Ghana selected as home for AfCFTA secretariat

Ghana selected as home for AfCFTA secretariat

The new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will make its home in Ghana, a decision announced Sunday during an African Union summit in Niger that celebrated the official launch of the free-trade deal. Actual trading under AfCFTA is expected to begin a year from now and when it does,…

Three African presidents on hand for Women Deliver panel

Three African presidents on hand for Women Deliver panel

President Sahle-Work Zewde, the first woman to lead Ethiopia, was on hand in Vancouver, Canada, as the Women Deliver 2019 conference kicked off on Monday. The four-day meeting is the world’s largest on gender equity and the rights of women and girls. “For me, the work has just started,” said…

Mass registrations for Ghana Card begin in Accra

Mass registrations for Ghana Card begin in Accra

Ghanaians in Accra began on Monday to register for the country’s new Ghana Card, the biometric identification system long promised by President Nana Akufo Addo and supervised by the National Identification Authority. People reported to their designated registration centers, but some discovered they were unable to complete their registrations because…

Prince Charles addresses colonialism, climate in Ghana speech

Britain’s Prince Charles, speaking in Ghana during his three-nation tour of West Africa, praised the progress of the nation while addressing the painful history of its colonial past. “The histories of our two nations are, I know, closely intertwined, and while today we enjoy shared opportunity, we can never forget…

Nigeria’s Buhari heads to Niamey for ECOWAS currency meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is headed for Niger to discuss progress on a long-awaited common currency for the region’s West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ). Buhari, along with Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun and Nigerian Central Bank head Godwin Emefiele, leave Tuesday for Niamey along with other common currency task…

Ghana welcomes African leaders for 60th anniversary celebrations

Ghanians celebrate the 60th anniversary of the nation’s independence Monday, with events that include the 6th March Parade at Independence Square in Accra. The day celebrates the country’s 1957 independence from Britain, a milestone considered the first for sub-Saharan nations on the African continent and an achievement that advanced the end…

Ghana confirms Akufo Addo win as Mahama concedes election

Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo Addo has said that incumbent President John Dramani Mahama has called to concede, and to congratulate him on his victory in the 2016 Presidential Election. Akufo Addo’s social media message late Friday followed multiple reliable reports of his New Patriotic Party (NPP) victory, and was confirmed…