BUSINESS

Bawumia buys waakye with QR Code to demonstrate use

Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged all merchants in the informal and formal sectors to acquire and start using the all-new, all-inclusive Universal Quick Response Code (QR Code) system developed for Ghana, as part of efforts by the Akufo-Addo government, to migrate the economy from a cash-based one to a cash-lite one. …

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Let’s protect our emancipation – Lady Jay

Musician, Lady Jay says she has burnt down the door “of no return” and Africans should now think about preserving their liberty and heritage, knowing that they can also do much for the world. Speaking in an interview that Jay revealed that she was inspired by strength, courage and bravery …

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This black man built a $1.2bn company supplying parts to Honda

From a humble upbringing in North Carolina, Billy Vickers has risen through the corporate ladder to become one of the most successful black business owners in the United States. His journey to the top started from his grandfather’s cotton farm where he developed his work ethics. Vickers purchased Modular Assembly …

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Protesters reportedly shot dead in Nigeria

Amnesty International said late Tuesday there was “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the megacity of Lagos had fatally shot protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality despite a new curfew going into effect. The Lagos state commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement Tuesday night …

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Kuami Eugene stole my lyrics for his Open Gate song – Anamon

Ghanaian hiplife artiste, Raphael Essien, known in the showbiz as Anamon has given Kuami Eugene to resolve what he (Anamon) has termed as stealing of his intellectual property or face legal action. The musician says the 2020 Artiste of the Year stole portions of his 2012 ‘Ashawo’ track. Speaking on drone news …

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Here are the richest self-made Black women in America

Black women are becoming some of the most successful group of entrepreneurs worldwide. By dint of hard work, many of them have joined the list of richest self-made women in America. The list, compiled annually by Forbes, details the worth of America’s most successful women entrepreneurs and executives. This year’s …

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Police fire teargas to disperse clan meeting, three arrested

Police in Mityana District Saturday used teargas to disperse members of Buganda Kingdom’s Mbogo Clan. The clan members had convened at their ancestral site at Mugulu – Ziggoti Town Council to attend a thanks giving prayer for their leader, Mr Gajuule Kayiira Kasibante. Kasibante served as head of Buganda’s 52 …

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Why celebrities are rushing into politics in Uganda

In 2015, Judith Babirye, a popular gospel artiste, announced that she would contest for the Buikwe Woman MP seat in 2016. She would later beat incumbet Dorothy Mpiima to join the 10th Parliament. Another artist, dramatist Kato Lubwama, took over the Rubaga South seat formerly occupied by Ken Lukyamuzi. The …

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Yolo Star Aaron Adatsi and fiancée christen their baby boy

hanaian actor Aaron Adatsi and his fiancée Eyram have christened their baby boy, Aaron Adatsi Junior (Ronny Jr). Before the christening of their baby, there was no announcement from the couple about the birth of their son. The ceremony was attended by some prominent people in the Ghana Movie Industry, …

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East Africa could become a major cannabis export hub

The East African Community could become a mass producer of medical cannabis for export to fast-growing markets in the West. This is after Rwanda on October 12 became the latest EAC partner state to approve medical cannabis production for export, following closely in the footsteps of Uganda. Tanzania and Kenya, …

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Zambia’s debt crisis worsens

Zambia’s debt situation seems to be deepening with some commercial creditors “refusing” to grant it some relief it has been seeking to ease the pressure, the country’s Parliament heard late Thursday. “Although we have obtained some relief under the debt service suspension initiative (DSSI) window, particularly from official creditors, engagements …

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Coronavirus: Banks deferred GH¢3bn in loan repayments

Commercial banks deferred a little over GH¢3bn in loan repayments for customers as they battled the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ghana Bankers Association has said. The Deputy Chief Executive of the Association, John Awuah, in remarks captured in the PwC 2020 Ghana Banking Survey report, said the banks …

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Hushpuppi’s trial to begin in October

Popular Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas popularly known as “Hushpuppi“ has been arraigned in a court in California, United States, ahead of his trial on October 13. Hushpuppi is accused of being the leader of a group that facilitates computer intrusion, business email compromise (BEC) fraud and money laundering pleaded not …

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Ghana secures US$115 million facility to digitise public records

A US$115m facility from the International Development Association, a subsidiary of the World Bank, that will part-finance the digitisation of archives and other public records to facilitate online searches has been approved by Parliament. The demand for digitisation in the development field has grown significantly over the last few years, …

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Tanzania bans organising protests online

Activists in Tanzania say new rules that restrict online content are infringing on people’s freedom of expression. Under the new legislation, organising, planning or even supporting any form of demonstration online is now illegal. The new rules have also banned sharing of information about an infectious disease outbreak without government …

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WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with Coronavirus

Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection. “WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged the same as all other mothers to initiate or continue breastfeeding,” …

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