ACCRA, Ghana, July 21, 2021/ -- The Top 50 finalists chosen from 12,000+ entries, selected by a prestigious pool of 233 judges; 16 countries from Africa represented in the Top 50; 38% of Top 50 candidates are female entrepreneurs; 10% are Francophone; Top 50 finalists will progress to an ABH (www.AfricaBusinessHeroes.org) virtual boot camp and further judging. Top 20 to be announced in August.
Africa’s Business Heroes the flagship philanthropic programme for the Jack Ma Foundation in Africa, has announced the top 50 finalists for the 2021 ABH prize competition.
These 50 African entrepreneurs are in the running to win a share of USD 1.5 million in grant funding and will gain invaluable networking and learning opportunities throughout their ABH journey. Since applica...
Scaling-up off-grid solar across Africa - EIB and International Solar Alliance study identifies solutions to unlock energy access for 120 million householdsStudy provides specific policy guidance for African countries based on barriers
ACCRA, Ghana, July 20, 2021/ -- New analysis identifies challenges and solutions to transform clean energy; In-depth research in Nigeria, Uganda and Rwanda provides framework for continent; Study provides specific policy guidance for African countries based on barriers; EIB (www.EIB.org) confirms financial and technical support for off-grid to transforming energy access for 120 million African households lacking electricity.
The European Investment Bank and the International Solar Alliance today published a new study outlining solutions to overco...
ACCRA, Ghana, July 16, 2021/
The journey of the second cohort of UNFPA Ghana’s Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship took off on 6th January,2020 moving swiftly into equipping 21 young people with scientifically proven sexual and Reproductive Health information, knowledge for professional development, as well as skills in innovation. These included coding, photography, graphic design, video editing, human-centered design among other relevant proficiencies needed to enable them to thrive in the digital age. Uniquely challenged with the global pandemic, the YoLe Fellows exhibited resilience and continued to implement scheduled activities by virtual means and in adherence to the COVID-19 protocols with the support of the Country Office.
To climax activities of the ‘COVID-19 heroes’, a colorf...
Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana's President
Ghana plans to issue up to $2 billion in green and social bonds by November, making it the first African country to sell debt to support development projects.
Ghana would become a leader in African social bond issuance, capitalizing on an instrument that has grown in popularity since the coronavirus pandemic, according to Bloomberg.
A green bond is a fixed-income instrument designed particularly to raise funds for climate and environmental projects. Because these bonds are usually asset-linked and backed by the issuing entity’s balance sheet, they normally have the same credit rating as the rest of the issuer’s debt obligations.
Only a few sovereigns, like Chile and Ecuador, have sold them so far. Despite having posted its lowest economi...
A United Nations report claimed that members of the FACA and Russian instructors dispatched to the country were guilty of abuses.
Central African authorities on Wednesday rejected a U.N. expert report denouncing "violations of international humanitarian law" by Central African military and Russian instructors supporting them against rebels trying to overthrow President Faustin Archange Touadéra.
"This is a clear desire to tarnish by all means the image of our military institution while it continues to make enormous sacrifices to restore the authority of the state throughout the territory," said Rameaux-Claude Bireau, Minister of National Defense, in a statement received by AFP.
According to him "this slanderous publication based on fabricated and unverified evidence is a...
Africa Health Supplies (AHS) Limited has donated two Firefly Phototherapy Equipment, one Colibri Phototherapy Equipment, and a cash amount of ¢5,000 to the Paediatric Society of Ghana (PSG) in Accra.
The donation was to support the society’s activities to commemorate and celebrate the annual Newborn Jaundice Awareness Month (The Yellow Month), which falls in May.
This is aimed at promoting awareness creation on newborn jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice).
AHS also made donations of the Firefly Phototherapy Equipment to hospitals across the length and breadth of the country.
Neonatal jaundice, which is a serious medical condition of the liver that causes the yellowing of the eyes and skin of a newborn baby, is increasing in Ghana.
It is common in preterm babies due to an immatu...
FILE PHOTO: Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia speaks at a past function. /VCG Photo
Ghanaian Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, headquartered in Accra, to move quickly and implement an open skies policy for member states to ease travels and boost trade on the continent.
Bawumia noted that easing air travel restrictions is key to realising the full benefits of the AfCFTA among member states.
“Africans don’t want to see this (AfCFTA) as a paper oncI again signed. We want to see implementation. We want the quick wins. We want to see that this agreement is bringing real change on the continent,” he said.
The free trade area is expected to create a market for over a billion people, with a...
erck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marks World Hypertension Day 2021 in partnership with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health, Medical Societies and Academia, through their long-term commitment towards building Cardiovascular, Diabetes, and Endocrinology care capacity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized, “At Merck Foundation, we mark ‘World Hypertension Day’ every day by providing Cardiovascular, Diabetes and endocrinology care specialty training to African doctors, in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, and to doctors from Asian and Latin American countries as well. I am very proud to say that we have so far provided these scholarships to over 62...
Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni welcome Zimbabean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa to the dinner.
Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni welcome Somali leader Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to the dinner.
Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet at the dinner.
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It is for the information of the general public, that any person, other than a law enforcement officer, who furnishes information leading to the arrest of suspects who robbed and shot a man and his wife in Takoradi on Monday 12th April, 2021 will receive a reward of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (Gh¢ 10.000.00) from the Western Regional Security Council. Please read the attached for the details.
Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda.
District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch
Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters.
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Geneva/New York/Oslo, 24 February 2021 – Today, Ghana became the first country outside India to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility. This is a historic step towards our goal to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally, in what will be the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history. The delivery is part of a first wave of arrivals that will continue in the coming days and weeks.
On 23 February, COVAX shipped 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/ Oxford vaccine, from the Serum Institute of India (SII) from Pune, India to Accra, Ghana, arriving on the morning of 24 February. The arrival in Accra is the first batch shipped and delivered in Africa by the COVAX Facility as part of an unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 bi...