Author Archives: Mawuli Tsikata



1. Who can enter The Literacy Challenge? ANS: The Literacy Challenge is a National completion for Junior High School (JHS) students in Ghana 2. When is the deadline for the submission of entries into Level I? ANS: Saturday, 26th August, 2017 3. How can I submit my essay? ANS: Post it to ‘The Literacy Challenge’ P.O. Box GP 14123 Accra ...

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Sylvester Mensah: A potential NDC 2020 Presidential Aspirant

Sylvester Mensah

Sylvester Mensah: Long Shot or Giant Killer? He’s got youth, he’s got experience, and he’s got charm. He’s Sylvester Mensah and he could be your next president. Mr. Mensah easily reminds you of politicians like John Edwards (the John Edwards before his scandal): boyishly handsome, easily believable and exceptionally warm.   PROS   Temperament Mr. Sylvester Mensah is the dictionary ...

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The 15 year Bond. Will the anchor hold?

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta

At the beginning of April this year, the Government of Ghana seemingly took a giant stride in its ongoing efforts to deepen the country’s capital market and substantially expand its constricted fiscal space with the introduction of 15 year cedi-denominated treasury bonds. Prior to the issuance, the longest tenured bonds issued on the domestic market by government had been 10 ...

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Will Ghana get a factory in every district?


When Nana Addo Dankwa Afufo-Addo, announced a year ago, as the leading opposition contender for the presidency, that if elected to the highest office in Ghana he would ensure that a factory was established in every district, many Ghanaians dismissed his pronouncement as just another heady electoral campaign promise from a man desperate to win the support of the electorate, ...

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RAHMAN WRITES: GFA’s deafening silence endorses racial abuse against Muntari

Sule Muntari

“I gave him my shirt, to teach him that you’re not supposed to do that. I needed to set an example so he grows up to be nice”. This deep statement is not from Martin Luther King Jnr or Nelson Mandela, but from former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari, to one of the children who joined in the racial ...

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Retraction: NIC workers want director fired for mismanagement

NIC Commissioner, Lydia Lariba Bawa.

This is to retract an earlier publication by with the headline; “NIC workers want director fired for mismanagement.” We acknowledge that, the publication, in which supposed workers of the NIC made allegations of fraud and mismanagement against the Commissioner of the NIC, Lydia Lariba Bawa, are completely untrue, and cannot be proven. The supposed unidentified workers’ allegations, which also ...

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Barcelona make Champions League history after beating PSG 6-1

Sergi Roberto's late goal ensured Luis Enrique's side progressed to the quarter-finals

Barcelona created Champions League history as they progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals in a 6-5 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain. Three goals in the last seven minutes for the Catalan giants ensured Luis Enrique’s side became the first side in the competition’s history to overturn a first-leg 4-0 away defeat. Edinson Cavani’s strike just past the hour mark looked ...

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New documentary on the History of Ghana Premieres as part of Ghana 60 years on


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be the special guest of honour for the premiering of the documentary, titled, “From Gold Coast To Ghana, A Glorious History Of Self Determination.” President Akufo-Addo was invited by the National Committee of Ghana: 60 years on’, to be part of the premiering, which is part of activities marking Ghana’s 60 years anniversary which ...

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Interesting facts about Nana Addo’s Ministers so far [Infographic]


Ghana’s Parliament has concluded the vetting of all substantive ministers appointed by President Nana Akuffo Addo. Analysis by shows only 3% of ministers appointed by the president were below the age of 40. The infographic below shows some facts about Nana Addo’s ministerial appointees. – By: Mawuli Tsikata/ Follow @MawuliTsikata

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Traffic banned ahead of Somali election

Mogadishu's streets are usually congested with vehicles

A traffic ban has been imposed and major roads sealed off in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, ahead of a presidential vote. MPs will gather at the airport to elect a new head of state. On Tuesday evening, suspected Al-Shabab militants launched a series of attacks, with two mortar rounds fired close to the venue where the vote will be held. ...

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