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Of fibre cuts, critics and phone calls

People are often very quick to criticise telcos for whatever challenge they face, and rightly so, because if you pay money to a service provider and the service goes bad, there is only one person you can blame – the service provider. Same way, if you buy an item from …

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Why is Benin jailing one of its remarkable journalists, Ignace Sossou?

The Republic of Benin is considered one of the democratic states in Africa. A member of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States, Benin is bound by the democratic ethos of these august African organisations, both leading the continent to express fully the sacrosanct principles of …

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Why have Ghanaians become easy prey to scams in recent times?

Scammers have always existed and they have because they have always found easy targets. Targets who become victims, some say of their own greed and lack of self-awareness and critical thinking. While some are falling prey to money-makers, others are becoming victims of fake universities offering ridiculous honourary titles including …

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Are other telecoms companies in Ghana working for MTN?

Some telecom industry stakeholders have dared to suggest in some circles that government’s telecom industry policies have either deliberately or accidentally created a situation where all telcos in Ghana now work for MTN, and that is why MTN is the only profitable telco in the country. Whereas that remains highly …

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Ghana Health Service leadership: Appointment revocation fallout: The lessons

“If someone can show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” Marcus Aurelius Since the withdrawal …

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Securing women’s land rights advances equity in our communities

The African Union (AU) Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges, the AU Declaration of committing 2010 – 2020 as the African Women’s Decade and the AU 30 per cent target for documented land rights in women’s names by 2025, are important messages from leaders on the continent that empowering women through …

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The reality of snakebites – time is tissue

With at least 600,000 people worldwide killed or permanently disabled each year, snakebites are the biggest public health crisis that no one has heard of. For projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Oil & Gas industry needs to consider the risks of workers being bitten and its corporate …

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How a robust international arbitration framework can boost global trade and economic growth

A robust framework for resolving cross-border commercial disputes can help unlock valuable trade and investment opportunities for Commonwealth countries. Without it, there is the risk that millions of dollars that can help build inclusive prosperity and growth may be left on the table, and progress towards sustainable development hindered. Our …

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International tax emergency: A critical time for developing nations to speak up!

In the face of global outrage at the low or no taxes paid by some of the world’s largest multinationals, the Group of 20 appointed the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) a few years ago to design alternatives to end these abuses. In response, on October 9, the …

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