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Elections 2016, another test of Ghana’s democracy

Another election year is with us and Ghanaians have yet another opportunity to prove to the world that the country would continue to be the beacon of democracy in Africa. Born in 1957 the Republic of Ghana had seen many turbulent political dispensations. On three occasions the democratic bid was …

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West Africa’s drugs trafficking and usage problems in focus as countries consider pragmatic alternatives

West Africa has become a hub for drug trafficking and usage, as cartels exploit weak security systems, and collaborate with locals to use the region as transit route for exporting illicit drugs to Europe and North America. The region’s populations have become heavy users of these drugs as a consequence. …

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Has Akinwumi Adesina shown what to expect of him yet?

Dr. Donald Kaberuka, bowed out of office as the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in September 2015 when he handed over to newly elected Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. Dr. Kaberuka is credited with what are considered the Bank’s remarkable achievements. The AfDB almost shut down after losing its AAA …

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How has Ghana fared in attaining MDGs 4 and 5?

Some health personnel are refusing postings to areas where their presence could help save lives and hinterlands in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region are no exception. The reasons are quite simple. The facilities are not there to save the lives of pregnant women and their fragile unborn babies. …

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Of democracy versus development: the Ethiopian dimension

A few years back, the rest of Ghana looked on helplessly while the two dominant political parties, toggled the tenure of senior high school education between three and four years. At a point in time, one batch of final year students had to graduate with their immediate juniors whose tenure …

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Riding the rails in Addis Ababa

In the last couple of weeks Ethiopia has literally been shining as a country. The country’s international ratings seem to have soared when the country launched its light rail system in the capital Addis Ababa. It became the first country in sub-Sahara Africa to do so. And the country is …

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Ghana requires $1.2b investment yearly to meet power needs – Minister

Ghana seems to be literally groping in the dark, as the country’s power crisis is deepening, despite several announcements and promises by government to resolve the ongoing energy crisis which has come to be known as ‘dumsor’. Recent events show that the government has been unable to fulfill its obligation …

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Is the NHIS alive or dead?

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has for some time now faced serious criticisms from sections of the population. For some who wish to make political capital out of the situation refer to the few challenges of the scheme and conclude that it has collapsed. Others believe that the NHIS …

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