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Ghana central bank keeps benchmark policy rate steady at 14.5%

ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s central bank on Monday maintained its policy rate at 14.5%, citing a need for macro-economic stability despite the slowdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Respective denominations of the Ghanaian cedi currency Ghana’s economy, which relies heavily on natural resources like cocoa, gold and oil, is expected to grow in 2020 at its slowest rate in …

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PLAYWRIGHT LATIF ABUBAKAR TAKES ON STIGMATIZATION AMIDST COVID-19

Ghanaian Playwright Latif Abubakar’s Globe Productions in partnership with the Ministry of Information and supported by AirtelTigo is set to stage another live virtual play to intensify education concerning Ghana’s COVID-19 campaign with a major focus on stigmatization. Dubbed Judas and Delilah Covid-19 edition, the play seeks to bring together top Ghanaian celebrities to join the campaign in fighting stigmatization …

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10yr-old Nigerian Tech-Genius Emmanuella Mayaki now Coding Instructor

The tech field yields a large portion of high-paying salary jobs with numerous career paths. However, marginalized communities are shut out of these job opportunities due to the lack of resources and access. One remarkable young Nigerian girl managed to defy the odds and was recently hired by a school in the United Kingdom to teach others about coding. Emmanuella Mayaki (tallest) in the company of …

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Heroes of COVID-19: YALDA Liberia feats orphanages

The Liberia West Africa branch of Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) organization according to Washington DC-based consultancy and news website TheAfricanDream.net in the United States (US) is officially their July 2020 pick for “Heroes of COVID-19” for positive community engagement amidst the pandemic through their support of youths and children in Liberia. By this feat, YALDA …

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Butterfly Effect: The Pandemic’s one good deed — Busting Stereotypes

Nairobi and Washington, D.C., are 7,500 miles apart. Last week showed that the gulf in their approaches to the pandemic is even wider. Even as President Donald Trump pressured states and local authorities to reopen schools, threatening to cut funding for those that do not, Kenya announced that it would keep physical classrooms closed until at least January 2021. Kenya’s …

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US-based Ghanaian nonprofit founder renovating hospital in Ghana

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — Nana Konadu-Asare was a senior at Marymount University when her uncle, living in a town outside of Accra, Ghana, slipped and fell. He was diagnosed with a concussion and sent home. He died a few days later at just 43-years-old. “It really hit our family really hard,” Konadu-Asare said. “My mom and him were very close …

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