Ghana: Latest News
Kurt Davis Jr., 10:42 am AFKI Original
When the vote closes on Nov. 8 in the U.S., Ghanaians may realize that they were watching the American version of their election, which will take place in December. The opposition New Patriotic Party, still led by Akufo-Addo, is pushing a narrative centered on the economic trail of tears. He prefers to ask the crowd if their lives have improved in the last eight years, emphasizing the perceived economic woes of President Mahama’s party’s eight years in office.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:10 am AFKI Original
The shortlist of 30 nominees for the 2016 African Player of the Year award has been announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ahead of the winner’s announcement in the new year. Below are the 30 players who have been nominated for the 2016 African Player of the Year award.
Tom Jackson, 2:33 am AFKI Original
Whereas in places like London, local transport authorities have rolled out app and web-based solutions allowing commuters to check schedules and be notified of issues, in Africa that role is falling to startups like Ma3Route and GoMetro. This is a vital role. Transport is at the heart of how people live and work, and making it affordable and accessible is key to economic success.
Kevin Mwanza, 11:39 am
From Ecobank Research via How We Made It In Africa Ghana’s oil output has been boosted with the start of production from the Tweneboa, Enyenra & Ntomme (TEN) project in August. The oilfield, which is expected to peak at about 80,000 bpd in 2018 has produced its first barrel, and is expected to maintain a […]
Staff, 7:16 am
“Are you an Ashanti?” asked the teller at Ghana’s Kakum Rainforest Reserve. There are different entry fees at tourist attractions. The highest fees are reserved for foreigners. Students pay less. I had a brief flashback to my DNA test results, which traced 23% of my lineage to Ghana with Ashanti roots. I started to say “yes,” but I took too long. My guide answered for me. “No, she’s from the U.S.” Writer Starrene Rhett-Rocque reflects on her heritage and her first-ever trip to Ghana.
Keren Mikva, 6:05 pm AFKI Original
Air pollution in African countries could develop into health and climate crises like China and India have endured. A day spent breathing in Cairo has been likened to smoking a pack of cigarettes. Industrial plants burning low-quality fuel, seasonal sandstorms that often smother the city in a yellow haze, and high vehicle emissions have made the problem worse. Little regulation is in place to enforce environmentally friendly industry processes. Here are 10 of the most polluted African cities.
Peter Pedroncelli, 2:31 am AFKI Original
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations draw was held in Gabon’s capital city Libreville on Wednesday evening, as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) determined the four groups of 16 teams that will be aiming for glory come the AFCON in January 2017. The four host cities that will stage matches include Libreville, Franceville, Oyem and Port Gentil, as Gabon hosts the continental showpiece on their own, six years after co-hosting the competition alongside Equatorial Guinea.
Kevin Mwanza, 5:39 am
Ghana will relocate the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian independence leader, from the University of Ghana due to the late civil rights leader’s past controversial links to racism. Professors and students at the university launched a petition to remove Gandhi’s statute last month, just three months after Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated it as a symbol of unity between the two nations.
Dana Sanchez, 11:00 pm
A year ago, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates was flying high on increased business activity between Africa and Asia. It had 27 African destinations and plans to link to almost every African market. Africa accounted for 10 percent of Emirates global passengers and revenue. Now Emirates is cutting back flights to Nigeria and more countries could have routes cut as economic challenges such as fuel scarcity and unfavorable exchange rates hurt profits.
Maryanne Maina, 8:04 am AFKI Original
Luxury products consumption in Africa is on the rise and alongside it is the business of luxury services, to be more precise, concierge services. These companies play a role to their clients as opinion shapers, experienced tastemakers, and important links between the luxury brands and the clients who purchase from these brands. Zakary Chanou, a Benin-born French-based entrepreneur, formed UUU, a concierge series company
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