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Ghana not likely to benefit from double taxation agreement with Ireland

Ghana has signed double taxation agreements (DTAs) with more than 10 countries. In February it added Ireland to the list of countries it has DTAs with. While DTAs have some tax benefits for companies and citizens living and working between two countries, or investing in the economies of one partner …

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How is suicide a crime?

Tiffanie DeBartolo in How to Kill a Rock Star had this to say. “Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain.” Sometime in 1994, whilst in my undergraduate years, I …

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What became of the African Union declaration of 2018 as the year against corruption?

If there is one continent where poverty shouldn’t be experienced or even tolerated at the current levels, it is Africa. The continent has enough wealth to go around, but several factors, among them poor and weak leadership, broken systems and corruption have conspired to keep many Africans poor. Extreme poverty …

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Gracious Grace: The artist aiming at exhibiting alongside da Vinci works

She wanted to study architecture. But when she got admission into Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, she was offered fine art at the Faculty of Environmental Design. She didn’t even draw while she was growing up, but just one year after graduation and still doing her internship, Grace Ighavbota is …

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Need to move a step further with breast cancer awareness in Ghana

“Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching.” Gabriel García Márquez Bereavement is not a pleasant experience. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one will attest to this. …

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The Ghana health debate: going in cycles

Christophe Galfard in his book The Universe in Your Hand argues that “a clock that is moving through space at a very fast speed does not tick at the same rate as a slow-moving watch gently attached to your wrist as you stroll on a tropical beach. The idea of …

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