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Vigilante groups in Ghana; a necessary evil

Ghanaweb, April 19, Ghanadot - The proliferation of Vigilante groups in Africa and Ghana in particular has been attributed by many scholars to the failure of the security services to guarantee safety. But this is only part of the story.

The use of vigilante groups/private security personnel in Ghana’s election perhaps is borne out first of mistrust for state institutions particularly the security services and the Electoral Commission to ensure a credible elections and secondly the perception that candidates and leading figures of parties are potential targets. This is akin to the “wirempefo” in Akan culture whose job it was to keep the stool from being taking by a usurper ..........."
 

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What can Ghana teach South Africa about neocolonialism?

Al Jazeera, April 11, Ghanadot - The term neocolonialism, purportedly coined by Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah, describes the socioeconomic and political control exercised over a decolonised nation economically, linguistically, and culturally, by a neocolonialist country to open up the national economy to its corporations.

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Vigilante groups in Ghana; a necessary evil
Ghanaweb, April 19, Ghanadot - The proliferation of Vigilante groups in Africa and Ghana in particular has been attributed by many scholars to the failure of the security services to guarantee safety. But this is only part of the story..
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Karma, precedent and the nuclear option
Commentary, April 10, Ghanadot - Everyone appeals to high principle, when everyone knows these fights are about raw power. When Democrat Harry Reid had the majority in the Senate and Barack Obama in the White House, he abolished the filibuster in 2013 for sub-Supreme Court judicial appointments in order to pack three liberal judges onto the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals..
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Freeze small-scale mining – Okyenhene to gov’t
CitiFM, April 10, Ghanadot - Describing small-scale mining as official galamsey, he said: “There is no way we can deal with galamsey if we allow small-scale mining to subsist. Small-scale mining must be banned alongside galamsey........More

 

 

 

 
 

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