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How the AfDB wants to spur economic growth in Africa by transforming agriculture

Introduction: The African continent can very much be the food basket of the world, but not yet. There is currently an impending threat of famine facing some 100 million people on the continent, particularly in the Horn of Africa. Meanwhile, agriculture is a very important sector in Africa – the continent …

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Eating fish in Ghana is harmful!

It is damning to say but the truth is that eating fish in Ghana is more harmful now than good to our bodies.   Gone were the days when fish was consumed with the notion that one could get omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential nutrients that keep the heart and …

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Why my first trip to Asia wasn’t Hong Kong, but India

Sometime in 2009, I was attending a symposium on the impact of new media in development in Africa at the African University College of Communication and one of the resource persons said something that has stuck with me. He said the world is like a book and you would only …

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The newspaper industry in Ghana is dying

For the last 16 years, the declining nature of newspapers in Ghana has paradoxically, not catch the attention of many.       Ironically the existence of newspapers have apparently no negative effect to Ghanaians which might necessitate its extinction.       Notwithstanding this, the arrival of Television in the 1950s originated the …

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The State of Ghanaian libraries: How can we improve on it?

As a developing country like Ghana, there is the need to pay critical attention to the rate at which citizens are committed to accumulating and using information from various sectors without relegating the role of libraries.  It is highly significant for the government to pay some special attention to what …

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Tribute to Michael Gaylard, the man whose vision gave Ghana Africa’s first functioning radio telescope

Michael Gaylard, a former Director of South Africa’s Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) started the programme that led to Ghana having the first functioning radio telescope in Africa, but he didn’t live to see it. Dr. Michael Gaylard died in August 2014 at the age of 62. He was born …

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Profile of newly nominated Chief Justice – Ms Sophia Akuffo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated Justice Ms Sophia Akuffo as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana. Justice Ms Akuffo will take over from current Chief Justice Mrs Theodora Georgina Wood who retires on June 8, 2017, if successfully approved by Parliament.  Article 144 (1) of the 1992 …

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Hypertension and kidney disease in Ghana

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure is a very common condition worldwide and also in Ghana. It has been shown to occur in 4.5 per cent to about 50 per cent of people depending on the population. This means when you take a group of 100 people at any …

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If God audits the public accounts of Ghana

God was so proud of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He entrusted the salvation of the world into His hands. This prompted the Gospel writer to pen the most famous verse in the Bible, that “for God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that who …

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Training Africa’s next generation of leaders is non-negotiable

Africa today stands at the cross-roads – a continent so rich and yet so poor. For centuries, the economies of African countries have been made dependent on advanced economies, and despite the enormous amount of natural resources in Africa, over 500 million citizens continue to live in poverty. Over 650 …

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