Ghana: Latest News

  • African Bloggers Not Finding Internet Gold, Yet

    By Nana Ama Sarfo, 8:42 am

    The recipe for blogging and journalistic success on the Internet is a little mystifying. You need a website, perhaps a camera, definitely a lot of ingenuity, and a strong network of supporters. There are bloggers and digital media journalists who have all, or some combination of the four, yet their websites are largely unknown.

  • Ghana Company Helping Transform World’s Healthcare Systems

    By Steven J. Smith, 7:00 am

    ClaimSync of Ghana was the first African healthcare company ever to take part at the HealthXL Global Gathering, a digital health mentor network event in Dublin, Ireland. Its purpose was to identify some of the most ambitious healthcare startups from around the world and work with them to create and nurture innovative ideas and technologies which would in turn transform the world’s healthcare systems.

  • AfkInsider Commodities Report: Riding The Gold Roller Coaster

    By Staff, 3:38 pm

    Some bullishness returned to the gold market this week with the yellow metal breaking through $1,300 an ounce for the first time in five weeks. Gold was boosted by expectations of more demand from China as well and decline in the U.S. dollar, but it was something of a roller-coaster ride. Gold for August delivery […]

  • Nigerian Lawmakers Out-earn Those In Developed Nations

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:56 pm

    Nigerian senators and members of the country’s House of Representatives earn higher salaries than most of their counterparts in 28 other countries – many of them wealthier and more developed – according to an analysis by the Economist magazine, All Africa reports. A Nigerian legislator earns about $189,000 a year – 116 times Nigeria’s per capita income, […]

  • Ghana Propects Up; Currency, Not So Much

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:05 pm

    Ghana’s currency hit a new all-time low against the dollar this week, a sign of structural imbalances in an economy considered one of Africa’s best growth prospects, according to a Reuters report. The Bank of Ghana cited seasonal increase in dollar demand and higher volumes of dividend repatriation as reasons for the currency’s slide. Growing demand from local […]

  • Bandeka: Africa’s Professional Dating Site Gains Momentum

    By Makula Dunbar, 11:05 am

    An online invite-only professional dating network created by Yaw Boateng and Tunde Kehinde is gaining attention even though new weekly sign-ups have slowed. During the first months of Bandeka’s launch, 80-100 users were creating profiles per week. Now, in regards to numbers, Boateng says Bandeka has reached a comfortable peak.

  • World Bank Report: Shared Prosperity Africa’s Agricultural Goal

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:08 pm

    Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half of the worlds usable, uncultivated land but so far the continent has not been able to develop these unused tracts, estimated at more than 202 million hectares, to dramatically reduce poverty and boost growth, jobs, and shared prosperity.

  • Absa, Barclays Banks Consolidate To Dominate Africa

    Barclays Africa By Dana Sanchez, 2:34 pm

    South Africa’s Absa Group has purchased London-based Barclays’ African business for $1.83 billion to create the continent’s largest retail bank by branch networks and customers, according to a report in BusinessDayLive. Barclays is Britain’s second-biggest lender by assets, and has been in talks with South Africa’s Absa for seven years to combine their African units, Bloomberg.com reported in August. Barclays, based […]

  • Samsung to Introduce Galaxy S4 Zoom in Ghana, Launch Tech Accelerator

    By Makula Dunbar, 12:14 pm

    July 26, Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S4 Zoom in Ghana. The mobile device enhances the photo taking experience and merges a high quality 10X optical zoom camera with an Android smartphone, Ghana Busines News reported.

  • Growing The Next Generation Of African Entrepreneurs

    By Steven J. Smith, 9:00 am

    The African Leadership Academy’s goal is to ensure that every graduate attains the skills necessary to succeed as a leader on the continent. A full 85 percent of students come from disadvantaged backgrounds around Africa.

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