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U.S. lauds Ghana’s regional democratic and security leadership

– – U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Ambassador J. Peter Pham traveled to Accra, Ghana from January 6 – 8, 2021 to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the inauguration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on January 7. The delegation also included U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan. U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Ambassador Pham’s trip to Accra signals the United States’ strong partnership with the government and people of Ghana to advance shared prosperity in both countries. “The United States values Ghana’s democratic,…

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Improving your Cybersecurity as a Journalist

Cybersecurity can be described as a process by which we improve the safety of information on our devices. The internet is a very useful tool that has disrupted several sectors of various economies in the world. However, despite the increased convenience the World Wide Web introduces, it comes with its own risks. These risks include cybercriminals that work around the clock, attempting to find new ways to breach security on our devices. Why Your Devices need to be Secure As a journalist, you need to ensure the information you get…

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Africa ‘let down’ by Busan aid agreement says ActionAid

Busana (S.Korea) Africa’s priorities were sidelined in a ‘global partnership’ launched Thursday at the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, in Busan, says anti-poverty agency ActionAid. In a press statement, donors did not agree a target for ending ‘tied aid’ – the practice where donor governments force countries to spend aid on their goods and services and also failed to agree a deadline to put aid through countries’ own systems. Women’s rights were also not prioritized. Lucia Fry, Aid Policy Advisor at ActionAid said: “An eleventh hour effort brought…

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