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Why the floods carried the umbrella away

One wonders why Mr John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the 2016 general elections. It is of particular amazement because of the hard work and input the passing administration made towards the wellbeing of Ghanaians.     The President in particular had relentlessly fought to improve upon …

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A necessary tribute to Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro’s death has sent a sharp pain and emptiness to the hearts of most humanists, pan africanists and lovers of progressive politics. Although he lived to a ripe age of 90 years after surviving more than six hundred assassination attempts and many forms of vilification, his departure is a …

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The Gambia I want to remember is the one without Jammeh – Sheriff Junior

An elated Gambian journalist living in exile for 15 years, says for once, after 22 years the Gambian people got it right and he is packing to return home. Sheriff Junior who has been in self-imposed exile in Dakar, Senegal believes that the election results reflect the collective will and …

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Giving Africa the power to develop

Whenever African countries send out trade delegations to solicit for investments from businesses in developed countries there has always been excitement about the prospects of high returns on investment from the continent. But this excitement has regularly been dampened when discussion turns to electricity. In a continent where 620 million …

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How politics in Ghana overshadows Christmas

Christmas is approaching, very close, but can hardly be heard about or felt. No Christmas carols at home, on radio and TV, no Christmas wares displayed in the various markets and this is hardly typical of Ghana, a country with over 70 per cent of its populace being Christians. Christmas …

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Livelihoods of fishermen sacrificed on the altar of crude oil

The discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities in Ghana in 2007, and subsequent production of the commodity in 2010, initially brought a lot of joy and high expectations from Ghanaians, especially the residents of the Western Region. The people had high hopes of employment opportunities, potential reduction in prices …

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Alluvial mining destroying River Pra

Water is life as the popular saying goes because it’s an essential commodity for man’s survival since the resource constitutes 70 per cent of the human body and the earth. Water also plays a major part in the productive life of Ghanaians for both domestic and industrial purposes. In Ghana, …

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How Hershey brought its ‘Miracle Food’ to Ghana

Four years ago, a business consultant from Project Peanut Butter (PPB) walked into my Department of Commerce office in Arlington, Virginia and showed me a 60 Minutes news clip called “Plumpynut: The Miracle Food”. It described a ready-to-use therapeutic formula (RUTF) that treats a malnourished child in a number of …

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Open letter to Carlos Lopes

Dear Dr. Carlos Lopes, You have just signed off and stepped down from the position that you occupied for four years as UN Under-Secretary and Executive Secretary of one of the very significant institutions in Africa, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). I am writing you this open letter because …

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