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IMF says Tanzania must publish Covid-19 data to get $574 mln loan

– Advertisement – The International Monetary Fund has asked Tanzania to publish data on the spread of Covid-19 before getting approval for a $574 million emergency loan. Since last year May, Tanzania has not published any data on the extend of spread of Covid-19. The country’s previous president, John Magufuli was a critic and doubter of the pandemic and stopped the publication of the data. The then-President John Magufuli’s administration played down the threat from the disease and little was known about the infection rate and deaths. New president Samia…

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Add value to your property with Pergola kits

– – Probably once, you have looked at your backyard, and it seems like there’s something that’s missing. Aside from outdoor tables and chairs and plants in your home garden, maybe there’s that piece which you see as the key. This key will give out its purpose to make space better like it was before. Thinking about building your very own pergola may be the one you’re looking for. Adding a touch of it will surely improve your outdoor area, it will serve a lot of benefits to you and…

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Purchasing guide for your next Omega Seamaster

– – Omega is a name that equates to power and superiority. Watch enthusiasts all over the globe have patronized its highly-priced and top-of-the-line watches. Through the years, it consistently develops timepieces that go beyond expectations. A lot of its collections are hot picks in the market. Among its most successful and top models is the Omega Seamaster. Seamaster debuted in 1948, and it is Omega’s oldest timepiece collection still in production to date.   Your Guide to Buying Your Omega Seamaster    The Omega Seamaster lineup is comprised of a…

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5 Brands with the best Quartz wristwatch

– – What quartz watches lack in craftsmanship, it makes up in terms of functionality and looks. Quartz watches are less sort after than mechanical watches and can offer so many benefits that are sometimes overlooked. First, quartz watches are battery-powered, so they are precise and accurate around the clock. Unlike mechanical watches, they don’t need winding to function correctly. Many modern and old-time wristwatch companies have delved into the world of battery-powered wristwatches. This means there are a plethora of choices out there. There are so many things to…

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Ghana’s President faces backlash over €170 mln loan facility

– – Soon after coming into office for his first tenure as President of Ghana in 2017, Nana Akufo Addo announced his desire to see Africa and his country Ghana end the perennial quest for aid abroad to develop. He said that “It is time to pursue a path to prosperity and self-respect for our nation. A Ghana Beyond Aid is a prosperous and self-confident Ghana that is in charge of her economic destiny; a transformed Ghana that is prosperous enough to be beyond needing aid, and that engages competitively…

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Malaysian startup Finology wins $500K funding from Seedstars

– – After almost a year-long virtual run, the Seedstars World Competition 2020/21 announced this year’s Global Winner, Malaysian FinTech startup Finology, a startup that enables seamless access to financial products via the use of proprietary technology and digital distribution channels. Finology will receive the grand prize of $500K in equity investment. Watch the Grand Finale replay here:  [embedded content] Hosted by Seedstars, the Swiss-based private group with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets, and The Next Web, one of the most important media and event creators…

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Radar Payments to drive Vista Bank Group’s payment activities

– – BPC is proud to announce that the Vista Bank Group (Vista) has selected its paytech provider Radar Payments to drive its global payment processing activities. Vista is a Pan-African financial services company, which aims to contribute to economic growth and financial inclusion across Africa. It has an ambitious agenda to challenge the status quo and deliver a superior experience to retail customers, large enterprises and MSMEs across West Africa. The group is expanding rapidly through a series of successive strategic acquisitions that include First International Bank (FIB) Group…

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Two iconic women to help scale Africa’s best startup firms

– – Telecel Group’s Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech today announced the creation of an industry advisory board to attract highly-regarded executives with a passion for supporting African startups. The founding members of the board are two accomplished female leaders who bring 55 years of combined experience – Eleanor Azar and Dale Mathias have been appointed as Director and Advisor to the Board respectively. ASIP offers several programs to support earlier stage African startups whose innovative ideas are making a profound difference in their communities, with the aim of helping them…

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Ghana panics after China begins exporting cocoa beans

– – Some Ghanaians are panicking over reports of the Chinese entry into the cocoa industry. The Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences recently reported that the Chinese island of Hainan has exported cocoa beans to Belgium. The first consignment of 500 kg of cocoa beans amounted to some $3,600. Ghana’s COCOBOD, the agency that handles issues related to cocoa farming and export in Ghana is assessing the impact of the impact of cocoa beans by China. Although COCOBOD appears concerned, it maintains that the quantity of the Chinese cocoa export is…

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Africa Business Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaians sign petition to stop government from borrowing

– – Ghanaians have been signing an online petition that seeks to stop their government from taking loans from European Fund managers. The petition which was started by a renowned economist and businessman, Dr. Kofi Amoah said “Ghana is presently overburdened with loans.” Ghana’s Debt Load is akin to “We are the World” moment when MichaelJackson with top musicians composed the humanitarian song of a century! Can Ghana’s Men n Women of influence reach out to their followers to sign the Loan Petition Show some LOVE for Gh!https://t.co/FLVPT4LQ7e — citizen…

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