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New UN report reveals momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years

New UN report reveals momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years

At an event bringing together key government and business players, the Ghana’s Ministry of Finance and the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance released a report documenting the country’s progress in creating an economy where everyone can pay and get paid digitally, instead of cash. The results show the country has made significant gains, including almost […]

Philips Community Life Centre brings quality primary care to a community of 40,000 in Kenya

Philips Community Life Centre brings quality primary care to a community of 40,000 in Kenya

A global leader in health technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Mandera County (the “County”), today opened a new Community Life Centre (CLC) in the County. The new primary care and community hub is part of Philips’ ongoing commitment to improve access to quality primary healthcare and […]

Dangote’s new project to create over 15,000 jobs in Nigeria

Dangote’s new project to create over 15,000 jobs in Nigeria

In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) today in Minna, Niger State signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government for the establishment of a jumbo $450million state-of–art and fully integrated sugar complex. On completion, according to the […]

Drug-resistant ‘superbug gonorrhea’ is emerging, WHO warns

Drug-resistant ‘superbug gonorrhea’ is emerging, WHO warns

Untreatable cases of “superbug gonorrhoea” have occurred, the World Health Organization says, as it calls for new drugs to treat the bacterial infection. On Thursday, WHO and a global team of researchers published a study in the journal PLoS Medicine highlighting increases in drug-resistant gonorrhea, calling it a “serious situation.” Syphilis, gonorrhea cases up among all ages in […]

Donald Trump ‘has trouble finding hotel room at G20 summit’

Donald Trump ‘has trouble finding hotel room at G20 summit’

Donald Trump has reportedly had trouble getting a hotel room for the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. His team apparently waited too long to book accommodations for the President and his travelling staff and were told none of the major hotels had vacancies, Buzzfeed reported. The local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt reported that the Four […]

PM Theresa May has been accused of a “dereliction of duty” after excluding climate change from her top priorities

PM Theresa May has been accused of a “dereliction of duty” after excluding climate change from her top priorities

The Prime Minister has been accused of a “dereliction of duty” after revealing that climate change has been excluded from her top priorities at this weekend’s G20 summit. Theresa May left it off her list of key objectives despite the issue likely becoming the central task of the meeting of world leaders, following Donald Trump’s […]

My Improbable Graduation: From A Tiny Village In Ghana To Johns Hopkins

My Improbable Graduation: From A Tiny Village In Ghana To Johns Hopkins

When I was about 5 years old, my father passed away and life took a dramatic turn. My uncles from my father’s side took all his properties, per the custom in my village in Ghana, so each of my father’s seven wives had to find ways to provide and take care of their children. My […]

Liberia’s former leader’s ex-wife charged with torture

Liberia’s former leader’s ex-wife charged with torture

The ex-wife of Liberia’s former president has been charged with torture, the Metropolitan Police said. Agnes Reeves Taylor, who was married to Charles Taylor, is to appear in court in London on Saturday. Ms Reeves Taylor, 51, faces charges related to alleged crimes committed during the first Liberian civil war, between 1989 and 1991. Some […]

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic

Fanaye Hailu says her daughter Betty was born HIV-free and is now eight years old and suggests that every mother, every pregnant woman must get tested for HIV which can save the lives of the mother and her baby. Photo: UNAIDS While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by […]

Lethal Virus Attacks Tilapia Fish

Lethal Virus Attacks Tilapia Fish

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world’s most popular fish for human consumption, according to an alert issued by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The alert issued through the Global Information and Early Warnings System indicates that the Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) has already been confirmed […]

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