Tag: Accra

Zipline begins drone delivery of COVID-19 test samples in Ghana

Zipline, the California-based drone-delivery start-up that delivers critical medical supplies in countries like Ghana, has begun delivering Covid-19 test samples in the country’s two largest cities — Accra, the nation’s capital, and Kumasi, the country’s second-largest city.

Ghana lifts lockdown on key regions as COVID-19 cases reach 1,042

Ghana on Monday ended a three-week lockdown on two key regions as the west African nation's leader said testing had improved and the measures were having a "severe" impact on the poor.

Minister Nkrumah outlines Ghana’s COVID-19 response plan

Ghana’s Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the enhanced tracing and testing of COVID-19 cases coupled with the mandatory quarantine system is yielding result. He joins CNBC Africa for more on Ghana’s strategy to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

How Springfield oil discovery will impact Ghana’s output

Independent exploration and production firm, Springfield Group made a deepwater discovery offshore Ghana with proven reserves of about 1.2 billion barrels of oil. Kevin Okyere, Founder and CEO of Springfield Group joins CNBC Africa from Accra for more.

Rwandan social entrepreneur wins $100,000 Netpreneur Prize

This past weekend in Accra, Ghana – the awarding ceremony for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative by the Jack Ma Foundation took place and among the ten winners, two were Rwandan women. Social entrepreneur, Christelle Kwizera walked away with 3rd place and $100,000 for her company, Water Access Rwanda; she joins CNBC Africa to share her experience and what her next step will be.

IMF projects Ghana’s economy to grow 7.5% in 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it expects Ghana's economy to grow by 7.5 this year and drop to 5.6 per cent by 2020. Dean of School of Business at University of Cape Coast, John Gatsi joins CNBC Africa to discuss IMF's projections for the country.

How global trade tensions are impacting Ghana’s economy

In the face of a rising global trade tension and projected global recession in 2020 – to discuss how these global issues are impacting emerging economies like Ghana’s, Emmanuel Zewu, Vice President for the Economic Research and Policy analysis unit at New Era Africa and Winston Osuchukwu, Co-founder of Trans-Sahara Incorporated join CNBC Africa for more.

Ghana launches mobile money interoperability scheme

Ghana launches mobile money interoperability scheme