The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.
The President of the Republic of Ghana launched the GH¢1 billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme Business Support Scheme.
A\n initiative to experiment on the use of digital wallets Ghana has proven that use of mobile money can make delivery of financial services to farmers much cheaper and less risky.
The Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate 2018-2019 Sustainability Progress Report has highlighted how Cargill is using technology to connect every dot in the cocoa supply.
Total has discontinued the acquisition of Occidental Petroleum’s Anadarko assets in Ghana.
As part of ongoing efforts to combat child labor in the cocoa sector, Cargill is leveraging existing partnerships to extend the reach of its child labor monitoring and remediation mechanisms.
The European Union (EU) and partners are collaborating to create jobs for at least 5,000 people in Ghana.
Poultry producers in Ghana are exploring new ways to facilitate training and conduct business online, while restrictions from the global outbreak of COVID-19 threaten to disrupt their livelihoods.
Ghana’s growing reputation as a west African powerhouse has been hard-won but the COVID-19 global pandemic is a big test of the country’s agribusiness and food supply resilience.
GreenTec Capital announces its investment in Ghana’s Sumundi, an innovative digital retail management platform designed to help retailers manage, grow, and sustain their businesses.
To help businesses achieve the sustainability efforts needed to feed a rapidly growing population, Cargill is contributing $2 million to the next phase of its partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI).
Governments and development agencies need to give greater consideration to conflicting objectives of different types of smallholder farmers when promoting sustainable agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa, IIED reports.
Yinson announced it has completed an $800 million refinancing deal for the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO, which was successfully drawn down on 14 April.
World satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year contract with RCS Ghana to provide capacity for the broadcast of its DTH bouquet bringing content to viewers in Ghana and beyond.
GIFEC, a Universal Access Service Fund (UASF), has selected Parallel Wireless OpenRAN to provide mobile telephony connectivity to underserved and unserved communities in Ghana.
AfDB’s SEFA grants $760,000 to develop small-scale renewable energy projects across Sub Saharan Africa
The AfDB managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $760,000 grant to Empower New Energy AS (EmNEW), to develop at least eight small renewable energy projects across Sub Saharan Africa.
REDAVIA has created a new concessionary solar power program, the COVID-19 Resilience Lease, in order to stand by Ghanaian and Kenyan businesses.
Ghana has launced GH COVID-19 Tracker, an app that will be used to track COVID-19 cases in the country.
Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products, Ferrero has reported significant progress on its action plan to protect and restore forests in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana cocoa sector.
Ecom Ghana presented the Cocoa Board with1.2 million units of medicated soap worth GH₵2.4 million to be distributed to cocoa farmers in the country in support of the effort to combat COVID-19.
Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria among the most hard hit amid Covid-19 and oil price plunge, African Energy Chamber
African oil-producing and reliant countries have been among the most hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and declining oil price.
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in support of the country’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic, has donated over 3,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Healthcare sector.
IFC announced a $2.5 million investment in New Crystal to support the expansion of the private healthcare group, which provides high-quality medical services to lower-middle-income and low-income patients and families in Ghana.
The Vice President of the Republicof Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, launched the Scholarship Secretariat’s Online Scholarship Application and Administration System, www.scholarshipgh.com, in Accra.
Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing company has reported significant progress in its efforts to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Maersk Drilling has announced that it has received a notification from Tullow Ghana of an early termination for convenience of the drilling contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer.
MTN has confirmed that regulatory approvals have now been received for the disposal of its stake in ATC Ghana.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is piloting methodology to assess the readiness of a value chain to adopt blockchain technology.
Nigeria's smartphone market grew 5.3% quarter on quarter in Q4 2019, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
Two members of Africa’s artificial intelligence (AI) community in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, have launched two initiatives seeking data science solutions to fight the viral disease.
MusicTime®, the world’s first time based music streaming application has revealed its new corporate identity.
The President of the Republic of Ghana has directed the Minister for Finance to make available the cedi equivalent of $100 million to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan.
The Ghana Cocoa Board will distribute 100,000 pieces of dual-purpose motorized slashers and pruners to cocoa farmers across the cocoa regions of the country for use on their farms.
The impending launch of a universal QR Code will accelerate the pace of making Ghana a cash-lite society in the near future, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has predicted.
The President of the Republic of Ghana said his government is investing heavily in the provision of educational infrastructure in senior high schools across the country, particularly in those running the double track system.
Ghanaian President urges capital markets to remove ‘Africa Risk Premium’ from credit rating structure
The President of the Republic of Ghana has called for the removal of the “Africa Risk Premium” from the credit rating structure for African countries seeking finance on the international capital market.
Global search engine, Google, has awarded a $1.93 million in funding for media related projects across Africa, Middle East and Turkey.
The Ghanaian government has partnered with Glico TCHO, a Japanese food company which produces chocolates and confectioneries, to set up the first ever Sensory Evaluation & Bean Quality Laboratory.
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The President Of the Republic of Ghana, Akufo-Addo said that VW is building its plant at the North Industrial Area in Accra and is due to start production by the end of April.
The Republic of Ghana and the Kingdom of Norway have pledged to deepen the ties of co-operation that exist between the two countries, following the holding of bilateral talks between President Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
Vivo Energy Ghana, Shell licensee, has reopened its second solar powered Shell service station in Community 2 at Tema.
Ghana’s telecom operator AirtelTigo has launched new “Unlimited Call Bundles” to make life even simpler for its customers
With customers spread across 10 countries, Pan-African cloud computing and ecommerce solutions provider Addicnet is redefining cloud computing landscape in the continent through its unique offerings.
Mars in a $10 million deal with CARE to boost women agribusiness initiative in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
Mars has partnered with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, to promote women’s social and economic empowerment in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
The CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board has called on hospitality partners in the country to include cocoa in the preparation of their meals and add cocoa dishes to their menus.
Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), one of Africa’s leading media groups is unifying its assets across the continent - to form one integrated media company under the Pulse brand.
Aker Energy has entered into a Letter of Intent with Yinson to award a bare-boat charter and an operations and maintenance contract for a floating, production, storage and offloading vessel at the Pecan field, offshore Ghana.
The Cornell Alliance for Science in collaboration with the West African Centre for Crop Improvement based at the University of Ghana, Legon and IITA are holding a training on genome editing.
Alhassan Mumuni Baba had a tractor that he used to farm his 30 acres of maize, soybeans, and rice in northern Ghana’s Gushegu Municipality.
Tullow Oil said it received approval from Ghanaian authorities to flare gas when necessary to support its offshore fields.
Ghana-based startup Kolics Company Limited has been in the business of manufacturing ecofriendly footwear from recycled materials since 2017.
Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security.
Eni Ghana and the World Bank have signed an MoU to develop initiatives to promote access to improved domestic wood fuel cook stoves, resulting in reduced exposure to unhealthy wood-smoke and decreased pressure on the depletion of forest resources.
Vodafone Group will hand over management of its Ghana unit to the UK carrier’s separately listed South African division in April, the latest step to bring the company’s operations on the continent under one roof.
Aker Energy has awarded Fugro a contract for geotechnical and geophysical survey services in relation to the Pecan field, offshore Ghana.
Absa Group Limited’s Barclays-branded subsidiaries in seven African countries - Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia were renamed ‘Absa’, completing the name change across the continent.
In a step that will further strengthen relations between India and Ghana, IndianOil has signed a MoU with the NPA of Ghana for providing its assistance and technical expertise in the implementation of Ghana's National LPG Promotion Policy.
AngloGold Ashanti together with the President of the Republic of Ghana and other stakeholders gathered in Ghana to commemorate the return to production, productivity, and profitability of the Obuasi mine, six years after it was closed down.
The first-ever Startup Guide Africa Series 2020 is looking for entrepreneurs, innovators, accelerators, experts and co-working spaces.
Global mobile payments company WorldRemit saw a 43 per cent growth in remittances to Africa from higher income nations in 2019.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana has been implementing a national fertilizer subsidy program to support its flagship Planting for Food and Jobs program to boost agricultural productivity.
Often regarded as one of the orphan crops the West African yam is making a big come back and conquering international markets thanks to the value addition efforts of Lateef Apau Wiredu.
Opportunity2030: The Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map reveals a $197 billion opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa.
The Vice President of Ghana launched a digital Command and Control Centre for Bulk Road Vehicle and an Electronic Cargo Tracking System to be run by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
The International Trade Secretary announced at the UK-Africa Investment Summit that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided financing worth £620 million to support UK exports to Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda.
The UK is partnering with five African countries to mobilise private sector investment in quality, environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announces.
Ghana’s commercial bank with focus on Agriculture, ADB has announced that it has received approval to issue in excess of 39 million ordinary shares to the Ghana Amalgamated Trust.
The UK is boosting support to female entrepreneurs in Africa, helping them overcome barriers to starting businesses and connecting them to global markets, announces the International Development Secretary Alok Sharma.
The Government of Ghana received, as part of Germany’s Compact with Africa programme, €250 million from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to upgrade and expand the country’s electricity transmission infrastructure.
Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges.
University students from three Ghanaian universities are set to benefit from nuclear education programs from Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic University.
The International Development Secretary pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future, so the continent can continue to thrive and reach its economic potential.
Access to quality seed remains a big challenge for farmers in Africa. With increasing drought situations and deteriorating soil quality improving access to seed of climate-smart varieties is part of the solution.
GCB Bank has invested $66m in Ghana’s agricultural sector.
Peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace and leaders in the peer-to-peer finance revolution Paxful has announced its official 2019 growth metrics.
DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH is now providing funds from the AfricaConnect programme to help set up a chocolate production facility in Ghana.
The Ghanaian government wants to raise $3 billion from its diaspora to finance development projects in agriculture, infrastructure, and tourism, the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta announced last week.
American Tower aquires Eaton Towers, enters agreement to acquire JV stakes in Ghana, Uganda from MTN
American Tower Corporation has announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of Eaton Towers Holdings, adding approximately 5,700 communications sites to its African portfolio.
African tech startups this year tapped millions of dollars by taking part in and winning startup competitions - at least over $6million collectively, by Ventureburn’s calculations.
The third edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs has listed three African countries as global leaders in terms of women-owned businesses.
An alliance of West African nations seeking to help small farmers cope with climate change are helping them adopt agricultural practices that are also attracting a growing share of investors.
Ghana’s economic growth has been strong over the past decade, with annual GDP per capita growth at 4.4 percent between 2006 and 2017.
Cars45, Nigeria's automotive trading platform, has launched into Ghana and Kenya.
The African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) was launched recently to bring together plant breeders from several African nations to work towards achieving food security in Africa through breeding.
Genser Energy Ghana has has successfully achieved financial close for a USD366m funding package including a new syndicated senior loan facility of USD230m, a mezzanine loan and preference shares.
Cargill is investing over $113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana.
Kenyan based media production and podcast network start-up PortableVoices has announced a podcast distribution partnership with Afripods, an African focused platform for podcasters with head office in Nairobi.
Ghana’s Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi inaugurated in Dormaa East, Bono region, the Okuafo Pa Agricultural Training Center.
Talia Limited, a communications solutions provider has announced the successful completion of beta testing of its Ka-band High Throughput Satellites (HTS) services in additional African countries.
Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) won two prizes as the best company in the categories "Global Operations" and "Best improved financial results" awarded by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
Tahiru Ibrahim says he made his fortune off shea nut trees on his savannah land in Ghana’s northern region.
Yinson has sealed a USD800 million refinancing agreement with 13 local and global banks to refinance FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor, Yinson’s vessel which is currently operating in OCTP Block, offshore Ghana.
Telecom Operator, AirtelTigo has appointed Murthy Chaganti as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
The Jack Ma Foundation has hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) grand finale awarding $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa.
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African continent, namely Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek and Harare, with effect from Tuesday, 19 November 2019.
The president of the Republic of Ghana says the Strategic Partnership entered into between Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, which is manifesting itself in the joint cocoa production and marketing policy, is already paying dividends.
The African Development Bank, Credit Suisse AG, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and Ghana Cocoa Board have signed a $600 million loan to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana.
MTN Ghana has partnered with Ecobank Ghana and Samsung for a new Customer Device Financing programme for customers.
Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana are collectively a close knit, English speaking, trade block with a population that exceeds 250 million people, 40% of which are below 30 years old.