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Tobacco and COVID-19

Ghana joins the rest of the world to observe World Tobacco Day,  a day set aside to sensitize tobacco users of the dangers it poses especially in this COVID-19 era. This year’s World’s Tobacco Day is on the theme “Commit to quit”, The use of tobacco in the COVID-19 era …

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Women in informal sector recount losses due to COVID-19

The impact of crisis is never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception, for the single mother in Ghana. For the domestic worker at Nyamekrom, a suburb of Koforidua in the New Juaben South municipality, the toll of the pandemic has meant no job or source of livelihood, no unemployment benefits …

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The dilemma of NaBCO trainees: Are we employed or not?

The Dilemma of a Ghost written by the legendary Ama Ata Aidoo, re-echoes in my ears as I consider the plight of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCO) trainees as the clock of job placement trickles down towards September. When Ato Yawson, a young Ghanaian, returns home from his studies in …

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Today is World Malaria Day

On April 25 every year, Ghana joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Malaria Day (WMD), a day set aside to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control of the disease. The Day, which was instituted by the World Health …

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Editors are as important to journalism as reporters – Dogbevi

Good journalism does not simply inform, it provides information that has meaning for people’s lives and holds the powerful to account. At a time when trust in the media is declining around the world, it has become even more important to provide content that is ethical, independent, critical and of …

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The Upper East and North East rice valleys: The hub of Ghana’s food basket

Despite the huge agricultural potentials of Ghana, there has never been a year without the country facing food and nutritional insecurity problems. In fact, research has shown that Ghanaians consume rice more than any other staple food. However, the local production does not correspondent with the consumption rate, leading to …

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Thanks for your support after the fire: Like the phoenix, I’m rising from the ashes

Typically, my day begins with me going to the gym very early in the morning to get an hour of intense physical exercise. I would sometimes return home with aching muscles, either from a new routine or as a result of suffering a muscle pull. When I was done and …

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No place like home – the inspiring stories of returnees  

Many irregular migrants who fail to enter Europe settle in Libya, but this journey towards the North, most often turns into a nightmare. Statistics from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) reveal only five per cent of all migrants who attempt to enter Europe through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean …

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