Tag Archives: Coup d’état

A little about Ghana’s new president

Thoughts are with Ghana at the passing of President Atta Mills, who many described as being slow but steady. The vice president was sworn in last evening as the new president. The video of the swearing-in ceremony is here. The new President John Dramani Mahama was a minister for communication between 1998 and 2001. Shortly… Read More »

Niger, not Nigeria – Price of crude oil rises at the news of Niger coup

Confusion over the names of two similar-sounding African countries may have helped boosted oil prices to near $80 a barrel this week as traders rushed to buy oil after reports of a military coup. A Reuters reporter received a flustered phone call from a hedge fund partner who had heard animated discussion in the market… Read More »