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Open-defecation : An enemy to tourism in Ghana

Ghana as a country still records cholera outbreaks and a lot of diarrhea deaths amongst children and adults as a result of open defecation. One...
tax

Ghana Loses US$2.1 Billion Annually Through Tax Evasion – ACEP

Ghana’s fiscal data between 2008 and November 2017 show that generally, the GRA has been unable to increase and sustain the momentum of tax...
Tomatoes Importation

Tomato Importation costs Ghana 56 Billion CFA every year

Ghana loses 56 billion CFA to Burkina Faso (BF) through the importation of fresh tomatoes annually, Mr. Eric Osei Tuffuor, the Chairman, Ghana National...
Justin Yifu Lin

China is capable of maintaining yearly 6 percent GDP

China is able to maintain annual GDP growth of 6 percent in the next 10 years, Justin Yifu Lin, former chief economist of the...
GFA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantakyi Commends Freshpak Sponsorship Deal for NWL

Mr. Kwasi Nyantakyi, president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has said that, the new headline sponsors for the National Women’s League (NWL), Freshpak...

6th EU-Africa Business Forum opens in Abidjan

The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum opened in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Monday, with an emphasis on job creation and investment in millions of young...
Kintampo Waterfalls

KNMA Marks Re-Opening Of Kintampo Waterfalls

The Kintampo Waterfalls in the Kintampo North Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region attracts 30,000 tourists annually, Mrs. Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister of Tourism,...
Breeding base run by villager Gao Xueliang in Lankao County in central China’s Henan Province. The base was established with the help of a cadre sent to help the villagers. Lankao was singled out as the first county in the province to get rid of poverty on March 27, 2017. It had 79,400 impoverished residents at the end of 2013. (Photo from Henan Daily)

China raises 13.91 million people from the shackles of poverty

China has achieved a lot in poverty alleviation over the past several years, and has managed to lift 13.91 million people out of poverty...
birth

Ghana moves to reduce neonatal mortality by five percent annually

Ghana has set the goal of reducing neonatal mortality rate from 32 per 1000 live births in 2011 to 21 per 1000 live births...

Ghana loses US$290 million to poor sanitation annually

Ghana loses about 290 million U.S. dollars and 79 million U.S. dollars annually to poor sanitation and open defecation respectively, state-owned Ghana News...

1.8 million units of blood needed annually in Nigeria

The estimated blood needs in Nigeria is 1.8 million units per annum, the country's health minister Isaac Adewole said in a statement on Thursday. ...
port

Chinese firms expected to make yearly investment of US$120bn-US$130bn

In the next five years, Chinese companies will invest $120 billion to $130 billion annually on overseas projects, Ning Jizhe, vice chairman of National...
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Ghana needs up to US$600 million annually to meet SDGs on WASH alone

The West African country needs to invest between 500 million and 600 million U.S. dollars annually over the next 13 years to meet the...

Ghana Loses GH¢850m Annually From Illegal Fuel Imports – NPA

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has disclosed that Ghana loses about 850 million cedis annually in taxes, due to the increased activities of fuel...
mining

Perseus Mining Vow To Support Communities

Perseus Mining Ghana Limited (PMGL) at Ayanfuri, in the Central Region, has reaffirmed its strong commitment towards providing the needed socio-economic infrastructure to raise...
grains

China Loses 35 billion kilograms of grains yearly

Though China's annual grain yield is increasing, the waste and loss of grain still remains abig problem. Between the processes of storing, transporting and...

6 Million People Die Yearly From Tobacco – WHO report

Currently, around six million people die annually as a result of tobacco use, with most living in developing countries, a joint report by the...
Ho-Fume Road

Rising Aussie road toll costing economy US$20 billion annually

Road crashes are costing the Australian economy up to 20 billion U.S. dollars every year the government has said. The Australian government aims...
GMO

Researchers believe GM maize may well save Kenya some $90million

Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project leader, Murenga Mwimali, told an agricultural forum in Nairobi that Kenya loses about 13 percent of its...

Malnutrition Costs Ghana $2bn Annually

Ghana loses $2 billion annually due to the impact of child malnutrition, a new research has revealed. According to the research, 35% of Ghanaians...
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Kenya’s Tana Delta generates US$2.5 million annually via ecosystems

According to Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity Services of Tana River Basin launched Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya's longest river could provide answer to poverty,...
Obasanjo

G20 Summit: Shell pumps $50 billion in illicit financial outflows annually out of Africa...

Obasanjo who is a panel member pleaded with the G20 countries bloc to help fight tax evasion and the system of tax havens or...
Two elephants are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

25,000 elephants killed annually for ivory – Scientists

The impact of the poaching crisis is said to have far-reaching consequences including reduced income from tourism and increased crime rates to degraded ecosystems. The...

TB detection rate still low in Brong-Ahafo

He said though TB medication was administered free of charge, detection rate was still low in the Region. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA)...
forest

Stakeholders converge on global forest restoration financing

The project, which seeks to restore 100 million hectares of forest cover in Africa alone, requires over 160 million U.S. dollars annually. In his keynote...

Nigeria targets huge revenue from cashew export

To meet the target, stakeholders in the cashew value chain will raise production from the current 180,000 metric tons yearly to 500,000 metric tons...
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Africa urged to mobilize domestic resources to implement development agenda

This is the key message in a 2015 Africa Capacity Report launched Monday in Harare by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), a non-profit...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

COMESA food imports hit US$30 billion

Argent Chuula, chief executive officer of The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Southern Africa (ACTESA), an agricultural specialized agency under the Common Market for...

Deforestation deprive Tanzania 400,000 ha of forest annually

WWF Programme Coordinator, Isaac Malugu said here on Thursday that the environmental degradation has also been contributed by human activities whereby the main source...

Breast Cancer Kills 1,110 Women Yearly in Ghana

It has come to light that 1,110 Ghanaian women die each year as a result of breast cancer, a debilitating disease that affects the...

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