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Have no fears, I’m not resigning – Lord Mayor Dr Okoe Vanderpuije

Accra Mayor, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has assured Accra residents that he is still at post and will remain at post for a very long time to come. In an interview on an Accra-based radio station, Hon. Dr. Vanderpuije gave a word of comfort to listeners, ‘I want to assure …

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Silence grips Annual Meetings as AfDB elects new president

Everyone at the 50th Anniversary Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast is expectant, but not talking about the elections of a new president for the Bank, which is certainly the biggest highlight of the event. There are eight candidates, seven men and one woman …

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The US can’t subdue ISIS by training and arming pockets of rebels

The growing threat of ISIS in the Middle East and around the world through its “virtual inspiration” strategy of using homegrown terrorists to launch attacks is worrisome. The group is also using social media to recruit and put out its messages. Thursday May 14, 2015 the BBC carried a report …

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UN Secretary-General’s message on International Day of Families

The theme of this year’s International Day of Families – “Men in Charge?” – highlights the importance of gender equality and children’s rights in contemporary families. Around the world, more women are becoming recognized as the equal partners and decision- makers in families that they should be, thus helping to …

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Rising through Cities in Ghana

The time for action is now to fully benefit from the gains of urbanization Over the last three decades, Ghana’s urban population has more than tripled, rising from four million to nearly 14 million people, and outpacing rural population growth. The country is moving steadily and uniformly –all regions have …

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I have not resigned – Nana Oye Lithur

The Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, has vehemently denied rumours that she has resigned from the government. The rumours, which started in the middle of last week, have been quietly but quickly spreading because of her loud and bombastic silence on the attacks against female …

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Would a forensic audit save ADB from further rot?

The Agriculture Development Bank (ADB) appears to be in deep rot than can be imagined, as the very fundamental flaws in management decisions over its headquarters sale and new offices rentals seem to show. However, would a forensic audit redeem the bank, which is obviously sinking and losing market share? …

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