of SDR 738 million (about US$1 billion) to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The disbursement will help address the urgent fiscal and balance of payments needs that Ghana is facing, improve confidence, and...
US president Donald Trump continued his funding threats to the World Health Organization, WHO; with a May 18 letter that threatened outright withdrawal of the US from the organization. The four-paged letter addressed to the WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the body had 30-days to undertake needed reforms. “I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding...
The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against COVID-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, the United States provides U.S. technical assistance to hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a decades-long foundation of American expertise, generosity, and...
With Donald Trump and the Republican establishment refusing to accept defeat in the face of a clear election result, democracy in the United States is under unprecedented attack. If Americans had confidence in their democratic institutions, there would be little reason for concern. Trump’s behavior could be dismissed as...
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