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If Martin Luther King Jr was alive today…

Had he lived to see 2022, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. might well have been discouraged about our country’s present state and future trajectory. Between soaring levels of inflation, the exploding number of COVID cases, the woefully incomplete fulfillment of King’s dream of interracial understanding, and the continued Republican-led assault …

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How would you respond to the economy in 2022?

Hello, I am rather not carrying good news on the outlook for the year 2022. Your religious morality; Christian, Islamic or whatever, would be tested this year, (I will explain that further shortly), in your attempt to cope with the realities of the economy. If you do not cut down …

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When I first saw Desmond Tutu

I first saw Desmond Tutu as a Stanford junior in January 1986.  His soaring voice and rolling Rs as he decried the evils of apartheid nudged me to get off the sidelines and into the freedom struggle. After joining the campus anti-apartheid movement that fall, I rose for an early …

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Accelerated action is needed to reverse dramatic rise in child labour in Africa

One in five African children is engaged in child labour, according to the latest global estimates, more than in the rest of the world combined. More needs to be done to eliminate child labour in Africa and globally by 2025. Children engaged in child labour endure long working hours – …

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The COP26 Africa Needs

As world leaders head to Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Africa needs decisive collective action rather than more encouraging words. In particular, rich countries should support a four-part financial and trade package that can ensure a transformative shift of resources to the region. Almost two years into …

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China supports mutual respect and efforts under UN to advance global peace, development

October 31, 1971, will always be a memorable day for People’s Republic of China. It was on this day that the 26th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted, with an overwhelming majority, Resolution 2758, and the decision was made to restore all rights of the People’s …

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Pandora Papers: Ghana PPA fails transparency test

The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) is by law the entity empowered to negotiate, process and actualize public procurement. Its important role has implications for the management of public finance and where necessary scarce financial resources. The PPA is therefore, by law required to be transparent, particularly so, when events in …

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Why has interest in Pandora Papers soared in Ghana?

Since the publication of the global investigative journalism project known as Pandora Papers, interest in the project has skyrocketed in Ghana. But why so? The Pandora Papers investigation is the world’s largest-ever journalistic collaboration, involving more than 600 journalists from 150 media outlets in 117 countries, including Ghana Business News. …

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What #PandoraPapers must teach Ghanaian journalists

Yesterday, Sunday October 3, 2021 the world was gifted another remarkable work of global journalism collaboration called the Pandora Papers – a project facilitated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and it contains lots of ideas and insights that Ghanaian journalists can learn from. The Executive Director of …

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How Ghanaians on social media are comparing effects of Guinea coup to incidents of 2020 elections

On Sunday September 5, 2021, news broke of a military coup in Guinea. The capital, Conakry erupted, not in resistance, but in jubilation. The country’s first democratically elected leader, Alpha Conde, has been deposed in what appears to be a bloodless coup. The putsch carried by his own Special Forces, …

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