Ghana’s Youngest Chartered Accountant, Solomon Kekeli Semavor

Kekeli Semavor

Mr Solomon Kekeli Semavor is currently the youngest Chartered Global Management Accountant in Ghana. He is also the 11th youngest in Africa. The  Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA) course is rumoured to be the toughest accountancy course globally. This brings no surprise as a CIMA Chartered accountant earns the designation “Chartered Global Management Account” (CGMA). His early life saw him ...

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Ghana-Burkina Faso to constitute 20 expert committee committee on railway project

Ghana and Burkina Faso have agreed to constitute a 20-member expert committee to facilitate the development of a railway interconnectivity from Accra to Ouagadougou. The two countries will each contribute 10 members to the committee. The committee is expected to develop an action plan and timelines for implementation and has three months, commencing January 2018, within which to complete its ...

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World Bank says Sub-Saharan Africa to record modest recovery in 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank has projected that Sub-Saharan Africa would record modest economic growth recovery of 2.4 percent in 2017 after the region grew by just 1.3 percent in 2016. In its new Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies, the World Bank, however, warns that the pace of the recovery remains sluggish and will be insufficient ...

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M-KOPA solar raises US$80 million in expansion funding


East African pay-as-you-go solar energy provider M-KOPA Solar has raised US$80 million in committed financing to be used over the next three years to finance installations in one million homes, on top of the 500,000 already connected. To date, M-KOPA Solar has connected over 500,000 homes in East Africa to affordable, safe and clean energy, with its predominantly low-income customer ...

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Dangote cement approaches SA’s PPC about takeover


Dangote Cement Plc has approached PPC Ltd. about a takeover deal, signaling the start of a possible bidding war for South Africa’s biggest cement maker after an earlier offer led by Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Dangote has told PPC’s board that it’s interested in buying “the entire share capital,” the Lagos-based company said late Wednesday in a statement to ...

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New report accuses EU countries of unlawful fishing in African waters

EU countries

The advocacy group, Oceana says it has found EU flagged countries doing illegal fishing in the waters of some African countries. In a report it published today, September 12, 2017, Oceana says it found that four European countries authorized illegal fishing in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea between April 2012 and August 2015. “Using data from Global ...

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WTO, FES regional dialogue addresses challenges in multilateral trading system in West Africa

The World Trade Organisation (WTO), in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), held a regional dialogue on Challenges for the Multilateral Trading System in West Africa. The event which took place in Accra brought together civil society actors, business people, the media and WTO members and observers in the West African region. Participants were educated on the role of ...

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Ghana has highest cost of living in Africa – Report

A company dedicated to helping people move abroad has ranked Ghana as the African nation with the highest cost of living. The company, called MoveHub, based its calculations on the price of groceries, transport, bills, restaurants and renting a home. The calculation was then placed on an index, which used New York as the benchmark. After giving New York a ...

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AfDB approves African Water Facility budget

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the 2016 annual report and 2017 work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF) to use €1.925 million. A statement issued by Osward Chanda, OIC Director, Water and Sanitation Department/African Water Facility and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the amount was for the ...

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ISTR 2017 ends with a call on Africans to cultivate philanthropic culture to solve its own problems


ISTR 2017 ends with a call on Africans to cultivate philanthropic culture to solve its own problems As international aids and foreign donations for Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) shrink, threatening its sustainability, the need for Africans to take control of their own affairs by mobilizing the needed resources for its development is eminent now more than ever. For the past ...

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