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Australia visa scandal: Presidential clearance negates corruption fight, raises more questions

The fight against corruption in Ghana is getting tainted by the day. In the forefront of the perfidious campaign to invalidate the country’s democratic process with inactions against corrupt appointed officials is the government itself. The Executive arm of government, which is increasingly acting more like an extension of the …

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The tariff war between America and China: Implications for developing countries, particularly Ghana

During the 2016 electioneering campaign, Donald Trump labeled the People’s Republic of China a “currency manipulator” and promised increased tariffs on Chinese exports into the United States by 45 per cent. Trump proposed the idea during a wide-ranging meeting with members of the editorial board of The New York Times. …

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West Africa Leaks: Watch out for the Ghana story on May 22

Tomorrow May 22, 2018 history will be made in West African journalism as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) working with the Norbert Zongo Centre for Investigative Journalism (CENOZO), brought together some 13 journalists from 11 countries in the region to dig into 27.5 million files from the Panama …

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Open letter to the Governor, Bank of Ghana: Don’t make Ghanaians spectators of finance industry

Dear Governor, I dare say that whereas the GH¢400 million ($88.5 million) minimum capital requirement you have placed on banks is not a bad policy in and of itself, but the fact that the decision is threatening to make Ghanaians mere spectators of the mainstream financial sector instead of major participants …

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ECA pays tribute to the memory of Adebayo Adedeji: Africa has lost an icon

The entire staff of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) this week mourns the passing of the institution’s longest serving Executive Secretary, Professor Adebayo Adedeji, who passed away on 25 April 2018. In a statement to all ECA staff, the Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe described Professor Adedeji as greatly …

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Will Ghana be second after Rwanda to ratify AfCFTA?

Africa’s strive towards continental integration and free trade has received another major boost. Fourty four African countries signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018. What was outstanding was that parliaments of those countries were expected to ratify the agreement and the AfCfTA …

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Universal Health Coverage within reach in Africa -WHO

Matsidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Regional Director has observed that accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was within reach in Africa. She said what was required was political leadership, clear strategic vision, innovation and intra and inter-sectoral collaboration to break barriers to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on the continent. …

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WACSI and Change the Game Academy – Leading Civil Society Beyond Aid

Civil society in Ghana remains a key constituency in ensuring the advancement and consolidation of democratic governance. Increasingly, civil society in Ghana has begun to reflect on its sustainability due to dwindling donor funding and shifting development priorities. It has become clear that there is a need for civil society …

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