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Agenda 2030: Violence against women

The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women”. These include threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private …

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Can we get it right after June 3?

The rains would continue to fall and there is nothing we could do about the elements as a nation. The predictions of Ghana Meteorological Service that the skies are not empty of water yet, is scary and nightmarish as the country mourns for fallen victims of the June 3 disaster, …

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Africa’s vicious cycle

Africa is rising and Africa’s market is promising, were a few optimistic media headlines years ago. Those headlines gave hope of a better tomorrow, when the continent would no longer be referred to as ‘least developed’, ‘third world’ or ‘developing’. However, it seems those positive projections, are clear cases of …

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The Angels in Korle-bu

To the average patient, the systems and processes at Ghana’s Premier Teaching Hospital, Korle-bu  in Accra do not lend themselves to flexibility because of the serious business that takes place there. But to Madam Adwoa Asantewa, 45, (not real name), there are “angels” at Korle-bu to provide divine intervention to …

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Germany, France believe the world would attain better climate change agreement soon

Germany and France has expressed optimism that the international community could adopt an ambitious and durable climate agreement at the end of the year. Their bet on the issue is that the political will to deliver such an agreement is greater than ever before. At the close of the 6th …

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Village Savings and Loans Association empowering women

Thanks to Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA), women and other vulnerable groups in Upper East Region, no longer travels to the south especially Kumasi and Accra to do menial jobs to earn a living. “We used to travel to Kumasi and Accra to do menial jobs to enable us …

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Ghanaians should not badmouth Mahama over dumsor

The Presidency is the highest office of the land, however, “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown” and it is on record that both the past and present occupants have been vilified by virtue of their office. The ongoing power crisis, “dumsor”, which has saddled the nation over the …

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Mobile banking revolution in full swing

Martin Cooper, known for inventing the handheld cellular mobile phone, made the world’s first handheld cellular mobile phone call on April 3, 1973. Forty-two years down the lane Mr Cooper never imagined that the device he invented for calls would go on to become the most ubiquitous device from the …

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Natural hair is the vogue

Growing up I used to admire women who wore a short haircut, I particularly admired Mrs Gifty Afenyi Dadzie, and I sometimes wished I had not permed my hair. Then one day my friend Hannah came visiting, and she had twisted her natural hair, I just fell in love with her …

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Agenda 2030: Women and poverty

Twenty years have now passed since the Fourth World Conference on Women set out an expansive vision and landmark set of commitments for achieving gender equality in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. In 1995, gender equality advocates brought to the fore the lack of empowerment and the multitude …

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