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The partnerships we need

On this 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, we remember that 9/11 was not only an attack on the United States; it was an attack on the world and on the humanity and hopes that we share. We remember that among the nearly 3,000 innocent people …

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Ghana’s NCA must wake up!

Days ago, the Network of Communications Reporters (NCR), a group of journalists who have specialized in telecoms and ICT reporting, called on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to sit up. The call was in respect of the NCA updating its website, publishing authentic Mobile Number Portability (MNP) figures and also …

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The twisted African democratic revolutions

Either in Libya, Nigeria, Chad, Egypt or Tunisia, the African nation-state, from its birth, has been in some sort of undeviating inanimate democratic revolution. The reason is that the African state, as a political entity, is yet to have everlasting grip with the African nation, as a community, hence the …

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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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