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2018: A calamitous year for Ghana Sports

The year 2018 will go down in annals of Ghana’s sports history, as one of the most challenging, considering the various scandals, that has hit various sports disciplines. Football for instance, has virtually been on a shut-down, with series of eventful happenings which triggered a backlash in the football fraternity …

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Ghana’s political leadership and religion

This article was written and first published elsewhere in 2008. Introduction  Ghanaians are compulsively religious. Indeed, with apologies to renowned authority on African religion and Philosophy, John Mbiti, ‘they are notoriously religious’.Religion is pervasive in Ghanaian society; it brushes the corridors of power including contemporary politics.Ghanaian political leaders and especially …

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Lack of storage facilities, chemical abuse affecting food safety

The lack of storage facilities is a major challenge confronting farmers in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region. It has compelled farmers in the district to resort to storing their farm produce in awkward places including their bedrooms. This also puts their health and that of their …

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VW looks to the future, but faces legal battles from past scandals 

Full steam ahead to the future – with electricity: After the diesel scandal, Volkswagen is going on the offensive. But the past is casting a shadow over the future. The legal consequences of the diesel emissions scandal still weigh heavily on the German carmaker. Pouring billions of investments into the …

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Merck Foundation CEO, Dr Rasha Kelej speaks about activities in healthcare in Africa

Dr Rasha Kelej, you are the CEO of Merck Foundation, can you start by introducing the Foundation to us? Merck Foundation is the Philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany. It is a non-profit organization that aims to improve health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily …

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Moving lifestyle diseases to the front burner will save lives

A few years ago, some group of experts projected and warned of steep rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially in developing countries, saying there is the need to rein in these diseases due to the economic and public health cost, and also the debilitating effects of these conditions on individuals …

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When Ghana and Ivory Coast produce over 60% of global cocoa but earn about $8b of $100b chocolate business

Only yesterday December 7, 2018, Ghana celebrated a national holiday in honour of its farmers. The first Friday of December is a statutory holiday recognizing the country’s farmers. Agriculture is a major part of the country’s economy, contributing at least some 25 per cent to GDP and offering employment to …

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Fall from grace to grass: Kwesi Nyantakyi’s story so far

The downfall of Kwesi Nyantakyi is all but complete, after he was banned from football for life by world football governing body, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). The Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee of FIFA banned Nyantakyi for life from all football-related activities at both national …

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Tackling the learning crisis in Ghana’s education system

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world,” said South Africa’s first black President, Nelson Mandela. Truly, nobody can disagree with Nelson Mandela, on this. Education, without doubt, has the unmatched power to foster social and economic prosperity – both at the individual and national …

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