Humanitarian Leaders to Discuss Sustainable Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa

More than 300 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government and UN organisations are set to convene at the Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi this February exchanging innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa.

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2017 to take place in Kenya for the first time

The 11th edition of the AFIF “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” will be hosted by the Strathmore University in Nairobi.

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Canadian Government to Invest $120m into Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

The newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has announced the kick-start of a project termed ‘Planting for Food & Jobs programme’ under Ghana’s agricultural sector which is set to receive 125 million Canadian Dollars investment from the Canadian government. According to the minister, the project will create over 750,000 jobs for the youth. The project is scheduled to commence this March and to continue during the next farming season this year. The project seeks to create a sustainable food security structure for all people across the country. Planting for Food & Jobs will be operating under five main components: supply of improved seedlings, provision of fertilisers, extension services, marketing for produce and e-agriculture. Ken Ofori-Atta – Ghana’s Finance Minister represented the government of Ghana to sign the agreement which allows the release of the funds. The Canada government was represented by Ms Heather Anne Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana.

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From Mob Programming to Blockchain: DevConf 2017 covers it all

DevConf 2017 will present the hottest topics to SA’s developer community this year

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Riskmap 2017: A Year of Acute Uncertainty for Business

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, highlighted by RiskMap, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of their approaches to risk management

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Risks in Renewable Energy Projects 2016

First report about ‘Risks of renewable energy projects’, elaborated by Blue Tree Asset Management and CMS Albiñana & Suarez de Lezo among 110 investors from 7 countries

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IMF Statement on Tunisia

Mr. Björn Rother, IMF mission chief to Tunisia, made the following statement at the end of a staff visit to discuss the economic outlook and the authorities’ policy intentions under Tunisia’s economic reform program supported by a four-year IMF Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement approved in May 2016 (See Press Release 16/238):

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Falling Liberian Dollar Results in 60-day Travel Ban

Official travel overseas have been withheld by orders of the Liberian President. The 60 day travel ban is being undertaken to save the country’s depleted foreign currency holdings. Doing business in the country has been tough as fluctuation due to continuous fluctuation of the Liberian dollar. This had contributed to traders and business owners engaging in a protest to draw attention to the government on the crisis that befalls them in their businesses. The situation could also be affected by the business owners themselves as some business owners are known to travel overseas with money in their suitcases creating foreign exchange shortages.

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Africa Needs to Refocus Its Attention on the Urgency of Economic Diversification – Davies

Davies further pronounced that the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” will offer new opportunities to achieving inclusive and sustainable growth by fast tracking market integration in Africa through industrial corridors and regional integration

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Ethiopian Water Adventure and More

Ethiopia is often described as a magical and refreshing destination which always lives up to its reputation. Visitors can explore hand in hand through clean beaches and hike to lush green mountains having the best time of their lives. Whether you are a history buff or just out for adventure and exploration you will get what you are looking for. Among the stunning Ethiopian places of the western Ethiopia, Bahir Dar which was once considered to be made the capital city of Ethiopia by the late former Emperor Haile Selassie due to the extravagant natural resources and suitable weather condition, is an exceptional location. Located 600 km northwest of Addis Ababa, it presents breathtaking lake views and artistic creations.

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Africa Finance Corporation: Sole Investor in Guinea’s Bauxite Exploration with $205m

africa finance corporation Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has announced that a plan to invest 205 million USD in Guinea as an effort to help boost mineral exploration in the country through Alufer Mining Company (a Guinea based mineral exploration company) at their high grade bauxite reserve, Bel Air mine. The Bel Air mine is targeting release its first production by 2019 with an expected 10 million tonnes a year. The global bauxite supply is currently falling deficit to growing demand and thus, the development of AFC will increase production to contribute to global demand.

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Randgold Resources Achieves 38% Profit Increase and Propose Increase in Dividend

Rangold Resources Randgold Resources, a leading gold mine business in Africa and listed on NASDAQ stock exchanges, has announced a 38 per cent profit increase on its 2015’s 294.2 million USD while exceeding its production target in 2016 by 37,000 oz for their maiden gold mine in Mali – Loulo-Gounkoto Gold Mine. Randgold’s presence in Mali has aided to redefine gold mine in the country and has been a boost to economic development. The company paid over 2 billion USD in taxes to the government and an estimated 2.9 billion USD in strengthening the local economy through local investments, salaries, and payments to local suppliers. The company also declared that their operations in Mali alone contributes to about 10% of the country’s total GDP.

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Ghana Insurance 2017

Emerging Trends in Ghanaian Insurance Market—An Overview

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Ghana Securities and Capital Market

A Broad-ranging Outlook on Ghana Securities and Capital Market

According to a new research, the GDP for Ghana is expected to reach a significant growth rate of 7.5% by 2018, showing a steady growth attracting investors. Despite the bad debt levels, the GDP manifested a steady growth of 3.9% at the end of 2015 as Ghana’s market attracted a lot of investors. Ghana has boomingly become the third-largest growing economy in Africa and exhibited profound economic growth. With the course of time, the Government of Ghana has taken various strategic initiatives to broaden the horizons for international investors entering the market. The country’s proclivity for becoming a security-oriented market has been justified with the latest developments in Ghana. Ghana’s capital market is gradually developing and increasingly beginning to play pivotal role and helping to attract long-term capital for financing economic activities.

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University of Ghana Hunted by Filth

The University of Ghana is one of the finest higher educational institutions of excellence in Africa. The university’s environment undoubtedly constitute one of the most beautiful communities in Ghana: excellent infrastructure, spatially classic navigation, greenery and serene breezes, and envious sanitary views, are, but only a few attributes of the wonderful environment of the Premier University which many of us boast of, and continue to attract many excellent candidates all over the world. The significance of this decent environment and how it positively influences the attitudes and lifestyles of members of the university community is amazing. As opined by one product of the Premier University: “it is always difficult to litter around indiscriminately after you spend a full semester on campus and you are back in town, though, that seems to be the normal practice”. Yes! That is positive and this is how it should be.

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Five Key Questions to Ask Before Migrating to the Cloud

Migrating applications to the cloud offers incredible opportunities that can make your business more versatile and efficient. Collaboration is often easier with the cloud, for example, and it can make disaster recovery a breeze. However, the cloud isn’t necessarily the right choice for every application. Is your team thinking of shifting your application to a cloud-based model? Make sure to take the following considerations into account before making your move:

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Ghana Might Face Charges from IMF for Unaccounted GHC7 Billion

Ghana might face charges from International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the country’s economic figures seems fishy, says the new government. The new government, led by the Vice President had announced that the previous government – the National Democratic Party (NDC) has refused to account for a 7 billion Ghana Cedis which was spent during their term in government. However, the NDC government and the current minority in parliament, claims that the money was being used for an ongoing initiative on government contracts and expenditure which forms part of the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System. They furthered to express that it is of their expectation to see the current government continue that initiative.

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