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The ever-increasing SARS-CoV-2 variants: What are the implications for current and future COVID-19 treatment?

Viral (coronavirus included) mutations are changes in the genetic code of a virus that naturally occur when an animal or person is infected. What is also important to remember is that, every time a coronavirus (for the purposes of this article, SARS-CoV-2) passes from one person to the other, the …

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Been one year since Ghana recorded first COVID-19 case

A year today, Ghana recorded its first COVID-19 case in the country. Two cases were confirmed on March 12, 2020, when two persons, one from Norway and the other, Turkey, came to the country. Consequently, the government instituted measures to contain the spread of the virus. By the end of …

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Digitalization: the most impactful and revolutionary policy of Ghana since Independence

Successive governments have rolled out a number of good policies and programmes since independence, all aimed at transforming the economy and positively changing the lives of Ghanaians. The industrial, energy and education programmes of Dr Kwame Nkrumah were top-notch. The achievements of Presidents Nana Addo Akufo-Addo’s government in the educational …

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US Peace Corps is 60 years in Ghana

To say that the activities of US Peace Corps have made tremendous impact in many communities across Ghana is an understatement. Ever since the first group of volunteers touched the soil of Ghana some six decades ago, many lives have been positively impacted and destinies changed for the good of society. …

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Face neglected tropical diseases, end the scourge

“If we are to end the scourge of neglected tropical diseases, then we urgently need to do things differently. This means injecting new energy into our efforts and working together in new ways to get prevention and treatment for all these diseases, to everyone who needs it.” These were the …

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Fisheries crimes and prosecution: Has Ghana’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proven effective?  

The fisheries sector remains a high-value sector with substantial investments from both foreign and local investors. However, it is also associated with much criminality and illegalities. In Ghana, there are concerns about the continuous depletion of the fish stock with fishing boats often returning from sea empty, a situation which …

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The man Dan Botwe

Mr Daniel Kweku Botwe, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Specialist and incumbent Member of Parliament for Okere, was born on February 26, 1958 in the Eastern Region. He had his elementary education at the Presbyterian Primary and Middle schools at Mabang in the Ahafo-Ano District of the Ashanti Region. …

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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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