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How Hershey brought its ‘Miracle Food’ to Ghana

Four years ago, a business consultant from Project Peanut Butter (PPB) walked into my Department of Commerce office in Arlington, Virginia and showed me a 60 Minutes news clip called “Plumpynut: The Miracle Food”. It described a ready-to-use therapeutic formula (RUTF) that treats a malnourished child in a number of …

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Open letter to Carlos Lopes

Dear Dr. Carlos Lopes, You have just signed off and stepped down from the position that you occupied for four years as UN Under-Secretary and Executive Secretary of one of the very significant institutions in Africa, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). I am writing you this open letter because …

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City of Quito, the Capital of Ecuador

Quito, the Capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850m. The city was hit by earthquake in 1917, but despite that, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. The monasteries …

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Are child abuse cases really going down?

The sexual abuse of girls is quite prevalent in our society as the victims suffer mental and physical abuse as a result. The trend in defilement and other rape cases reported shows that the victims brought up in burgeoning slums are more vulnerable. In these areas, girls are more exposed …

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What integration could mean for social and economic growth in the ECOWAS region

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) since its establishment on May 28, 1975 has gone through so many phases in its quest to attain regional integration. The region’s population of about 335 million, is a viable market and potential base for an industrial revolution, because that population represents …

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Restoring farmers through land valuation and compensation plan

Agriculture has remained the backbone of Ghana’s economy for more than three decades now with significant contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and providing more than 50 per cent employment to the labour force. It has been the age old trade from cutlasses, hoes and smaller farming inputs …

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Ghana needs to build resilient coastal and fishing communities

The recent disasters occurring in parts of Accra like James Town, Bortianor, Tsokomey and Ada areas as a result of coastal flooding have left coastal dwellers, particularly fisher folks, very vulnerable. These events occur periodically during extremely high tides and also when there are high waves and storm events at …

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Of fake degrees and journals – The inconvenient conversation African universities must have

The ongoing discourse on the credibility of some doctoral degrees and the credibility of the institutions that confer them has exposed the vulnerability of our institutions—especially our educational institutions and their administrators to substandard academic practices, manipulation of academic processes, and the outright use of subterfuge by some individuals to …

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Made in Ghana – The Country of origin perceptions in branding

Country of origin (COO) may automatically generate positive perceptions about a brand, a product or a service. Just like brands, nations have equity they can leverage to differentiate and position products and services hence the relevance of the Country of Origin as a tool for branding. This article focuses on …

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