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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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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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Story of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti – How the African political system kills genius

Growing up in the 70s, I listened to Fela. He was very popular in Ghana, indeed, as he also performed in the country, came into exile at a time he was escaping from the brutality of the Obasanjo regime, and was deported by the Acheampong regime. The Obasanjo and Acheampong …

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There are deliberate efforts to kill critical journalism in Ghana

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Thomas Jefferson, Third US President. Ghana is today practicing what has been described as democracy since 1992. While it has …

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Ghana must lift ban on PPAs for renewable energy

Lifting the ban on renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) would be a major hurdle removed, to allow for the explosion of renewable energy projects and initiatives in Ghana, for purposes of de-carbonization, cost-efficient energy supply, and for economic recovery and growth post COVID-19. It would be recalled that government …

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Does Fix the Country have the potential to be a third force in Ghana politics?

Last Wednesday August 4, 2021 a historic protest was held in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Thousands of citizens unhappy with the state of governance took to the streets to register their displeasure. There is unanimity about the group – that it is non-partisan and moved purely by patriotic sentiments. …

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Poverty, inequality, and climate: Defining choices of our age

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries the hardest, worsening inequality and exacerbating existing challenges—insufficient health care systems, education deficits, stagnant incomes, rising conflict and violence, poorly-selected debt contracts, and climate change. Unfortunately, the delays in beginning the vaccination process in developing countries are deepening …

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How to vaccinate every country 

The current approach to COVID-19 vaccination – using limited vaccine supplies to protect low-risk populations in a handful of countries while low- and middle-income economies wait indefinitely for doses – doesn’t make sense for anyone. A successful global vaccination effort must be equitable, and it must stand on three pillars. …

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#FixTheCountryNow: Where is Ghana heading?

The honeymoon is over, so soon. For a man who was touted as the icon of democracy, free speech, accountable governance and human rights – the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He has barely enjoyed four months after winning elections for a second term and a section of …

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