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Newly appointed US Ambassador to Ghana, Jackson walking into a storm over Guantanamo Bay

Even before he arrives and settles in the country to present his Letter of Credence to Ghana’s President John Mahama to officially start work as newly appointed US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson has already been caught, literally into the eye of a brewing storm – the issue of …

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Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – Government

The government has used biblical language to admonish Ghanaians to embrace the new taxes, quoting Leviticus 11: ‘Cast thy bread upon the water: for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the …

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Curbing Illicit Financial Flows from Africa requires more than usual rhetoric

The African continent is said to be losing about $60 billion every year through illicit financial outflows (IFFs). The activities of multinational corporations have been identified to be responsible for 60 per cent of the outflows, while criminal activities such as human trafficking and money laundering drive 35 per cent, …

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We will suspend all the way into the Flagstaff House – NPP executives

The National Executive Committee of the NPP has vowed to suspend anyone who stands in the way of the party’s attempt to take over the reins of government from the NDC. Hours after the suspension of Dr Nyaho Tamakloe, a senior member of the NPP told journalists that nobody who …

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Is your firm prepared to do business in Africa in 2016?

Frontier market economies in Africa are predicted to grow higher in 2016 relative to the well-known emerging countries. Indeed frontier markets are where populations are growing and urbanizing rapidly, household disposable incomes are increasing and the taste for sophisticated consumables are rising. The interesting part is that both local and international …

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Jokes about Chinese goods are not funny anymore

Jokes about Chinese goods are not funny anymore. At least that’s one of the things 2015 has taught us. Economic growth in the world’s second largest economy slowed to its lowest since the global financial crisis and the attendant reduction in China’s demand for commodities, and subsequent effect on price, …

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Government regrets opposing calls for new voters’ register

Privileged information reaching us suggests that heavyweights in the government are weeping and gnashing their teeth this Christmas and New Year season over the lack of foresight that pushed them to oppose calls for a new voters’ register. This change of heart is not because they have been won over …

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Would dumsor end in 2016?

Ghana has been grappling with energy crises for sometime now. Most of the time parts of the country are plunged into darkness. The situation, which has become known as dumsor – dumsor is a combination of two Akan words ‘Dum’, switch off and ‘Sor’ switch on has cost human lives, …

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Ghanaians mostly feel sad and weep over growing corruption

Ghanaians are overtly religious, but they are also generally hypocritical. They would often react emotionally to matters rather than critically think, to the point that they often fail to look at issues dispassionately – and so in the face of grinding and debilitating corruption, they simply feel sad and weep. …

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Bear with us while we end corruption on December 31 by 11:49pm – Government

The Flagstaff House has tried to assuage the anxieties of Ghanaians regarding the rising spate of corruption scandals with a press statement assuring the public that the government promises to finish the plunder of state resources before midnight of the December 31, 2015. ‘Although government is fully committed to eradicating …

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