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Why Kufour won the World Food Prize

On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Ghana and indeed the entire world, was greeted with news of Ghana’s immediate past President, John Agyekum Kufour, sharing honours with Brazil’s former President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as joint winner of the 2011 World Food Prize and the first Ghanaian to do so. …

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Nyantakyi’s Ethics Committee may be ‘red herring’

Kwesi Nyantakyi’s plan to set up an Ethics Committee seems to have settled the neutrals in Ghana football but could this be another “red herring” in the making. Minutes after he was given a second four-year tenure in office, the 43-year-old lawyer acknowledged that his biggest challenge will be in …

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There is economic surge in Ghana, but inequality on the rise

On the streets of Ghana’s top cities, Kumasi and Accra, it is easy to observe increases in the perennial beggars – from the physically disabled to healthy men and women of all ages. “Please could you spare some change,” is a constant irritating tune. Aside from the beggars, more Ghanaians …

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Did Kosmos Energy pay fines to Ghana on moral or technical grounds?

US oil producer, Kosmos Energy’s spilled 706 barrels of low toxicity substance at its drilling fields in West Cape Three Points in 2010. A five-member ministerial committee was set up to look into the issue. The committee after its findings recommended that the Texas-based oil and gas exploration company pays …

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Is the government colluding with GNPC to steal Ghana’s crude oil? – NPP asks

With the current happenings at the Jubilee oil fields, the NPP UK and Ireland would like to    take this opportunity to express our deepest concern about the reports on the dysfunctional ultrasonic export flow meters on the FPSO vessel which are meant to record the amount of oil exported and …

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The disturbing thinking of Spio-Garbrah

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers – Voltaire, French philosopher Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, the Chief Executive Officer of the London, UK based Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization, on the surface appears big-minded. But there is more to that image than what we see on the facade. As …

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