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Why did the NCA in Ghana acquire Israeli company NSO’s Pegasus?

There is something ominous about the entire transaction. It’s a chilling reality, but Ghanaians are oblivious of it. And not many Ghanaian journalists have ever heard of Pegasus or the company that sells that product, Israeli company, NSO. But the National Communications Authority (NCA), the Ghana government regulator of telecommunications …

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There is no green revolution without tax justice

The “green wave” recorded during the European elections on 26 May should give Europe momentum. It is now time we oppose our determination to build a social, democratic and ecological Europe, against the withdrawal desires of nationalists and Eurosceptics, or the temptations of the status quo offered by Conservatives and …

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Rural revitalization holds the key to employment generation in Ghana 

Throughout much of Africa south of the Sahara, rural households earn their incomes primarily from agriculture and rapid rural population growth is putting pressure on governments to create jobs. In Ghana, agriculture employs over 40 per cent of the population, but average farm productivity remains low, a problem for rural …

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Ghana’s fuel and utility prices set to anchor inflation for rest of year

… Another central bank rate cut likely in next two meetings Following Ghana’s release of first-quarter fiscal numbers on June 3 that showed the government missed the budget deficit target, it drew the attention of investors as to whether it represented potential threat to inflation or currency stability. Ghana recorded …

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Africa must raise taxes to better fight climate change

Let us begin by welcoming international solidarity. Whether it was the United Nations, its field agencies or major NGOs, the mobilization was not long in coming to the aid of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and, especially Mozambique, devastated by Cyclone Idai last March. But as another tropical cyclone, Kenneth, has landed on …

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Attack on female referee: The gross impunity must stop

The widespread of impunity when it comes to abuse of women in all spheres in Ghana is disturbing. On daily basis, women and girls are attacked both physically and emotionally with not many of the perpetrators brought to book. Despite the existence of state institutions and agencies like the social …

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Learning from experience: Five tangible steps to addressing tuberculosis and HIV in 2019

I was treating a woman named Cindy who had just immigrated to the United Kingdom from a country where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic. She had started her first job as a nanny for two children. She came to me coughing up blood, experiencing chest pain and with a high fever. …

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The horrors of life and death in Accra – state of the Awudome cemetery

The Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA) has administrative responsibility for the welfare of the residents of Accra, both the living and the dead. But Accra, the capital of Ghana, has become a case study in how to ruin a city, right under the open eyes of city authorities. While residents of …

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Martin Luther King Jr., women, and the possibility of growth

The fabled civil rights leader’s treatment of women bears re-examining in the #MeToo era, but King also demonstrated the capacity to grow before his life was cut short.  As much as his life is worthy of honour and celebration, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  likely would have had a …

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Assassination of journalist, Suale is further indication of deterioration in democratic governance in Ghana

The news last night January 16, 2019 of the shooting to death of investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein Suale on his way home at Madina in Accra, is further indication of the deterioration of democratic governance in Ghana. It is no secret that the politicization of the state security apparatus has …

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