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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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The IDA: A crucial partnership in a changing world

We know that the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world continues to decline. In 25 years, extreme poverty was reduced from 36% to 10%. That’s 1.1 billion fewer people living under $1.90 a day. But the pace of progress is slowing due to a concentration of …

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UNFPA pushes for harmonization of sex education in Ghana

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is leading the process of harmonizing Sexual and Reproductive Health Education in Ghana. It has, consequently, in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) among other stakeholders whose work focuses on the area, put together a national guideline document for Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health …

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Anti-corruption fight must be intensified as Copenhagen readies for international conference

The Danish capital, Copenhagen, where temperatures have started dipping to the regions of 11 to 18 degree Celsius is warming up to host the largest anti-corruption conference in the world. The 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) will be attended by about 2000 participants including heads of state, …

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Without tax justice, there is no development: Africa’s voice must be heard

The emotion was palpable at the United Nations two weeks ago, when, to the sound of traditional Ghanaian songs, the General Assembly bowed to the memory of Kofi Annan. A true global leader, the man who was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006 and co-recipient, with the …

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Did you know that Ghanaian banks gave out GH¢30b in loans in 2015?

It didn’t take rocket science, or the use of any extraordinary powers for anyone with an eye on Ghana’s banking industry to predict the crisis which results started showing in the last one year with the collapse of seven commercial banks. Very likely more would follow. The Bank of Ghana …

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