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December 22, 2017 4:05 PM BanqMoni launches fast mobile-to-bank transfer service

For the first time in Ghana, mobile phone users can directly transfer funds from their mobile devices into their bank accounts without physically visiting the banking hall. This service, known as BanqMoni, is an insurance-backed, aggregated platform in partnership with GT Bank, which enables anyone to deposit money into any bank account within Ghana 118

December 16, 2017 6:12 PM Wassa Amenfi chief backs Western Region split

The paramount chief for the Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II has endorsed the proposals to split the Western Region. Speaking at the third public consultative exercise held by the nine-member Commission of Enquiry at Wassa Akropong in the Wassa Amenfi East District, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II explained that the move will fast-track 67

November 2, 2017 6:05 AM Ghc80m saved from NDC’s Ghc500m fertilizer contract – COCOBOD

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has revealed that the new administration has saved the country some Ghc80 million, following the review of a fertilizer and chemical supplies contract of over GHC500 million, awarded by the John Mahama administration shortly before they left office, after losing the 2016 election 123

November 1, 2017 4:04 PM November issue of African Business Review is now live!

This month’s cover feature is an interview with Bassari Resources, discussing its flagship project in Senegal. Executive Chairman of the Australian company, Alex Mackenzie, talks abou the Makabingui gold project and how it aims to serve as a corporate citizen in the area. Another mining focus comes from an exclusive insight into Grande Cote Operation 104

October 31, 2017 3:44 AM How Donald Trump Hired and Fired Paul Manafort

When he is backed into a corner, Donald Trump reflexively tries to improvise his way out of the mess. That may have worked in the rough and tumble world of New York real estate, and it certainly helped him become the first political neophyte to lead a presidential ticket since Dwight D. Eisenhower. But on Monday, a trio of past impromptus resulted in a trifecta 504

October 27, 2017 1:15 AM Nigeria puts the brakes on W. African single currency

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday dashed hopes of introducing a single currency by 2020 in certain countries of West Africa citing a lack of “economic fundamentals”. Buhari was in the Nigerien capital of Niamey for a high level Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting along with Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Ivory Coast’s 94

October 26, 2017 5:31 AM I stammer but I have a voice

Kingston’s heart began to beat fast and he started to feel the sweat build up in his palms and forehead. Oh, my God, he thought to himself, must I go through this every time I want to eat waakye? He had worked out beautiful plans of how he could get to eat waakye without having to go buy it himself but he’s always dismissed them and chosen to go himself 89

October 26, 2017 1:24 AM Minimum Salary Threshold of 18 Chinese Provinces Raised

A total of 18 provinces in China have raised the minimum salary threshold as of Monday since the beginning of this year, in a bid to protect low-incomers’ interests, People’s Daily Online reported. The minimum salary thresholds for Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai have exceeded 2,000 yuan ($302) a month, among which Shanghai tops the list by 2,300 yuan ($347). According 115

October 25, 2017 9:23 PM West Ham's Incredible League Cup Comeback vs. Spurs Lifts Pressure on Bilic

Slaven Bilic may just have saved his job after his struggling West Ham progressed to the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup, thanks to an incredible comeback over Tottenham Hostspur, whose run in the competition was ended at Wembley Stadium during a fantastic night of football. After taking a two goal lead through first half goals by Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli, the home side looked 108

October 25, 2017 11:23 AM ‘Oti Region’ Will Transform Volta North — Krachiwura

The Paramount Chief of the Krachi Traditional Area, Nana Mprah Besemuna III, has justified the need for the creation of a new region out of the Volta Region, saying such a move would fast-track the socio-economic development of the northern part of the region. The Krachiwura, who is a lead proponent of the new ‘Oti’ Region, said they had no ulterior 43