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August 15, 2018 West Africa/Europe: From Cocoa to Chocolate
"Cocoa growing communities, particularly in West Africa, are facing poverty, child
labour and deforestation that have been made worse by a rapid fall in prices for
cocoa. Widely touted efforts in the cocoa industry to improve the lives of farmers,
communities and the environment made in the past decade are having little impact. In
fact, the modest scope of the proposed solutions does not even come close to
addressing the scale of the problem." - Cocoa Barometer, April 2018
October 18, 2016 Ghana: New Debt Trap
"Ghana is in a debt crisis. Despite having had significant amounts
of debt canceled a decade ago, the country is losing around 30% of
government revenue in external debt payments each year. Such huge
payments are only possible because Ghana has been able to take on
more loans from institutions such as the International Monetary
Fund (IMF), which are used to pay the interest on debts to previous
lenders, whilst the overall size of the debt increases. "
September 14, 2015 West Africa: Tax Giveaway Follies
"Our research shows that three countries alone – Ghana, Nigeria and
Senegal – are losing up to $5.8 billion a year. If the rest of
ECOWAS lost revenues at similar percentages of their GDP, total
revenue losses among the 15 ECOWAS states would amount to $9.6
billion a year [due to tax incentives offered to foreign
companies]." - Action Aid and Tax Justice Network Africa
Jul 10, 2009 USA/Africa: Obama in Ghana, What Kind of Change?
Jan 13 2009 Ghana: Economic Challenges
Jan 13 2009 Ghana: Political Kudos
Feb 5, 2008 Africa: Dramatic Anti-Malaria Results
Jul 5, 2005 Ghana: Playing Chicken
Mar 29, 2005 Ghana: Medical Skills Drain
Dec 19, 2004 Ghana: Election Commentary
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
May 11, 2022 Africa/Global: Debt, IFFs, and Inequality in Africa
April 21, 2022 Africa/Global: Climate Put on Back Burner by War
March 25, 2022 Africa/Global: Updates from AfricaFocus
November 23, 2021 Africa/Global: From Climate Denial to Deceit and Delay
November 2, 2021 Africa/Global: The Heat is On! Time to Act!
October 15 , 2021 Africa/Global: Hardly a Dent in #VaccineApartheid
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2003-05-28 Ghana: Protect Forests from Mining
2001-06-04 Ghana: Water Privatization
2000-10-19 Ghana: Poverty, Democracy and the World Bank