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Morocco applying to join ECOWAS – Issues to consider

Morocco has recently expressed interest in joining the West African regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The news was received with mixed feelings across the region, and questions are being asked. Located in North Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the distance between …

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Full text: Ghana 2017 Budget Statement

  Today March 2, 2017, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta presented the government’s budget statement to Parliament. The budget highlights the removal of most of what the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) considers nuisance taxes. Outlining the policy initiatives, he said, “we will eliminate nuisance taxes …

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How waste recycling can be used to reduce poverty in West Africa

Compared to other parts of the world, recycling is a relatively new concept in Africa. In West Africa, for example in a report published by the all-recycling-facts-com it was stated that in Europe as far back as the Second World War ‘financial constraints and massive material shortage due to war …

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Profile of visiting Moroccan King Mohammed VI

King Mohammed King Mohammed VI of Morocco was the second child and oldest son of King Hassan II with his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou. On the day of his birth, Mohammed was appointed the Heir Apparent and Crown Prince to the King. His father was keen on giving him …

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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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