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Commonwealth to observe Ghanaian elections

An assessment has been conducted in compliance with international COVID-19 safety guidelines ahead of the group's deployment

The Commonwealth is deploying a team to observe the general election in Ghana scheduled for 7 December. Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the group following an invitation from the Electoral Commission of Ghana. Members of the group include politicians, diplomats and experts in law, human rights, gender and election administration…

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Ghanaian environmentalist wins the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize

The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s foremost award honoring grassroots environmental activists

Ezekiel Chibeze, a Ghanaian environmental champion has been announced as the recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2020, citing his commitment to pushing for good governance in Ghana’s environmental sector and for his climate leadership in Ghana, across Africa and globally. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s foremost award…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 29 November 2020, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,150,439) deaths (51,481), and recoveries (1,815,839) by region: Central (65,085 cases; 1,188 deaths; 60,412 recoveries): Burundi (681; 1; 549), Cameroon (24,117; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,913; 63; 4,825), Chad (1,663; 101; 1,499), Congo (5,774; 94; 4,891), DRC (12,608; 333; 11,495), Equatorial Guinea (5,153; 85;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 28 November 2020, 6 pm EAT

As of 28 November 2020, 6pm EAT African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,137,871) deaths (51,248), and recoveries (1,807,531) by region: Central (64,936 cases; 1,186 deaths; 60,408 recoveries): Burundi (681; 1; 549), Cameroon (24,117; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,913; 63; 4,825), Chad (1,663; 101; 1,499), Congo (5,632; 92; 4,891),…

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Put small-scale traders at the heart of efforts to accelerate trade and investment in Africa post COVID-19

The AfCFTA will not in one dramatic swoop alter existing commercial and economic realities on a vast scale, but its implementation could lead the recovery efforts from the COVID-19 crisis – Solomon Quaynor, VP African Development Bank

Industry experts meeting this week for a virtual discussion focused on resetting, retooling and restarting regional integration in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, underscored the importance of putting small scale traders at the heart of any initiatives. The joint webinar, organized on Tuesday by  the African Development…

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Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture (By Woelinam Dogbe)

There is ample evidence that the existing financial sector regulation architecture in Ghana is not fit-for-purpose

By Woelinam Dogbe, President of the Alliance for Financial Consumer Protection (AFCOP) Ghana’s financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of over 300 financial institutions; and which has affected every division of the financial sector. Universal banks, savings and loans companies, microfinance companies, capital market institutions,…

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African Economic Research Consortium to Host a Virtual Plenary Session on: COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Economists, Researchers and Policymakers Examine the Appropriate Course of Actions that African Governments can Pursue to Manage the Effects of the Pandemic and Post-Covid19 Economic Recovery

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) (https://AERCAfrica.org) will host its 53rd Plenary Session on the theme on the “Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities” on December 7, 2020. The sessions will be held virtually where researchers, academics, policy makers, and non-state actors will discuss the…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 23 November 2020, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,069,923) deaths (49,702), and recoveries (1,747,263) by region: Central (63,854 cases; 1,181 deaths; 60,120 recoveries): Burundi (662; 1; 549), Cameroon (23,528; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,911; 63; 4,817), Chad (1,642; 101; 1,469), Congo (5,632; 92; 4,891), DRC (12,239; 328; 11,343), Equatorial Guinea (5,130; 85;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 22 November 2020, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,057,001) deaths (49,412), and recoveries (1,737,277) by region: Central (63,780 cases; 1,180 deaths; 60,074 recoveries): Burundi (656; 1; 549), Cameroon (23,528; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,911; 63; 4,817), Chad (1,633; 101; 1,469), Congo (5,632; 92; 4,891), DRC (12,180; 327; 11,300), Equatorial Guinea (5,130; 85;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 21 November 2020, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,045,900) death (49,121), and recoveries (1,729,477) by region: Central (63,737 cases; 1,180 deaths; 60,059 recoveries): Burundi (649; 1; 549), Cameroon (23,528; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,911; 63; 4,817), Chad (1,626; 101; 1,465), Congo (5,632; 92; 4,891), DRC (12,180; 327; 11,300), Equatorial Guinea (5,121;…