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The challenge of succession in African politics


If anything ever works in the continent of Africa, Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Doloz argued, it works through “disorder” where a strange mixture of “smiling and suffering” go together. How does this affect politics? In the thinking of these two European scholars, Africans are people that have elevated chaos and disorder into a political method and have naturalized the combination …

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European Parliament says EU to allocate 40 bn to Africa in next budget

European Parliament

TUNIS – The European Union intends to allocate 40 billion euros towards Africa in its next budget, said European Parliament President Antonio Tajani on October 31, 2017. He spoke at a press conference following his speech at the Tunisian Parliament in Bardo Palace, and emphasised how Tunisia will benefit from the budget increase. He said development opportunities and investment in …

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President-Elect Nana Akufo-Addo To Face Pressure from Impatient Voters

Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo needs to act fast to deliver on his campaign promise to create jobs, restore rapid growth, build a dam in every village and a factory in every district if he is to satisfy an electorate eager for change. Voters gave President John Mahama just one four-year term before they wielded the ax, rejecting him in an …

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Survey: Interest In Politics Among African Youths Based On Education


Youth in Africa with higher levels of education have more interest in politics than those with less education or without any form of schooling. This was revealed in a report released by research organisation Afrobarometer in Constitution Hill on Friday in South Africa. Rorisang Lekalake‚ Afrobarometer assistant project manager in southern Africa‚ said that in the 36 countries surveyed education …

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Ghana 2016 Presidential Election Scheduled For December 7


Accra (AFP) – Ghana’s presidential election will now be held on December 7, after parliament voted against an amendment to push the vote forward by one month, the electoral commission said on Friday. Election date amendment rejected Lawmakers late on Thursday rejected a bill seeking to change the date for the polls from December 7 to the first Monday of …

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Africa: Brexit Raises Thorny Questions of Law and Politics

As the world continues to react to the shock of the Brexit referendum, international legal experts are turning their attention to the implications of Britain’s departure from the EU. The modalities of Brexit are laid down in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (Treaty of the European Union), which provides the exit clause that permits an EU member state to leave …

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Voter List Clean Up Called For Before 2016 Ghana Elections

Voter list “clean up” demanded in petition of a political pressure group to the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana prior to the nation’s November 7 presidential, parliamentary and local elections. The group — Let My Vote Count Alliance — also teamed up Wednesday with other civil society and opposition groups to protest in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. David Asante, …

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Occupy Ghana Embassy demonstration organizer in DC talks

On July 23, 2014 a section of Ghanaians living in the east coast of the United States of America (USA) gathered at the embassy of Ghana in Washington DC to demonstrate against what they say is bad governance that has brought economic woes to the people of Ghana. The demonstration was organized by Kwaku Boateng of Woodbridge Virginia in the …

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King of Accra, the rapper/producer you almost never heard of

“At age 8, I was in my church choir where my older brother would occasionally write songs for me and my other siblings to sing at church. When I got to Junior high school I was performing songs by known artists like Obrafour of Ghana and Tupac at school entrainment activities.” This is Nii Kommetey Commey (born March 18, 1987) speaking …

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