Opinion

The ‘Democratic’ Coup: Lessons from the overthrow of Mugabe [Article]

“To both our people and the world beyond our borders, we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government. As soon as we accomplish our mission we expect (the) situation to return to normalcy.” – General S. B. Moyo On the evening of November 14, 2017, senior elements of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces ...

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The taming of Robert Mugabe [Article]

I’m never sick. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But I really am never sick with pains and aches I know nothing about. My two popular ailments are familiar — I have the light-induced migraines and sciatica that kicks in when I climb too many stairs. And yes, there is the issue of the titanium in my knee. But I did ...

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Dagbon weeps as her people sit in limbo [Article]

In March, 2002, the news about the murder of the Overlord of Dagbon, no doubt, did a devastating blow to a respected Kingdom and the descendants of the great Naa Gbewaa. The murder of the King renewed what has been variously described as Dagbon conflict, a crisis or impasse. The tension that greeted the entire Dagbon, after the murder, the ...

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A ‘slave’ in Arabia – The story of a Ghanaian returnee

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has often been heavily criticized for its maltreatment of foreign workers, and the abuses that some receive at the hands of employers. The Ghanaian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, in May this year, cautioned Ghanaian youth living in Ghana, especially ladies who have made plans of traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf ...

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Wastewater and toilet [Article]

On November 19, 2001 Jack Sim, the Singaporean businessman founded the World Toilet Organisation to bring to fore the provision of toilets for the poor and vulnerable in Singapore. This was after he felt that the discussion on toilets were neglected and shrouded in total embarrassment. Later on in 2013, the UN General Assembly declared November 19 as World Toilet ...

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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 historical chains Having inherited a ...

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From Odumase to Madrid: Partey has arrived [Article]

Ahead of this weekend’s Madrid derby, CitiSports’ Daniel Koranteng looks at the evolution of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, who has risen to become one of the most important players at the Madrid club Karim Abdul Razak, Mohammed Gargo, Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah are some of the most notable names which come to mind when you think of prominent ...

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6 steps to consider before running for president or political office [Article]

Pray As humans, we are limited in our abilities. It is only natural and proper that we pray and seek the face of the Lord concerning every endeavour including presidential ambitions. God is not disinterested in politics. Before candidates move ahead, it is important to seek the Almighty’s guidance. Campaigns are brutal and they can be one of the most ...

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Ken Ofori Atta: A man of humility, confidence and discipline [Article]

He is so respectful and disciplined that, at 6:00 am on 31st July, 1993, on the morning that his wife’s waters broke and he was driving on top speed to the hospital to have his first child, Ken stopped at the sight of a red traffic light even though no one was watching. What a man does, when no one ...

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2018 budget: What will it offer? [Article]

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta will present the annual second budget to be drawn up by the incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo administration to Parliament. Since assuming office at the beginning of this year, the incumbent government has strived to achieve a balance between its avowed commitment to supply side, expansionary economic policy aimed at accelerating growth and ...

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