DFIs provide $600mn loan to Ghana’s COCOBOD
The Development Bank of Southern Africa, alongside other development finance Institutions, are co-financing Ghana’s COCOBOD Syndicated Loan Agreement with a total of $600 million in a move aimed at boosting Ghana’s cocoa productivity. Mohan Vivekanandan, Group Executive, Origination and Client Coverage at The Development Bank of South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
World War II veteran from Ghana raises money to fight COVID-19
Meet the 95-year-old war veteran from Ghana who walked three kilometers every day to raise money for African health care workers on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus
Zimbabwe hit by malaria outbreak amid Covid-19 lockdown
Zimbabwe's health system is being stretched even further by malaria outbreaks that have killed at least 131 people. Also, Burkina Faso and Ghana have started to ease coronavirus lockdown measures but the number of cases continue to rise in both countries and there are fears that the changes have come too early. And finally, in Gabon, masks are now compulsory but the majority of poeple still lack equipment and are struggling economically.
IMF approves $1-billion emergency funds for Ghana to fight COVID-19 pandemic
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has approved one billion dollars for Ghana to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility. Samuel Kofi Ampah, Head of Research at Groupe Nduom joins CNBC Africa to discuss the growing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ghana’s economy.
How Ghana plans to fight COVID-19 pandemic
Health authorities in Ghana have confirmed two more COVID-19 cases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, bringing the total confirmed cases to nine. Ghana Health Services says both cases are imported – the first a 56-year-old man who returned from the UK a week ago and the second, a 33 year-old Ghanaian who returned from a conference in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dr Frank Serebour, Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association joins CNBC Africa to discuss the resilience of Ghana's healthcare system to contain the pandemic.
GIPC’s Yofi Grant on Ghana’s COVID-19 economic plan
Ghana’s Finance Minister recently updated the country's parliament on the fiscal implications of the coronavirus pandemic. Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre joins CNBC Africa to discuss some key takeaways from the engagement.
Ghana: Tomato farmers under pressure
Ghanaian farmers have traditionally earned good money growing tomatoes. Today their market is being swamped with subsidized cheap imports from Europe and China, and prices have plunged. See the full documentary.
Key actors in Ghana’s banking crisis arraigned
Some key actors in Ghana's banking crises were arraigned on Tuesday. In a tweet, the country's president says perpetrators will face justice. CEOs of 2 defunct lenders were charged for alleged crimes that contributed to a banking crisis. Head of Research at Groupe Nduom, Samuel Kofi Ampah joins CNBC Africa from Ghana for a focus on Ghana’s equities market.
The Environment Magazine
This week's Eco Africa is a special edition on eco-friendly businesses. From recycled batteries in Ghana to compost toilets in Germany, we explore the startups proving that it pays to be green.