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Ghana Election 2012

No Dogma Or Purity Among the Political Parties

Campaigns for elections in the impending December 2012 general elections are deeply heating up. Issues, policies and programmes are increasingly dominating the campaigns. As Ghana`s democracy develops, the years of politics of insults, tribalism, and acrimony are gradually giving way to politics of issues.

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Traditional Deities Clash With Development Projects

In Ghana/Africa, some development projects could be difficult to discharge when it is entangled in rigid traditional beliefs. In some places, such as Kumasi, capital of the Asante Region and Ghana’s second largest city, traditional beliefs clash with development projects.

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Integrating And Differentiating The Enlightenment Voices

Sutherland-Addy gives remarkable sense to the enlightenment undertaking, not necessarily because of her statues as a university don and her vast global reach, but, really, because of her advanced age. The importance of Sutherland-Addy’s age in the enlightenment crusade is that she has the settled mind to contemplate on the immense relevance of the Ghanaian culture to Ghanaians’ progress, for both psychological and material reasons.

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The Tribal Support Of Gargantuan Crimes

How can traditional rulers who are supposed to have deep sense of society, and protect the self-worth of the Ghana state, act thoughtlessly, sympathising with criminals and demanding openly that Woyome be released immediately?

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Alfred-Agbesi-Woyome by Ghana Photo DailyGhana

Woyome, Corruption And Development

Development-wise, it appears despite their chequered development history, Ghanaian politicians do not get it. A ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament, Kojo Adu Asare, thinks a US$40 million corruption scandal that is rocking the NDC won’t affect Ghana’s 2012 general elections outcome and development.

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In The Face of Corruption

In The Face of Corruption, Ghana’s Ruling Party In Juju Apprehension

Almost ten months into the 2012 general election, Ghana’s ruling party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), appears to be in never-ending turmoil.

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Ghana’s 2012 general elections is a year away

The 2012 elections: The Juju-Marabou games begin

Despite the universality of all this, it is the peculiar Ghanaian/African cultural sensibilities that disturb the infant democratic process: the appropriation of traditional spiritualists into the democratic politics that is expected to generate development thoughts.

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Student From Ghana

Harmonizing the Unrealistic Education System

The long-running education crisis reveals that after years of tussles to construct education content that actually reflects its Ghanaian/African appendages in relation to global linkages, there are still worrying schisms within the education system that undermine Ghana’s core progress. The science sector of the education system is still feeble. Research and Development (R&D) is nothing to write home about.

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President John Atta Mills

The President, God, and Progress

In this imaginary Ghana, there are no ethnic problems, no sanitation plight and no vehicular accidents. Poverty is wiped out. God would be in such control that nobody would blame witchcraft, evil spirits or demons for their existential tribulations.

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Botswana Ian Khama

Botswana in the Mind of Ghana

The Botswana-Ghana meeting also comes at a time when development economists are changing their focus away from cross-country empirical studies towards case studies and “analytic narratives.” “Instead of trying to explain all of sub-Saharan Africa’s problems in one grand sweep, economists are engaging in more focused studies of particular nations.

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