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‘I Thought Nigeria Was Giant Of Africa’ – Reactions Trail Establishment Of Twitter Base In Ghana

    The announcement by Social media giants Twitter, stating it is officially making Accra the headquarters of its operation in Africa, has stirred diverse reactions all over social media.  As part of its plan to fully enter into the African Tech Space, Twitter through its CEO, Jack Dorsey on Monday stated that it would … Continue reading ‘I Thought Nigeria Was Giant Of Africa’ – Reactions Trail Establishment Of Twitter Base In Ghana Read Full Story

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Our cement factory prices remains stable- Dangote

Our cement factory prices remains stable- DangoteBy Ismail AbdulazizDangote Cement Plc management says the price of a bag of cement from its factories and factories across Nigeria as of April 12 is N 2,450 in Obajana and Gboko, and N 2,510 in Ibese, value added tax. (Taxes included. The company has made this clarification given recent insinuations that the company sells cement in Nigeria at significantly higher prices compared to other countries, particularly Ghana and Zambia. Devakumar Edwin, Dangote Group Executive Director, Strategy, Portfolio Development and Investment Projects, revealed that if a bag of cement sells for an equivalent of $ 5.1 including VAT in Nigeria, it sells for $ 7. $ 2 in Ghana and $ 5.95 in Zambia ex works. , all taxes included. He said that although the company has direct control over its ex-factory prices, it cannot control the final price of cement when it hits the market. He indicated that it […]

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Twitter Is Opening an Office in Ghana for Africa Operations

Twitter has just announced that it is building a presence in Africa, with an office in Ghana. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced this via a tweet today. “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said. 🇬🇭 Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo. […]

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Gbajabiamila, Ghana’s speaker seek improved parliamentary relations

Gbajabiamila, Ghana’s speaker seek improved parliamentary relationsBy Femi Ogunshola The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Representative Femi Gbajabiamila, and the new Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament, Mr. Albert Bagbin, agreed to strengthen parliamentary relations. It is about finding lasting solutions to challenges such as the trade dispute involving some Nigerian traders in Ghana. The two speakers met in a zoom meeting on Friday. Gbajabiamila told his counterpart that the two countries should continue to explore the path of parliamentary diplomacy to tackle common challenges. He added that the two countries could learn a lot from each other, while presenting the project he launched with five other African speakers. The project is the Conference of Speakers of African Parliaments (CoSAP), which started in 2020 and had advocated for debt relief. He added that this year, African presidents and heads of parliaments were to meet in Abuja to explore how they could work together to address collective […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,158,923), deaths (109,444) and recoveries (3,667,946) by region: Central (114,426 cases; 1,911 deaths; 100,654 recoveries): Burundi (2563; 3; 1.155), Cameroon (38.988; 588; 34.887), RCA (5.075; 64; 4.938), Chad (4.380; 157; 3.864), Congo (9.564; 134; 7.898), DRC (27.356 ; 726; 24,361), Equatorial Guinea (6,666; 100; 6,121), Gabon (17,711; 106; 15,495), Sao Tome and Principe (2,123; 33; 1,935) Is (455,106; 8,275; 342,619): Comoros (3,665; 146; 3,471), Djibouti (6,501; 63; 6,040), Eritrea (3,118; 7; 2,865), Ethiopia (183,863; 2,618; 145,687), Kenya (118,889; 1954; 89,388), Madagascar (22,113; 340); 20,851), Mauritius (803; 10; 590), Rwanda (20,681; 287; 19,143), Seychelles (3,616; 16; 3,055), Somalia (9,925; 414; 4,420), South Sudan ( 9,809; 106; 8,215), Sudan (30,989; 1,959; 23,583), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,625; 334; 15,133) North (1,222,852; 34,766; 1,073,689): Algeria (124,970; 3,053; 80,515), Egypt (194,127; 11,512; 149,256), Libya (150,341; 2,487; 137,073), Mauritania (17,570; 446; 16,863), Morocco (491 019; […]

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In Ghana, fears over pandemic rise in teenage pregnancies

Gifty Nuako has just turned 18, an age when a young person stands on the threshold of life. Instead, her future looks bleak. Last December, she became pregnant — “a mistake,” she says in a whisper. She wanted to have an abortion, but her boyfriend’s family refused. Today, in the back streets of Jamestown, one
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‘Relocate To Nigeria If We Are Not Good Enough’ – Shatta Wale Blasts Ghanaians

Popular Ghanaian singer, Shatta Wale has slammed Ghanaians calling out artists in their country. Some Ghanaian presenters and fans on Sunday night called out their artists after Burna Boy, Wizkid...

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The energy industry will be the cornerstone of the road to recovery in Africa (by NJ Ayuk)

Coronavirus – Somalia: Historic moment for Somalia with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX centerBy NJ Ayuk African energy producers and governments are facing an unprecedented economic crisis due to the coronavirus, unemployment, recession, energy poverty and energy transition issues. The African Energy Chamber’s Road to Recovery: How the African Energy Industry Can Reshape itself for a Post-COVID Comeback offers a common sense strategy for the public and private sector by leading industry experts. He calls on all of us to take bold action in creating jobs and opportunities that put people back to work, build infrastructure, capitalize on AFCTA and diversify our economies. We understand that we have an obligation, as an energy sector, to build and support African economies that attract investment and position our continent, its people and its investors for prosperity. It is a plan for today that gives hope for the future. Sign up for the virtual book launch here: https://bit.ly/38FfWlo After spending a week in Mozambique, I came […]

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Boost Ghana and KudiGo Selected as First Cohort of Catalyst Fund’s Inclusive Digital Trade Accelerator

Boost Ghana and KudiGo Selected as First Cohort of Catalyst Fund’s Inclusive Digital Trade AcceleratorBoth companies enable informal micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Ghana to grow their businesses and take better advantage of digital commerce. ACCRA, Ghana, March 15, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The Catalyst Fund’s Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator, managed by BFA Global, in partnership with the Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program Mastercard and the Meltwater Business School of Technology (MEST) today announced the first cohort of digital commerce companies to scale, aiming to improve the livelihoods of informal MSEs in Ghana. Boost Ghana and KudiGo are enabling small retailers to grow by facilitating business management, digitizing operations, improving access to working capital, and reducing the cost of doing business, while providing suppliers with efficient access to customers. of MSE in the field. Both companies will receive up to US $ 120,000 in equity funds, along with: ● In-depth, personalized, and expert-led business acceleration support; ● […]

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Safe Haven Football Academy inaugurated in Lagos

Safe Haven Football Academy inaugurated in LagosBy Reporters The Safe Haven Football Academy was inaugurated on Sunday in the Ikorodu region of Lagos state as part of efforts to develop grassroots sport in Nigeria. The academy, located in Safe Haven, Legina Estate, near the town of Adamo in Ikorodu, was established by Reverend Dele George of the small Saints Orphanage in Lagos in partnership with Daraya Sports, La Liga and Real Betis. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that some of the young players, aged 10 to 12, along with their officials, were introduced to the public at the inaugural ceremony. Reverend Dele George, in a speech, said the main goal was to remove vulnerable, abandoned or orphaned children / adolescents from the streets. “We want to reform and empower these children. “The academy will stimulate the natural and academic abilities of children / adolescents, while creating a safe environment for the maximization of their abilities. […]

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Pulse to expand into Uganda and Ivory Coast

UNSMIL Statement on House of Representatives Approval of New Unified Interim GovernmentPulse (www.Pulse.africa), leader in innovative media in Africa, is poised to reach more markets with its mission to inform and engage young audiences – and to provide marketing and production services media with its young innovative team. The company is now recruiting general managers to Uganda and Ivory Coast open dedicated offices in Kampala and Abidjan to start market operations later in the year. Pulse has established a strong footprint in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal, creating the largest combined digital media audience on the continent, with a cumulative audience of over 100 million monthly users. Pulse aims to expand its widely followed information platforms and social channels with local versions in Uganda and Ivory Coast to resonate with the young, digital-savvy population. As a provider of digital marketing and video production, Pulse will also support its international partners and local businesses in implementing innovative media and marketing campaigns in […]

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“Everybody needs Public Relations, even a two-person organization,” says Bamiduro.

“Everybody needs Public Relations, even a two-person organization,” says Bamiduro.… as speakers and participants praise the Experience Public Relations initiative LAGOS, Nigeria, March 10, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The speakers and participants of the book launch Experimenting Public Relations organized by Nigerian Women in PR over the weekend applauded the impressive initiative. The two-hour virtual pilot event and book launch, attended by industry professionals, students and business executives from various countries including India, Ireland, Ghana, United Arab Emirates and Nigeria, featured knowledge sharing, discussion of practical strategies, entertainment and networking sessions. The event began with the reading of a book from the book Experiencing Public Relations by Oluwatoni Oluwasanya, a 300-liter mass communication student from the University of Lagos who is also a Student Ambassador for Nigerian Women in Public Relations. Keynote speaker and launch director Omotola Oyebanjo, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Africa and Middle East, Upfield, went on to deliver an […]

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African Publishing Innovation Fund to improve access to education, books and literacy for 11 million young Africans

African Publishing Innovation Fund to improve access to education, books and literacy for 11 million young AfricansDUBAI, United Emirates, March 10, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The African Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF) – a grant program co-led by the United Arab Emirates-based global philanthropic organization Dubai Cares and implemented by International Publishers Association (IPA): Has chosen five projects in Africa to receive USD 170,000 in funding in 2021. The APIF Committee, chaired by IPA President Bodour Al Qasimi, selected the winners from 311 applications received from 26 countries Africans. This is the second iteration of the grant program, which is funded by a four-year, $ 800,000 commitment from Dubai Cares. Due to school closings and the transition to online learning in response to COVID-19, APIF prioritized scalable digital learning innovations to help the millions of African students in resource-poor rural communities. Many of them are outside the scope of national efforts to transition to distance learning and do not have access to […]

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35 milliards USD par an sont nécessaires pour lutter contre la crise de l’eau en Afrique; La société sud-africaine Khato Civils annonce l’expansion de l’Afrique et demande que la ZLECAf soit le catalyseur de la construction des infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique

35 milliards USD par an sont nécessaires pour lutter contre la crise de l’eau en Afrique;  La société sud-africaine Khato Civils annonce l’expansion de l’Afrique et demande que la ZLECAf soit le catalyseur de la construction des infrastructures hydrauliques en AfriqueMots: Ladi Eguche et Fraser Mitchell. Graphisme: Daniela Godard. Télécharger le document 1 – https://bit.ly/2OdOMLl Télécharger le document 2 – https://bit.ly/3v7NMcg Télécharger le document 3 – https://bit.ly/3ekxebi Les Nations Unies (https://bit.ly/3sZ0Mz5) préviennent que le monde pourrait faire face à un déficit d’approvisionnement en eau de 40% d’ici 2030, l’Afrique – qui souffre déjà de niveaux de stress hydrique plus importants que d’autres régions – susceptible de supporter le plus gros. L’impact économique de l’insuffisance des infrastructures et de l’approvisionnement en eau est déjà sévère. L’Afrique subsaharienne perd actuellement environ (https://bit.ly/30kvxlS) 5% de son produit intérieur brut (PIB) annuel en raison d’un accès limité à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement, 5 à 25% de son PIB aux sécheresses et aux inondations dans les pays touchés, et 40 milliards d’heures de temps autrement productif par an, collectant de l’eau. Après avoir réalisé des projets d’approvisionnement en eau durable dans la région de […]

35 milliards USD par an sont nécessaires pour lutter contre la crise de l’eau en Afrique; La société sud-africaine Khato Civils annonce l’expansion de l’Afrique et demande que la ZLECAf soit le catalyseur de la construction des infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique - NNN.

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Canada World Youth and Africa Skills Hub partner to launch Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI)

Canada World Youth and Africa Skills Hub partner to launch Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI)The Africa Skills Hub (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com), a youth employment organization and business incubator in Ghana, will partner with Canada World Youth – Canada World Youth (JCM-JCM) with the support of ‘Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to implement Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI) (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com/weli). The project addresses the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic through an innovative, youth-centered and gender-sensitive economic empowerment approach. “COVID 19 has threatened the survival of many women’s businesses, there is still a lot of hope to build back better. There is a recovery ahead, and while Covid may have disrupted so much, it has also provided huge alternative opportunities to branch out and do gender responsive programming in a new way ” said Daniel Antwi, executive director of Africa Skills Hub. Africa Skills Hub officially launched various activities in Ghana and Senegal. In Ghana, the project is taking place in two (2) peri-urban councils in the district […]

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Kasi Insight data on Africa is now available as part of an alternative data catalog through Bloomberg’s Data Market Place

Kasi Insight data on Africa is now available as part of an alternative data catalog through Bloomberg’s Data Market PlaceKasi Insight (www.KasiInsight.com), Africa’s leading data, metrics and information provider, announced that its consumer confidence dataset is now available to Bloomberg Data License customers (https: //bloom.bg/3rlKLTD) via Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point (https://bloom.bg/3kMt6lz). This provides an additional way for alpha-seeking investors and financial professionals to experience Kasi Insight data. Download the document: https://bit.ly/38jOE40 Kasi Insight has been collecting, analyzing and standardizing consumer data since 2016 through consumer surveys carried out monthly in Africa’s largest markets. The Kasi Consumer Confidence Index, which is our flagship index, is the first round of monthly consumer sentiment data in Africa, providing a necessary consumer-level view on economic activity and expectations on the biggest African markets. The methodology of the index conforms to the well-known consumer confidence data set and uses a balanced approach (-100 to +100). The index which was launched in 2016 consists of seven data series tracing several data points on consumers such […]

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Ghana hit by nationwide power outage

Ghana suffered a nationwide power cut on Sunday, the country’s electricity provider GRIDCo said, as it attempted to restore power. The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) said it was dealing with “a total system shutdown”. “At approximately 2.10pm on Sunday March 07, 2021, a challenge in the power system led to a total system shutdown.
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Controversy as Nigerian music label owner dies in Ghana, artiste arrested

Deji Lambo Controversy is surrounding the death of the Chief Executive Officer, Cash Nation Entertainment, Babatunde Abiodun, aka Kashy. Three narratives have emerged about the circumstances surrounding Abiodun’s death on Sunday, March 7, 2021. One narrative claimed that Abiodun, who was said to have been battling depression for months, allegedly committed suicide by jumping down […] Read Full Story

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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