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Why happenings in The Gambia should be of concern to Ghanaians

Ghana may not share a border with The Gambia as it does with Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo but happenings in the tiny West African country could have adverse effects on Ghanaians in so many ways. When Yahya Jammeh, the incumbent President  refused to hand over power to Adama …

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Government starts national ID project

The Government has begun the process of implementing a comprehensive national identification project. This is in furtherance of the New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) long-held campaign pledge to build a database of Ghanaians and other nationals resident in Ghana. At a broad consultative meeting, chaired by the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Wednesday in …

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KNUST leads effort to stop high rejected ballots

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has developed a system to tackle the disturbingly high number of rejected ballots in Ghana’s elections. The other high point of this unique ‘global system for mobile communication balloting system’ is that it has the capability to prevent multiple voting. The …

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HIV/AIDS: When stigma becomes deadlier than the virus

It is common even in early 2017 to read newspaper headlines that go like this: “The deadly HIV/AIDS is still a major public health issue”. An indication that even some reporters and editors still reflect the perceptions of their societies, in so far as HIV/AIDS is concerned and entrench stigmatization. …

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Newmont takes steps to strength security in mining communities

The Newmont Akyem Development Foundation (NAKDeF) has scaled up the effort to strengthen security in mining communities across the Birim North District. The Foundation has been working closely with the Ghana Police Service on the establishment of community watch committees to help fight crime. Mr. Yaw Okyere Ntrama, Interim General …

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Modernize Africa’s education and training system for digital jobs- Report

African governments have been called upon to make modernization of education and training systems priorities to better prepare its workforce for the influx of new digital jobs for the continent’s young job seekers. According to the Foresight African report 2017 the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data analytics will …

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The Bible on my phone: a distraction or facilitator

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is of heaven above… you shall not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the Lord your God, I am a jealous God,” so says the second Commandment as written on the clay …

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The man Yahya Jammeh

Army Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh took power in a bloodless coup on July 22, 1994 in the tiny West African country of The Gambia, he was only 29 years old at the time. The country has a population of about two million, and it’s mostly agrarian, depending mostly on tourism as …

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Probing statistical development in Ghana

If you subscribe to the notion that statistics play a significant role in the central dynamics of development indicators, then paying triune attention to accumulated numerical data is sine qua non. Though subject to debate, it is logical to state that the Ghana’s relatively slow pace on the path to …

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