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They don’t believe in the future!

The domino effect of five central banks – Denmark, Switzerland, the European Central bank, the bank of Japan and more recently Sweden, slashing interest rates to sub – zero levels has certainly given many the chills. Viewed as a desperate move to stimulate growth by rewarding spending and penalizing savings …

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We need security now! – Ghanaian parliamentarians

Ghanaian parliamentarians are on edge following the unfortunate murder of the grandson of J. B. Danquah; member of parliament for Abuakwa North, J. B. Danquah-Adu, and a subsequent close call experienced by Barbara Isha-Ayisi, a candidate for Cape Coast North. According to sources within the parliament house and the Job …

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Leading African institutions disagree over Africa Data Consensus

Tension is brewing between two leading African institutions over the concept of the Africa Data Consensus. The African Union Commission (AUC) and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have disagreements over making the Africa Data Consensus part of the Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa (SHaSA). The main purpose …

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Conflict grows out of inequality and exclusion

For a while Africans enthusiasm with the good economic performance of the continent has had a contagious lazy effect in many minds. It was as if the road to a new continental status was a given, even though we were all too busy approving many frameworks and strategies, centered on …

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The God of TB Joshua, the God of Pastor Chris, and the Government of Ghana

Although they both have JM initials, President John Mahama is not President John Mills. And Mahama wants the whole world to be clear about this. No wonder he goes about blaming all previous governments, his own former boss Atta Mills included, for the woes of his current government: ‘If previous …

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I lost the election because I ran out of money – Samia Nkrumah

After her stunning defeat to Ivor Greenstreet, Samia Nkrumah has said that she blames no one but herself for ‘not doing enough susu to buy as many votes as my competitor did.’ ‘I could petition the courts for a rerun, but I won’t do that,’ Samia told journalists after the …

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Leadership of Organised Labour sets record as first Ghanaians in 2016 to believe government promises

On Friday, January 22, 2016, the leadership of Organised Labour in Ghana set record as the first Ghanaians in 2016 to claim without the faintest hint of irony or sarcasm that they wholeheartedly believe a promise made to them by government. After meeting with government to negotiate a reduction of …

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Uniting to prevent violent extremism

Violent extremism is a direct assault on the United Nations Charter and a grave threat to international peace and security. Terrorist groups such as Daesh, Boko Haram and others have brazenly kidnapped young girls, systematically denied women’s rights, destroyed cultural institutions, warped the peaceful values of religions, and brutally murdered …

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