Ghana Decides Today Peacefully

Since the last election in 2012 which led to a misunderstanding between the opposition party and ruling party (resulting to the opposition party taking the issue to court), there is been a higher expectation for this year’s election. Earlier this year, citizens have been anticipating for this day. It’s past midday and citizens are queuing to vote. Prior to this day, there is been several peace campaigns in the country which makes foreigners and tourists uncomfortable as continuous highlight on peace makes others think of the potential of a war happening.

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Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

Carriers in Africa are expected to deliver the weakest financial performance with a net loss of $800 million

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Digitalization set to develop Africa, not disrupt

·    New report from Siemens South Africa benchmarks the digitalization maturity of four countries in Africa

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Staying Relevant: Travel and Tourism Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

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From the advent of bleisure and braggies to the constitution of travel as a human right by the UNWTO, 2016 has been and still is a remarkable year. We have seen growing interest in gaining new experiences as compared to owning stuff as well as the rise and reign of the sharing economy in the travel circles; as the year marks the first day of it’s last month, we take a look at trends that are sure to gain fame and drive numbers in the US$7.2 trillion Industry.

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Financial Flows and Tax Havens: Combining to Limit the Lives of Billions of People

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By Dev Kar

Global Financial Integrity (GFI), the Norwegian School of Economics and a team of global experts released a study showing that since 1980 developing countries lost US$16.3 trillion dollars through broad leakages in the balance of payments, trade misinvoicing, and recorded financial transfers. These resources represent immense social costs that have been borne by the citizens of developing countries around the globe. Funding for the report was provided by the Research Council of Norway and research assistance was provided by economists in Brazil, India, and Nigeria.

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UAE undergoing major energy changes to face the future

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The retrofitting of existing buildings to greener standards is widely recognized as a key step in the sustainable development of a nation’s economy.

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Political Parties should put Small & Medium Business high on Agenda as Ghana votes

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Ghana should also look at how investments in roads, power and telecoms – in partnership with the private sector – might drive growth by lifting productivity; it could also be a way to create opportunities for small businesses through procurement

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Conflict Diamonds from CAR Entering International Markets via Cameroon

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Kimberley Process must act after new report reveals shortfalls in Cameroon’s traceability procedures create opportunities for smuggling and corruption

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Tax compliance gets easier for companies, but new data highlights post–filing challenges across the world

Kyle Mandy, Tax Policy Leader for PwC South Africa

Kyle Mandy, Tax Policy Leader for PwC South Africa

Africa is still a difficult region for paying taxes – PwC

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All You Need To Know About The 2016 ITU Telecom World In Thailand

Technology SMEs, businesses, and significant stakeholders met at the ITU Telecom World 2016 to facilitate effective networking, innovation, and growth within the digital economy of the world. Attended by 8,800 people, the event was held at Bangkok – Thailand, and was graced by the presence of H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kingdom of Thailand and General Chan-o-cha Prayut, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Thailand who launched the e vent and welcomed other key personalities across the globe including but not limited to H.R.H. Tapouto’a Ulukalala, the Crown Prince of Tonga; Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxemburg; Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu; Debretsion Gebremichael Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia; and Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of UNCTAD. Thailand’s keystakeholders in the technology field and digital sector had this opportunity to exhibit their emerging and existing innovations which are spurring the country’s development to other global audience.

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

The Africa Trade Forum ended in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Economic Commission for Africa’s Coordinator, David Luke, of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) urging participants to act on conclusions reached in discussions this week as the continent seeks to meet its October 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

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Tax Inspectors Without Borders announces new South-South partnership between Kenya and Botswana

Tax officials from Kenya and Botswana have agreed to a landmark tax assistance project that marks the first South-South cooperation pact under the Tax Inspectors Without Borders programme.

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High-Profile Arab Knowledge Experts to Speak at the Knowledge Summit 2016

  • Ministers of education from around the Arab World discuss the role of reading in building a national identity
  • E. Jamal bin Huwaireb will inaugurate the Summit with an opening address, in addition to announcing the results of the Arab Reading Index

High-profile knowledge experts and renowned personalities have signed on to take part in the third annual Knowledge Summit, organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) – member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – on December 5-7, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel.

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The 2017 edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention in Uganda to advance financial deepening & inclusion, bridge funding gaps and mobilise investment for new growth opportunities

As the global business environment adapts to the new normal of Brexit, the Trump presidency and the implications of a post-oil economy, Sub‐Saharan Africa continues to be an increasingly important component of global economic growth. In particular, the expansion of Islamic finance in the region is providing new growth opportunities and propelling stronger trade & investment ties across Sub‐Saharan Africa and internationally. For Uganda, specifically, 2016 has been a landmark year for Islamic finance as important new legislation has moved its way through the legal enactment process and 2017 promises to be even more significant for the progress of Islamic finance on the continent.  

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Bridge Unemployment Gap in Africa through Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Development

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Over 250 participants came together for the 2016 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week celebration. The event which focused on “Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development,” ended with a strong advocacy for economic transformation in Africa through accelerated job creation made possible via infrastructure development. Referring to the vison 2063, the participants (which were made up of stakeholders’ representatives of member States, private sector, development partners and project owners) acknowledged the youth capital in Africa and thus, a need to offer great employment windows for them, and making benefit of their skills and potentials.

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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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The Reputation Go-to Guy releases a Crisis Management Toolkit

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Deon Binneman a-ka the Reputation Go-to Guy has released a Crisis Management Toolkit designed to assist and equip management teams to anticipate, prepare for, and manage potential crises.

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