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Africa’s elderly leaders ‘risk more revolutions’ – Mo Ibrahim

Africa is in the middle of an amazing demographic shift. Our continent is the only one where the size of the younger generation is rising significantly. Our population is already 16 years younger than in China, and this is only the beginning. Within less than three generations, four out of …

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Communicating climate change: The Fulani experience

Chaibu Boubakar, is a Journalist from Niger, who attended a workshop on a theme “Strengthening Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Sahel and West Africa,” in sharing his experience on how Climate change was impacting his country he said: “In my country, there used to be a lot of …

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Increase of internet usage in Ghana and its implications

Internet users are referred to as people with access to the worldwide network. The internet today is a tool used by both businesses as well as individuals to stay connected, share information, collect data, update customers on changes in products and services and so much more. It was just a …

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Ghana’s School Feeding Programme: Taking a cue from India’s tragedy

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) is one of the most important social interventions by the Government to help boost enrolment in public basic schools, and it is yielding fruitful results. The Programme provides one nutritious meal each school day for all infant and primary school children (4-12 years) and …

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The Ghana-Kuwait human trafficking trade

Akosua Frempomaa (not her real name), a 32-year- old graduate of cosmetology, fell for an online advertisement, which requested for a two-year service of applicants to pursue a career in Kuwait, Middle East. Having passed out in one of the leading tertiary institutions in Kumasi, she had strong ambition of …

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Will the G20 also fail the global leadership test on transparency?

Lack of transparency in the global financial system is at the heart of three of the world’s most pressing problems: the ongoing financial crises, the need for tax reform and extreme poverty. Global problems need global leadership, but the G8 group of rich countries failed to provide that when G8 …

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Book Review: Ensuring global food safety – Exploring global harmonization

‘Food Security is on the agenda’ is a line often heard in gatherings of policy makers, development and non-governmental organizations. These people work tirelessly to ensure a post-2050 world that could feed itself. However, policy-makers could derail the food security agenda, albeit unintentionally, if their pieces of legislation are not …

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Islamic banking nears big breakthrough in Africa – StanChart

There was a noticeable buzz at an Islamic finance conference I attended recently in Nairobi. After years of slow development, there was a palpable sense among the delegates that Islamic banking is heading for its breakthrough in sub-Saharan Africa. This is great news, not just for the region’s large Muslim …

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