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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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The truth behind Presidential Delivery Unit

A press conference hastily organised by the Hon Felix Kwakye Ofosu, Deputy Minister of Communications, to explain the reason for the formation of the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU), has left the country in shock. According to Mr Ofosu, this move was made after weeks of speculation that the president was …

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Ghana mission schools to relocate to Vatican

The ongoing controversy about religion in the country may soon be over. The Catholic Bishops Conference last week issued a statement threatening to relocate all Catholic schools in the country to the Vatican City, where they can operate a truly religious educational system without the strictures of a secular state. …

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‘Ghana’s wailing women’ – A sexual harassment perspective

In solidarity with March 8, “Make it happen” International women’s day, We dare say that our manifest democracy ought to include a coherent national policy on sexual harassment; that our 58 year old freedom and justice forward march, should categorically, implement specific procedural regimen and sanctions at governmental and institutional …

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Mahama shocks and awes Ghanaians

President John Dramani Mahama last week issued a directive proscribing citizens of Ghana from voicing opinion critical of his government unless they can ‘produce hard, incontrovertible evidence for any such opinion.’ This bizarre presidential fiat was delivered to the media by a livid Fiifi Kwetey following the publication of an …

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I will remind Mahama to dismiss Sam George – Koku Anyidoho

Koku Anyidoho, NDC Deputy General Secretary, has vowed to wipe Sam George off the Ghanaian political landscape. Speaking on an Accra-based radio station, Koku revealed that President Mahama had decided long ago to dismiss the NDC communicator, ‘but he keeps forgetting to do it.’ This comes days after Sam George …

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Travelling in Africa: Officials at Accra, Abidjan and Lagos international airports shame us all

International travel is a key part of the global economy. Countries around the world generate billions of dollars every year and create jobs for their citizens in the travel and tourism industry. However, travelling within Africa is becoming increasingly unpleasant, thanks to some state security employees at some international airports …

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