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Open letter to the IGP of Ghana: I’m a journalist, I don’t feel safe

Dear Mr. Inspector General of Police, I am a journalist living and working in Accra, and I have been for many years now through some of the difficult times in this country’s political systems. But in 2018, 25 years since Ghana started practicing constitutional democracy, I don’t feel safe anymore …

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25 ways to reduce crime in Ghana

Since last year Ghana has been witnessing some horrendous criminal activities. There was the torturous murder of Military Peacekeeper, Major Maxwell Mahama, followed by unanimous national reaction, but the situation has not abated in 2018. Since January alone, close to 90 robbery cases have been recorded in different parts of …

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Open letter: Seventh African human resource leaders conference must do due diligence

We write to urge you to withdraw “Dr.” Mrs. Bernice Anowa Welbeck as guest speaker at your upcoming African leadership conference slated for April 25-27 2018. Our request is informed by the following: The title ascribed to Mrs. Bernice Welbeck is inaccurate. In addition, she is not an authority in …

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The irony of ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’

In “Dead Aid”, Dambisa Moyo made headlines by calling for a freeze of donor assistance to African governments in the next five to ten years claiming that aid has not worked because it has propped up dictators, fostered corruption, and entrenched poverty and that “Africa not only has little to show for …

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Tax injustice has the face of a woman

The women’s organizations in the developing world can be proud of themselves. Thanks to their struggles, there has been significant progress in adopting legal frameworks improving gender equality. These days, women have greater access to their own income, there has been an increase in their labour participation and the gaps …

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The Marine Drive Project – A Planning Challenge

On Friday December 15, 2017, the President Nana Akufo Addo cut sod for the commencement of work on the Marine Drive Project in Accra, at a ceremony attended by chiefs, political leaders and the business community.  The project, which is estimated to cost about $1.5 billion, is a Public-Private Partnership …

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African Renaissance: A long dream turning into reality?

The concept of African Renaissance has been on the lips of progressive Africans for decades as a renewal of the way of doing things to overcome Africa’s challenges and  advance the well-being of the African people. In 1946, Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop, wrote extensively on African renaissance in his books; …

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Listen to Martin Luther King Jr

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1967 assertion that the moral arc of the universe is long, but bends toward justice may be his most well-known quote about the nature of time. Drawing on the words of nineteenth-century Massachusetts abolitionist Theodore Parker, King’s phrase moved President Barack Obama so much that …

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Five things that will set back Ghana’s progress in 2018 if not addressed

After 25 years of practicing democracy following ups and downs of military regimes that mostly set the country back, Ghana’s democratic process, widely respected around the world is becoming insipid. A growing sense of entitlement among the political class, the entrenchment of and normalization of corruption, graft and lack of …

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The ripples of HIV criminalization laws

There is no clearer manifestation of the stigma associated with HIV than the multitude of bad laws and policies that punish people living with HIV for acts that would not be a crime if they didn’t know they had the virus. Usually, these laws are used to prosecute individuals who …

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