Monthly Archives: March 2011

WHERE NIGERIA WENT WRONG?

BY KWAME MARFO BBC journalist and former Asia editor for the AFP news agency, Peter Cunliffe Jones draws some startling comparisons between Nigeria and Indonesia (here). They were on similar growth trajectories at the time of independence. They were both … Continue reading

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FAIR OR UNFAIR ?

BY KWAME MARFO In June 2007, Kosmos Energy discovered oil in its Jubilee Field, the largest oil find in the last decade in West Africa. It is estimated to contain north of 2 billion barrels of low-sulphur, light sweet crude … Continue reading

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TAXABLE CONDITIONAL CITIZENS’ DIVIDEND: Towards a resource-curse free Africa

BY KWAME MARFO INTRODUCTION In 2008 Ghanaian presidential elections, Nana Akuffo Addo, the flag bearer of the ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) campaigned on his party’s platform of having grown Ghana’s GDP four-fold since it took office (from … Continue reading

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