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How betting industry is using DMCA takedown complain to attack Ghana Business News

It all started last week in January when we received an email purported to be coming from Lionel Faull of our London-based partners – Finance Uncovered. The email was a DMCA takedown complaint from someone impersonating Lionel with a fake gmail account. Following that our hosting company digitalocean.com sent us …

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Push for nuclear power in Ghana is wasteful and ill-advised – IES

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) has noted with concern government’s plan to switch its energy base-load— the permanent minimum load that a power supply system is required to deliver— from the Akosombo and Kpong hydropower systems to nuclear. The government is seeking to introduce nuclear into the country’s energy …

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A broader look at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Annual remembrances of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s involvement in the civil rights movement often begin with the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott sparked by the December 1 arrest of longtime NAACP secretary Rosa Parks. But far less attention is given to those people in Montgomery who labored steadily and anonymously …

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Is Trump likely to face criminal prosecution after leaving office?

In the final days of his presidency, Donald Trump may have exposed himself to criminal prosecution after he leaves the White House. First he repeatedly pressured a state official to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in Georgia in the 2020 election. Then he incited a violent pro-Trump mob …

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The attempted coup in America

Of all the disturbing elements of yesterday’s attempted coup, perhaps the most distressing is how utterly unsurprising and predictable it was. “This is not who we are,” tweeted U.S Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) Donald Trump, Jr., the president’s eldest son, echoed those thoughts.  “This is wrong and not who we are,” he tweeted. But, …

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How the shea tree can alleviate poverty and empower women in northern Ghana

The shea tree is promising to be a panacea to the abject poverty in northern Ghana. Since its discovery in the 14th century, the tree has helped to fight food insecurity, treat diseases, body care, among other uses. Regarded as “women’s gold”, over three million rural women in Ghana rely …

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Why Ghana’s strong democratic credentials have profound implications for the youth

Congratulations are in order to the people of Ghana for peaceful elections. Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns with political vigilantism, Ghana’s political actors, national institutions, civil society organisations and the public at large showed their commitment to deepening democracy and to preserving peace and stability in …

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Another historic election in Ghana, but not much would change after

Since Ghana adopted constitutional democracy in 1992, every four years after that have marked momentous events as political parties and individuals compete for votes in presidential and parliamentary elections. This year isn’t any different, it comes with its own unique set of expectations. There are 12 presidential candidates, but only …

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Time for African countries to take a stand against tax abuse

For African countries the impact of changes in US administrations are not always self-evident. However, as with other developing countries, there are prospects of Africa benefitting from renewed multilateralism, not only in climate and health issues such as responding to global pandemics, but also on the question of illicit financial …

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