What Is Ghana’s Place in the World?

As soccer stars move from one country to another (possibly jeopardising upcoming international matches), so too do Ghanaian goods and services. Unfortunately, trade and development haven’t made Ghana into the economic hub that Former President John Agyekum Kufuor would have expected to see. He cites his party’s loss in the 2012 election as a main Read more…

Where Does the Money Go (and How Do People Get in)?

Corruption is almost expected in developing countries. It’s not that it doesn’t happen elsewhere in the world; it’s just that it’s a little more difficult when the majority of the population achieves a higher level of education. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the opposition party has called the current government’s spending on Read more…

Let the Giving Season Begin

The Ghanaian elections fall in the same year as the US Presidential Elections. And, that always serves to highlight the interesting differences between one of the richest countries and one that’s only recently received membership into the ranks of lower-middle income countries. While the arguably more advanced democracy has a number of checks and balances Read more…

They’re Not Ghanaian, but They’re Coming All the Same

The news has broken around Ghana, and many are deeply concerned by it. Two Yemeni ex-detainees are about to start new lives in Ghana, and not everyone is au fait with the government’s willingness to let them in. The two ex-detainees, Khalid al-Dhuby and Mahmoud Omar Bin Atef, have called Guantanamo Bay home the last Read more…

Development Floods the Country, but Some Developments Are Puzzling

Ghana is wildly diverse. It’s evident in the land, in the people, in the customs, in the food, and in the weather. And you know there are two sides to every story when the urban populations scream because the power has gone off while many rural centres are still waiting for power supply lines to Read more…

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