Ghana has invented a special kind of political polarisation – as much personal as ideological – seen in the response to the demise of former ... leader Jerry John Rawlings on 12 November. Second only to founding President Kwame Nkrumah, Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings shaped the country’s trajectory. And as with Nkrumah, his legacy is highly contested.
Jerry 'Junior Jesus' Rawlings died Thursday morning at the Korle-Bu University Hospital in Accra, where he had been admitted a week earlier. ... President Nana Akufo-Addo and former president John Mahama have announced the temporary suspension of their election campaigns, ahead of 7 December polls.
Ghana has shown that by dropping the dogma around free market policy, making manufacturing a bipartisan cause and using the government as a problem-solving ... machine for business, African countries can create jobs and attract investment into industry.
It is wholly unacceptable that a mother in sub-Saharan Africa is over 100 times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than a woman ... in Western Europe in an age when having a mobile phone and access to the internet alone can greatly enhance their life chances.