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    Why Ghana’s IMF Bailout May Soon Repeat Itself

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    Recently, in one of my economics classes, a heated discussion erupted on Ghana’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout programme. The discussion comes at a time when the country is grappling with high inflation, continuous depreciation of the cedi against major international currencies and high fiscal deficits which have seen the economy go through an […]

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    Nigeria Has Decided

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    Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, elected a former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari as its new president. Mr. Buhari defeated the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan in a tightly contested March 28 election. This was the first time since 1999 that a sitting government in Nigeria is defeated in an election. President […]

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    Electricity Outages Causing Ripple Effects in Ghana’s Economy

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    Ghana is currently facing its longest power crisis ever. Despite Ghana Government’s promise to fix this problem by offering alternative sources of power, the country is still experiencing frequent power outages. With a huge public administration wage bill, a consistently depreciating cedi (Ghana’s currency), and other macroeconomic instability indicators, the country […]

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    A Tale of Social Activism in Nigeria

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    Thinking of what we now know as Enough is Enough Nigeria always leaves me with three feelings: Pride – that I was a part of something whose influence transcends the shores of this country. Despair – that five years after, the issues that gave birth to it are still the […]

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    Why Nigeria’s Presidential Candidates need to debate

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    One of my favorite past times is ‘putting forward my strong reasons’ why a thing should go one way or the other. Many thanks to my father who encouraged us to ‘defend’  requests like an increase in our weekly allowances. Thinking about that particular episode makes me chuckle – the intensity with […]