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When armies enforce the law (Peter Albrecht, Fiifi Edu-Afful, Festus Aubyn, DIIS)

The Ghana Armed Forces play a significant role in domestic security. To fully comprehend how and why requires a deeper understanding of the way that individual, local, national and regional factors interact. A blurring of the duties of the police and armed forces speaks to a never fully realized separation of who oversees internal and […]

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Climate change and migration in Ghana (Joseph Teye, Francis Jarawura, Lily Salloum Lindegaard, Nauja Kleist, Marie Ladekjær Gravesen, Philip Mantey, David Quaye, DIIS)

Climate change is expected by many to produce new and/or intensified mobility patterns, including migration and displacement. However, only limited research exists on the relationship between climate change and human mobility, specifically on the implications of increasingly intense slow-onset climate change, such as weather variability and extremes. This DIIS Working Paper provides initial data and […]

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Ghana – Ghana’s #FixTheCountry protesters take to Accra’s streets (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera writes: Several thousand protesters marched in Ghana’s capital Accra on Wednesday under the slogan “#FixTheCountry”, the latest rally against President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government. go to Al Jazeera: Ghana’s #FixTheCountry protesters take to Accra’s streets | Ghana News | Al Jazeera

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Ghana – Ghana opposition supporters march against killings, lawlessness (Al Jazeera)

Hundreds of opposition supporters marched through the streets of Ghana’s capital Accra demonstrating against what they described as rising insecurity and lawlessness since President Nana Akufo-Addo came to power in 2017. Wearing mostly red or black, the youth wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) danced through the streets on Tuesday with signs such as […]

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Ghana – Ghana plans to issue Africa’s first social bonds with $2B sale (Ekow Dontoh, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera)

Ghana is planning to issue green and social bonds of up to $2 billion by November, which would make it the first African country to sell debt to fund development programs. The West African economy, which is planning to borrow up to $5 billion on international markets this year, would use the proceeds from these sustainable bonds […]

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Ghana – Addressing youth unemployment in Ghana by supporting the agro-processing and tourism sectors (Ernest Aryeetey, Priscilla Twumasi Baffour, and Festus Ebo Turkson, Brookings)

As elsewhere in Africa, the issue of jobless growth in Ghana has become a major concern, particularly due to rising unemployment among the youth. Services have emerged as the driver of growth in Ghana, contrary to the experiences in East Asia and other newly industrialized countries where manufacturing exports led growth and added capacity to […]

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Ghana – Employment creation potential, labor skills requirements, and skill gaps for young people: Ghana case study (Ernest Aryeetey, Priscilla Twumasi Baffour, and Festus Ebo Turkson, Brookings)

The issues of jobless growth and the poor performance of manufacturing have become major concerns in Africa. A new growth trajectory has emerged in the region with services as the driver of growth, contrary to the expectations of manufacturing export-led transformation with the capacity to absorb low- to medium-skilled workers as previously observed in East […]

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Ghana – Country Financing Roadmap for the SDGs: Ghana (WEF)

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghana had taken proactive measures to solidify its commitments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including financing the SDGs as a long-standing priority. In partnership with the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), the Country Financing Roadmap (CFR) for SDGs initiative is part of the Government of […]

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Ghana – Ghana’s Economic Outlook: Business, Trade and Economic Transformation (ACET)

In this Q&A originally published in the French magazine Emerging Nations, Prof. John Asafu-Adjaye, Senior Fellow at the Economic Management and Governance Program and Charles Odoom, Head of Private Sector Development discuss the current and future business environment in Ghana. https://acetforafrica.org/highlights/ghanas-economic-outlook-business-trade-and-economic-transformation/

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(Ghana) A conversation with Mohammed Adjei Sowah, mayor of Accra (Brookings)

February 4, Anthony F. Pipa, senior fellow in the Brookings Global Economy and Development program, hosted Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah of Accra, Ghana. The two spent time discussing Accra’s commitment to equitable and sustainable development, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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(Iran/Ghana) Iran, Ghana keen on agricultural, economic cooperation (IRNA)

Iran’s deputy minister of agriculture and Ghana’s deputy minister for foreign affairs and regional integration called for expansion of economic and agricultural cooperation. https://en.irna.ir/news/84185730/Iran-Ghana-keen-on-agricultural-economic-cooperation

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‘Complete mess’: Ghana army steps in to quell parliament clash (Al Jazeera)

Ghanaian soldiers intervened overnight to quell a clash between opposing parties in parliament ahead of the body’s swearing-in set for Thursday, witnesses said. Chaotic scenes erupted after a governing party deputy tried to seize the ballot box during the vote for parliament speaker. The ensuing clash lasted several hours until the army stepped in, with […]