Africa: We are yet to conclude $2bn rail proposal says Ghanaian Minister

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Joe Ghartey, Ghana’s minister of railways development, says he has cancelled the MoU with the China Railway Construction Corporation Corporation (International) Nigeria Limited (CRCC-Nigeria) “for breach of confidentiality”. Ghana had entered into CRCC- Nigeria for the construction and rehabilitation of a 560-kilometre standard gauge railway line. However, after a report in TheCable comparing railway contract costs in Ghana with Nigeria’s, […]

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Africa: Meet the Top 10 African Tourism Destinations of 2018

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Ghana’s challenges have been plainly listed in the 2013-2027 tourism plan. A general lack of proper documentation of the number of people visiting the country from various sources, unsanitary conditions at the various sites. The poor quality of professionals in the sector and the fact that it is expensive travelling to Ghana and to the destinations. Lessons Dubai for 2018 […]

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News: Ghana ranked 7th in 2018 Visa Openness Report in Africa

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Ghana has been ranked seventh in Africa for being more open to other African countries in terms ofopening up its borders for other African travellers when it comes to visa policies. The country moved from the 22nd position in 2015 to sixth in 2016 and now occupies the seventh position as at 2018. This is according to the 2018 Africa […]

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Africa: President of Ghana signs Civil Aviation Bill into Law Preparatory for Category One Classification

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President Nana Addo has assented to the Ghana Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill to become Act 985 (2019). The Amendment of the Ghana Civil Aviation Act 906 (2016) is to address the various deficiencies raised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with respect to the Aviation sector. The New Act thus empowers GCAA to continue with the provision of Air […]

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Africa: Ghana commences implementation of SAATM treaty

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Ghana has commenced implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market(SAATM) treaty. This is an initiative that looks forward to de-regulate the aviation sector of the African continent. What this means is that all cross-border flights with countries that have also implemented the treaty will now be treated as domestic flights, GhanaWeb noted. This step is adopted to shorten fares […]

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Africa: How Afro-Brazilian slaves of Yoruba descent settled in Ghana following the 1835 Great Revolt in Bahia

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The Agudas or Tabom people of Ghana are Afro-Brazilians of Yoruba descent who resettled in Ghana as slave returnees in the 19th Century. They are identifiable as they commonly have surnames like de Amorin, Azumah, Benson, Cardoso, Da Costa, De Medeiros, Nelson, Nunoo, Olympio, Palmares, Pereria, Santos, Souza, Silva and Wellington. When they first started arriving in Accra and south […]

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Africa: Ghana reaping the benefits of investment in Aviation still mulling on partner for London Flights

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Ghana has set for itself lofty Targets of becoming the Aviation Hub for West Africa and slowly it is coming to Fruition with the opening of the 5 million passenger capacity Airport Terminal 3 recently opened to the Public. Emirate Airlines brought the World largest passenger Aircraft the Airbus A350 to the new Airport. Not long After Air Namibia started […]

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Africa: Ghana positive about Air Namibia Accra-London route

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AIR Namibia could introduce a scheduled flight from Accra, Ghana to London as from early 2019 once an agreement between the two countries has been signed. The national airline’s board chairperson, Gerson Tjihenuna, together, with a delegation from Namibia, met with Ghana’s minister of aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, on Tuesday, where the possibility of operating a scheduled flight to Accra […]

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Africa: Ghana closes 400 Nigerian businesses

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More than 400 businesses owned by Nigerians have been closed by authorities in Ghana, sparking a protest by owners who have issued a week ultimatum within which to resolve the surrounding the maltreatment of Nigerian business community in Ghana. The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) have written a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic Community of West […]

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Africa: Spain, Ghana Sign Cultural Cooperation MoU

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Spain’s Casa Africa, a public diplomacy institution, has signed an agreement with the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry of Ghana to celebrate their cultural cooperation project, ‘Vis-a Vis’ in Ghana. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will give all Ghanaian musicians, no matter their style, the opportunity to show their work to Spanish music festival directors in March 2019. The ‘Ghana […]

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