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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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The world must not sleep-walk into another debt crisis

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we should take this as a warning that a debt …

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Agricultural growth key to spur Ghana’s economic growth

Ghana has been viewed as one of Africa’s political and economic success stories, from maintaining a multi-party democracy, peace and social cohesion to reducing poverty and growing its middle class. Yet, despite 30 years of continuous growth in per capita income and rapid urbanization, the country has not been able …

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Experts meet to discuss ways of ending fibre cuts

Experts from the Department of Urban Roads, Ghana Water Company (GWCL), National Communication Authority (NCA) and the Ghana Chamber of Telecoms are discussing ways of ending fiber cuts and theft, which causes problems for the telcos and utility companies. The meeting was organized by the National Engineering Coordinating Team (NECT) …

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The minister is right: saiko must stop

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has called for complete eradication of the harmful, illegal practice of saiko. She is absolutely right ­– an urgent government crackdown is needed. ‘Saiko’ is a severely destructive form of illegal fishing, where trawlers target the staple catch of canoe fishers and sell …

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Ghana: What will you do, when all your forests are gone?

Ghana’s forests make significant contributions to the country’s economy. Timber exports used to be the third highest contributor to Ghana’s GDP, it might have slid, but still important. However, it appears, there is little purposeful effort to preserve while, fully benefitting from the country’s forest reserves in responsible ways. Despite …

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Excessive extra, vacation classes contributing to disconnect between academia and industry?

It is that season of the year where literally all schools are on vacation, except for one of the tracks of the double track system. The period between June and mid-September is often considered the long vacation where students and pupils of various schools, from pre-school to high school, get …

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Adapting African agriculture to climate change

Climate change is already putting huge stress on Africa’s food production systems. And, according to projections, worse is coming. As Ministers for Agriculture from across the continent gather in Kigali for the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, ensuring a secure and sustainable food supply must be at the center of …

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