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Learning from experience: Five tangible steps to addressing tuberculosis and HIV in 2019

I was treating a woman named Cindy who had just immigrated to the United Kingdom from a country where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic. She had started her first job as a nanny for two children. She came to me coughing up blood, experiencing chest pain and with a high fever. …

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The horrors of life and death in Accra – state of the Awudome cemetery

The Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA) has administrative responsibility for the welfare of the residents of Accra, both the living and the dead. But Accra, the capital of Ghana, has become a case study in how to ruin a city, right under the open eyes of city authorities. While residents of …

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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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