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Africa continues to win Gold

UK Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham writes on partnership and growth in the context of the Olympic Games. As we cross the finish line of the Olympic Games we should reflect, not just on the success of our Olympians, but also on the ongoing success of London as a global …

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Ghana and the double-edged sword of democracy

Ghana bid farewell to its late President John Atta Mills on Friday in a funeral every bit as boisterous as the noisy democracy for which this West African nation has become famous. Three brass bands marched the perimeter of the national stadium by the sea in the capital, Accra, while …

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The economics of death in Ghana

“You would know the secret of death.                                           But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart …

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World Bank warns trade, climate change be handled with care

Over the past several decades international trade has expanded dramatically. Today, the volume of world trade is nearly 32 times greater than its level in 1950, and the ratio of merchandise trade to global GDP has increased to more than 50 percent, up from less than 20 percent just half …

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What’s next for mobile money?

In recent years, mobile money has attracted sustained attention in ways that few other mobile services have. And for good reason: from East Africa to Pakistan, the Philippines and elsewhere, mobile money services are growing and diversifying into fields such as savings and insurance. Kenya-based M-PESA remains the global leader, …

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Time Magazine writes on Mills’ demise

Though Mills’ passing was sudden, the encouraging sign was the smoothness with which Ghana’s democratic processes kicked into gear The sudden death of Ghana’s President John Atta Mills, months before he was due to stand for re-election, is tragic and unexpected but unlikely to create chaos in what is West …

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Ghana’s new President – John Dramani Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama, Fourth President of the Fourth Republic was born on November 29, 1958 at Damango, in the Northern Region of Ghana. He is a communication expert, historian, writer, former Member of Parliament and Minister of State, and immediate former Vice-President of Ghana. He ascended to the high …

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