Africa’s Wealthiest Man Ends the Year $4.3 Billion Better Off

Africa’s Wealthiest Man Ends the Year $4.3 Billion Better Off

LAGOS, Nigeria, January 2, 2020/APO Group/ -- Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to gr...

UK economy in stagnation at end of 2019, survey shows

UK economy in stagnation at end of 2019, survey shows

The UK economy ended 2019 in stagnation, under pressure from long-term uncertainty, mounting business costs and a global economic slowdown, according ...

China ends 2019 with record defaults, dull yuan

China ends 2019 with record defaults, dull yuan

Economic worries took their biggest toll on corporate debt, with China firms setting a new high for bond default; the yuan's wild year, however, ended...

Nigeria studying ECO move by Francophone West Africa - Minister

Nigeria studying ECO move by Francophone West Africa - Minister

Nigeria says it is studying the currency changes ringing through the West African region and that it will respond in due course. A statement by a med...

Bush fires ravage rice farms in northern regions

Bush fires ravage rice farms in northern regions

Some rice farmers in Northern parts of the country are counting their losses as bush fire ravages hundreds of their rice farms. The Upper East, North...

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

ROME, Italy, January 2, 2020/APO Group/ -- Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hung...

Your role in Africa’s development is critical-President

Your role in Africa’s development is critical-President

By Ken Sackey, GNA Accra, Dec. 31, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday stated that Africans and persons of African descent in the ...

China jails scientists for CRISPR gene-edited babies

China jails scientists for CRISPR gene-edited babies

A court has found Chinese scientist He Jiankui guilty of illegal medical practice. He had claimed credit for genetically engineering twins resistant t...

Rawlings to address December 31 Revolution anniversary in Winneba

Rawlings to address December 31 Revolution anniversary in Winneba

Accra, Dec. 29, GNA - Former President Jerry John Rawlings will address this year’s commemoration of the December 31 Revolution at Winneba, Central ...

West Africa's new currency, the Eco: Rebrand or fresh start?

West Africa's new currency, the Eco: Rebrand or fresh start?

In 2020, the region is set to get a long-discussed new currency: the Eco. Many Africans are pleased — but there is a lot of work ahead, say experts ...