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Africa Rises But Bwana Is Out Of Step

Posted by Business in Ghana on February 28, 2012

By Michael Holman, From the Financial

Africa is on the move: from basket case to a potential bread basket, from dodgy debtor to investor opportunity.

Too bad that Britain risks remaining out of step and out of touch.

Last week’s London summit on Somalia was remarkable for its high turnout and admirable in its good intentions. No one can dispute the damage done by piracy in waters used by international shipping, or the threat posed by extremists who shelter behind a collapsed administration. But safety at sea is dependent on economic recovery on land. And restoring a failed state means tackling poverty. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Can Previous Booms Tell Us About the New Oil Boom?

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 25, 2010

Courtesy of IMANI-Ghana ( &

Ghana’s turnaround after nearly two decades of military misrule began with the reforms of the late 80s.

Though, today, many consider these reforms – driven mainly by the so-called Bretton Woods institutions – to have achieved next to nothing in terms of socio-economic transformation, even their worst critics agree that at the time they were an essential element in the process of arresting Ghana’s terminal decline. Read the rest of this entry »

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