Business

USTDA awards grant to biomass energy project in Ghana

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced in June 2016 it signed an $899,995 grant agreement with Village Corps Ghana Ltd. for the development of a biomass energy project in Ghana. Village Corps has selected Richmond, Virginia-based Recast Energy LLC of the U.S. to conduct a feasibility study for a giant bamboo farm and 20 MW steam-based power plant. Biomass …

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SpeedUPAfrica for July 2016 at Ashesi in Ghana

We are excited to announce SpeedUPAfrica – an event that promises to be Africa’s most impactful startup bootcamp gathering the top 100 hottest startups from all over the continent of Africa with mentors and investors from Silicon Valley, the continent, and beyond. This epic, 4-day growth and investment-focused startup bootcamp will be chocked full of workshops, one-on-one mentor sessions, growth …

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Africa’s Economy Gets a Reality Check

The global commodity slump and slowdown of China’s economy have pummeled several African economies, making clear that the continent’s “rise” was a myth. Now is the time to re-examine the basis of Africa’s recent “boom” and move from feel-good rhetoric to action that will drive genuine economic transformation. Commodity exporters such as Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia are …

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hapaSpace is the newest co-working hub in Kumasi

HapaSpace

HapaSpace is a co-working space at the heart of Adum, a city in Kumasi; the Ashanti regional capital and second capital city of Ghana that was opened on February 1, 2016. Co-working spaces have over the years become a thriving hub for startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses in the West African nation of Ghana. As part of encouraging intiative and …

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Africa HR Conference Slated for Accra Ghana

Accra; the capital city of Ghana, gets ready to host the fifth annual Africa HR (Human Resource) Leaders conference under the theme “Evolve, Execute, Add Value” from March 30 to April 1, 2016. This conference is expected to be attended by over 100 delegates from both the private and public sector in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and many other African …

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Accra Hub to host Shaping Davos again

For the second consecutive year, Global Shapers Accra Hub has been chosen to play a critical role at the World Economic Forum by being selected to host the 2016 Shaping Davos in Accra. The selection is due to Accra Hub’s commitment to improving the state of the world over the last half-decade and contributing immensely to the discussions at the …

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Cisco believes Rwanda’s Kagame really gets I.T. relevance

Cisco believes Africa’s first smart city could be in Rwanda. Cisco executive chairman John Chambers told ITWeb on the side-lines of the Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), in Dubai, that he is bullish about the growth potential for the Internet of things (IOT) in Africa. “If you look at Rwanda, what president Paul Kagame is doing there is amazing. …

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Dr. Thomas Mensah identifies paths to industrialize Africa

Dr. Thomas Mensah, the renowned scientist and inventor in Atlanta, USA, received the prestigious International Business Leadership (IBL) Award for 2015 from the African Leadership Magazine (ALM). This happened at the ALM’s annual awards event from November 11-12, 2015 at the Westin Atlanta Hotel on 7 Concourse Parkway, North East of Atlanta in Georgia, USA. Dr. Mensah who is the Chairman of Lightwave …

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Ghana Ambassador to U.S. assures American investors of Ghana’s stability

Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd), has assured US investors that their investment in Ghana is safe because the country has enjoyed peace, stability and security for the past twenty five (25) years and gone through six major elections peacefully and changed governments smoothly. This, he said, has created …

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Women Entrepreneurs Around World gather in Atlanta for First Global Institute

The Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts launched the Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Institute (GWEI) in Atlanta, Georgia from November 1-4, 2015. The four-day event was birthed from the highly successful Africa Atlanta 2014, a citywide yearlong series of events highlighting Atlanta as the nexus for reinventing the cultural and economic bonds among Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This …

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