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Ghana’s coral reefs: The endangered species crying for survival

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems, similar to a forest reserve, serve as habitat for different marine species. They represent unique habitats with high biodiversity and important habitats for some fish species like ling, redfish and tusk. Coral reefs are spread out over the shallow seas of the world’s tropical …

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Diagnosed with breast cancer: What’s next?

If a biopsy shows that you have breast cancer, in addition to the shock and emotional turmoil, a thousand questions go through your mind. “If a surgeon said that he or she took everything out, so why do you need chemotherapy?” “What are your chances, are you going to die …

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Spin on health numbers: This call for equity must be backed by plans and deeds

In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s view “the real things haven’t changed. It is still best, to be honest, and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures, and have courage when things go wrong.” There is a narrative around health information especially health inputs …

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Treating sickle cell disease with hydroxyurea therapy – a game changer

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), is the most common inherited serious blood disorders. It is characterised by chronic anaemia, recurrent attacks of severe pain and complications leading to the blockage of blood flow. The mortality rate tend to be high. Approximately, 80 per cent of babies born with the disease, globally, …

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The shea tree has economic and environmental values for Ghana

This article was published elsewhere more than 11 years ago. We are republishing it just in case you find it useful. Introduction The shea tree has many uses, both economic and environmental to the people of the Northern and Upper regions, and Ghana as a whole. The shea tree, was …

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Ghana not likely to benefit from double taxation agreement with Ireland

Ghana has signed double taxation agreements (DTAs) with more than 10 countries. In February it added Ireland to the list of countries it has DTAs with. While DTAs have some tax benefits for companies and citizens living and working between two countries, or investing in the economies of one partner …

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How is suicide a crime?

Tiffanie DeBartolo in How to Kill a Rock Star had this to say. “Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain.” Sometime in 1994, whilst in my undergraduate years, I …

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What became of the African Union declaration of 2018 as the year against corruption?

If there is one continent where poverty shouldn’t be experienced or even tolerated at the current levels, it is Africa. The continent has enough wealth to go around, but several factors, among them poor and weak leadership, broken systems and corruption have conspired to keep many Africans poor. Extreme poverty …

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Gracious Grace: The artist aiming at exhibiting alongside da Vinci works

She wanted to study architecture. But when she got admission into Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, she was offered fine art at the Faculty of Environmental Design. She didn’t even draw while she was growing up, but just one year after graduation and still doing her internship, Grace Ighavbota is …

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