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World Bank to introduce new disbursement instrument

The World Bank (WB) Group is to introduce a new financial instrument called "Programme for Results (PforR), which seeks to link the disbursement of funds directly to the delivery of defined verifiable results.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 13:56

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UN warns Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for attacks on several churches/Photo/ReutersThe United Nations has warned members of the Nigerian Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, that they could be found guilty of crimes against humanity.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2012 11:56

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Africa: Why Francophones are lagging behind Anglophones

The CFA franc is the common currency among French-speaking countries in both West and Central Africa/Photo/ReutersLack of infrastructure, a poor corporate culture and bad governance. French-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are, in recent years...

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:15

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Ghana - Turkey trade volume double

Turkish President Abdullah Gul hosted a Turkish trade fair in Ghana/Photo/ReutersTrade volume between Ghana and Turkey more than doubled to US$448 million in 2011 from US$175 million the previous year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:00

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Ghana’s Inflation Rate ends year on target

Ghana's inflation rate for 2011 rose slightly but remained within the 9 percent range projected by authorities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 18:27

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Nigeria on brink of civil war: Soyinka

Nigeria has been rocked by protests over rising petrol prices/Photo/ReutersReligious intolerance fuelled by politicians, ethnicism and economic unrest is pushing Nigeria to the brink of another civil war, renowned poet and Nobel laureate Wole

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:00

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