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The Legacy of J.J. Rawlings in Ghanaian Politics, 1979-2000

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by John L. Adedeji Abstract Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s leader since the December 31, 1981 coup until the 2000 elections, was a Flight Lieutenant in the Air Force and a… Read More

Changes in Official Attitudes Towards Urban Agriculture in Accra

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Kwaku Obosu-Mensah Introduction Urbanization is increasing in African countries. In 2000 the United Nations reported that 38% of Africans lived in urban areas. This figure is expected increase to… Read More

Small Towns in Ghana: Justifications for their Promotion under Ghana’s Decentralisation Programme

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by George Owusu Abstract Abstract: A key objective of Ghana’s decentralization programme is the promotion of small towns, particularly district capitals, as a means of reducing rural-urban migration and the rapid… Read More

Competing Regionalisms in Africa and the Continent’s Emerging Security Architecture

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Benedikt F. Franke Abstract While the relationship between the United Nations and Africa’s various regional and sub-regional organisations has already been the subject of much debate, hardly any attention has… Read More

Medicine and Anthropology in Twentieth Century Africa: Akan Medicine and Encounters with (Medical) Anthropology

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Kwasi Konadu Abstract Since the 1920s, there has been a foreground of fluctuating perspectives on indigenous African medicine and therapeutics in the medical anthropology of Africa. These circular perspectives… Read More

The Challenge of Globalization, Labor Market Restructuring and Union Democracy in Ghana

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Akua O. Britwum and Pim Martens Abstract The resulting labor market transformations imposed by adjustment of national economies prompt changes in the organizational strategies of labor movements. Such strategies… Read More

Comparative Perspectives on the Rehabilitation of Ex-Slaves and Former Child Soldiers with Special Reference to Sudan

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Randall Fegley Abstract Despite the January 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, reconstruction of southern Sudan remains a daunting task, which limited resources and unlimited suspicions may derail or delay. Among… Read More

Urban Water Politics and Water Security in Disadvantaged Urban Communities in Ghana

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Kweku G. Ainuson Abstract Ghana, like most developing countries, struggles to improve access to water and sanitation to its urban population. Presently, many areas within the country do not have… Read More

Debunking the Myth of the “Good” Coup d’ État in Africa

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

by Andrew C. Miller Abstract In response to the recent coup in Niger, which ousted the country’s president-turned-strongman Mamadou Tandja, the capital erupted in pro-coup demonstrations. Many commentators and foreign… Read More

Poor Urban Communities and Municipal Interface in Ghana. A Case Study of Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

by George Owusu and Robert Lawrence Afutu-Kotey Abstract Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana, is undergoing a rapid pace of urbanization associated with socio-economic, environmental, and institutional challenges for urban… Read More