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 in the value of the Ghanaian Cedi against the dollar.… Read more »

“The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty” by Nina Munk

By Mpumelelo Nxumalo, APJ Jeffrey Sachs has a goal:  to end poverty in Africa by 2025, and according to Nina Munk, he is convinced that this can be done. Yet Munk’s account of what has come of the Millennium Village Projects, (Sachs’s brain child) tells of yet another foreign intervention in Africa that has left a lot to be desired, (at least up to date).… Read more »