Ghana and Rwanda seek to emulate Singapore’s economic model
17 July 2020 | 2:10 pm
In 1995, Ghana announced that it would achieve a middle-income status similar to Singapore by 2020. Rwanda too, says it aspires to be as successful as the Asian country. Results between the two African countries differ.
Ghana is committed to managing its debt without assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said, expressing his confidence that government measures were moving the country in the right direction.
A Rwandan government official has said the first 50 asylum seekers, sent from the UK under a controversial scheme, could arrive by the end of the May.
Rwanda has said the Congolese military shelled Musanze district in the north of the country, wounding several civilians.
Striking school cooks in Ghana want a year's backdated salary and an increased feeding grant. Caterers blame soaring prices on the war in Ukraine. Millions of children will not be fed until the issues are resolved.
Clashes between the Congolese armed forces and the M23 militia group have sent thousands of people over the border to Rwanda seeking shelter. Meanwhile, the UK and Rwanda are to settle 50 undocumented migrants who arrived on British shores in the Rwandan capital Kigali; we take a closer look. And Zimbabwe wants to sidestep international conventions to sell its $600 million stockpile in black market ivory – not without controversy.
Accra residents were grappling with flash flooding on Tuesday (May 24) after heavy rain hit the Ghanaian capital overnight.
Yemaachi Biotech, a Ghanaian cancer research and diagnostics startup, wants to expand the world's knowledge of how cancer affects people of African descent.
The British government has said the first flight of asylum seekers being sent to Rwanda under a controversial scheme will take place on June 14.
Anti-Rwanda protests hit Congolese cities, accusing Kigali of backing the M23 rebel group. Two Rwandan soldiers have however been released in peace talks mediated by Angola. Also, hundreds of Sudanese protesters have demanded the dismissal of the United Nations mission chief, who is working to resolve a political crisis sparked by last year's military coup. And Pritzker Prize winner Diebedo Francis Kéré is given a hero's welcome on a trip back to Ouagadougou.
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The first flight to take asylum seekers from the United Kingdom to Rwanda can go ahead next week, the High Court in London ruled after a judge dismissed attempts to win an injunction to stop the deportation to the East African nation.
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