Ghana approves tax on electronic payments despite opposition protest

ACCRA, March 29 (Reuters) – The Ghanaian parliament on Tuesday approved a new 1.5% tax on electronic payments, known as “electronic collection”, after the opposition left in protest. Finance Minister Ken Ofory-Ata proposed an electronic levy in November to expand the tax network and presented it as a panacea for Ghana’s financial woes. The opposition … Read more

Australian woman wins push for consent education

SYDNEY, March 3 (Reuters) – After a year of struggling to age-appropriate at every Australian school, Chanel Contas has almost achieved her goal, and it all started with a simple question she asked on Instagram in 2021. Kontas was sexually abused when she was 13, but only two years later, when she first obtained consent, … Read more

Trump-linked SPAC’s shares surge as Truth Social app tops Apple downloads

In this illustration, made on February 21, 2022, the logo of the social network Truth is depicted behind a woman holding a smartphone. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register February 22 (Reuters) – Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC.O), the company behind the new … Read more

African countries to get mRNA vaccine technology in WHO project

Chosen Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia mRNA used by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna for COVID-19 imaging The agreement was announced at the EU-African Union summit in Brussels CAPE TOWN, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said Friday that six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia – will be … Read more