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Creation of new regions; benefits and challenges

Creation of new regions formed an integral part of two major political parties in Ghana; the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic (NDC) especially during their campaigns for the 2016 general election. While the former promised in their 2016 Manifesto to create six more regions on account of …

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2018: A calamitous year for Ghana Sports

The year 2018 will go down in annals of Ghana’s sports history, as one of the most challenging, considering the various scandals, that has hit various sports disciplines. Football for instance, has virtually been on a shut-down, with series of eventful happenings which triggered a backlash in the football fraternity …

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Ghana’s political leadership and religion

This article was written and first published elsewhere in 2008. Introduction  Ghanaians are compulsively religious. Indeed, with apologies to renowned authority on African religion and Philosophy, John Mbiti, ‘they are notoriously religious’.Religion is pervasive in Ghanaian society; it brushes the corridors of power including contemporary politics.Ghanaian political leaders and especially …

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Lack of storage facilities, chemical abuse affecting food safety

The lack of storage facilities is a major challenge confronting farmers in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region. It has compelled farmers in the district to resort to storing their farm produce in awkward places including their bedrooms. This also puts their health and that of their …

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VW looks to the future, but faces legal battles from past scandals 

Full steam ahead to the future – with electricity: After the diesel scandal, Volkswagen is going on the offensive. But the past is casting a shadow over the future. The legal consequences of the diesel emissions scandal still weigh heavily on the German carmaker. Pouring billions of investments into the …

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Merck Foundation CEO, Dr Rasha Kelej speaks about activities in healthcare in Africa

Dr Rasha Kelej, you are the CEO of Merck Foundation, can you start by introducing the Foundation to us? Merck Foundation is the Philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany. It is a non-profit organization that aims to improve health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily …

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