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President Mahama prioritises food sufficiency in new appointments

The president, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, has revealed in an interview that the reason for the deputy-ministerial appointment of Hon Kwabena Mintah-Akandoh is to promote food sustainability. ‘To fulfil the Better Ghana Agenda,’ he said, beaming with charming smiles and exuding the sweet aroma of charisma, ‘it is my …

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Shouldn’t Pastor Obinim and Nana Kwaku Bonsam go to Parliament?

A lot of excitement has greeted the news that some fine brains have jumped into the contest for parliament. Sadly, it seems we’re ignoring one crucial fact, namely that what we may be in need of are more spiritualists in parliament not fine brains. Look as far back as you …

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A Paris Climate Agreement—Africa’s opportunity for a sustainable century

Traditional investment means first taking a risk to reap a reward later. The beauty of climate action is that the reward comes first and future risk is reduced. This can be especially true in Africa where ministers meet in mid-April for a special high-level event of the 7th Africa Carbon …

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In the face of crime, the rule of law can protect development

The 13th Crime Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha next week will set the tone over the next five years for the way the world confronts crime. Back in October 2013, rescuers came across a grisly scene in the Sahara desert close to the border between Niger …

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Flashback: Can we now trust the NDC?

I first wrote this article in 2008. I came back to write this after I had been on assignment to cover the NDC campaign launch in May of that year for myjoyonline.com. I hope that if you missed it then, it might serve as a good read now. Enjoy. The …

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Dr. Bawumia and the NPP brand

Successful business corporations have brands whose worth sometimes exceeds their actual market value. The Apple brand stands for freshness and creativity. Volvo evokes a sense of safety in consumers. What does the New Patriotic Party (NPP) brand evoke in you? Strong political parties have unique brands rooted partly in their …

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Statistics from GSS are calculated by EC officials – Bawumia

It has been revealed that the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has contracted officials from the Electoral Commission (EC) to calculate important statistics like inflation rates. This revelation was made by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, vice-presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), while giving a lecture on the state of the …

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Book Review: The Emerging Data Revolution in Africa

Despite the African continent, being rich in natural and human resources, Africa has suffered some deficiencies, among them weak statistical data. Significantly exacerbating the matter was the lack of interest among important institutions involved in development discourse on the continent, to address the issue of weak statistical data. This further …

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Who would lead Africa’s data revolution?

You can describe Africa as a model continent – for the good and the bad. This is a continent rich in natural resources – accounting for three-quarters of the world’s platinum supply, and half of its diamonds and chromium. Africa also has up to one-fifth of gold and uranium supplies …

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