Tag Archives: Ghana

What Exactly Are Foreign Troops Protecting in the Sahel?

Officially they are there to fight terror, but external interventions may be more about self-interest.

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Renaissance or Mirage: Can Africa Sustain its Growth?

How realistic are expectations about Africa’s economic prospects? There are several reasons why we should be both optimistic and cautious about the continent's future economic performance.

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Can the IMF Save Ghana’s Currency?

A cool $114 million has just found its way into Ghana’s struggling bank balance, courtesy of a new loan package with the International Monetary Fund. It’s not huge money in the grand scheme of things, but alongside the government’s own reforms – and with more IMF funds on the way – it could be just enough to rescue Ghana’s free-falling cedi and stabilize its wobbly economy.

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View from Africa: Is Nigeria Too Big to Fail?

The destruction of Boko Haram will not necessarily lead to a more peaceful and stable Nigeria. The extremist group rose out of a toxic brew of corruption, religion, politics and ethno-regionalism, in which struggles over Nigeria’s vast oil revenues have played out for decades.

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Video: Trading Ghana’s Water for Gold

An investigative documentary exposes the truth behind the claims by Ghana's government that its has curtailed illegal alluvial gold mining, which is polluting many of the country’s water bodies.

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