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GH_W04_FBOrganic_Teaser_ValentinesWe’re just a few weeks away from Valentine’s Day and Jumia, Ghana’s largest online shopping mall has launched a campaign to make this season of love a memorable one for you and your partner!

As we all know, it’s a ritual to shower that special someone with goodies come February 14th. However, getting that perfect gift for him or her can be an overwhelming challenge sometimes, but cast your worries aside if you’re in a limbo.

Jumia has just opened the priceless valentine store where you can shop a wide range assortment of items for that special one. Hurry now! The gifts are romantic but the stock is limited. Click here to shop for that person that redefines the concept of love for you.

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This Week On Miss Malaika Ghana – Spices, Recipes And The CULINARY ARTS!!

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“Cooking is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.”– Guy Fieri (more…)

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The 2022 Global Citizen Festival Shines the Spotlight on Africa’s, “Always Keeping Girls in School Programme”

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Proctor & Gamble is proud to announce that the company is again partnering with Global Citizen, this time for the 10th anniversary Global Citizen Festival. The event is taking place on Saturday, September 24, 2022, in New York City’s Central Park, and Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, presented by Harith General Partners.

International stars Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter will join Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, and Rosalía on stage in New York. With Amber Ruffin, Antoni Porowski, Bill Nye, Chris Redd, Connie Britton, Jay Shetty, Katie Couric, Katie Holmes, Misty Copeland, Rachel Brosnahan, Scott Evans, Tamron Hall, and Van Jones all joining as presenters.
Global Citizen Festival: Accra will feature Usher, Uncle Waffles, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and TEMS. Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Sabrina Dhowre Elba will be presenting the show. The event will be hosted by award-winning actor, playwright and activist, Danai Gurira.

The spotlight this year will be on Young Women and Girls, and how extreme poverty disproportionately affects them, preventing them from meeting their full potential. During the worldwide live stream, The Global Citizen team will be showcasing the work being done to empower African women and girls.

“It is with great pride that we announce that our, “Always Keeping Girls in School Programme” will be showcased – shares Cassie Jaganyi , Communications Leader for P&G Sub-Sahara Africa. “Through this programme we have been able to donate 50 million pads to over 1 million girls in just 15years! – adds Jaganyi.

The initiative which began in Kenya, is now active in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Cote d’ivoire and Ethiopia. The P&G Sub- Sahara team will be taking centre stage at this year’s festival with Cassie Jaganyi and Nombuso Mashele (Always Keeping Girls in School Programme, Project Manager) tasked with sharing the amazing work being done in the region, with the rest of the world. The live presentation will also feature footage from Sekano-Ntoane Secondary School in Soweto, Johannesburg.

P&G executives that will be at Global Citizen Accra, include, Mokutima Ajileye, the Managing Director for P&G Nigeria, and Chioma Ede, P&G’s General Manager, WESA and Cassie Jaganyi, the Communications Leader for P&G Sub-Sahara Africa. Nombuso Mshele, project manager for the Always Keeping Girls in School programme, will share with the audience the social challenges, inequalities and discrimination that girls face in school because of their menstrual cycle. Damon D. Jones, Chief Communication Officer at P&G, will also be on stage (NY), sharing details about the Always Keeping Girls in School programme, and what P&G has done to eradicate menstrual poverty globally.

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will be broadcast and streamed globally on YouTube, Twitter, Amazon Music, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, Apple Music, and the Apple TV app. It will also air on Hulu and TimesLive in Africa.

 

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Gold Trading

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Gold has been a valuable resource throughout history and continues to be so today. Many people invest in gold as a way to protect their money, and there is a huge market for gold trading. If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating topic in this blog post, we will discuss the basics of gold trading and how you can get involved in the market yourself.

Gold Trading Basics

Gold trading is the act of exchanging gold for US currency.  Because of its unique position within the world’s economic and political systems, the gold market provides excellent liquidity and opportunities to make money in nearly all environments.

Some people prefer to invest in physical metal, while others choose to speculate through futures, equity, and options markets. This offers incredible leverage with measured risk. Traders can make a profit when gold prices are either increasing or decreasing in value. When the market is volatile and moving upwards, traders will buy gold. However, traders will sell their stocks to avoid loss when the market sees a decline and starts moving downwards.

Five key factors you need to know about gold prices

The five key variables that influence gold prices are the first step in investing in gold trading. Understanding what causes their assets to appreciate in value is critical to making a financial investment decision.

Demand for gold

Gold is a popular item to invest in and has been for centuries. The more people demand gold, the higher the prices will be.

The majority of the demand for gold comes from jewelry and inversion. Whether in the form of coins or bars, jewelry accounts for less than 30% of worldwide gold demand, while investment accounts for more than 50%. Industrial usage in technology products accounts for about 7% of consumption, and most of the remainder is attributed to central bank gold purchases.

Supply of gold

The amount of gold available also affects its price. If large amounts are being produced, the price will be lower than if there is a limited supply. However, due to growing difficulty and resource intensity in gold mining, primary gold production is anticipated to level off or even fall in the future. The gold price should continue to rise as demand rises and supply stays the same.

Inflation

When inflation rises, so does the price of gold because it takes more money to buy the same amount of goods and services.

A good way to think about this is that if you have a set amount of money today and want to purchase a gold bar tomorrow, you would need more money if there was inflation in between those two days. The price of gold would have risen along with other prices in the economy.

The value of dollar

The dollar’s value also has an inverse relationship with the price of gold. When the dollar is strong, gold prices are usually low, and when the dollar is weak, gold prices tend to be high.

This is due to the fact that when the dollar is strong, investors can purchase more assets with their currency. This means that they are less likely to want to invest in something like gold, which would require them to sell their dollars first. However, when the dollar is weak, it takes more dollars to purchase other assets. So, investors will often turn to gold as a way to preserve their purchasing power.

Geopolitical factors

In addition to economic indicators, global events such as wars or political instability can also affect gold prices. When investors feel insecure about the future, they often buy gold because it is seen as a secure investment. This increased demand drives up the price of gold.

Now that you understand what affects gold prices, you can start to make informed decisions about investing in this precious metal. Gold trading can be profitable in nearly all market environments if you understand how these five factors influence price movements. However, gold trading is an extensive topic that needs a lot of study and research,  so make sure you educate yourself before diving into the market.

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Top 5 business trends you should consider

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  1. Video content

Digitization of the business industry is a real thing. Online shopping, online marketing, and almost everything becomes online as years pass by. Advertising products of video platforms are boosting sales according to popular brands. TikTok –  the most popular video platform is growing every year, which makes it a great place for online marketing. If you are going to start your business, that’s how you can get followers for tiktok.

  1. Online events: hybrid strategy

Online events allow individuals to participate in meetings, virtual fairs, conferences… The goal is to interact with their audience while building loyalty through regular meetings at fixed times. The Internet user has the choice to register or join the live whenever he wants, without leaving his home.

This marketing trend is part of the innovation of corporate communication strategies and should see good results in 2022.

  1. Regular & ephemeral posts on social networks

Social networks are essential when you know that 54% of people around the world use them for several hours a day. For an effective content strategy , the combination of ephemeral posts and permanent posts is the winning method. It makes it possible to maintain a visible content and to engage its notoriety in the long term.

  1. Mobile User Experience

Impossible to miss the mobile user experience since almost all Internet users do research mainly on their phone or tablet ( 92% of Internet users to be precise). UX design and web design are as important for mobiles as they are for websites.

  1. Augmented virtual reality for experiential marketing

The virtual has entered our homes for a few years now and continues to improve to look more and more like reality. Some brands do not hesitate to devote a significant budget to their digital communication , by broadcasting images of very high technological quality or 360° videos. This allows the Internet user to be immersed in the heart of the company’s brand image by captivating him with hybrid and impactful media.

You can, for example, visit apartments in 3D, leaf through online catalogs of furniture manufacturers as if you were there, and even smell the flavors of your favorite treats virtually!

 

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Tune In To The 10th Anniversary Global Citizen Festival On Saturday, 24 September Live from Accra and New York

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The 2022 Global Citizen Festival returns for its 10th anniversary edition on Saturday, 24 September 2022 to call on world leaders and major corporations to take urgent action for girls, for the planet, and to end extreme poverty NOW.

With two stages in international cultural capitals, the 2022 Global Citizen Festival will be broadcast globally from Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, presented by Harith General Partners and from New York City’s Central Park, presented by Citi and Cisco.

To watch the 2022 Global Citizen Festival, tune in to the following channels:

  • GHANA

Saturday, 24 September at 8.00pm GMT

  • TV3,
  • Onua TV,
  • Joy Prime
  • Joy FM

Saturday, 24 September at 9.30pm GMT

  • GHOne TV,
  • StarrFM 103.5,
  • SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, September 27th @ 7pm SAST

Ster-Kinekor Cinemas. Screenings will take place at the following locations:

  • Gauteng – The Zone
  • Pretoria – Sterland Mall
  • Cape Town – Blue Route Mall
  • KZN– Gateway Theater of Shopping

Wednesday, September 28th on TimesLive.

  • FRANCOPHONE AFRICA: Canal+ Pop on Sunday, 25 September at 8:30pm WAT.

  • GLOBAL: ABC News Live, Amazon Music, Apple Music & the Apple TV app, Hulu, iHeartRadio app, Twitter, Twitch, Veeps, YouTube, and the Global Citizen app on Saturday, September 24 at 4:00pm ET.

Global Citizen Festival: Accra will feature performances by Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, TEMS, and Uncle Waffles, and be hosted by award-winning actor, playwright and activist Danai Gurira. Presenters will include Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Sabrina Dhowre Elba.

Global Citizen Festival: NYC will feature performances by Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, and Rosalía with special guest performances by Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter, and be hosted by actor, producer, author, and Global Citizen Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Presenters will include Amber Ruffin, Antoni Porowski, Bill Nye, Chris Redd, Connie Britton, Folake Olowofoyeku, Jay Shetty, Katie Couric, Katie Holmes, Misty Copeland, Rachel Brosnahan, Scott Evans, Sofia Carson, Tamron Hall, and Van Jones.

Hosted by international advocacy organization Global Citizen, the nine-hour global event is calling on world leaders gathering at the United Nations General Assembly, as well as major corporations and philanthropic foundations, to End Extreme Poverty NOW and invest $600 million into the future of women and girls; close the annual $10 billion climate financing shortfall; deliver $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis; and reallocate IMF Special Drawing Rights to provide urgent relief from debts unjustly crushing economies. Global Citizen explicitly acknowledges that sustainable change is only possible with the people and activists who advocate for change on the ground, who should never have to risk their lives because of doing so.

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will broadcast and stream worldwide on YouTube, Twitter, Amazon Music, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, Apple Music, and the Apple TV app. Global Citizen Festival will also air on ABC, ABC News Live, iHeartRadio, Hulu, FX and Veeps in the United States, Albavision in Latin America, Canal+ in Africa, Bis in Brazil, Nine Network (9Now) in Australia, TimesLive in Africa and more. The red carpet pre-show will stream live on Global Citizen’s TikTok from 4:00pm ET.

Tickets to attend the festivals in Accra, Ghana and New York City can be earned by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting www.globalcitizen.org to take action on the campaign’s issues. For each action taken, users earn points that can be redeemed for tickets to the festivals.

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival and the End Extreme Poverty NOW campaign are supported by a coalition of the world’s leading brands and companies including: Global Partners, Accenture, Cisco, Citi, Delta Air Lines, Harith General Partners, P&G, Verizon, and YouTube. World Wide Technology, Campaign Partner for Global Citizen Festival: NYC, Live Nation, and Tshepo Mahloele, Founder & Executive, of Harith General Partners, is Patron of Global Citizen’s work in Africa.

Co-chairs of Global Citizen and of this campaign include: Julie Sweet, Chair and CEO of Accenture; Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO of Cisco; Jane Fraser, CEO of Citi; Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines; Lorraine Twohill, CMO of Google; Marc Pritchard, CBO of P&G; and Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon. Global Citizen’s co-chairs are private sector leaders making commitments in support of the UN’s Global Goals. They support Global Citizen’s campaigns while helping to drive deeper engagement within the private sector.

For more information about the 2022 Global Citizen Festival, visit www.globalcitizen.org, and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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2022 Global Citizen Festival shines the spotlight on Africa’s, “Always Keeping Girls in School Programme”

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As the Global Citizen Movement celebrates 10 years of advocacy, driving impact and encouraging businesses and people to take action and end extreme poverty. The spotlight this year will be on Young Women and Girls, and how extreme poverty disproportionately affects them. This often results in them not meeting their full potential. During the worldwide live stream, The Global Citizen team will be showcasing the work which is being done to empower African women and girls.

“It is with great pride that we announce that one of the initiatives which will be showcased is our , “Always Keeping Girls in School Programme” –Shares Cassie Jaganyi , Communications Leader for P&G Sub-Sahara Africa.  “Through this programme we have been able to donate 50 million pads to over 1 million girls in just 15years! – Adds Jaganyi.

The initiative which began in Kenya, is now active in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Cote d’ivoire and Ethiopia. The P&G Sub-Sahara team will be taking centre stage at this year’s festival with Cassie Jaganyi and Nombuso Mashele (Always Keeping Girls in School Programme ,Project Manager)  tasked with sharing the amazing work being done in the region, with the rest of the world. The live presentation will also feature footage from Sekano-Ntoane Secondary School in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Sharing the stage will be, performers: Usher, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Stormzy, SZA, TEMS, and Uncle Waffles. Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Sabrina Dhowre Elba will be joining as presenters, with award-winning actor, playwright, and activist Danai Gurira as host.

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