Opinion

The Politics of Ghana’s Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians, By Adeoye O. Akinola

Nigeria might have become a “sleeping giant”, but remains a formidable regional power. Abuja must respond strongly to Accra’s diplomatic breach, and use this opportunity to tackle Ghana’s xenophobic disposition at the bilateral level and within ECOWAS’s mediation structures. On June 19, several armed Ghanaian citizens demolished the residential building…
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Opinion

Ghana At 63: Nkrumah Still At Work, By Banji Ojewale

Ghana invested massive resources in the people and in infrastructure, such that today, several decades after, many trace the country’s giant strides to the good start it got from its leaders. The people didn’t mistrust their leaders on account of corruption in handling the public trust and funds. The independence…
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Columns

2020, Nigeria and the West Africa Challenge, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most important element of the on-going West African crisis is that Nigeria has essentially abdicated its leadership role built on the lives of our soldiers that fought to defend Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria needs to reinvent its leadership role in West Africa on both the security and economic…
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Columns

How Viable Is Ghana’s ‘One District, One Factory’ Policy?, By Rafiq Raji

The sluggish progress on one of the government’s flagship policies makes it rather unlikely that the stated target will be achieved by 2020. Teneo’s Liewerscheidt actually questioned “whether ‘shotgun approach’ to industrialisation will yield sustainable results”. Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, is a great speaker. English audiences listen in…
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Opinion

Ghana: the Need to Ease Monetary Rates Faster, By Rafiq Raji

...at 21 percent going into the September meeting, the central bank’s policy rate is way too high, relative to the inflation outlook. That is, despite having cut rates by 450 basis points already this year. Since there is no doubt the BoG would ease rates even further, the advocacy here…
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With Buhari’s New Friends, Who Needs Enemies?, By Femi Aribisala

A diplomacy that requires you to bad-mouth your country in order to please your so-called new friends every time you venture abroad only goes to show that your friends are not really your friends. If I were to ask you to name one or two countries that can be said…
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Columns

Africa Rising: A Little Warning for Ethiopia and the Black Race, By Pius Adesanmi

Yesterday, I read an article in The Economist about the dire situation of industrialisation in Africa. The said article starts with the desolate landscape of what was once Africa's most flourishing textile industry in the northern Nigerian city of Kano - now overtaken by rodents. They are very lucky in…
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