With a significant drop-out rate of girls from primary school to secondary school and college, one new initiative in Ghana aims to improve the country's innovation.
Citi’s Global Issuer Services business, acting through Citibank, N.A. in its capacity as a depositary bank, has expanded its Global Depositary Note (GDN) product capabilities to Ghanaian government debt securities.
Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Learning Organisation, a Ghana based Consulting firm.
Renault, the French multinational automobile manufacturer is to establish an assembly plant in Ghana.
The World Bank Group and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have announced a deeper partnership for economic development in six countries in Africa.
Standard Chartered launches second wave of digital-only retail banks across Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya
Standard Chartered bank has announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa.
“Continued economic growth in many African countries is driving greater interest in the continent from a tourism perspective but it’s interesting to see that Ghana, in particular, is proving increasingly attractive as a leisure tourism destination.”
GreenTec has announced its investment into SuperFluid Labs, a SAAS provider of data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions.
Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Standards Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to forge a strong cooperation in the sharing of scientific and technical information.
[Ghana] Keerapa Active sets eyes on professional sports facility through crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
The world of football and sports in general in the West African nation of Ghana is about to have a special facility that promises to make the lives of aspiring footballers players and other athletes easier.
Innovative human resources management company BizMerlinHR announced it has expanded into Ghana.
Cross network mobile money transfers were done about 2.2 million times between May and December last year.
VFS Global has commenced operations with its first Passport Application Centre in the capital city of Accra on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Appolonia City has partnered with ATC Ghana, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, to deploy cell towers within Appolonia City's 2,325-acre development in Greater Accra.
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has decided to compulsorily de-list Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL) from the Main Equity Market of the Exchange.
Impact investor AgDevCo has invested in Kuapa Kokoo Limited, the only licensed cocoa buying company in Ghana which is owned by a cooperative of Ghanaian smallholder cocoa farmers.
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has announced that Aluworks Limited (ALW) and Cocoa Processing Company Limited (CPC) have been taken off the GSE’s “Watch List”.
Vivo Energy Ghana, the marketers and distributors of Shell branded products and services has appointed Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara as the new Managing Director (MD), effective 1st January, 2019.
Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, has announced that it is about to complete a successful drilling operation of the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore, Ghana.
The Africa Internship Academy, a youth employment accelerator provides entrepreneurship programs for secondary, higher education students and graduates to gain entrepreneurial and employable skills.
Denmark based BLUETOWN has announced a new agreement with Microsoft Corp. that will provide broadband internet access to approximately 800,000 unserved people in the eastern part of Ghana.
The Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria (TOGAN) has urged the Federal Government to establish cottage processing plants in tomato producing areas.
Ghana’s financial space will now have only 23 banks, down from the 34 that were operating in the country as of January 2017.
Solar technology company REDAVIA and ElectriFI have signed a $2million financing agreement to support REDAVIA's expansion in Ghana's industrial and commercial sector.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced it will increase its frequency on nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport to five days weekly.
Ghana has announced plans to start locally processing 50 per cent of all the cocoa it produces as it seeks to tap into the revenues of the lucrative crop while creating more jobs for the locals.
AgroCenta has been selected to be the recipient of $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant, funded by UK DFID, Australian AID, and the GSMA and its members.
Esoko, a Ghanaian technology firm is empowering farmers to get better prices for their products one text message at a time, connecting them directly with the traders.
Emergent Technology Holdings LP, a global financial technology company has acquired Interpay Africa, a payments processor based in Ghana.
Lendable, Inc., a New York and Nairobi based technology-enabled funding provider to frontier market alternative lenders has announced expansion of credit model in Africa.
Special Ice, a manufacturing company in the beverage industry in Ghana, has chosen REDAVIA, to establish its first solar farm in Ghana.
Dutch based logistics company Mammoet is expanding its footprint in Africa with the opening of a new office in Accra, Ghana.
Quantum Terminals Group (QTG), a leading energy infrastructure developer in Ghana, has listed a corporate bond on London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market.
A new access to medicine index has noted increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa.
KT Corporation, South Korea's telecommunications company, has reached a milestone deal with Ghana to fight epidemics.
The United Nations WFP has received US$5m from the Government of Japan to enable scale-up a programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana.
WTO members have reviewed the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Ghana at the meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements.
TAB Finance, a new microfinance bank licensed by the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea, has joined Oradian’s global community of financial institutions.
Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, announced the signing of Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra, Kotoka Airport
The Ghanaian Government has set aside GH¢400 million, with an additional funding of $14.0 million from the Africa Development Bank, towards the establishment of the Ghana Incentive Base Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending next year.
Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page.
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently.
The outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry is positive amid difficult operating and economic headwinds. Tough economic and external conditions have placed pressure on oil & gas companies to be more cost-effective and efficient.
Boomplay, African music streaming and download service and Universal Music Group (UMG) have today announced the signing of a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana will become partners in innovation and sustainable development.
Global Voice Group (GVG) has announced the launch of a Common Platform (CP).
Parallel Wireless, Inc., a leader in providing end-to-end open network connecting solutions - 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G – today announced a partnership with the Telesol 4G brand, the fastest LTE network in Ghana. Parallel Wireless makes deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi and will use its services to connect citizens and businesses in Ghana with 4G wireless services.
A new project aiming to reduce carbon emissions in Africa, The Urban Pathways project, has been launched by UN-Habitat in partnership with UN Environment and the Wuppertal Institute.
International mining company Asanko Gold Inc. has launched the Asanko Women in Mining “Botae Pa Initiative” at the Asanko Gold Mine, AGM, in Ghana, West Africa.
Guaranty Trust Bank has released its unaudited financial results for the period ended September 30, 2018 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.
Several US firms were recently targeted by online fraudsters who used elaborate scamming schemes to dupe them into incurring devastating financial losses.
Whale Cloud, rebranded from ZTEsoft, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Ghana on innovative city development at the headquarters of Alibaba Group.
Solar technology company REDAVIA and the responsAbility-managed climate fund have signed a financing agreement for REDAVIA's Ghanaian subsidiary.
BabyJet, Ashanti Air and Unity Air are currently undergoing their certification process with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
The GSMA has launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities.
Asante Gold has announced that in addition to its previous disclosure re sourcing a 50:50 joint venture partner for the exploration and development of the Kubi Gold project in Ghana, that the company will now consider cash bids for a 100% buy-out.
Global professional services company Accenture is helping AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, better manage its sales and distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System.
African-based specialist hospitality, real estate and leisure consulting company, HTI Consulting, summarised the top five performers across 13 African cities for the first half of 2018 as indicated by STR Global.
AccorHotels and Platinum Properties, the Project Company of the Pullman Accra Airport City, have announced the signing of a landmark agreement for Pullman Accra Airport City.
The African Development Bank has approved a US$1.5 million grant from its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), to assist Ghana’s s renewable energy investment drive.
NikGroup, a consulting firm based in Ghana, wants to push for the adoption of the blockchain for social change as the government struggles to fight corruption in Ghana.
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, as well as the regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge.
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW.
Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence.
Nestlé and Ashoka have kick-started a social investment accelerator program to accelerate social entrepreneurship and boost the economic development of Africa on 10th September 2018.
Telecommunication company Orange and MainOne Cable Company have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system, MainOne.
International money transfer company, MoneyGram and Zeepay, a mobile financial services company, have unveiled a new partnership that enables customers around the world to send money directly to more than 11 million mobile wallets in Ghana.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, countries with unreliable power cost some companies as much as 31 percent in sales, according to a new study released by the Center for Global Development.
Artisanal timber millers are the key suppliers to Ghana’s domestic timber market. However, they have only limited access to commercial timber from production forests.
Nigerian ISP start-up Tizeti and its consumer facing brand, Wifi.com.ng has closed a Series A round of $3 million.
The amount of sustainable cocoa sourced by Cargill in Ghana has doubled since the establishment of its own licensed buying company model, and over 13,000 cocoa farmers are now benefiting from the initiative.
During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Africa, Volkswagen signed two memorandums of understanding with the governments of Ghana and Nigeria.
Volkswagen and Ghana have signed an agreement to establish a vehicle assembly facility and to assess the feasibility of a modern Mobility Concept for Ghana.
Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin has announced a major new jobs creation and investment programme during a visit to Ghana.
Built Custom Burgers® has grown its African footprint with the opening of its first BUILT® restaurant in Accra, Ghana located at A&C Shell filling station, Boundary Road, East Legon.
Senior representatives from the United States and Ghana participated in a U.S.-Ghana Cyber Study visit to facilitate stronger bilateral cooperation on cyber issues.
The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Communications, is implementing an ICT Innovation Project at the Accra Digital Centre under the eTransform Ghana Project aimed at nurturing Tech Startups to promote digital entrepreneurship and create digital jobs for the youth.
Nestlé Ghana has appointed Mrs. Philomena Tan, Business Executive Officer (BEO) for MILO® in Malaysia and Singapore as its new Managing Director.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana.
Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse has been sworn into office as the Chancellor of the University of Ghana.
One of Ghana's most liquid banks, Energy Commercial Bank is on course to receive a final approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to float shares to the Ghanaian investing public by next month.
58,500 smallholders in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia will benefit from outgrower programmes backed by AgDevCo's Smallholder Development Unit , with farmer incomes set to collectively increase by $8.8 million per year.
The World Bank has approved two International Development Association (IDA)* credits of $60 million for the Ghana Energy Sector Transformation Initiative Project and the Ghana Tourism Development Project.
Australian mining company Cardinal Resources Limited has intersected further gold at a new discovery named Ndongo East in Ghana on its 100 per cent owned Ndongo License.
SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability has been unveiled.
Yahsat plans to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in Ivory Coast through CEE-NET, Isocel in The Benin, and through both Teledata and Comsys in Ghana.
Eni has started gas production from the Sankofa field in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Integrated Oil and Gas Project, in Ghana, on schedule during the past weekend.
South Africa is keen on balancing two-way trade with Ghana and key to achieving this, would be the identification of new investment and trade opportunities between our respective countries.
Red Sea Housing Services, a global provider for modular living and working environments for industrial and residential communities, has chosen REDAVIA to implement its first showcase solar farm in Accra, Ghana.
Vodafone Ghana has indicated it would be able to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) after dealing with some debt restructuring issues with the government.
Nigeria holds its pole position for hotel development in West Africa despite a slight reduction on last year, according to a regional focus by the influential annual hotel pipeline survey from Lagos-based W Hospitality Group.
Williamsville Sears Management Inc. has entered into the definitive agreement of the previously announced acquisition of Royal Systems & Services Limited in Ghana.
AquaVenture Holdings Limited, a leader in Water-as-a-Service™ solutions, has entered into an agreement with Abengoa Water Nungua, S.L.U. to extend the long-stop date to September 30, 2018.
Ghana’s flagship policies might well stimulate the country’s economy but they won’t do much to get rid of poverty, even though that is their stated aim, says a UN human rights expert.
Zimbabwe, Egypt and Ghana are the leaders when comparing their September 2017 risk-reward score with the score from June 2018, according to the Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks and Oxford Economics.
At the forefront of innovation and technology in energy while collaborating with power producers across the region, GE Power has announced that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO), have released a study that demonstrates that better performing companies in Ghana tend to have more gender-balanced boards.
Air Namibia is gearing up to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route, commencing on 29 June 2018.
Google plans to open an artificial-intelligence research center in Accra, Ghana, the latest in a string of investments the tech company has made in Africa.