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Ghana Chamber of Commerce, USA elect its first Board

The newly formed Ghana Chamber of Commerce, USA, Inc. (GCC-USA) held its second official meeting on January 24, 2017 at the Ghana Consulate in New York City. The purpose of the meeting was for the Interim Executive Committee that was constituted at the inaugural meeting on May 13, 2017 to report its progress, be disbanded, […]

Ghana is safe and stable, but its young people are still risking their lives to cross to Europe

by Brennan Weiss Kwesi Sampson made his first illegal trek across the Sa- hara desert nearly a decade ago in hopes of reaching Europe. He didn’t make it. Sampson worked construction jobs for three years in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, earning more money in one month than what he says he could make in two years […]

Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a disputed third term more than two years ago, spawning a period of unrest marked by extrajudicial killings, a failed coup, and ethnic division. Given repeated assurances from government officials and the dearth of media coverage, you would be forgiven for thinking that period ended some […]

Development of African Railroads Is for Enhancement of Pan-African Trade, Writes China’s

China’s investments in the African railroads are designed to enhance the weak pan-African trade, says Global Times. “According to the African Export Import Bank, intra-African trade was only about 19% of the continent’s $930 billion traded last year. The rest was shipped out of the continent despite availability of mar- kets across Africa. This is […]

Chagos legal status sent to international court by UN

A dispute between the UK and Mauritius over disputed island territory in the Indian Ocean is to be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The UN General Assembly voted by 94 countries to 15 that The Hague should examine the legal status of the Chagos Islands. The former British colony used to be […]

Ghana ranks high in investor confidence – US Chamber of Commerce report

The US-Africa Business Centre has released its maiden In- vestor Confidence Indicator for Africa (ICIFA) in Washington, ranking Ghana among the best countries in Africa in terms of convenience of doing business. Ghana’s overall score was 59.4 per cent which placed it in the first quartile of overall performers in Africa. The report, which was […]

China pledges US$15B to Ghana’s development agenda

China has pledged some $15 billion dollars to fund Ghana’s government’s massive economic transformation agenda, with the likelihood that a further four billion dol- lars would be committed for various development projects across the country. The commitment by the Chinese is based on a financing module presented by the government of Ghana, seeking for partnerships […]

Ghana risks MCC funds over human trafficking – US

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa The United States of America has again highlighted Ghana’s failings in the fight against human trafficking, and the potential effect on aid received from the country as part of the Millennium Chal- lenge Compact (MCC). Speaking at a two-day workshop on trafficking, the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, revealed that Ghana […]

Thirty five diasporean Ghanaians in current Government – President Akufo-Addo

by Kwabena Opong, Accra Ghanaians in the Diaspora met at the Accra International Conference Center on Wednesday, July 5 for their three-day annual Homecoming Summit themed “Development and Opportunity.” In his keynote address, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo acknowledged the contribution of the Ghanaian Diaspora to the economy. He explained the reason he made it […]

Volta Lake: “Home” of Cruel Child Labor in Ghana

James Kofi Annan left his village at Winneba in the Central Region, as a trafficked child, for a village near Yeji in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana at so early in life he could only estimate his age at time of trafficking. With the help of Providence, he escaped, got lucky and was able […]

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