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Africa’s Progress Belongs to Africa

Africa’s Progress Belongs to Africa

African development is more effective when lead by African states and citizens, the new findings from the Overseas Development Institute shows. The research identifies countries for their growth in agriculture, health care, education and sanitation. The report calls for a…

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Recommitting to bridging north-south education gap.

Recommitting to bridging north-south education gap.

Ghana: Northern regional minister, Stephen Sumani Nayina, has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to bridging the educational gap between the North and the Southern parts of the country. Nayina said promotion of quality education was the only and surest tool to…

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Key quotes from President Obama’s speech in Accra.

Key quotes from President Obama’s speech in Accra.

On Africa’s future: ’We must start from the simple premise that Africa’s future is up to Africans. I say this knowing full well the tragic past that has sometimes haunted this part of the world. I have the blood of…

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Gold refinery to take off.

Gold refinery to take off.

Ghana: A $15 million refinery to process gold locally is said to take off by the last quarter of this year. The refinery to be constructed by CC global investments at Spintex road in the capital, Accra is promised to…

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‘New moment of promise’ for Africa?

‘New moment of promise’ for Africa?

As expected, U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech to Africa in Accra had plenty to say on the importance of good governance – but there was also a very strong message that his ‘new moment of promise’ is one that Africans…

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British company admits corruption in Ghana.

British company admits corruption in Ghana.

A British engineering company, Mabey & Johnson Ltd has admitted involvement in corruption in Ghana.  The management of the company appeared at London’s Westminster magistrates court Friday 10th July to answer to charges of corruption. This is the first prosecution…

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Obama’s African youth revolution

Obama’s African youth revolution

The most poignant suggestion by President Obama to changing Africa’s fortune in his speech in Accra, Ghana was his call to the youths of the continent to hold their leaders to account. In a continent where age and patronage is…

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