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Africa’s instability and security concerns

Africa’s dynamic security environment is characterised by great diversity from conventional challenges such as insurgencies, resource and identity conflicts, and post-conflict stabilisation to growing threats from piracy, narcotics trafficking, violent extremism, and organised crime taking root in Africa’s urban slums, among others. Role of African Union To ensure Africa’s security, …

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Why Ghana doesn’t need a new voters’ register for 2020 elections

Why does Ghana need to discard existing voters’ register and prepare a new one almost every four years, when there are presidential and parliamentary elections? Background For some time now, we have been repeatedly told by successive governments since 1992 of the need to have new voters’ register. For that …

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Momoni, the special one or the ‘stinking’ ingredient?

One could be misled by the nose and miss out on a delicious culinary journey in a  Ghanaian environment because of the smell of a veritable food ingredient called momoni. The mighty momoni is Ghana’s answer to Swedish surstromming, Korean hongeohoe or and the Japanese Kusaya, although not as putrid …

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Ghana’s coral reefs: The endangered species crying for survival

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems, similar to a forest reserve, serve as habitat for different marine species. They represent unique habitats with high biodiversity and important habitats for some fish species like ling, redfish and tusk. Coral reefs are spread out over the shallow seas of the world’s tropical …

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Diagnosed with breast cancer: What’s next?

If a biopsy shows that you have breast cancer, in addition to the shock and emotional turmoil, a thousand questions go through your mind. “If a surgeon said that he or she took everything out, so why do you need chemotherapy?” “What are your chances, are you going to die …

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Spin on health numbers: This call for equity must be backed by plans and deeds

In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s view “the real things haven’t changed. It is still best, to be honest, and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures, and have courage when things go wrong.” There is a narrative around health information especially health inputs …

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Treating sickle cell disease with hydroxyurea therapy – a game changer

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), is the most common inherited serious blood disorders. It is characterised by chronic anaemia, recurrent attacks of severe pain and complications leading to the blockage of blood flow. The mortality rate tend to be high. Approximately, 80 per cent of babies born with the disease, globally, …

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