Ghanaian economy expands 6.7% in Q1
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Ghana recorded a 6.7 per cent GDP growth in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the 5.4 per cent recorded in 2018. Collins Appiah, Economic Advisor at Services Integrity Savings and Loans joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Kenya's President, William Ruto, announced that the country will not acquire loans to pay civil servants, even as union groups threatened to go on strike due to unpaid March salaries. According to Ruto, the salary delays are due to the country's substantial public debt, with some loans becoming due this month.
A keenly-watched malaria vaccine from Oxford University has secured its first approval, in Ghana, as the African country ramps up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
An Oxford University malaria vaccine has been approved for use in Ghana. The African country is ramping up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
Meet the NGO in Ghana assisting people with mental health issues take care of their daily needs. In addition to help with treatment plans, the patients are given work opportunities in farming to support their expenses.
John Mahama — who served as Ghana's president between 2013-2017 — is running for the top job in 2024. His longtime rival, Nana Akufo-Addo, won’t contest next year's vote, which could increase Mahama’s chances of winning.
Ghana remains determined to host the next Africa Games despite its worst financial crisis in decades. However, even in the wake of a multi-billion IMF loan, some supporters of the project have grown sceptical.
Inside Stuff with Martins Oloja this week examines the 'The Student Loan'. Beyond the student loan. The Nigerian University system needs more than the student loan.
Stolen livestock from some West African nations have been finding their way into local markets in Ghana. Security experts are concerned that porous borders are facilitating jihadists' movement of the rustled animals.
Lawmakers in Ghana are calling for legislation to govern the use of artificial intelligence (AI). They argue that the tool could increase inequality and want clarity over machine error. But proponents of AI disagree.
With advancements in technology and the rise of digital platforms, filmmakers around the world are embracing digital tools and techniques to enhance production, distribution, and consumption of films. Ghana’s film industry has been struggling to keep up with digitalization, although it remains the second-largest producer of films in Africa per year.
A former government minister is investigated for corruption in Ghana. The inquiry comes after Cecilia Abena Dapaah reported her housekeeper for stealing a large sum of money, but prosecutors want to know where the money came from. Also in this edition: at least 30 people have been killed by a building collapse in Cameroon.
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