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America’s crisis demands immediate action

Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, arrested a man, an African-American, George Floyd, who later died in their custody after they cuffed him, held him on the ground and three officers knelt on him with one, Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck till he died. The death, not the only one …

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The regulatory compliance of FinTech in Ghana

Background The digitalization of financial services has been on the rise globally, partly to support the financial inclusion agenda as well as to address the changing needs of customers. This call to advance financial inclusion across the globe especially in developing and emerging economies has rendered the issue of regulatory …

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Why Capitalism can’t cure global pandemics

Multinational corporations are motivated by profit, which comes from disease, not people’s health. We frequently hear that COVID-19 is the worst pandemic since the influenza of 1918. It is forgotten that another pandemic known as “the third plague” (because it was “the third major bubonic plague outbreak to affect European society”) killed millions from …

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COVID-19: When should Ghanaians expect cases to start declining, as current number rises to 4,700?

Since Ghana announced the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 12, the country as at May 10, 2020 has recorded 4,700 positive cases. The cases are said to have come from backlogs of samples being tested in labs. There are 494 recoveries and 22 deaths recorded. The numbers no …

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Benin still holds journalist Ignace Sossou in jail despite mounting evidence of his innocence

The Benin authorities have continued to show their disdain for the rule of law and the principles of natural justice by keeping in jail one of the country’s top journalists, Ignace Sossou whose works have exposed persons engaged in illicit financial flows (IFFs). While Sossou is in jail, none of …

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Africa needs debt relief to fight COVID-19

After a slow start, COVID-19 has spread increasingly rapidly throughout Africa, with more than 7,000 confirmed cases and 294 deaths across 45 countries and two territories as of April 7. Unless the continent urgently receives more assistance, the virus will continue to cut a deadly and remorseless path across it, with ever …

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They were not expecting the coronavirus, but it came

A country of some 30 million people. Ghanaians are deeply religious and more Catholic than the Pope. They heard about the coronavirus when it began its unnerving decimation of Chinese society in Wuhan, in the Hubei Province in December 2019. They made jokes and even berated the Chinese for eating …

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The coronavirus and your kidneys 

The whole world is now virtually at a standstill. The rate of speed of the virus is astronomical and the death toll from the coronavirus is increasing by the hour. There are as much as 793 people dying within 24 hours in Italy as a result of COVID-19. As I …

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Profile: Prof Mensa-Bonsu President’s nominee to Supreme Court

Professor Henrietta Joy Abena Nyarko Mensa-Bonsu, a Professor of law at the University of Ghana has been nominated to the Supreme Court by President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo. In her profile, it stated that Prof Mensa-Bonsu’s maiden name is Banful, is the immediate past Director of Legon Centre for International Affairs …

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