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    To Return or Not to Return, That is the Question: highly skilled return migrants to Ghana

To Return or Not to Return, That is the Question: highly skilled return migrants to Ghana

Madeleine Wong examines how skilled professional Ghanaian return migrants articulate and navigate the challenges of readjustment.

It was 2011 when I was myself confronted with this very question. It was a pivotal year for me personally and professionally: I was on leave in Ghana for six months, recovering from serious health issues, and also contemplating my future at my current […]

The Pastor as Sexual Object

As Pentecostal pastors in a number of African countries increasingly occupy the spotlight as authorities on economic, political, and cultural matters,  Ebenezer Obadare explores how these individuals are also becoming the center of an erotic economy.

At the core of my ongoing study of Pentecostal pastors and changing forms of authority in Africa are two related premises.

First, due to a […]

March 27th, 2017|Featured, Society|0 Comments|

Lessons for Ghana in the Malaysian Economic Miracle

Nikita Singla discusses the divergent paths of economic development taken by Ghana and Malaysia, two countries that used to share numerous structural similarities.

Malaysia and Ghana could have very well been referred to as identical twins just about five decades ago. Today however, even a call for comparison between the two raises eyebrows. Both Malaysia and Ghana gained independence from […]

January 11th, 2017|Economics, Featured|1 Comment|
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    The Limits of Overly Simplistic Theory in Textbook Economics: the Case of Child Labour

The Limits of Overly Simplistic Theory in Textbook Economics: the Case of Child Labour

Alexander Krauss outlines why analysing complex phenomena like child labour needs to be done using cross-disciplinary approaches and mixed methods.

Economists commonly assume that monetary poverty is the most important explanation for child labour – and for some, the only serious explanation. Yet to really understand child labour we need to get beyond the popular but reductionist, theoretical idea in […]

January 4th, 2017|Economics, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Posts of the Year – Editor’s Cut

Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Posts of the Year – Editor’s Cut

You may have already have seen our Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year, so you may be wondering what this is about. Well, this is to capture notable articles which did not make it into the Top 10, but stood out in other ways. This could be the way they resonated with their readers or how aptly they […]

  • Permalink The trotro, or minivan pictured is what used by many Ghanaians to travel around the country and is the way people from the North travel to the South of the country for better opportunities

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    Responding to Violence Against Female Migrants in Accra: a need for change

Responding to Violence Against Female Migrants in Accra: a need for change

LSE’s Samantha Lattof addresses the lack of an appropriate response to violence against female kayayei migrants in Accra.

“Why was she beaten?  Did she steal something?” asked the triage nurse as we arrived in the Accident Centre.  I was well aware of the stigma and insults that female kayayei (singular kayayoo) migrants experience in Accra; it was a common theme […]

Ghana Continues to be a Beacon for Democracy in Africa

Joseph Atsu Ayee provides a comprehensive overview of the 2016 elections in Ghana.

This article is part of our African Elections series.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 72-year-old flagbearer of the opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was declared the winner of Ghana’s 2016 presidential elections by the Electoral Commission (EC) more than 48 hours after the elections took place. […]

Democracy Takes Another Step Forward in #GhanaDecides 2016

Kafui Tsekpo and Alexander Afram analyse the implications behind the 2016 general elections in Ghana.

This article is part of our African Elections series.

Ballot papers for the December 7 general elections have been printed and distributed to all the 216 electoral districts in the country, paving the way for the opening of the polls on Wednesday at 7:00 GMT. The […]

  • Permalink Locals line up at a polling station near Bolgatanga in Northern Ghana
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    #GhanaDecides 2016 will be a Landmark Election for the West African Country

#GhanaDecides 2016 will be a Landmark Election for the West African Country

Samuel Gordor analyses the significance of the Ghana’s 2016 presidential election.

This article is part of our African Elections series.

The dynamics of the 2016 general election in Ghana scheduled for 7 December make it unique in our country’s political history. The result will mark either the first time an incumbent president has lost an election or the first time a […]

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    The National Electoral Commission is Under Scrutiny Ahead of #GhanaDecides 2016

The National Electoral Commission is Under Scrutiny Ahead of #GhanaDecides 2016

Joseph Atsu Ayee examines the challenges facing the Ghana Electoral Commission in what could be pivotal elections for the West African country.

This article is part of our African Elections series.

Ghana is considered one of the most resilient democracies in West Africa after two and a half decades of military rule and political instability. Since 1992, political governance, a necessary […]

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