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Of ‘Dumsor’ and Ghana’s Energy Sector Challenges: Part 1

The impression being created by the Government is that the major challenge with Ghana’s erratic power supply evidenced by the persistent ‘dumsor-dumdum’ is the lack of generation capacity, and so signing additional power purchase contracts with independent power producers (IPPs) … Continue reading

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How to Resolve the Second-Tier Pension Impasse and Improve Pension Administration in Ghana

On 22 October 2014, twelve of Ghana’s labour unions – including public health, local government and education sector workers – out of eighteen autonomous national unions under the auspices of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) embarked on an indefinite strike … Continue reading

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The Burkinabé Revolt and its Implications for Long-Serving ECOWAS Heads of State

The recent ousting of Blaise Compaoré in a civilian-inspired revolt in Burkina Faso calls into question the fate of West Africa’s two longest-serving heads of state: President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia and President Faure Gnassingbé of Togo. Common between … Continue reading

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