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US holds up announcement of Okonjo-Iweala as WTO boss

The United States is holding up the official announcement of Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new boss of the World Trade Organisation. On Wednesday Okonjo-Iweala secured majority of votes to become the first African to head the World Trade Organization. Member countries in the European Union and ECOWAS all endorsed her candidacy. Okonjo-Iweala who was the only African left in the race beat South …

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82 shortlisted for 2nd Ghana Cocoa Awards

From a total of 155 entries received for the 2020 edition of the annual Ghana Cocoa Awards, 82 nominees have been shortlisted for the 2nd Networking and Awards Gala Night on 14th November 2020 at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra Ghana. The eminent Advisory and Awarding Board, chaired by Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, is presently assessing the finalist entries to deliver …

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Ensuring Your Small Business Survives amidst COVID-19

Nobody really knew what to expect this year, and regardless of what industry you do business in, the pandemic changed things. Being able to adjust appropriately is a must, and while that might sound impossible, we’ve all learned nothing is impossible these days. Here’s how to ensure your small business comes out on the other side of the pandemic happy …

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Ghana is ready for AfCFTA – Trade Minister

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen has given assurances that given the structures in place, Ghana is ready to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). According to him, government has rolled out the necessary structures capable of facilitating the take-off in January next year. “I say we are ready on two grounds. First, we …

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Ghana: Gov’t increases cocoa producer price by 28%

President Akufo-Addo has announced a 28% increase in the producer price of cocoa per bag for 2020/21 crop year. The new price takes effect from the 1st of October 2020. “Nananom, beginning 1st October 2020, I am happy to announce the award of a new cocoa producer price of ten thousand, five hundred and sixty cedis (GH¢10,560) per metric ton, …

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7 business and management courses for a more resilient future

The wave of economic disruption from COVID-19 has affected every industry; we are no longer operating under “business as usual.” Biz + Management courses Explore how you can build the business skills and acumen that help companies of all kinds navigate this new normal and build more resilient futures. Browse our lookbook highlighting seven top courses and programs that cover …

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Akon’s $6 billion futuristic pan-African city in Senegal to begin next year

The coronavirus pandemic may have severely impacted the global economy with major setbacks, but that isn’t deterring musician and business mogul, Akon, from going ahead with his plans of constructing a futuristic pan-African city in his home country of Senegal. In an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, the Locked Up singer, who spent most of his childhood in …

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Jeff Bezos now worth a whopping $202 billion

The billionaire isn’t alone — other tech tycoons have been getting much wealthier throughout the pandemic as demand for their companies’ goods and services continues to grow. Bezos Earlier this month, Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg was dubbed a “centibillionaire,” as his wealth surpassed $100 billion. Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, with a net worth of $96 billion, is close …

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Emirates clinches 4th consecutive Best First Class award at 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines

Emirates’ unmatched First Class travel experience was given double honours at the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines, winning the World’s Best First Class award as well as Middle East’s Best First Class. Emirates has topped the First Class category every year since the awards was launched in 2017 –making this its 4th consecutive win. The airline also secured its …

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Facebook Announces Paid Online Events amidst COVID-19

Facebook announced a way for small businesses, local businesses, creators and others to monetize events on Facebook. Facebook would not collect any fees from the events held on their platform. Promote and Monetize Events In One Frictionless Platform What makes Facebook’s offer unique is that all of the promotion, payments, and hosting is done in Facebook. That means that if …

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