Archive for: March, 2012

Guinea: Working to Provide Water and Electricity for All

Conakry — Guinea faces acute problems in the supply of clean water and electricity to its citizens, slowing the country’s economic development. A major project to address this is now under way, but some Guineans are skeptical of its promises. Guinea enjoys more rainfall than any other country in West Africa; the country is known […]

Angola: Solar Panels Turning Dirty Water Clean

Luanda — The brightly painted old shipping container with solar panels on its roof and high-specification filtration devices inside looks out of place in this dusty Angolan village of Bom Jesus, 50 kilometers east of the capital Luanda. But it will soon be providing nearly 20,000 liters a day of clean, drinkable water to the […]

Africa: Activists Call for Unity Ahead of Green Economy Talks

More than 300 African civil society organizations on Sunday called on delegates who are due to attend the 12th Special Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) in Nairobi this week to unite towards a climate justice agenda and green economy. In a joint statement issued in Nairobi, the Pan African Climate Justice […]

Most Sought-After Contract between GFA and Goran Leaked

The most sought-after contract between the Ghana Football Association and Serbian Coach Goran Stevanovic that gave him the job of coaching the Black Stars has been leaked. The contract was retyped for the purposes of publication by and culled by below. According to the report, on the hard copy of the contract, there […]

Serbian authorities seize Stevanovic’s passport

The Ministry of Interior of Serbia has seized the passport of Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic, sources have revealed. The Serbian is expected in Ghana on Tuesday to face an emergency committee of the Ghana Football Association over his future, but the latest development comes as a big blow to him. Details are sketchy, but […]

Britain cites ‘imminent danger’ in failed rescue in Nigeria

By the CNN Wire Staff   Envoy cites “imminent and growing danger” in explaining failure to inform Rome sooner Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — In a meeting Friday with his Italian counterpart, British Foreign Secretary William Hague sought to explain why Rome had not been consulted before a failed rescue attempt that resulted in the deaths […]

US-Ghana bilateral trade rises 56% to $1.9b in 2011 – White House

The total value of trade between the United States and Ghana recorded a significant growth of 56% over the 2010 figures to $1.9 billion in 2011, according to a White House fact sheet obtained by March 9, 2012. The fact sheet indicated that US exports to Ghana were valued at $1.2 billion in 2011, […]

Ensuring Peaceful Elections – Leaders Want President To Back Words With Action

Leaders of some political parties have welcomed President J.E.A. Mills’s assurance to maintain peace in the run-up to this year’s election but asked the President to back his word with action. They said the President’s affirmation of peace was timely because it was only in an atmosphere of peace that the country could come out […]

Africa’s Quest to Improve Intra-Regional Trade through Infrastructure Development

Africa’s quest for greater connectivity and improved intra-regional trade could soon become a reality after the continent’s leaders agreed to increase public spending on infrastructure and set in motion a programme to create a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017. The recent 18th summit of the African Union noted that the continent’s regional integration […]

Obama: Ghana is a wonderful economic success story

United States President Barack Obama has had high praise for Ghana’s economic transformation and democratic credentials, pointing out that while it is important and right to focus on Africa’s challenges, it is equally important focus on the good news. “There are sometimes — there’s sometimes a tendency to focus on the challenges that exist in […]