Ghana finance minister on bond sale, 100-Year-Bond, Cedi
20 March 2019 | 10:56 am
Ghana Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta discusses Ghana’s bond sale, coming back to the market in 2019, the selling of century bonds, the collapse of the currency and working with the IMF.
20 Feb 2022
In a interview with FRANCE 24 at the EU-African Union summit in Brussels, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said the French-led troop withdrawal from Mali required "new arrangements" in the regional fight against terrorism. Akufo-Addo, who is also the current chairman of West African bloc ECOWAS, demanded the departure of "foreign mercenaries" from the region and explained that negotiations are underway with the Malian junta on an election timetable. He called the junta's proposal of a four-year transition "clearly unacceptable" and said a 12-month transition period would be "an acceptable framework", while stressing that this was not official ECOWAS position.
11 Mar 2022
Ukraine's former finance minister has told FRANCE 24 that any company doing business with Russia is indirectly financing the war in Ukraine. Natalie Jaresko was in office from 2014 to 2016, when Russia annexed Crimea and conflict was raging in the eastern Donbas region. She described the current situation facing Ukraine as an "economic strangulation of the country" and called on global firms to stop any operations in Russia.
12 Mar 2022
Ethnic clashes leave at least 17 people dead in Sudan's Darfur region. Observers blame. Arab militias for launching attacks to settle land and livestock disputes. The cost of living for Ghanaians is at its highest in almost 6 years. The increasing price of basic goods such as water and oil leave families and businesses struggling. And Congolese authorities vow to clamp down on shoddy construction after a tragic accident in Kinshasa. Experts blame corruption and poor urban planning.
16 Mar 2022
Nigeria legendary footballer Daniel Amokachi has mocked Ghana over the country’s struggle to get a stadium for the first leg of the 2022 World Cup playoff scheduled for late March. The 20,000 capacity, Cape Coast stadium was initially scheduled to host the crucial fixture but the venue was rejected by CAF due to the poor state of the pitch.
27 Mar 2022
Dr. Hawa Malechi is the first Ghanaian-trained female obstetrician in northern Ghana, and most pregnant mothers want her counsel.
24 Mar 2022
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Ghana for the first leg of the Qatar 2023 World Cup Qualifiers against the Black Stars of Ghana. The Nigeria contingent departed from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a chartered Air Peace aircraft on Thursday morning.
24 Mar 2022
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30 Mar 2022
Just as Ghana's small business owners begin to shift from cash-based sales, many believe a proposed electronic payments tax, locally known as the 'e-levy', will price them out of the digital economy.
6 Apr 2022
People are still talking about Ghana's unique bus shelter made of plastic waste. It has been billed as a novel and sustainable way to put discarded plastic to use and fight pollution.
16 Apr 2022
In Ghana, having baby twins brings an opportunity to beg for alms. It is a long held myth among poor households. But this is often a fallacy.
19 Apr 2022
The non-governmental organization Right to Play is partnering with schools in Ghana to introduce new learning methods anchored in playing. They use different types of fun, active and engaging games to ignite a passion for learning in children.
20 Apr 2022
A four-day day paragliding festival has returned to the skies of eastern Ghana after the pandemic forced a two-year hiatus. The country’s first tandem paragliding pilot, Jonathan Quaye, spent years working to get this certification, and now hopes to share his love for the skies with his fellow Ghanaians.
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