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Should we really feel sorry for victims of investment scams? [Article]

Last week, about two hundred people hit the streets of Ghana’s Volta Regional capital Ho. They were very furious. They chanted and cried. Their problem? Some investment companies have bolted with their investments! The companies had apparently made mouthwatering promises to these investors; I will rather not refer to them as unsuspecting. Reports say people who invested between 380 and 450 ...

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A crown of thorns: The fault with leadership [Article]

In 2012, serious questions were raised in Uganda when news that over US$12 million in donor funds had been embezzled from the office of the the country’s Prime Minister hit the headlines. Another case where leadership has been questioned occurred in South Africa when President Jacob Zuma fought a legal battle over allegations of corruption resulting from his financial advisor’s ...

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Abu Ramadan III – Clarification ruling & orders & the EC

In our first commentary on the Abu Ramadan Cases published here on 30th June, 2016, we put forth the following three propositions in response to certain arguments advanced by others in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5th May, 2016, judgment and orders. First, that a thing (whether or law or an act) declared unconstitutional by the apex court is, ...

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Was Turkey’s coup attempt just an elaborate hoax by Erdogan?

While the Turkish coup was underway, The New York Times was asking me whether I was surprised, expecting my answer to be, “Of course I am.” I bluntly wanted to respond “No” and remind New York Times correspondent Sabrina Tavernise that only two weeks ago, in our lengthy chat in Istanbul, I had told her of the “Faustian bargain President ...

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Akwaaba UK’s Ghana Party in the Park [Photos]

Familiar songs playing heavily, young Ghanaians screaming with joy, and the heat blazing on that unusual Summer day, that was the scene at Ghana party in the park on Saturday the 16th of July 2016 in London. Being there felt different than simply hearing about it. It was with a feeling of thrill, unfamiliarity but also extreme pride and gladness ...

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Are we messing up our company’s reputation on Social Media? [Article]

Corporate reputations may be heavily compromised when employees engage in all kinds of unprofessional and unhealthy activities such as sharing of ‘sextapes’, disrespecting others, declaring strong political affiliations, telling lies, exhibiting extreme ignorance on subjects, posting ‘half-nude’ selfies, and several others on social media and other such portals. In the past, before the advent of technology, we would only hear ...

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Election Bill 101; all you need to know about changing Ghana’s election dates

The Constitutional, Parliamentary and Legal Affairs Committee of Ghana’s Parliament in its report to the plenary, recommends that the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2016, which will change the country’s date of election from December 7th to the first Monday of November in election years, should be adopted and passed by Parliament. Before reaching this conclusion, the Committee considered a number of ...

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Make Kumasi great again, Otumfuo [Article]

  What I’m about to say is neither simple nor easy. I wish the Kumasi Traditional Council had forced Kojo Bonsu, the Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly out of office over the appalling state of the city, the crime rate, unemployment, unplanned settlements… anything other  than his alleged insubordination. Last week, Kumasi’s MCE, Kojo Bonsu, resigned his position. ...

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Wereko-Brobby: Now that the comedies for Election 2016 are over… [Article]

Against all the odds and dire predictions, The Electoral Commission of Ghana has produced the list of persons who registered with NHIA cards for the Biometric Voters register used for the 2012 general Elections. Contrary to the wild and unsubstantiated estimates, the total turns out to be less than 50,000 out of a total of over 14,000,000 on the roll. ...

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IMANI’s 2016 Pre-Election Report: Whoever wants to win must pay attention

Following the publication of its 2012 pre-election report themed “The Threat of Decay: An IMANI Pre-Election Report”, the think tank has released yet another report going into the 2016 elections. Four months into 2016 elections, IMANI provides a comprehensive and detailed policy-focused report on the state of affairs in the past four years and suggests how identified gaps should be ...

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