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The Ghanaian government cut the sod for the construction of the first-ever National Data Centre for the country.
The Central Bank of West Africa States (BCEAO) and that of Bank of the Central Africa States (BEAC) have said there are no plans to devalue their common currency, CFA Franc.
The Central Banks of the two sub-regions made the clarification during their annual meeting in the Ivorian commercial capital, Abidjan, in the wake of recent media speculations of a pending devaluation.
The number of people living with disability in Ghana appears to be on the increase. According to recent national statistics, persons living with disabilities number about 4.3 million, constituting some 20 % of the national population of the country.
But the majority of disabled people have often been limited to low scale jobs, with others roaming the streets as beggars.
A group of European development NGOs says the European Union’s policies are continuing to seriously undermine the rights of people in Africa and the developing world.
“You can’t deny that European policies have effects overseas, like right here in Africa,” said Gerard Karlshausen, an official of the Confederation of European Development NGOs (CONCORD), the group that wrote the report.
The Ivorian government is trying to boost the country’s cocoa production.
But in order to achieve this goal, the government says it is trying to stop the problem of smuggling.
Six million people in Niger "might be affected by a new looming food crisis," as up to 23% of children under 2 years of age severely under nourished, Stefanie Conrad, Plan International West Africa's Deputy Regional Director told WADR in an interview on Monday.
Ghana’s economy has grown from 7% in 2010 to 13% this year, making it the fastest growing economy in the world, but there are fears that this growth could slow investments due to high taxes.
The government of Sierra Leone has kicked off an investment conference on Development and Transformation in the country.
Nigerian civil aviation authority has fined two British airlines up to US$ 235 million in a dispute over ticket prices.
A new report titled, OFF TRACK-OFF TARGET, released by the international charity, WaterAid shows that there are more people in the world today lacking adequate sanitation services than in 1990.