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Will Ghana be second after Rwanda to ratify AfCFTA?

Africa’s strive towards continental integration and free trade has received another major boost. Fourty four African countries signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018. What was outstanding was that parliaments of those countries were expected to ratify the agreement and the AfCfTA …

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Universal Health Coverage within reach in Africa -WHO

Matsidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Regional Director has observed that accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was within reach in Africa. She said what was required was political leadership, clear strategic vision, innovation and intra and inter-sectoral collaboration to break barriers to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on the continent. …

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WACSI and Change the Game Academy – Leading Civil Society Beyond Aid

Civil society in Ghana remains a key constituency in ensuring the advancement and consolidation of democratic governance. Increasingly, civil society in Ghana has begun to reflect on its sustainability due to dwindling donor funding and shifting development priorities. It has become clear that there is a need for civil society …

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The AU, fighting corruption and investigative journalism in Africa

It is common knowledge that Africa is not poor, the continent holds the largest share of the world’s precious metals, and while barely half of its arable land has been cultivated, it is the leading producer of cocoa in the world. Indeed, some Gulf countries are known to have purchased …

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Open letter to the IGP of Ghana: I’m a journalist, I don’t feel safe

Dear Mr. Inspector General of Police, I am a journalist living and working in Accra, and I have been for many years now through some of the difficult times in this country’s political systems. But in 2018, 25 years since Ghana started practicing constitutional democracy, I don’t feel safe anymore …

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25 ways to reduce crime in Ghana

Since last year Ghana has been witnessing some horrendous criminal activities. There was the torturous murder of Military Peacekeeper, Major Maxwell Mahama, followed by unanimous national reaction, but the situation has not abated in 2018. Since January alone, close to 90 robbery cases have been recorded in different parts of …

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Open letter: Seventh African human resource leaders conference must do due diligence

We write to urge you to withdraw “Dr.” Mrs. Bernice Anowa Welbeck as guest speaker at your upcoming African leadership conference slated for April 25-27 2018. Our request is informed by the following: The title ascribed to Mrs. Bernice Welbeck is inaccurate. In addition, she is not an authority in …

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The irony of ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’

In “Dead Aid”, Dambisa Moyo made headlines by calling for a freeze of donor assistance to African governments in the next five to ten years claiming that aid has not worked because it has propped up dictators, fostered corruption, and entrenched poverty and that “Africa not only has little to show for …

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Tax injustice has the face of a woman

The women’s organizations in the developing world can be proud of themselves. Thanks to their struggles, there has been significant progress in adopting legal frameworks improving gender equality. These days, women have greater access to their own income, there has been an increase in their labour participation and the gaps …

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