Daily Archives: November 1, 2016

Poor Sanitation and River Pollution, the Most Threatening Environmental Problems in Ghana

Photo credit: Ronny Yeboah at Anyinam Brim river (polluted) in the Eastern region of Ghana.

Photo credit: Ronny Yeboah at Anyinam Brim river (polluted) in the Eastern region of Ghana.

Poor sanitation and river body pollution are the most threatening environmental problems in the Ghanaian society, a new study has found. read more

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Trading USDZAR with Binary Options

The South African Rand (ZAR) is one of the most volatile emerging market currencies. Combined with extensive international hedge fund carry trade participants and the uncertain nature of the political landscape, you have a perfect currency to trade Binary Options with. read more

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Debate on Zambia’s copper equity rages on

By Hicks Sikazwe

The debate on who benefits from Zambia’s copper proceeds heightened in 2014 when Canada’s Barrick Gold suspended operations at Lumwana in Solwezi threatening to pull out of the country over a new mineral tax. read more

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Zambian mining town stalks Angola DRC business

By Hicks Sikazwe

The mining town of Solwezi, 633 Kilometres North West of   Zambia’s capital Lusaka, has been transformed  into an active centre of business eying markets beyond  borders. read more

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The phenomenal mindset of Africa’s future leaders | Nkosana Mafico | TEDxUQ

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When you switch on your television and there is a segment on Africa, the images that you typically see are that of death, disease, poverty and famine. There is undoubtedly some truth to this, however, this isn’t the whole story. With close to 70 percent of its 1 billion+ population under the age of 25, Africa is fast becoming the future frontier for global growth. In this funny, insightful talk, Nkosana shares with us how Africa’s youth are changing the narrative by creating a story everyone can get behind. Website: www.nmafico.com. read more

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Exclusive Interview with Bob Turner, Senior Mentor at Challenges Worldwide – UK.

Photo Credit: Simon Turner, Ghana. Image: Middle - Bob Turner (Senior Mentor, Challenges Group).

Photo Credit: Simon Turner, Ghana.
Image: Middle – Bob Turner (Senior Mentor, Challenges Group).

“There is a way to do business in every part of the world. Western way of business as an SME is more of working under comfortable conditions – air conditioned office, easy certification, etc.  But in Ghana and Africa, the entire system is difficult to work in. It is not easy here, you have to make money the hard way. There are not many sources of funding in Africa and entrepreneurs here are always competing for a fair share of the resources available,” said Bob Turner during his visit to Challenges Worldwide in Ghana. Mr. Turner, believes that SMEs in Africa are the future of building Africa’s economy and as such, much attention must be given to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in respective countries in the continent. read more

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IMF Staff Holds Review Mission to Tanzania

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from October 18–28, 2016 and held discussions with the authorities on the fifth review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) program that was approved on July 16, 2014.[1] read more

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