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December 31, 1981: How the ‘IMF baby’ betrayed its parents

Jerry John Rawlings

When I thought about this article, I had wanted the title to read; “December 31, 1981- A revolution betrayed” but that would have attracted the usual pundits of ‘revolutionary’ theory who continue to question what was ‘betrayed’. For the sake of argument, let us take the case of Cuba. If Fidel Castro had on the eve of the Cuban revolution ...

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National Theatre is 25

Natioal Theatre

It has been home to every event imaginable in Ghana since its establishment in 1992 and the management of the National Theatre hopes to serve the public better as it marks its Silver Jubilee next year. Speaking at the official launch of the 25th anniversary on Tuesday, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku lauded the efforts ...

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Customs intercepts fake US dollars at Sogakope

  The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has intercepted fake US dollar notes amounting to $358,000 at Sogakope in the Volta Region. The fake notes, in $100 denominations, were concealed in a Nigeria-registered commercial Nissan Pathfinder vehicle, with registration number AKD 710 EP. According to the Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Aflao Border,  Mr Frank Cudjoe Ashongthe, ...

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PFAG cautions the public against GMO foods during Christmas festivities.

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has called on the general public to be aware of the the influx of Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO) products into the Ghanaian market irrespective of the negative implications to health and the environment. GMOs are dangerous to health, and are the lead cause of carcinogenic diseases, threat to the environmental  sustainability and threat to ...

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Kwaku Bonsam blasts government, Christian Council over popular Man of God in Kumasi

Kwaku Bonsam

Popular spiritualist, Nana Kwaku Bonsam born Stephen Osei Mensah has asked authorities to check and reprimand the activities of a popular Man of God which he felt were against the rights of children. Speaking in an interview with Champion TV, the well-known fetish priest indicated that, the man of God in question was fond of parading young children in his ...

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Politics, Human rights and the Media in Ghana

Professor Kwame Karikari

Politics and the mass media are as interlinked as, to borrow a local expression, the teeth and the tongue. Neither can do without the other. Since the newspaper, the first medium of mass communication, was first developed, it has always served as an instrument for the pursuit of every significant social cause or movement everywhere in the world. So has ...

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The politics of resistance

Resistance is the only road to liberation for people exploited and suppressed by those who have state power and control over wealth and resources. However, resistance does not mean disregard for the law. Nor does it mean resorting to violence. The means must be just and peaceful. The desired end might take a long time – a long, long time ...

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Ghana moves to restore ailing forests

Forestry Commission, Partners sign MoU on Restoration of Tain II forest Reserve

A  memorandum  of  understanding has been signed  among five  organizations with  the aim to undertake a landscape  restoration  in the Tain II Forest  reserve  and its fringe areas in the  Brong Ahafo  Region . Similar gesture is expected to be extended to other forest reserves in the country. The agreement, which was signed among  the Forestry Commission, Form  Ghana Limited,  ...

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Minister touts significance of NREG

Mr Benito Owusu Bio, Deputy Minister Mr Benito Owusu Bio, Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources

The deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu Bio has acknowledged the contributions of the Natural Resources and Environment Governance Program (NREG)   to the country’s natural resources sectors. Delivering a key note address at the 8TH Civil Society Annual Review of the Natural Resources and Environment Sector, Mr Bio said the NREG programs has contributed to great ...

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State-owned media timid — Prof. Karikari

Prof Kwame Karikari

Even though the 1992 Constitution explicitly protects the state-owned media to be independent, free and critical in order to demand accountability from government, they are timid, the Board Chairman of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), Professor Kwame Karikari, has observed. “The state-owned media are behaving like chickens that have been kept under a coop for a long time, and ...

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