Posts Tagged ‘Ghana’

In Ghana, censorship or necessary caution?

Posted on: July 4th, 2013 by iainmarlow |

In Ghana, one of Africa’s most stable democracies, the Supreme Court has jailed an outspoken journalist for criticizing a court case that will decide the fate of the country’s 2012 election. Is it censorship or necessary caution?

Africa’s poor numbers: “The growth and GDP numbers are guesses”

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by iainmarlow | 1 Comment

Across Africa, statistical offices gather and calculate crucial economic data that help guide policy making for their own governments as well as international development agencies. There’s just one problem: The numbers are often guesses — and sometimes flat out wrong.