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Employment agencies in Ghana feed the human trafficking trail

There seems to be a wave of migration from Ghana by young people seeking greener pastures in the Middle East and Gulf regions, and that is fueled by a growing number of employment agencies. In an interview with the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson he expressed concern that …

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Human trafficking generates $150b every year for perpetrators

The crime of human trafficking generates several hundred billion dollars for traffickers, making the offence a high priority area for governments and civil society organisations. The recruitment and/or movement of someone within or across borders, through the abuse of power/position with the intention of forced exploitation, commercial or otherwise, generates …

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Prisons must correct, not kill us!

The gruesome death of two prisoners and the injuring of two other nmates and a prison officer at Kenyaasi in the Eastern region is indeed a regrettable incident. Many would say it is but one of the numerous accidents we observe as the years go by, however it leaves us …

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Voter exhibition intricacies

The Electoral Commission (EC) is going through one of the difficult electoral period ever since the inception of the fourth republic. In spite of the challenges, the Commissioners are resolute to ensure free, fair, credible and transparent elections comeNovember 7. In pursuit of its mandate conferred on it by Article …

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Code of ethics for Ministers and Political Appointees in Ghana

Since Joy FM broke a story about the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama having received a gift of a car from a Burkinabe contractor who has been awarded a couple government contracts including building a wall around the Ghana Embassy in Ouagadougou and some roads in Ghana, there have …

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The 12-point commitment President Mahama signed at London Anti-Corruption Summit

In May the Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron convened the Anti-Corruption Summit in London. Leaders of specific countries were invited and at the end of the summit countries signed commitments to fight corruption in their respective countries. President John Mahama was one of the Heads of State invited …

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The Confucius Institute: An essential partner in the new era of China-Ghana relations

At the core of the new phase of relations between China and Africa are fruitful collaborations between African governments and Chinese companies, geared towards socio-economic progress for both China and Africa. In Ghana for example, there are a number of such collaborations. In the area of hydro electric power generation, …

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Pan-Africanism, African Union and the quest for a United States of Africa

”Those who say that a continental government of Africa is illusory are deceiving themselves. They ignore the lessons of history. If the United States of America could do it, if the Soviet Union could do it, if India could do it, why not Africa?” – Dr Kwame Nkrumah. *************************************** As …

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Lusaka wakes up to AfDB Annual Meetings

It’s not often that Lusaka, the Zambian capital is in the news. It is probably one of the quiet cities on the continent, except for few incidents and occasions, including the successes of its national football team, not much is heard about the city. Recently, though, the city shocked the …

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