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West Africa Leaks: offshore holdings of West Africa’s officials, traffickers revealed

Government officials, arms merchants and corporations have spirited away millions of dollars from destitute West African nations through offshore tax havens, an investigation by journalists from the region and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found. Offshore companies were set up for a global engineering firm that avoided paying …

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Profile of suspended Wa Polytechnic Rector, Prof Marfo-Owusu

Professor Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu, a Chemical Cystallogrpher and Supramolecular Chemist, was appointed in January 2017 and inducted last month as the Rector for Wa Polytechnic amidst rich cultural displays. But, less than one month of his colourful investiture, he has been embroiled in corruption claims by some staff, which compelled the …

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Prayer Camps and HIV fight: Agenda 90-90-90 under threat?

Prayer camps have now become part of the Christian religion practice in our society. In the Eastern Region for example, there is intense competition for public attention and patronage among pastors and prophets, operating some of these prayer camps. At every road intersection, village or hamlet, one would find a …

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Anti-rape shorts: Necessary protection, or missing the point? 

Spurred by a violent incident while she was out jogging, a German woman has designed a pair of shorts fitted with an alarm and a padlock to prevent rape. Critics say they would not stop an attack, but fans argue that wearing the shorts makes them feel safer. One winter …

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Regulating Ghana’s international trade – Role of the GITC

Introduction This article provides a preview of Ghana’s attempt at regulating its international trading environment through the establishment of the Ghana International Trade Commission. International trade, though largely an economic activity, is governed by rules. The World Trade Organization (WTO) provides the forum for a multilateral rule-based global trading system …

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Unlocking the potentials of the Volta Delta Basin through integrated planning

Deltas across the world are important landscapes of production and habitat for mankind and animals. Ecologically, deltas serve as important wetlands, which are home to unique biodiversity as well. Deltas are however increasingly becoming vulnerable due to human activities, population growth and natural forces of climate change and subsidence. Indeed, …

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Mobile money vendors: Who is protecting them?

Unemployment has been with us for years and when in 2009 telecommunications giant, MTN introduced Mobile Money services it was welcomed and hailed by many and the reason was obvious; it was an opportunity to take advantage of the rising unemployment situation, growing number of the unbanked population and massive …

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My Child should die first – Special Mum

The voice on the other side of the phone sounded frantic, she said “Madam I saw your website…I have a child with cerebral palsy so I am calling for help.” I smiled to myself and went ahead to tell her what the Special Mothers Project does, so I explained that …

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The need to protect Women’s Rights Online in Ghana

The United Nations recently made gender-equitable access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set the global development agenda until 2030.  In adopting the SDGs, all countries have pledged to prioritise universal Internet access, and to use ICTs to empower women.  However, much …

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