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President Zuma meets President-elect of Ghana

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Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma on Sunday met the President-elect of Ghana, John Mahama at his residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. Mahama is in South Africa on a private visit. The two leaders held talks ahead of Mahama attending the annual Jacob Zuma RDP Education Trust Christmas party for orphans and the youth. President Zuma will attend Mahama’s inauguration in Ghana …

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ECOWAS mission optimistic at successful polls in Ghana

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The head of ECOWAS’ 250-member Observation Mission for Ghana’s 7th December 2012 general elections, Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed optimism at the success of the polls based on satisfactory preparations and the country’s proven tradition and reputation in democratic governance. “We are here as witnesses to what promises to be peaceful, transparent, credible, free and fair elections,” …

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Ghana’s Fidelity Bank Turns to IBM to Power Next Phase of Growth

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Fast-growing West African financial institution relies on IBM for data center overhaul as it prepares for further expansion IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the successful completion of a new comprehensive state-of-the-art data center at the fast-growing Fidelity Bank in Ghana. Fidelity Bank, which is widely known in Ghana for its innovative mortgage and rural banking products, has evolved from a …

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Airtel Rising Star Played Pivotal Role in Ghana’s World Cup U-17 Feat

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•    Airtel Rising Star scored winning goal that gave Ghana the bronze medal at the just concluded FIFA U-17 2012 World Cup in Azerbaijan •    Ten-girl Ghana overcame Germany who were favorites to retain their place in the global tourney •    Airtel Africa are proud to be part of Priscilla Okyere’s rise to stardom Airtel Africa (http://www.airtel.com) today celebrated the emergence of the …

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Donors Welcome the African Development Fund (ADF-12) Implementation

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The Mid-Term Review of the African Development Fund (ADF-12) implementation concluded in Praia, Cape Verde on September 14 with donors and stakeholders encouraging the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) to continue working to achieve results in its development projects and institutional reforms. The meeting was officially opened on September 13 by Cape Verde’s Finance and Planning Minister, Cristina Duarte, and …

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Energy Edge Ships First Atmospheric Water Generator to Ghana

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Energy Edge Technologies Corp (OTC: EEDG) has announced the launch of its multi-pronged “Africa Initiative” with the shipment of its first Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) directly to the Armed Forces of Ghana. The initial shipment was executed under EEDG’s Partnership/Profit Sharing Agreement with Drinkable Air, a leader in pure water generation from humidity in the air we breathe. (www.drinkable-air.com) Given …

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Tigo and Reach for Change to Boost Social Entrepreneurship in Africa

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The most entrepreneurial candidates will be invited to join a three year incubator program. Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”) (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC) (http://www.millicom.com), operating under the Tigo brand, and non-profit organization Reach for Change are joining forces to improve the lives of children in Africa through social entrepreneurship. Throughout 2012, a joint program to identify and support social entrepreneurs with innovative …

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Inspiring Ghanaian polio survivors pioneer extreme sports combination of skating and soccer

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Award-winning South African filmmakers crowd-source funding via Kickstarter for the documentary Skate soccer won’t be featured at this month’s Paralympics, but a new documentary aims to raise the profile of the bruising new sport. Rollaball will tell the story of The Rolling Rockets, an inspiring team of Ghanaian polio survivors who are pioneering an extreme sport combination of skating and …

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Forum Promotes Diaspora Engagement in Socio-Economic Development of Ghana

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A forum bringing together representatives from the government, diaspora associations, the private sector and civil society opens today in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The three-day event aims to find ways to further foster diaspora engagement in the socio-economic development of Ghana through productive investments and much needed transfers of skills and knowledge. The forum is part of a one-year project …

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AfDB approves USD 60 million loan for expansion of Takoradi II thermal power plant in Ghana

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) Group, through its private sector window, approved on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 in Tunis, a senior loan of USD 60 million for the expansion of the Takoradi II thermal power plant expansion. This expansion aims at improving electricity supply and energy security in Ghana. Ghana’s economy has experienced tremendous …

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