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Mob action affects us all

Three issues are of paramount concern to me in this short piece. These are justice, fairness and inclusiveness. I believe that without these, progress in curbing the various forms of mob action cannot be sustained. Access to justice is the hallmark of a civilised society. And it is the cornerstone …

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How relevant is British Curriculum for schools in Africa?

The British Curriculum otherwise known as the National Curriculum of England is a ‘statutory national curriculum framework’ that was developed by the UK government to help guide administrators as well as tutors on integral aspects related to the educational development of children of school age who live in the United …

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World Bank’s $1b for women entrepreneurship is drop in the ocean

The World Bank announced the creation of what it describes as innovative new facility for women entrepreneurs at the G20 summit in Germany. The Bank in a press release said the facility “aims to enable more than $1 billion to advance women’s entrepreneurship and help women in developing countries gain increased access …

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Book Review: Chronicles of Katanga: A Momentous Orientation

While his colleague senior high school graduates were pining over their preferred universities and programmes of choice, Courage Ahiati was worried by something else. Growing up, he had been sensitized to many valiant stories about one of the halls of residence on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science …

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WACSI builds capacity of CSOs to engage media

Good communication, constant and strategic engagement between civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media, help in the effective dissemination of impactful messages. Occasional event-centred engagement with the media, be it traditional or new media platforms, yields a shallow portrayal of critical issues, fraught with many challenges. The lack of understanding …

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Diabetes and kidney disease in Ghana

Diabetes is a very common disease in Ghana. It affects about six out of every 100 people in Ghana. It occurs when you lose the ability to control your blood sugar levels due to malfunction of the organ in the body called the pancreas. The pancreas is responsible for the …

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Biography of Late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama

Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was born on 1 November 1985 in Bole to Captain Dennis Mahama Adam and Veronica Bamford. He was the first of three children to the couple. When he was a year and half old, his family relocated to Samrebo, in the Western Region after his father …

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How safe are tourist sites in Ghana?

I was happy to meet again Mr Kobby Asmah, the political editor of the Daily Graphic, last Friday, May 26 at the palace of the National Chief Imam at Fadama, in Accra. The last time we met was at Akosombo, almost nine years ago, and he gave me a lift …

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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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