Ghana

International Community Urged to Assist West Africa Tackle Security Threats

The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, has urged the international community to assist the West African Region to tackle its emerging security threats in a "fast and decisive" manner.He said the community and affected countr...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Africa FDI Rises As Global Investment Declines to $1.3 Trillion

Although global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows suffered a setback of about 13 per cent in 2018, with inflows sliding to $1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion in the previous year, but sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), recorded growth of about ...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

'Climate Apartheid' Between Rich and Poor Looms, UN Expert Warns

A UN expert has warned of a possible "climate apartheid", where the rich pay to escape from hunger, "while the rest of the world is left to suffer".Even if current targets are met, "millions will be impoverished", said Philip Alston, the...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Why Ghana Is Likely To Go On Needing the IMF – However Difficult the Relationship

The relationship between Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is, to many Ghanaians, a difficult one. Most Ghanaians are of the view that the country should divorce itself from the international body. A look at sentiments e...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Ghana Aims for Safer Skies with New Aviation Laws

Ghana recently spent $275 million expanding and modernising Kotoka International Airport located in the capital city, Accra. This is part of its plan to attract eight million tourists annually by 2027. A significant increase from the 1.2...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Ghana Hopes to Benefit From Hosting Africa’s Free Trade Area Secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal to win the bid. As a...

Adu Owusu Sarkodie·3 months ago

Kwame Nkrumah: Why, Every Now and Then, His Legacy is Questioned

Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence in 1957 – the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve this feat. He’s still remembered for his unrepentant anti-colonial stance and strident Pan-Africanism. Above all, he is regarded as one ...

Akwasi Kwarteng Amoako-Gyampah·3 months ago

Lessons To Be learnt From Ghana’s Excess Electricity Shambles

Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing countries.It is estimated that two out of three households (almost 600 million people) in sub-Sa...

Samuel Asumadu Sarkodie·3 months ago

Ghana Hopes ‘Year of Return’ Will Boost Tourism. But Caution Is Needed

Ghana has designated 2019 as the Year of Return to commemorate 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States. The government has been running a massive marketing campaign targeting Africa...

Frederick Dayour & Albert N. Kimbu·2 months ago