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Promoting African Culture Through Clothes and Fabrics

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In modern times, African culture is being displayed in many material forms and to that, we are gradually expanding our reach on the global market. In recent decades, it is of no surprise to see folks in Europe or the United States wearing clothing manufactured from African print materials or clothing with African symbols inscribed in it. The use of beads as chains, bracelets, etc is no longer a thing of Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, or any of the sub Saharan countries but could be found in many parts of the world.

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Danida-sponsored research improves the lives of Ghanaian cocoa farmers

Margaret Owusu grew up in the rural areas around the city of Tema, approx. 25 km from Accra, with hardworking parents and a strong passion for education. Today, her research is improving the lives of the rural population in Ghana.

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Traditional leaders converge for training on land negotiations skills

A two-day seminar to sensitize African traditional leaders on the risks and opportunities of large-scale land based investments (LSLBIs) kicked off Wednesday in Accra, Ghana, with more than 50 traditional authorities and community leaders from across Africa.

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West Africa Property Investment Summit to showcase Ghana growth

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Johannesburg – November 2016

This week, the continent’s foremost property investment experts will meet in Accra for the annual West Africa Property Investment Summit. Taking place from the 16-17 November at the Kempinski Hotel, speakers from all over the globe will meet in Ghana’s capital, to discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of real estate in the region. Despite very often receiving less coverage than its powerhouse cousin Nigeria, the summit’s host nation has emerged as a powerful real estate investment destination, and a favourable endorsement from the World Bank as West Africa’s “best place to do business.”

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SWIFT’s messaging traffic grows by 15.8% in West Africa

Figures released at the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa show that the region has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally

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Oikocredit supports expansion of home solar in West Africa with PEG Ghana

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Financing from Oikocredit, responsAbility and SunFunder will support PEG’s goal of supplying 500,000 households with off-grid energy by 2020

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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.

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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.

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First GSEN learning workshop in Africa to be hosted in Accra

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In every corner of the globe there are passionate people who solve the world’s toughest problems thanks to entrepreneurial solutions. We call these people social entrepreneurs. Their ventures create jobs, alleviate poverty and make the world a better place.

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Youth in Agribusiness, a Solution to Transforming Africa

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Agriculture is the backbone of the African economy and in recent times, more youth in Africa are using innovations to boost the agricultural supply chain in Africa, although there are existing challenges facing many young farmers across the continenet. Recently, one the common and famous plantations you find across West Africa is Palm. The palm tree serves several purposes and its farming and trading, has grown rapidly in other parts of the world including Malaysia. In Ghana, the palm tree farming and trading is being practiced by many farmers on a small scale and few on large scale.

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A Magical Crop–Call me: OIL PALM

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They say I am “Red-crop “some: the “Green crop”, others: the “numerous rooted crop”. All been said, it is factual that I do produce “red oil”,have a lot more green leaves than other crops and I am amongst the strongest rooted crops in the World (resistant to storms and droughts) and remains the main source of “red fruits” from which most of the World’s vegetable oils are derived.  I am been used as a symbol of wealth by some cultures and tribes of the World. Now it is a pleasure to announce my presence hereas OIL PALM.

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Reach for Change Africa shares Africa’s social enterprise stories with the world

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Ghana’s own Amma Lartey, took to a global stage to share about the incredible strides made by African social entrepreneurs to solve the continents most pressing challenges.

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IMF Executive Board Completes Third ECF Review for Ghana, and Approves US$116.2 Million Disbursement

On September 28, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.[1] Completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR 83.025 million (about US$116.2 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 332.1 million (about US$464.6 million).

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African Firms Adopt IBM Cloud to Fuel Innovation

(Left to Right) Tejas Mehta, General Manager, IBM Central and West Africa; Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Acting DG, NITDA: Dipo Faulkner, Country General Manager, IBM Nigeria; Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, Honourable Commissioner of Commerce & Industry, Ogun State at the IBM Business Connect 2016 Conference in Lagos.

(Left to Right) Tejas Mehta, General Manager, IBM Central and West Africa; Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Acting DG, NITDA: Dipo Faulkner, Country General Manager, IBM Nigeria; Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, Honourable Commissioner of Commerce & Industry, Ogun State at the IBM Business Connect 2016 Conference in Lagos.

Companies across the continent turn to IBM Cloud to drive growth strategies, accelerate digital transformation projects and mitigate the macro-economic challenges of their operating environment

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Regulatory reform and the ease of doing business matters for long term growth and prosperity

Op-ed by DFID-Ghana Country Director on better regulatory reform

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GHANA TO BENEFIT FROM USAID’S POWER AFRICA INITIATIVE

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Obama’s administration rolled out the Power Africa Initiative which is delivered through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and aimed at helping reach out to Africa in terms of Energy accessibility. With so many projects under the initiative, USAID will be adding more as it has pledged to support the Ghana Government to develop a comprehensive power sector master plan through the IRRP project. Ghana, the beneficiary country is ranked among Africa’s top energy planning country but the country has been facing power deficits in recent decade and thus, affecting the economic status of the country.

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Social Entrepreneurship: A tool to addressing Africa’s illiteracy problem – Reach for Change Africa

Africa is the only continent where more than half of parents are unable to help their kids with their homework due to illiteracy. A report by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) indicates that about 38 percent of African adults are illiterate, two thirds of this number is said to be women.

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