Category archives for: Commentary

Did Ghana’s Supreme Court err in the landmark 2012 Petition of the Presidential Elections?

Presented by Kofi Ayim The Report was commissioned by the Ford Foundation “for its interest in the reform of African electoral systems…” Mr. Bamidele Aturu, the author, attended and observed the entire proceedings of the Supreme Court of Ghana of the presidential elections on December 2012, which was finally decided in August 2013. In a […]

“One Nation Under Gun”

By Uchenna Ekwo Omar Mateen, the 29 year-old American who last Sunday opened fire on fellow citizens at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida has once more thrown the entire country into another round of debate about gun control and gun safety in a presidential election year. Omar, born in Queens New York by […]

English proficiency is key to immigrant success

by Melissa Mark-Viverito In New York, providing support for our immigrant communities is personal. Four out of 10 City residents are immigrants and collectively contributed close to $260 billion to the Big Apple’s economy in 2015.  What is more, a majority of immigrant New Yorkers belongs to mixed-status families composed of U.S. citizens, legal permanent […]

Abu Ramadan & Evans Nimako v. the Electoral Commission & the Attorney General: Judgment turned political football

By Kwabena Opong For political purposes this article would define politics as the art of the convenience. The phrase ‘art of the convenience’ may be syntactically challenged but so is the context of the current argument on the Ghanaian Supreme Court’s decision on the country’s Electoral Commission to delete names of all who registered to […]