Rachelle Akuffo

Rachelle Akuffo

Rachelle Akuffo is the Washington D.C.-based anchor of Global Business America.

The British-Ghanaian journalist joined CGTN America in February 2012 and has interviewed a range of CEOs and leading newsmakers, and reported on some of the world’s most pressing issues. Rachelle also launched the show’s award-winning startups segment, Starting Block.

Rachelle began her career as a radio journalist in England and went on to work as an anchor and reporter for Swiss bank Dukascopy, covering market-moving financial news. Rachelle was also a correspondent for the millennial-focused digital news service, OneMinuteNews.

Rachelle has received several accolades including one from Digital Hollywood for her coverage of the 2008 U.S. elections and a 2015 Clarion Award for her reporting on the struggles of Latina entrepreneurs.

A strong proponent of volunteerism, Rachelle was crowned Miss Ghana International in 2005 which gave her a unique platform for charitable projects in health, education and business. She has also lent her services as a newsreader for the blind. Rachelle is an alumnus of Howard University in Washington D.C. and of London’s Brunel University.


May 30, 2017

Nigeria battles with first recession in 25 years

"The biggest challenge of all" - The global oil slump has taken a heavy toll on Africa's second biggest economy. While some analysts predict Nigeria will climb out of recession this year, it will be an uphill battle for the government. Read More...
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