Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair

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Raymond Asante

 

It is a little past 11.00 am and the courtroom is silent. The accused, the defense attorney, the state prosecutor and even the judge who is supposed to be trying the case of the State are absent. In fact almost all the courts turn out to be empty. A clue to the mystery may lie in the smell of fried chicken wafting along the airy corridors of most high courts in my country Ghana which manages to get through less than half of the cases put before it each year, leading to an ever increasing backlog. Continue reading “Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair”

African leaders doing little to stem illicit drug trafficking

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Joe Khamisi

Over the past decade Africa has moved closer to the top tier of countries most involved in the international smuggling of illicit drugs.

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Ghana seeks Economic Reforms in the wake of Crude Oil prices falling

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Charles Ayitey

Ghana, the second largest economy in West Africa is looking to gain some leeway from what’s been predicted as an ‘economic meltdown’ due to the overwhelming loss of revenue shortfall of approximately $700 million out of the designated $1.2 billion in the previous year’s budget.

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Discussing ‘Peacebuilding’ and ‘Post War Recovery’

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Anant Mishra

Nations that are gripped in war, at the final stage of conflict, have the obligation to transform from a state of war to a state of peace and stability. This period however is a phase of severe instability and economic slowdown in the region, thus the condition becomes extremely difficult for both regional and central government to tackle the equation all alone.

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Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Efforts to Consolidate Peace in War torn Africa

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Anant Mishra

Introduction

“In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams” – African Proverb. Continue reading “Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Efforts to Consolidate Peace in War torn Africa”

ActionAid Senegal Say No To Land Grabbing

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Alpha Jallow

ActionAid Senegal, who last April started an advocacy campaign on land grabbing, used the recent African social forum in Dakar to launch its Ndiael report which chronicles large scale land grabbing from local communities by multinational agro industries in the country.

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The Tetanus Vaccine Controversy: Kenya should suspend the campaign

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Joe Khamisi

When the HIV first surfaced in the early 1980s, a finger was pointed at chimpanzees in West Africa as the source. That theory was given much credence by scientists at the Fourth International Conference on the HIV/AIDS in Sweden in 1988, which I attended.

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