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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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The media should stage campaign against corruption

The mass media is the primary means through which the public is educated, enlightened and shapes opinion. The 1966 coup that ousted the first President- Dr Kwame Nkrumah, succeeded largely through the use of the media to announce the change in government.  The 2008 post-elections violence in Kenya was said …

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The dangers associated with occupational exposure to wood dust

Exposure to wood dust may cause external and internal health problems.  Adverse health effects associated with wood dust exposure may include dermatitis, allergic respiratory effects, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory effects and cancer.  Industries that have a high risk of wood dust exposure include sawmills, dimension mills, furniture industries, cabinet makers …

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Full text: Nana Akufo-Addo’s May Day Address

May Day Address by  the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at the Independence Square, on Monday, May 1, 2017 It is an honour for me to be amongst you today as we celebrate May Day, the day set aside specially for workers. It is my first as …

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The world makes progress in ‘Neglected Tropical Diseases’ incidence

Leaders from governments, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organizations have congregated at a five-day summit in Geneva to pledge new commitments to the collective effort to control and eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The summit coincided with the launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Fourth Report on NTDs, showing transformational …

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The gaze of a visually impaired man

He turned his head towards the shrill sound that came through the window and with smile, he said, “The saddest moment of my life was when I lost my mom; you can imagine how I felt in my condition.”      “Even though I never spent much time with her, I …

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Controversy surrounding Easter and resurrection of Jesus Christ

Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of Christians and people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. Easter is Christianity’s most important holiday and has …

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Why Ghana cannot boast of a robust disability law

Following a detailed consultation initiated on December 19, 2001, the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on December 13, 2006. The Convention came into force on May 3, 2008 on receiving its 20th ratification. Ghana’s PWD Act Before Ghana’s ratification of the UNCPRD, the …

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Career dilemma for the developmentally challenged in Africa

Kuni (not real name) has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is a 12-year-old girl going on thirteen. She can communicate, do some of her lessons unaided and is quite adapt at achieving most of her self-care objectives. On some occasions, while she goes about her daily routine under the …

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