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— Ransford Edward Gyampo, Associate Professor,Political Science, University Of Ghana (The Conversation) (5/28) May 30, 2020
Ghana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is how
"To avoid a similar fate, Ghana enacted a Petroleum Revenue Management Act in 2011. The law created the Public Interest and Accountability Committee, with a mandate to ensure accountability and transparency in the management and use of oil and gas revenue. "
— Ransford Edward Gyampo, Associate Professor,Political Science, University Of Ghana (The Conversation) (5/28) (Email) (Pocket)
A grand cleansing in governance
"Since March, more than 100 countries like Lebanon have sought a financial rescue from the International Monetary Fund – the world’s banker of last resort. The aid, however, often comes with strings attached, such as demands for transparency in banking or accountability in how public money is spent. For nations in need, the coronavirus emergency could end up being a healer of old wounds."
— The Monitor'S Editorial Board (Christian Science Monitor) (5/29) (Email) (Pocket)
— Barbara Ortutay And Dino Hazell (Christian Science Monitor) (5/27) May 28, 2020
Twitter vs. Trump? President's tweets get fact-check warnings.
"Mr. Trump's Scarborough tweets offer another example of the president using Twitter to spread misinformation – in this case, about an accidental death that Mr. Trump persists in linking to the co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show."
— Barbara Ortutay And Dino Hazell (Christian Science Monitor) (5/27) (Email) (Pocket)
Twitter’s first fact-check of Trump was a gutless one
"One of the reasons this fact-check is so surprising is that for a very long time, Twitter hasn’t taken any action when the President spread misinformation on its platform (which has occurred numerous times). When Trump tweeted the false claim that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower, Twitter did nothing. When Trump tweeted that he "never said Russia did not meddle in the election" when he did in fact say so, Twitter did nothing."
— Nicole Lee (Engadget) (5/27) (Email) (Pocket)
Twitter Gives Trump a Pass on Unfounded ‘Murder’ Allegations
"President Donald Trump is again pushing the limits of Twitter’s attempts to deal with national leaders who spread misinformation and engage in personal abuse, this time with a barrage of baseless tweets suggesting that a television host he has feuded with committed murder."
— Ap News (Snopes) (5/26) (Email) (Pocket)