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Ghana’s Vice President charts a new course for Africa’s growth on its own terms


Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, addressed the African Development Conference organized by Harvard Kennedy School’s Africa Caucus and Harvard Law Students Association in Cambridge,Massachusetts, emphasizing the importance of Africa charting its own course towards a more prosperous and inclusive future. The conference’s theme, “Reimagining Africa’s growth on our terms,” was described as timely and […]

International Relations and Security

Op-Ed: Fare Thee Well JJ Rawlings


On Thursday, 12 November 2020, I learned of former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings’ passing when I noticed a slew of “WhatsApp” condolence messages from fellow Harvard Kennedy School students, sharing with one another perspectives of Rawlings’ legacy as a leading historical Ghanaian leader, transforming the nation from authoritarianism to a multi-party democracy. Rawlings’ storied […]


Interview with Dr. Joseph Agyepong, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies


During his recent visit at Harvard University, Dr. Joseph Agyepong, one of Ghana’s most successful businessmen answered APJ’s questions.

Business and Regulation

The “Year of Return” and the unintended consequences for Ghanaians


Ghana’s “Year of Return”, by its very nature, was bound to gain a considerable amount of positive press in the United States. The campaign encouraged descendants of the African diaspora to visit and invest in Ghana. For African Americans who struggle to locate their ancestral roots, the “Year of Return” provided a fresh opportunity to […]

Development and Economic Growth

#PepperDemMinistries: A Digital Afrocentric Approach to Feminism


  In early Fall 2017, the husband of Ghanaian entertainer Afia Schwarzenegger uploaded videos of what appeared to be Schwarzenegger engaging in an extramarital affair. Ghana’s digital publics swiftly demonized her. That September, several women used the hashtag #MenAreTheirOwnEnemies to expose the misogyny pervading media coverage of the Schwarzenegger affair. Regardless of the facts of […]

President John D. Mahama on Ghana’s Economic Outlook


APJ caught up with President John D. Mahama on the occasion of his speech at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School.  President Mahama discussed the leading causes behind Ghana’s economic challenges which, at their height early this year, saw inflation rates rise above 15 percent and a depreciation of nearly 40 percent […]

Development and Economic Growth

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