Kester Kenn Klomegah

Kester Kenn Klomegah, who previously worked for the Inter Press Service (IPS), is an observer of socio-economic and political development issues in former Soviet republics, particularly in the Russian Federation and Eurasia. He enjoys travelling and visiting historical places in Eastern and Central Europe. Klomegah is a frequent and passionate contributor to Pressenza Media.

Ghana – Citadel of Democracy

By Kester Kenn Klomegah In a tightly contested presidential election, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, an experienced politician and highly successful business magnet, has been re-elected for a second term as the president of the Republic of Ghana, the Ghana’s election…

Rwanda Embracing Solar Energy

ARC Power, a British Startup, is currently helping Rwanda, a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with Solar Business Parks alongside its roll-out of solar mini-grids – a collection of solar-powered commercial units – the latest energy initiative…

Putin talks Global Stability and Coronavirus Vaccine with Ambassadors

By Kester Kenn Klomegah While addressing newly arrived Ambassadors accredited to the Russian Federation from different foreign countries including Rwanda, Gambia and Central African Republic, President Vladimir stressed the importance of coordinating global efforts to ensure stability and halt the…

BRICS 2020: Achievements and Future Challenges

By Kester Kenn Klomegah On November 17, under Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship, Vladimir Putin hosted the 12th BRICS Summit via videoconference. The leaders of Brazil, India, China and South Africa participated to discuss the state and prospects of cooperation within BRICS, discussed the global stability and security, and most importantly…

Africa’s governance performance declines for the first time in a decade, finds 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, says: “This is a testing time for Africa. Pre-existing weaknesses and challenges in African governance, as uncovered by the 2020 IIAG, are exacerbated by COVID-19, which also threatens economic progress. Citizens’ dissatisfaction…

Russia Will Host XII BRICS Summit on 17 November

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Under Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship 2020, President Vladimir Putin will host Heads of State of Brazil, China, India and South Africa via videoconference on 17 November. Initially planned to take place in St. Petersburg in July, it…

China: The Global Superpower

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Despite its large population of 1.5 billion which many have considered as an impediment, China’s domestic economic reforms and collaborative strategic diplomacy with external countries have made it attain superpower status over the United States. While…

Energy Research Platform Takes Central Stage under Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship

By Kester Kenn Klomegah After the Ufa declaration in 2015, BRICS, an association of five major emerging economies that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has made energy cooperation one of its priorities besides attaining an admirable significant…

Russian Chamber of Commerce Restructures Committee to Coordinate Russia’s Economic Operations with African Countries

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Largely dictated by the results of the first Russia-Africa summit and the persistent harsh economic sanction by the United States and European Union, Russia is seriously reorganizing towards increasing economic prints in Africa. Russia is, indeed,…

Imagine Russia Without Corporate European Businesses. It Takes Two to Tango While Some Prefer Breakdancing

Despite the series of sanctions, corporate European businesses are still highly interested in Russia and Russia recognizes the enormous significance and invaluable contributions of these businesses in its economy. The stark reality is that there are more European businesses in…

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