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Martin Luther King Jr., women, and the possibility of growth

The fabled civil rights leader’s treatment of women bears re-examining in the #MeToo era, but King also demonstrated the capacity to grow before his life was cut short.  As much as his life is worthy of honour and celebration, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  likely would have had a …

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Assassination of journalist, Suale is further indication of deterioration in democratic governance in Ghana

The news last night January 16, 2019 of the shooting to death of investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein Suale on his way home at Madina in Accra, is further indication of the deterioration of democratic governance in Ghana. It is no secret that the politicization of the state security apparatus has …

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Only 5% of Menzgold victims would get some of their money back

If anyone has ever been in doubt that the Menzgold Aurum Utalium deal is a Ponzi scheme, events so far regarding its operation, conduct of its promoter, Nana Appiah Mensah also known as NAM1 and subsequent rigmarole have reflected all the characteristics of a Ponzi scheme. And like all such …

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Italy in the maelstrom of the euro

Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d’Alema of the “Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy. The country’s GDP currently stands at €1.75 trillion euro …

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The fight to make workplaces safe for women is everyone’s fight

Members of every gender face workplace discrimination, violence and harassment, but stereotyping and the cultural practices of some societies make women more vulnerable. Sexual assaults, discrimination and humiliation happen at workplaces and women who suffer these do not feel safe to report or seek help – they fear there could …

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South Africa wants G20 Summit to advance global governance reforms

South Africa views the upcoming G20 Summit as an opportunity to advance global governance reforms and reorient the international developmental agenda, the Presidency said on Wednesday. South Africa also takes the summit as a platform from which to promote and strengthen interests of the African continent and of the South, …

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Women most likely to be affected by violence in the workplace, but we are all victims

The worldwide #MeToo movement has revealed that sexual harassment and assault are part of most women’s professional lives. However, this focus that comes from Hollywood should not make us overlook the other forms of violence women suffer in the world of work, especially in Africa. Sexual assault, insults, humiliation, discrimination, …

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Minister says Ghana e-waste plant to create 20,000 jobs, but silent on health and environmental issues

Ghana is being overwhelmed in chemicals contained in electronics waste, commonly known as e-waste. Despite donor interest and support to address the potentially explosive – environmental and public health risks, government after government has played politics with the problem. When the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta presented the 2019 budget …

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