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The international community and Africa’s democracy construct

More than ever as Africa gets entwined in the international system, the international community is becoming increasingly part of Africa’s development. Ever more, the international community includes the ever-growing Africans working in numerous international organizations and diasporan Africans across the world’s capitals whose transmission of billions of dollars annually to …

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As Gadhaffi’s era closes, who gets Libya’s oil?

Muammar Gadhaffi’s 42 year-old regime is in its death rattle – maybe today, maybe tomorrow, his administration that has ruled Libya with a quixotic and brutal hand is about to pass, in Trotsky’s piquant phrase, “into the dustbin of history,” prompting the question “what next?” The glittering prize is Libya’s …

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Don’t let fiscal brakes stall global recovery – Christine Lagarde

The current market turmoil, marked by a huge spike in uncertainty, has shaken confidence across the global economy and prompted many to conclude all policy options have been exhausted. That impression is wrong – and could lead to paralysis. After the crisis unfolded in late 2008, global policymakers came together …

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West Africa’s democratic evolution – African or Western?

For sometime, the centre of Africa’s anarchic one-party systems, gory tyrants, brutal dictatorships, self-serving military juntas and hideous civil wars, West Africa is changing and indisputably sowing democratic seeds. Whether in Cape Verde, Liberia, Guinea-Conakry, Niger, Nigeria or Guinea Bissau multi-party elections are blowing across the once politically sick region. …

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Botswana in the mind of Ghana

The August 17 meeting between Ghana’s President John Atta Mills and Botswana’s Ian Khama goes between the normal symbolic bilateral sweet talks. In contemporary African thinking, the core issue between Ghana and Botswana is how their respective democracies are harbingers of progress for the entire African democratic and development growth. …

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Africa, the culture question and development

As progress act, Africans are questioning their culture in terms of their advancement. The strategic issue of culture in Africa’s progress is gaining momentum. In Ghana, the culture-progress debate has given birth to an enlightenment movement. The Ghanaian mass media aside, the prestigious Ghana Academy of Arts and Science has …

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Ghana – Under the siege of prophetic trance

Ghanaians appear to be under the clench of prophetic spells. It is as if Ghanaians are hooked on some prophetic drug and cannot be rehabilitated. This has put Ghanaians are on some sort of permanent prophetic high. It has become a real development threat, making the prophetic genie hard to …

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