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Great minds featured at “Africa Must Industrialize” Webinar by AfCFTA Policy Network

TheAfricanDream.net was at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) webinar organized on August 19, 2020, under the theme: “Africa Must Industrialize Now — The Urgency for Value Addition to African Products” that was held via zoom. The event was moderated by Emmanuel Bensah Deputy Executive Director of AfCFTA Policy Network while Rongai Chizema, Chief Technical Advisor and Head of …

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Coronavirus cases begin to fall in Africa

There are signs of hope on the African continent as cases of COVID-19 begin to fall in some worst hit countries. The continent-wide daily average was 10,300 last week, down from 11,000 the week before. Africa has recorded 1,147,369 cases, more than half of which are in South Africa, and about 26,000 deaths. FILE PHOTO: A health worker checks the …

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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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Here’s How Americans Living In Ghana Can Vote In The General Election

On Tuesday, November 3, Americans will be going to the polls to participate in their General Election. For Presidential candidates, the battle is really between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The American equivalent of Electoral Commission has made it possible for citizens living in overseas can also cast their vote. If you’re an American citizen living in Ghana you …

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Financial Inclusion in the COVID-19 Era: Policy Responses in West Africa

According to the World Bank’s Global Findex report (2017), the share of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with access to accounts in financial institutions or mobile money (MM) services increased from 34 percent to 43 percent in the period, 2011 to 2017. The Financial Ecosystem. Photo courtesy Google Since 2010, a growing number of SSA countries have launched or are …

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ROPAA and Ghana’s Election 2020 as dissected by Dr. Kofi A. Boateng

Dr. Kofi A. Boateng pictured next to PAM emblem

I start this article with its conclusion. Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) and its Chair, Mrs. Jean Mensa, should not contemplate registering and facilitating voting in 2020 by only workers of Ghana’s Embassies/Missions and Ghanaians abroad on government scholarships. Either all Ghanaians Living Abroad (GLAs) vote or no one votes in the 2020 national elections. The EC must implement Act 699 …

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Mali’s president Keita resigns after military coup

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on Tuesday after he was arrested and detained in a military mutiny. The military coup has forced him out of power after he refused to do so amid protests for months. Mali was plunged into a political crisis with a resolution difficult to make as the opposition refused to accept terms offered by the …

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List of 100 Most Influential African Women for 2020

Leading African PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has announced its second annual publication on Africa’s most prominent women dubbed the 2020 100 Most Influential African Women. The list which has a representation of the most powerful African women from 34 countries were chosen from various career backgrounds including diplomacy, politics, activism, entrepreneurship, business leadership and entertainment. Nigeria, South Africa …

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Mali’s President Keïta seized by soldiers in a mutiny

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been seized and detained by mutineering soldiers in the capital Bamako. Prime Minister Boubou Cissé was also arrested following a mutiny on Tuesday by the soldiers. There were reports of a possible mutiny on Tuesday after gunfire was heard at an army base outside Mali’s capital Bamako. The army base was where a mutiny …

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