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Flights grounded at Ghana’s main airport as staff begin strike

– Advertisement – Passengers are stranded at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana as airport staff embark on strike. The strike had disrupted domestic and international flights as the airport workers demand the dismissal of their Managing Director Yaw Kwakwa over allegations of mismanagement. The irate workers also locked out the embattled MD who had earlier denied allegations levelled against him by the aggrieved staff. The strike follows a statement issued by the union directing all general staff to withdraw their services at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from 06:00hrs…

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Ghana’s PassionAir makes history with first ever all-female flight crew

Ghanaian local airline, PassionAir has announced that it successfully operated its first ever all-female crewed flight on Saturday, 20 February 2021. In a statement the airline said “the flight, OP 178 from Accra to Tamale, was entirely “womanned” by women from the flight deck to the cabin.” The pilot-in-command of the flight, Captain Eva Gichuru said “This flight indicates that, whatever men can do, women can do and even better when given equal opportunities.” PassionAir said it “hopes this historic moment for them empowers and inspires women all over the…

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Court rules that Uber drivers are ‘workers,’ not self-employed

He thinks the Supreme Court’s ruling has wider implications for a lot of other gig economy workers like other private hire drivers, couriers and delivery drivers. “The central point for me is that the ruling focuses on the control that companies exercise over people’s labour – this control also carries with it responsibilities for their conditions and wellbeing. “This is even more important in the context of the pandemic.” As for Uber, Rachel Mathieson, senior associate at Bates Wells, which represented Mr Farrar and Mr Aslam, said her firm’s position…

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Digital Ecosystem and Academy for African Women in STEM launched

– Advertisement – According to the UN report, the COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries. The educational access and retention for African youth, especially African women, gravely reflects the inequities of underdevelopment, racism, and sexism. Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W.) is launching Africa’s largest digital ecosystem and academy for African women in STEM on 06th of March, 2021. Yielding Accomplished African Women is Africa’s premier nonprofit committed to digitizing out and developing Africa’s…

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Okonjo-Iweala says no to ‘business as usual’ at the WTO

– Advertisement – The new director-general of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said she is ready to tackle the challenges of the institution. Ngozi will take over the role effective March 1, becoming the first woman and also African to lead the WTO. Her appointment was made shortly after WTO held a special general council meeting on Monday. BREAKING: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Her term…

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Okonjo-Iweala named first female and African WTO boss

– Advertisement – The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday announced officially the appointment of former Nigeria’s finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new director-general. Ngozi will take over the role effective March 1, becoming the first woman and also African to lead the institution. Her appointment was made shortly after  WTO held a special general council meeting on Monday. BREAKING: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Her term…

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Ghana’s finance minister travels to US for post-Covid health care

– Advertisement – Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has traveled to the United States of America for post-Covid-19 medical care. The government said in a statement that “After recovering from Covid-19 last December, Mr Ofori-Atta has had medical complications which doctors advise, require further interventions not currently available in Ghana.” The statement added that Mr. Ofori-Atta who is due to appear before parliament to be vetted for the position of finance minister “will travel to the US for a special medical review.” The Finance Ministry said “Parliament has been duly…

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Air Namibia ceases operations as it files for liquidation

– Advertisement – Namibia’s national carrier Air Namibia has suspended all operations, leaving hundreds of workers without jobs. The airline is cancelling all of its flights and grounding its aircraft with immediate effect. In a statement Air Namibia asked all affected customers to cancel reservations and request refunds. The state owned newspaper the New Era reported that more than 600 employees are being sent home by the airline. It had been a cabinet decision to file for voluntary liquidation, the paper said. – Advertisement – Employees will receive a basic salary for the next 12…

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The Best 5 Forex Broker For Africa In 2021

– Advertisement – Forex trading has been growing in popularity in the African continent for almost 5 years. This is evident from data that show countries like Nigeria, South Africa, and others experiencing an increase in online traders and trading activity. All of this has been achieved despite the sweeping regulations and challenges that have crept up over the years. The growth in Forex trading can be directly attributed to the success attained by the online brokerage and trading platforms, especially ones that provide their services to nations in the…

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Nigerian banks closing accounts dealing with cryptocurrency

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s Central Bank has told banks and other financial institutions in the country to close all cryptocurrency-related accounts. Last week the bank in a statement said all financial institutions were prohibited from facilitating crypto currency payments. “Further to earlier regulatory directives on the subject, the Bank hereby wishes to remind regulated institutions that dealing in cryptocurrencies or facilitating payments for cryptocurrency is prohibited,” the statement said. According to the Central Bank of Nigeria financial institutions are to identify persons and entities transacting in, or, operating crypto currency…

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