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UN welcomes efforts to combat torture in Ghana

United Nations Special Rapporteur Juan E. Méndezon 7th October urged the Government of Ghana to step up its effort to implement the recommendations issued after his first mission* to the country in November 2013. Mr. Méndez is the independent expert tasked…

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Ghana Finance Minister briefing

Press briefing from Ghana’s Finance Minister About a month ago, I presented a mid-year review of the 2015 Budget and Supplementary estimates for 2015. Since then, there have been new developments both domestically and externally which has necessitated this briefing….

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Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement in Africa

GeoPoll’s existing mobile platform and media measurement service to be combined with Kantar Media’s experience in audience measurement methodology GeoPoll, the world’s largest mobile survey platform, and Kantar Media, global leader in media and marketing insights, announce their collaboration on…

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IMF Review Mission to Ghana

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Joël Toujas-Bernaté, visited Accra during June 17−30, 2015 to conduct discussions on the first review of Ghana’s financial and economic program supported by the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF)[1]. The…

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Making Sub-Saharan Africa more resilient

At the first annual Presidential Lecture Series of the institute on March 3, Mauritian President Rajkeswur Purryag and IMF African Department Director Antoinette Sayeh emphasized the importance of economic policies that would make sub-Saharan Africa countries more resilient to external…

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Internet access should encourage consumer spending

Increased Internet  access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC on 18th September. South Africa’s…

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Merck: e-learning solutions to help fight diabetes

Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has started its second year of its five year project to provide European Accredited Clinical Diabetes Management course for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities by introducing E-Learning, it was announced…

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Sky Vision supports students in Ghana

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. , a leading global communications provider, announced on 3rd September the recent donation of its satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy.  SkyVision’s donation included upgrading the academy’s communications equipment with…

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World Bank gives $5 billion for electricity

The World Bank Group today committed $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy projects in six African countries– Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania—which have partnered with President Obama’s Power Africa initiative. Making the announcement on…

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Glasgow 2014 – Ghana’s novice cyclist

Novice cyclist looking to inspire a nation By Ben Dirs  BBC Sport in Glasgow If you’re not going to be the best, then at least try to be the first. Because by being the first, you might at least inspire…

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