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Clair MacDougall

Blog Entries by Clair MacDougall

Ghana's "First Oil" Ceremony Turns Political

Posted December 17, 2010 | 08:53:59 (EST)

The small coastal nation of has Ghana joined the league of African oil producers just 3 years after the Jubilee deepwater oil field was first discovered by the Texas-based oil exploration company Kosmos Energy. Ghana marked the official starting date for oil production earlier this week with a 5-hour ceremony...

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Civil Society Groups Claim Ghana's Amendments to Oil Revenue Bill Could Lead to a 'Spending Spree'

Posted December 10, 2010 | 12:56:23 (EST)

As Ghana gears up to become the newest African oil producer next week, civil society groups have criticized the government over changes to a key bill that will allow 70 percent of oil revenues to be used as collateral for infrastructural loans, claiming it could lead to mismanagement and reckless...

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Ghana "Witch" Killing Points to a Broader Culture of Fear and Superstition

Posted December 2, 2010 | 15:05:55 (EST)

The brutal murder of a 72-year-old woman who was suspected of witchcraft in Ghana has been met with public outrage after a photograph showing her in a near naked state appeared on the front page of the nation's most popular newspaper, the Daily Graphic, last week.


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NYPD Sued Over Housing Project "Vertical Patrols"

Posted July 15, 2010 | 19:04:33 (EST)

In the winter of 2008, around Christmastime, Hector Suarez sat down in front of his widescreen TV to watch a football game. He can't remember who was playing -- it could have been Dallas, the Giants or maybe even Washington. It was 6:00pm and his niece, who lives in another...

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