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Massive Shake-up ahead in the Flagstaff House, even President not spared – Ayariga

In a statement widely described as ‘a bombshell,’ the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga, has disclosed an impending ‘massive shake-up’ in the Flagstaff House. The statement did not disclose much but ominously hinted that even President Mahama may be affected by the impending move. A source at the …

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Letter of apology to Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga

Dear Hon. Mahama Ayariga, I have heard and seen how our journalists are pursuing you for accountability on the taxpayers’ money spent on the recent African Cup of Nations. I have also read about how ‘provocative’ some of the journalists have been by daring to ask you very punchy questions …

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Côte d’Ivoire vrs Ghana: A football-economics tale of two countries

Côte d’Ivoire’s victory against Ghana during the 2015 African Cup of Nations final was widely unexpected and regarded as a historic victory. The Elephants, the Ivorian national football team, were certainly not the favourite team, but surprised most observers with a repeat of their victory against Ghana 23 years ago, …

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Mediating the Dagbon crisis: Employ Gbewa family formula to patch cracks in the wall

The most imaginative highlight of this year’s Damba festival in Yendi the traditional capital of Dagbon is certainly President John Dramani Mahama’s installation as Zaa Maligu Na, fairly translated as General Chief Mediator or facilitator of negotiation. His installation signifies simply that the people in the area are in need …

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Some 2014 lessons about the Ghanaian voter

Last year we had an avalanche of elections at the party level all over the country for both the government and the main opposition parties. Here’s a bit of what we learned about the Ghanaian voter post 2012: The thumb & the independent vote Over time the Ghanaian voter is …

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Why “Goods sold are not returnable” in Ghana?

This is a common sign in many shops in Ghana and no one has ever had the courage to question this statement. Words like buyer remorse, warranty (or guarantee) are scarce in Ghana’s shops, businesses. Consumers take or leave whatever is presented before them, there is little room for consumer’s …

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US Embassy official writes to Editor on Ghana and Syria

Dear Editor: Just as we were recently compelled to commend Ghana for its commitment to the rule of law and democratic processes, as demonstrated by the peaceful resolution of the election dispute through the judicial process, we are compelled to condemn nations that repudiate international norms as Syria did last …

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