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My encounter with J. J. Rawlings

When I was in Ghana in 1996 to cover the party congress of the NDC for West Africa magazine in London, I had the opportunity to interview the then President, Jerry Rawlings. Mark Woyongo, who I had met when he was Minister Counsellor for Information at the Ghana High Commission …

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Ocean acidity, pollution and sea rise robbing coastal families of livelihoods

It is not captured in the fisheries basket of Ghana as a major fish source, but oyster and clam business employs more than five thousand women. Historical perspective In the Densu and Volta Estuary alone, nearly 6000 (direct and indirect) are actively involved in the trade. Maamle Ashilfi, 60, a …

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The man Rawlings, who died today

The former President of Ghana, who was also the first president of the Fourth Republic when the country turned to multi-party democracy  after 11 years of military dictatorship under him, Jerry John Rawlings died today, Thursday November 12, 2020. Medical sources say he died from the complications of the coronavirus …

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Who is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris is heading to the White House as Joe Biden’s vice-president, and is set to create more new records along the way. Harris has had a trailblazing career on her road to the White House, and will now be the first African-American, first woman and first person of Asian …

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COVID-19 and streetism: How safe are our children

The streets are back to life. It is as if COVID-19 is gone forever. Vehicular traffic is at its peak in the national capital with the popular 37 Military Hospital road to Accra Mall busy with street activities. The traffic is in red and car engines are producing varied sounds …

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The physician anaesthetist – A complete doctor

The specialty of Anaesthesia is sometimes indicated as a ‘’Divine Specialty’’. This is because in Genesis during creation’ God gave the first anaesthetic and I quote ‘And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept and took one of his ribs and closed up …

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Pink October is here, let’s touch the breast

In October every year, Ghana joins the rest of the world to observe the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness and education on breast cancer. The global goal is to show every woman that her life is important and to ensure women have access to education, …

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Robust surveillance system needed to effectively contain disease outbreaks 

The need to establish robust surveillance systems across various countries and also globally, must be on top of the agenda and on the front burner due to the continuous easing of the COVID-19 restrictions. The emerging trend of periodic and unpredictable outbreaks of diseases in the last few years makes …

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