Ghana: Latest News
Makula Dunbar, 6:02 pm
Akwesi Boahene’s gold dreams ended better than those of some people in Dunkwa-on-Offin, Ghana, whose riverbeds yield flecks of the precious metal to pickaxes. He still had his life.
Makula Dunbar, 11:14 am
Inflation in Ghana, West Africa’s second-biggest economy, accelerated for a sixth month in July as the local currency weakened against the dollar, driving up costs in the import-dependent country.
Dana Sanchez, 9:15 am
With Chinese investment in Sub-Saharan Africa estimated to be at about $122 billion, a 15-country survey is being planned to learn what Africans think of Chinese companies operating there. “It’s clear that there are widespread negative perceptions about (China’s) involvement,” says Professor Deon Rossouw of the Ethics Institute of South Africa. “Given the importance of the relationship, particularly to Africa, we cannot rely on rumor and misinformation.”
Dana Sanchez, 5:12 pm
Customers of the eTranzact mobile money platform will now be able to interact with Western Union on their mobile phones, receiving Western Union mobile money transfers from 23 sender countries. Nigeria has a mobile phone penetration rate of 70.64 percent.
Dana Sanchez, 1:04 pm
ITC Global, which is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., has established businesses in Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria and Angola.
Makula Dunbar, 12:32 pm
Cheryl Anderson, outgoing Country Director, United state Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana, has urged Ghana to focus on becoming aid independent and a major supplier of goods and services to countries in the sub-region.
Steven J. Smith, 11:20 am
mPawa, a job matching service founded by Maxwell Donkor, supports the posting of jobs — and their ensuing notifications — to blue collar workers all around Africa. Donkor said the mobile application was developed specifically for Africa’s blue collar recruitment sector. With offices in Ghana and Kenya, the company provides businesses and individuals with access […]
Dana Sanchez, 4:23 pm
Mobile phones are amplifying the voices of marginalized communities and helping citizens hold their governments accountable, said Loren Treisman, executive director of Indigo Trust, a U.K.-based foundation supporting technology-driven projects in Africa that stimulate social change.
Dana Sanchez, 1:09 pm
A new list of the fastest-growing economies in Africa by African Development Bank includes some of the poorest countries in Africa – some, developing off an extremely low base, says Africa researcher Diana Games. Growth rates are used by fund managers, investment bankers and others to portray Africa as the new frontier for growth, in essence to talk up their book, Games said.
Ann Brown, 3:00 pm
From Ghana Web Managers of corporate Ghana have a great deal of work to do to convince the rest of the world the justification for their continued flaunting of the accolade “Ghana is the “gateway to Africa.” For while East African neighbor, Tanzania, may not boast as much of a gateway, it certainly has windows […]
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