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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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The foul treatment of Caleb and Zoe is a typical state attack on press freedom

The news of the arrest of Caleb Kudah and Zoe Abu-Baidoo of Citi FM this week, and the subsequent barbaric treatment of Caleb by operatives of national security isn’t a mere misconduct, it is how the state operates, especially to cow critical journalists and to suppress press freedom. The records …

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AfCFTA involves country and regional economic community actions

On 1 January 2021, Africa officially started trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement. As of February, 54 of the 55 African Union Member States have signed on. Thirty-six countries (including 19 African least developed countries, or LDCs) have deposited their instruments of ratification, confirming them as …

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Ghana pays far more for Saglemi housing project above initial estimates

When on October 31, 2012, the Ghana Parliament on it’s last meeting day before it adjourned approved the deal for the Saglemi Housing Project initiated by the then government in response to the country’s huge housing deficit, then estimated to be more than 1.7 million, the cost of the units …

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A COVID-19 recovery contribution

The economic costs of the pandemic have fallen most heavily on those least able to bear them. Governments have taken steps to support people and firms through wage subsidies, unemployment benefits, and other fiscal measures. But more investment in health care, education, and other basic public services will still be needed, and …

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Chicago and Ghana form online academic chess league

The Chicago Chess Foundation (CCF) and two partner organizations in Ghana have launched the Ghana-Chicago Chess Exchange, an online chess league uniting elementary and High school students on two continents for friendly competition and cross-cultural fellowship. An inaugural cross-Atlantic competition hosted 30 Chicago students and 30 students attending various schools …

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Minister of Finance could be in breach of PRMA on reporting how oil revenue is expended

The government has set aside to spend some $421.89 million this year as the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA), which is 70 per cent of the Benchmark Revenue of $602.70 million of the projected $886 million petroleum revenue for 2021. Oil producing countries have fallen short of projected revenues from …

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