May 302014
IOM Screens over 347,000 for TB in Western Ghana

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A landmark health screening project will close today (30/5) in Western Ghana. IOM’s TB REACH project, implemented by the Ghana Health Service and the IOM Migration Health Unit, was launched a year ago to intensify tuberculosis (TB) detection among refugees and host communities, miners and mining […]

May 232014
Switzerland and Ghana sign protocol to amend double taxation agreement

Switzerland and Ghana sign protocol to amend double taxation agreement BERN, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 22 May in Accra, Switzerland and Ghana signed a protocol amending the agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (DTA) with respect to taxes on income, capital and capital gains. This protocol brings the administrative […]

May 162014
Landmark Diaspora Affairs Bureau Launched in Ghana

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has welcomed the launch of a newly created Diaspora Affairs Bureau within Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. This is a landmark achievement on the part of the Government of Ghana, which has formalized the engagement of the Ghanaian diaspora for effective migration […]

May 132014
Ghana : IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation

ACCRA, Ghana, May 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On May 7, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Ghana. Ghana has experienced strong and broadly inclusive growth over the past two decades, and its medium-term prospects are supported by rising energy production. The country has […]

Oct 042013
SEFA and WAFCEF partners gather in Ghana to present best clean energy entrepreneurs in West Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a multi-donor initiative administered by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (, will participate at the West Africa Clean Energy Finance Forum (WAFCEF) to recognize the finalist entrepreneurs identified throughout 2013 by a team from the various event co-sponsors: Private […]

Oct 032013

Final Presentation of results in Ghana   The Final Results Presentation Workshop of the UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators (CDIS) took place on August 26, 2013 in Accra at the UNAIDS Country Office. Coordinated and organized thanks to the joint efforts of the UNESCO Office in Accra and the individuals of Heritage Development, the workshop […]

Aug 012013
Update on Books to Ghana - please help

Back in January I offered Keith Goddard the opportunity to tell readers of SocioLingo Africa more about what he is doing to bring books to children in Ghana as I felt that you may be interested, and might like to consider supporting this initiative.  Keith now has a website I’d encourage you to visit to […]

Jul 242013

Worrying climate outlook for West Africa’s Volta basin DAKAR, 23 July (IRIN) – Drastic water loss in West Africa’s River Volta basin – covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Togo – could deprive millions of people of food and hydropower in coming years due to climate change, researchers predict. Higher average temperatures, […]

Jul 172013

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ghana needs to prepare its economy, society and institutions to ensure its expanding economy does not undermine human rights protection, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights has cautioned.   “Rapid economic growth can pose big challenges for protecting rights,” said Working Group member […]

Jul 072013

Business & human rights: UN expert group launches first fact-finding visit to Ghana GENEVA, Switzerland, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A United Nations group of independent experts on business and human rights will undertake an information-gathering visit to Ghana from 8 to 17 July 2013, to look at current initiatives, opportunities and challenges […]

Jun 282013

Nka Foundation and the Abetenim Arts Village in Ghana, NOW ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS from Landscape Architecture Students for Fall 2013-Summer 2015 Contact: / for application form. Design-build response to 10×10 Shelter Challenge by Karolina and Wayne of Atelier Switzer.  See short film of the Ghana workshop experience: Nka Foundation provides hands-on, site-based internships for landscape architecture students to learn-by-doing through use […]

Jun 182013

ACCRA, Ghana, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 12, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Ghana. Background Economic growth continued at a robust pace of 8 percent in 2012 amid rising fiscal and external imbalances. Fiscal pressures came to the fore in […]