Tuesday , February 28 2017
Home / Africa

Africa

AfDB to open field offices in Benin, Guinea and Niger

Benin, Guinea and Niger will benefit significantly from the development support provided by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) following the Board’s approval to open offices in the three countries in order to strengthen its operational presence, visibility and address their needs effectively. In line with the Bank’s decentralization action ...

Read More »

AfDB undertakes mission to The Gambia for dialogue and portfolio review

An African Development Bank mission, in collaboration with the World Bank Group, visited Banjul, the Gambian capital, from February 1-4, 2017 in order to engage with the new authorities and discuss the modalities of forthcoming Bank engagement. The AfDB team was led by Adalbert Nshimyumuremyi, Acting Resident Representative, and included ...

Read More »

Ghana: Inflation rate drops to 13.3%

The inflation rate for January 2017 is 13.3 per cent, a drop from the 15.4 percent recorded in December 2016, Government Statistician Baah Wadieh has announced. Food inflation dropped to 7 percent while the nonfood inflation also dropped to 16.6 percent. ADVERTISEMENT Among the regional differentials, the Upper West Region ...

Read More »

Facebook names Uche Ofodile as Regional Head-Africa for Express Wifi

Business leader, Uche Ofodile Business leader, Uche Ofodile, has been named as Regional Head-Africa for Express Wifi by facebook. Until her new appointment, Uche who has over 20 years of experience under her belt was associated with Tigo’s DRC office as CEO, and before that, Vodafone Ghana as Chief Marketing ...

Read More »

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Meets with Task Force on Food Security

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo   The Task Force on Food Security constituted by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 had its inaugural meeting this morning. At the meeting presided over by the Ag. President, the Task Force focused on gaining a full understanding of all factors that ...

Read More »

Ghana: MPC rate remains unchanged despite a decline forecast by economist

Bank of Ghana maintained its prime rate despite a potential drop forecast by economists The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana maintained its prime rate despite a potential drop forecast by economists. The policy rate which stood at 25.5 percent in November last year after a 50bps ...

Read More »

200 Nigerian Air Force Men Return From Gambia

Two hundred of the Nigerian Air Force personnel sent for peace keeping in Banjul, The Gambia, are back home, after what they called a successful campaign in the country. The officers and men who arrived at about 6:30 on Thursday evening, were brought in an Air Force plane. The troops were ...

Read More »

Ghana spends over $13m on Vice President’s accommodation

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Tuesday expressed shock and dismay over the $13 million being expended on the construction of an accommodation for the Vice President. He said such a huge amount could have been used to construct many boreholes and believed that the award of the contract ...

Read More »

Ghana Housing deficit: SSNIT to come to the rescue

The Akufo-Addo-led government will fall on the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) in its quest to deal with the country’s housing deficit of more than 1.5 million, Samuel Atta Akyea, Minister-designate for Works and Housing, has said. According to him, the housing problem in the country is a ...

Read More »