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Ivory Coast – Ghana Boost the cocoa price to get elected

Ivoire Coast and Ghana will have to choose a new president coming September and December. Outgoing presidents who are also candidates are considering boosting what they pay cocoa growers, hoping it may sway voters in upcoming elections. The two West African nations account for 65% of global production....
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Ghana First contraction of GDP for 37 years in the second quarter

Ghana saw its economy, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, contract by 3.2% over one year in the second quarter, a first since 1983, announced the national statistics service (GSS). Between April and June, "for the first time in 37 years, Ghana's economy contracted by 3.2%, Samuel Kobina Annim, the chief...
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Ghana UK Export Finance doubles its funding

The UK's strategy towards Africa, following its exit from the European Union, is intensifying. UK Export Finance (UKEF) today announced £ 140million in funding to support UK exports to Ghana through infrastructure projects, according to information relayed by Commodafrica, so important for the development of all economic sectors including agriculture....
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ZLECAF The Permanent Secretariat operational from January 1, 2021

The Permanent Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAF), inaugurated on August 18, in Accra (Ghana), will be officially operational from January 1, 2021. The keys to the headquarters were handed over by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akuffo-Addo, to the President of the African...
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Ghana Reopening of borders on September 1

In a government speech to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, President Akufo-Addo announced the reopening of national airports on September 1. According to the President, the Ministry of Aviation, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and Ghana Airports Co. Ltd., worked with the Ministry of Health and its agencies to ensure that the...
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Zleca President of Ghana hands over secretariat building to AU

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday officially handed over to the African Union (AU) the building of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), which is due to come into operation shortly. Mr. Akufo-Addo said in a speech delivered on the occasion that Ghana has...
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