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Rejoinder to Herald newspaper: “Ex-GJA boss runs from ¢15 billion case”

I was astounded, and saddened, to say the least, when my attention was drawn to your front page lead story, in the issue of Monday, December 5, 2011, with the headline “Ex -GJA Boss Runs From ¢15 Billion Case”. It was glaring evidence of yet another low for Ghanaian journalism …

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Ghana’s First Lady and pregnant African women

For the past years, the Ghana’s enlightenment movement have shown that rational choices are essential to how Africans distinguish and argue about their culture in relation to their progress. The enlightenment campaigners have identified cultural challenges – from the impact of witchcraft to developing policies from within the African culture …

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The legacy opportunity J. A. Kuffour missed

Every president worries about how he will be graded by historians after his term of office has ended. Particularly, if anything mattered to the president of the 4th Republic, John Agyekum Kuffour, then it was how he wanted to be remembered not just after his term of office but also …

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Towards COP17: Support safeguard information systems for REDDplus

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Durban, South Africa from November 28, 2011 to December 9, 2011 to hold yet another round of negotiations on addressing the climate change crisis. This will be the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17), a critical meeting …

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The future of aid: new ways, new means

Introduction Clearly the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) provided a unified and rallying reason for development actors to focus their efforts. Before then, there were too many activities termed as “development” but with no specific ‘universal’ objectives. The MDGs became the gold standard for both poor …

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On UK’s aid threats to Ghana: do beggars have a choice?

Aid contributes to the fight against poverty and hunger in developing countries. It is also increasingly argued that aid is hurting developing countries especially those in Africa. In recent decades, Africa has witnessed more aid than any other continent. According to the 2011 ONE Data Report, total development assistance for …

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US biofuel production increase – Fact or wishful thinking?

A recent study, released on 11 October, “Biofuel Markets and Technologies” released by Pike Research states that the global biofuel market will double within the next decade to $183.3 billion from its current level of $82.7 billion, with ethanol production accounting for $78 billion of future worldwide biofuel production, while …

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GNPC must block Shell’s interest in Jubilee field!

The Reuters news agency report in September 2011 indicates that Shell officials have approached Ghana oil officials to express interest in exploring for oil in the country. Mr. Thomas Manu, Director of Operations at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), was quoted by ghanabusinessnews.com on October 14, 2011 to have …

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