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Nigeria’s naira crisis: Supreme Court suspends banknote deadline

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has temporarily suspended Friday’s deadline to stop using old banknotes, which had caused a cash crisis in the country. Banks have not been releasing enough of the new naira notes, leading to desperate and chaotic scenes as people tried to get their hands on them. There were fights at ATMs, protests and mob attacks on commercial banks. ...

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Achieving a Gender-Equal Society through Women in Local Decision-Making

Although fictional, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story The Visit provides a glimpse into a world where gender roles are reversed; men stay home and care for the children and home while women go to work and provide financially for the family. This role reversal throws a spotlight on some of the inequalities women face by placing men in their position. ...

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Individual Pension Bondholders picket at Finance Ministry to demand total exemption from DDEP

Individual Pension Bondholders are picketing at the Ministry of Finance Monday morning, demanding that they should be exempted totally from the ongoing Domestic Debt Exchange Programme.  About 50 of the bondholders wearing red armbands have thronged the Ministry’s premises with placards to register their displeasure over their expected inclusion in the programme. According to convener of the group, Dr Adu ...

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UN Message to Ghana on Mental Health Care

United Nations member countries have urged the Ghanaian government to address the shackling and inhumane treatment of people with mental health conditions in Ghana, Human Rights Watch said today. These recommendations were made on January 24, 2023, at the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Ghana.“Ghana has failed to meet its own commitment to protecting the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities who are held in shackles ...

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Ghana paid cash for 40,000 tons of oil instead of gold – Egyapa Mercer confirms

The deputy Energy Minister, Andrew Egyapa Mercer, has confirmed that the initial consignment of 40,000 tons of oil brought into the country under the Gold-for-oil policy was purchased with cash and not gold as widely claimed by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. His disclosure comes after several calls by Industry experts such as the Institute of Energy Securities and ...

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Four West African nations get $311 million from World Bank for renewables

The World Bank has signed an agreement with four West and Central African nations worth $311 million to fund renewable energy projects. The funds will finance around 106 megawatts (MW) of solar power generation capacity with battery energy and storage systems, and 41 MW expansion of hydroelectric capacity. The countries are Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo, and Chad. The funds will ...

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EC plans voter registration on Feb. 16 ahead of district-level elections

The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) is considering Thursday, February 16 for its planned continuous registration ahead of the district level and unit committee elections later this year. Per the timetable for the EC, as sighted by 3news.com, two meetings of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) should be held before the date is confirmed. The Commission also intends to set up regional and district ...

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Equatorial Guinea appoints its first female prime minister

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema on Tuesday appointed his vice-minister of education, Manuela Roka Botey, as prime minister, the first time a woman has held the role in the West African country. Botey’s new position was announced on state television late on Tuesday. Obiang, 80, was re-elected for a sixth term in office in November with 95% of the vote, cementing ...

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Fuel prices expected to jump in February – IES projects

Prices of fuel at the various pumps is expected to inch higher in the first pricing window of February, says the Institute for Energy Security (IES). Per projections made by the IES, prices of diesel, petrol, and LPG will go up by some 7% to 13%. According to the IES, the anticipated price increase follows a market rise in the ...

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Africa loses $88bn annually through illicit financial flows – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has called for the use of tax policies, among others to check illicit financial flows out of the continent. The president said illicit financial flows cost Africa close to 100 billion dollars which denies the continent the needed resources to facilitate growth and development. Speaking during the closing session of the maiden African Prosperity Dialogues dubbed, ‘the ...

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