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Ghana: Gov’t moving to increase exports to the US

Government is moving to increase Ghana’s non-oil exports volumes to the United States from the current 12 million dollars to 500 million dollars by 2020, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced. To this end, government is in the process of finalising a new African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) …

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Ghana: Academia, private sector develop plan for poverty eradication

The University of Ghana, Legon, together with some private sector institutions, is developing a master plan which will come out with practical and workable strategies to progressively eradicate poverty in the country. The initiative, dubbed: ‘The Ghana Well-Being Project’, is an exclusive Ghanaian-solution designed to engage academia, investors, and the …

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Nigeria: Airtel unveils Unlimited Data Plans to boost internet connectivity

Head, Direct Sales, Airtel Nigeria, Oladokun Oye (left); Vice President, Mobile Financial and Digital Services, Veronica Onoja; Brand Ambassador, Gabriel Afolayan and Vice President, Brand and Advertising, Enitan Denloye; at the unveiling of Airtel Unlimited Home Broadband in Lagos…yesterday. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider, on Wednesday unveiled …

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Nigeria: Lagos lauds STEM initiative

Sterling Bank’s pet project known as Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM) has continued to get endorsements, as senior officials of the Lagos State Government joined in paying tributes to the initiative.The officials said the scheme is in line with the state government’s vision of encouraging residents to show respect for the …

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Ecobank’s digital agenda sees significant growth

Ecobank’s hope of becoming the most digitally advanced bank has chalked a major milestone with over 70 percent of its clients’ transactions taking place on its digital channels instead of walking into a branch. With a bouquet of digital platforms including cards, ATMs, POS, banking applications and the recently launched …

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Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has become the latest boss to criticise President Donald Trump over his response to the white nationalist rallies in Virginia. Mr Cook said he did not agree there was a “moral equivalence” between white supremacists and “those who oppose them”. Mr Trump has disbanded two business …

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Africa’s biggest copper mine hit by Zambian power restrictions

Zambia is cutting power to mines including Africa’s biggest copper site, the Kansanshi pit owned by First Quantum Minerals, escalating a fight over tariffs. “They have still got some significant amount of power for them to operate, but obviously their operations will not be at 100 percent because of the …

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