AJ Impact

Who needs a bank account when you have a phone?

Networks of agents have brought financial services to millions of 'unbanked' people, and there's still room for growth.

Mobile phones are replacing bank accounts in Africa

AJ Impact

Chocolate gold: Ivory Coast and Ghana set a fixed price for cocoa

To protect farmers, the world's top two cocoa producers agreed to coordinate on 2020-2021 cocoa bean prices.

Chocolate gold: Ivory Coast and Ghana set a fixed price for cocoa

Counting the Cost

What's the cost of piracy in West African waters?

The Gulf of Guinea has turned into one of the world's most notorious piracy hotspots. Plus, why's the gold price rising?

AJ Impact

A united Africa may give China its moment to shine

AfCFTA will likely complicate existing agreements with Africa’s main partners, including the United States and China.

 A united Africa may give China its moment to shine

Africa

Bukom: Ghana's hub for boxing champions

Tough Accra neighbourhood where opportunities are limited is producing some of Africa's finest boxers.

Africa

Ghana marks 400 years since American slave trade

Ghana's parliament welcomes US House of Representatives speaker to West Africa, from where millions of Africans were sold into a life of slavery in the Americas.

AJ Impact

Bitter chocolate: Deforestation in the Ivory Coast

The Ivory Coast and Ghana gave in to pressure from the global chocolate industry and suspended a ban on cocoa sales.

Bitter chocolate: Deforestation in the Ivory Coast

Africa

Gulf of Guinea: Nations to boost anti-piracy efforts

The largest gathering of African maritime officials ends with promises of cooperation to tackle piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

AJ Impact

Tanzania grants Chinese firms licences to build gold refineries

The move is part of a government effort to generate more revenue from Tanzania's mining industry.

Tanzania grants Chinese firms licences to build gold refineries

Africa

West Africa pirate attacks continue to rise

Naval chiefs call for more funding and protection as piracy, kidnappings and oil thefts in Gulf of Guinea rise.

Ghana

Ghana's president wants Africa-Europe relationship to change

Nana Akufo-Addo says the continent must 'take our destiny in our own hands' and transform dynamic with Europe.

Ghana's president wants Africa-Europe relationship to change

Burkina Faso

As violence flares in Burkina Faso, refugees trickle into Ghana

Latest deadly attack on Saturday highlights insecurity in Burkina Faso as refugees struggle to secure food and shelter.

As violence flares in Burkina Faso, refugees trickle into Ghana

Africa

Ghana's churches part of noise pollution problem

Residents in Ghana take matter to court as noise from growing number of churches becomes intolerable.

United States

Kofi Kingston: WWE's first Africa-born world champion

Kingston's 11-year-long career at pro wrestling's biggest promotion has been filled with setbacks and near misses.

Kofi Kingston: WWE's first Africa-born world champion

Europe

Ghana makes pavilion debut at 2019 Venice Biennale art show

In Venice, 90 countries are making their own artistic statements but one new arrival is already leading the pack.