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Once again, Africa doesn’t need rescuing, just a square deal, Mo Ibrahim

January 3, 2013

Once again, Africa doesn’t need rescuing, just a square deal, Mo Ibrahim

Nobody disputes the charge that Africa’s political leaders are often responsible for the continent’s troubles, says Sudanese-born business tycoon Mo Ibrahim. But he argues that Western governments and corporations could do much more to redress the unfair practices that hinder Africa’s economic development. Images of Africa have long been of a continent mired in more...

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Dutch ask Irish government for answers on safety standards at Ryanair

January 1, 2013

Dutch ask Irish government for answers on safety standards at Ryanair

Junior transport minister Wilma Mansveld has asked the Irish government to clarify reports that airline Ryanair is ordering pilots to fly with as little fuel as possible, Nos television reported on Saturday. Ryanair flies to a wide range of destinations from Dutch airports Eindhoven, Maastricht and Eelde. Current affairs show Reporter on Friday featured four pilots more...

Business , Economy , Jobs , News

Dutch population grows marginally as immigration declines

December 14, 2012

Dutch population grows marginally as immigration declines

The population of the Netherlands grew by just 47,000 this year, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday. The marginal growth is due to a reduction in immigration and the fact more migrants have left the Netherlands, the CBS said. In particular, many migrants from Eastern and central Europe left this year, partly due to the economic downturn. Immigration more...

Economy , Life & Style , News

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles With Maid: How the Case Changed France

December 13, 2012

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles With Maid: How the Case Changed France

Nafissatou Diallo, who just won a settlement in her sexual-assault case against DSK, helped deny the veteran pol the presidency of France—and changed the country’s geopolitical and economic history, says Christopher Dickey. Plus: Judge helps Diallo find justice in the Bronx. In 10 minutes or less, an African-immigrant chambermaid changed the history of the world. more...

Money , News , Politics

Private Sector Loan in Namibia to Improve Access to Finance and Open Doors to Education

October 27, 2012

Private Sector Loan in Namibia to Improve Access to Finance and Open Doors to Education

Mr. Ebrima Faal, Regional Director at the Southern Africa Resource Center (SARC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB), signed on behalf of the AfDB the agreements for a loan of ZAR 65 million from the AfDB to Trustco Finance (part of the Namibia based “Trustco” group) to support its student lending program in Namibia. The signing ceremony took place in more...

Business , Economy

Invest more in agriculture – Kofi Annan urges African gov’ts

September 28, 2012

Invest more in agriculture – Kofi Annan urges African gov’ts

The Chairman of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Dr Kofi Annan, has called on African leaders not to be complacent despite the success chalked in the area of agriculture in the recent past. He said it was time African leaders upheld their part of the bargain by increasing investments and encouraging public private partnerships to ensure that all farmers, more...

Business , Economy , Food , Politics

Businesses commit to improve lives of more than 34 million people

September 28, 2012

Businesses commit to improve lives of more than 34 million people

A broad range of companies from corporations to social enterprises made new commitments Tuesday to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) that will improve the lives of more than 34 million people worldwide, through market-based approaches that will accelerate development while generating new profits.   Nokia (Finland), Itaú Unibanco (Brazil), ITOCHU more...

Business , Money

Dutch banks involved in 1,5 billion dollar loan facility to COCOBOD.

September 24, 2012

COCOBOD and a consortium of banks lead by Rabo Bank from the Netherlands sign 1.5 billion loan agreement,14 other international banking institutions signed the agreement. The Dutch, Ghana largest export partner, especially in the cocoa sector, re-established their involvement in Ghana and the development of our country, with this unique facilitation. Rabobank more...

Business , Economy , Finance

Energy efficiency: billions to be made in savings

September 12, 2012

Energy efficiency: billions to be made in savings

Mandatory energy-saving measures, including renovating public buildings, energy-saving schemes for utilities, and energy audits for all large firms, will be required by an EU energy efficiency directive approved in plenary on Tuesday. Cutting energy consumption by 20% could save the EU €50 billion per year.   "This essential legislation is not only crucial more...

Business , Environment , Money

Cocktail at Alisa Hotel sponsored by Bamson (Sikkens)

September 3, 2012

Cocktail at Alisa Hotel sponsored by Bamson (Sikkens)

6th September 2012: Cocktail at Alisa Hotel sponsored by Bamson (Sikkens)   We are excited about this Thursday's cocktail at the plush Alisa Hotel(Ridge, Accra) sponsored by Bamson Company Ltd., representing Sikkens (Akzo -Nobel).   We encourage all members and friends of GHANECC to attend as it promises to be an exciting evening. Date: 6th September, more...

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