With both the West and East now courting Nairobi, President Kenyatta must decide how to do business with allies both old and new.

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Ghana is likely to clear the first review of its $918 million programme with the International Monetary Fund and secure a fresh disbursement of funds aimed at stabilising its economy.

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The European Union has moved to check emigration from West Africa by voting to invest 1.15 billion euros in aid for West Africa through to 2020.

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President John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with Article 70(2) of the 1992 Constitution, appointed Mrs. Charlotte Osei as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.

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Expect fuel price hike soon
A recent decision by an Accra High Court could have misunderstood the use of the Ex-refinery price differential In the calculation of fuel pump prices and this may force Government to raise retail pump prices if the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) loses its appeal and Government is mandated to carry out the court order.
Press Release: The Philippines Hold Successful Elections with E-Voting
There is no such thing anywhere in the world as perfect election arrangement, but if democracy in Africa is tosucceed then it requires solutions to the basic instruments of rigging which undermine it. The problems which led to the disenfranchisement of hundreds of UK voters during the May 6 general elections attest to that. Hints from the head of UK’s electoral commission point to future reforms involving election automation technology. Last year, India, a developing nation, showed that electronic voting is the best way forward for democracies around the world. The Danquah Institute believes that the Philippines on Monday, May 10, made an even stronger case for Ghana to consider seriously the proposals to introduce e-voting here. more >>>
This was the speech delivered by Boakye Agyarko, a fellow of the Danquah Institute at the conference hall of the Kwame Nkrumah Complex, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon on Thursday, Sept 17. He made the argument that Ghana's struggle for independence was like a 4x100 relay race and Nkrumah certainly ran the last relay but should not be the only one to climb the platform to take the gold medal.
Africa has no time for clueless men parading as leaders
“Slavery, colonialism and globalisation have one thing in common - they exploit those who are weak but are rich in resources. They exploit those who allow others to determine their lives and their value as means to ends. We are resourceful people from a rich land. We have no reason to allow anyone to determine our goals and our policies. Our generation of Ghanaians and Africans must refuse to be victims of globalisation and become its beneficiaries and masters.” The above words were delivered by Nana Akufo-Addo when he made a strong case in 2007 to be allowed the opportunity to lead Ghana to the next level
IMANI Blasts NPP, CPP Over $10bn Korea Deal
Kofi Bentsil, a fellow of IMANI-Ghana, has lashed out at the opposition political parties particularly the New Patriotic Party for their failure to issue a statement on the controversial $10bn deal between the Ghana government and the Korea counterpart. Mr. Bentsil stated this at a forum organized by Danquah Institute in collaboration with IMANI, a policy think tank, with support from the World Bank.
HON. OSEI KYEI-MENSAH-BONSU TO ADDRESS 3RD LIBERTY LECTURE
The Danquah Institute will on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 hold its 3rd edition of its flagship event, the Liberty Lecture, with the Minority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu delivering a paper on the theme “The Deficit in Parliamentary Scrutiny in the Fight Against Corruption”. The lecture takes place at the Auditorium of the British Council at 5:00pm.
Increase Local Procurement in Mining to Promote Growth in Africa, says World Bank Study
Mining companies can boost economic growth in West Africa by purchasing more equipment, supplies and services from local companies, says a World Bank report released today. The study, Increasing Local Procurement by the Mining Industry in West Africa, shows that raising the share of local procurement by mining companies would spread the benefits of mining more evenly across a countrys economy, creating jobs and stimulating the sustainable development of local enterprises.
Ghana seeks 40-year plan binding successive governments
Ghana's national development planning commission has begun preparations for developing a 40-year plan that seeks to outdo political, ethnic and geographical aspirations of the country, and to bind successive political leaders to following its implementation.
International Corruption: How Ghana Can Collaborate With The United Kingdom And Other Countries To Beat It: aka Thoughts On Prevention And Cure
A statistic: the World Bank estimated that in 2004, 6% of the world’s economy consisted of payments made by way of bribe. 1. I want to begin with an African success story in the fight against corruption. It concerns an all-too typical scenario: a small African state seeks to develop a natural resource project, an infrastructure development of potentially massive significance and benefit to its people. It does not have the construction resources and expertise to develop the project itself, and so it invites tenders and contributions from large Western construction companies. The scale and dimensions of the project are mouthwatering as commercial propositions for the competing companies.
Report on Presidential Election Petition in Ghana
Four months before the 2012 general elections in Ghana, the President and ruling party candidate for the December polls, John Atta Mills, passed away. At the time, the incumbent was down in the polls and his Vice President, John Mahama, who was embroiled in a series of multi-million dollar corruption scandals, was sworn in as President and became the ruling party’s presidential candidate. Ghana had a newly compiled voters’ list compiled earlier in 2012, using biometric technology, to help prevent multiple registrations and avoid repeat voting and impersonation, two of the major problems with previous elections. Accordingly, a new law was passed, which effectively meant: “No Verification, No Vote”. Voters were distributed across 275 constituencies made up of 26,002 polling stations. Click here for full report