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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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Ocean acidity, pollution and sea rise robbing coastal families of livelihoods

It is not captured in the fisheries basket of Ghana as a major fish source, but oyster and clam business employs more than five thousand women. Historical perspective In the Densu and Volta Estuary alone, nearly 6000 (direct and indirect) are actively involved in the trade. Maamle Ashilfi, 60, a …

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The man Rawlings, who died today

The former President of Ghana, who was also the first president of the Fourth Republic when the country turned to multi-party democracy  after 11 years of military dictatorship under him, Jerry John Rawlings died today, Thursday November 12, 2020. Medical sources say he died from the complications of the coronavirus …

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Who is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris is heading to the White House as Joe Biden’s vice-president, and is set to create more new records along the way. Harris has had a trailblazing career on her road to the White House, and will now be the first African-American, first woman and first person of Asian …

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