Is Nkrumah dictating Ghana’s economic policy from the grave? [Article]

Over the mature tenure of my forty-one years of existence, I have become ever more convinced that Ghana’s dream of becoming a beacon of democracy and development must necessarily hinge on freeing up the competitive business spirits of its citizens. To do so, there are features of this nation’s idiosyncrasies that must be toppled. The […]

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Zimbabwe latest: Military backs anti-Mugabe march

Zimbabwe’s military has said it will back a protest march on Saturday in the capital Harare against President Robert Mugabe, as long as it is peaceful. The move comes amid growing calls for Mr Mugabe, 93, to step down, following the military’s takeover on Wednesday. Most regional branches of the ruling Zanu-PF party have joined […]

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Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s

US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Mr Jackson, aged 76, wrote in a statement. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father.” Parkinson’s is an incurable […]

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Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

The Argentine navy is searching the South Atlantic for a submarine that has not made contact for 48 hours. The vessel with its 44 crew was last located more than 400km (250 miles) off the coast of Patagonia, the navy said. There is no sign yet that the problem is anything worse than a communications […]

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Epixode, Trigmatic to perform at Potter’s Praise concert on Dec 1

It is not a common occurrence for a dancehall artiste and a rapper to headline a gospel music concert. But on December 1, the entertainment industry will witness this rare phenomenon as dancehall artiste, Epixode and rapper, Trigmatic – will be mounting the stage to praise God.  They have been billed to perform at Potter’s Praise […]

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Is the Energy Sector Levies considered a bailout of banks in Ghana?

As noted in my recent article titled “Poor credit practices leading to high NPLs in Ghana”, I concluded that the primary cause of default for energy-related SOE and BDCs debts is due to the banks irresponsible credit decision. In this article, I will like to expand on the above-referenced article and demonstrate to you that […]

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The ‘Adwuma’ budget and 3 years unemployed Vet doc

Dr Kwasi Agyei Sarfo would watch more than 2 hours 30 minutes presentation of the 2018 budget by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta with some sense of resignation. And he would watch post-budget interviews where minister waxed lyrical about the nation’s good fortunes while New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs keep scripted praise. But the veterinary doctor, […]

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Video:Staff of ECG, GBC clash over disconnection

Staff of the Ashanti Region Electricity Company of Ghana have clashed with officers of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in a bid to disconnect the state broadcaster at the regional level. Tyres were deflated, taunts and insults were exchanged with minimal physical exchanges as officers of GBC prevented the army of ECG officers from disconneting them. […]

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Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

An investigation is underway after the main parliament building in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé was badly damaged by a fire which ripped through four floors. Firefighters put out the blaze before it could reach the debating chamber. But the main opposition party’s offices were destroyed. There is no word on any casualties or on the cause […]

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National Development Bank, a merger of 2 existing financial institutions?

Government has ruled out the creation of a new financial institution despite proposing the establishment of a new National Development Bank. Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in the 2018 budget announced the launch of a National Development Bank with the capacity of mobilising private capital towards agricultural and industrial transformation, among others. According to him, a […]

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