Until the last two decades Sub-Saharan Africa was not known to have transnational terrorist organizations. There were several rebel movements across the continent but they were all basically in-country dissident groups. The trend has changed, and over the last few years there has been a sharp rise in terrorism especially in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Chad, Cameroun, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. The decision by the United States to create AFRICOM, a separate military command in Africa, as a stand-by military force is the clearest indication that Africa is now considered an area with growing terrorist threats and attacks. These threats and attacks highlight the security concerns currently unfolding in some African countries.
On 3 December 2014, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire entered into a Special Agreement to submit their maritime border dispute to a Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) following the breakdown of formal bilateral negotiations to resolve the impasse. Further on 27 February 2015, Côte d’Ivoire filed a request for the prescription of provisional measures to the Special Chamber requesting the ITLOS to grant temporary provisional measures for Ghana to suspend all oil exploration and production activities in the disputed maritime boundary pending the resolution of the full case in late 2017.
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In Part 1 of this series, we stated some baseline and other statistics on the energy situation in Ghana. In analysing these statistics, we underscored that the current power crisis is not the result of lack of generating capacity as we would have in excess of 500MW to meet current demand conditions were all the plants fully functioning.
Then in Part 2, we examined in-depth the causes of the ongoing load-shedding exercise by elaborating the causal factors that had been stated in Part 1.
In this concluding paper, we provide short term measures to end the ‘dumsor’ and then medium to long term measures to ensure that Ghana has supply of electricity that will be sufficient for its needs.
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