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My mother almost died on a snowy road in 1986 

The car my father was driving swerved onto the other side of the road. A car with a snowplow on the front that crashed into Mom’s side.  Her seatbelt saved her life, but she broke a collarbone, multiple ribs and lost lots of blood.  The only reason she was given …

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Theophilus Donkor vs Attorney-General: A new dance for a new President and appointees of a previous government

It’s final. Both Parliament and the Executive were wrong. No longer must some public servants leave office simply because there has been a change in Government. Since the advent of the Fourth Republican Constitution, in-coming and incumbent governments bring and appoint their “men” to head public boards and corporations. When …

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China’s new development plan offers blueprint for the next 15 years

The year 2020 is a watershed in human history. The sudden onslaught of COVID-19 has triggered a global crisis, shifting global growth into reverse gear. Anachronistic practices of unilateralism and protectionism have been on the increase. Human being is confronted with unprecedented risks and challenges in an increasingly turbulent and …

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2020 may have permanently altered how and what we eat

There were moments, early in the pandemic, when Joseph Musillami wasn’t sure how the family business would make it. Purely Meat Co., a commercial butcher in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood that supplies mostly high-end restaurants, saw sales plummet 75 per cent when the state banned indoor dining in March. …

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Who becomes next Speaker of Parliament?

Ghana’s Fourth Republican Parliament was born on January 7, 1993 when the country returned to constitutional rule after a number of military interventions. Since then, the country has conducted eight successful Presidential and Parliamentary elections. Article 95 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana provides for the election of a Speaker …

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Ghana 2020 elections results a rejection of NPP, second chance for Akufo-Addo

Yesterday December 9, 2020, when the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana announced the winner of the December 7 elections, it was clear what message Ghanaians had sent. Nana Akufo-Addo was declared the winner, but the party he leads, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was the biggest loser and …

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Adding value to Ghana’s rubber by manufacturing tyres as AfCFTA starts

Even before the commencement of trading in January 2021 under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), a number of investors have shown considerable interest in investing in the Ghanaian economy. Among the several sectors and areas of investment of particular interest is the automobile sector. Indeed, automobile companies such …

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My encounter with J. J. Rawlings

When I was in Ghana in 1996 to cover the party congress of the NDC for West Africa magazine in London, I had the opportunity to interview the then President, Jerry Rawlings. Mark Woyongo, who I had met when he was Minister Counsellor for Information at the Ghana High Commission …

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