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Profile of Highlife legend Nana Kwame Ampadu 

Mr Patrick Kwame Ampadu popularly known Nana Kwame Ampadu died on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the age of 76. The music legend died at the Legon hospital after falling sick overnight. He was rushed to the emergency ward on Tuesday morning and died shortly. He was born on Saturday, …

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Childhood cancer now a global health priority

Childhood cancer has become a global health priority because the disease does not have borders. In most cases, statistics do not tell the whole story which sends a wakeup call to all leaders to find lasting treatment to the disease as a single death is one too many. Even though …

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How illegal fishing is destroying Ghana’s fisheries sector

The fisheries sector is an important part of not only Ghana’s economy, but culture as well. There are generations of fishermen and women who process and sell fish. There are communities built solely on fishing, but the sector seems to have come under relentless attack from illegal fishing activities, chief …

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HIV stigma still a barrier to healthcare

Grace, a 41-year-old lady who contracted HIV and AIDS about two decades ago and thought then that she will die too soon, is still very much alive today, healthy, strong and living a fulfilling life. In March 2003, Grace, who is now an administrator working in a reputable institution in …

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The frightening realities of kidney diseases

“Health is a crown that the healthy wear, but only the sick can see it,” says Imam Al-Shafi’ee, an Islamic theologian and philosopher. That crown is visible to kidney disease patients who are faced with the frightening possibility of costly Kidney transplant or dialysis. Every human being has two kidneys, …

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In rememberance: Farhan Laari Bimi, your legacy lives on

Ambassador Farhan Laari Bimi, Gone But Not Forgotten! These solemn words still echoed as we mark the 10th anniversary of the departure of the fearless advocate of human rights. As your legacy stands tall in the democratic, political and the legal monument of the fourth republic. Mr Bimi, former Chairman …

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Mobile phones and social interaction

In 2018, a young man attended a job interview in Accra. As he sat at the designated room with others waiting to be called, he took out his phone to browse. For close to 45 minutes of dead silence in the room, he lifted his head out of curiosity to …

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Mobile Money service: Customers want more security measures against fraudsters

Change in all aspect of life is very necessary to bring sanity into the future, but not everyone embraces it (change). Those who accept change often do so if they think the change would favour their cause of life. It is change in monetary transactions that Mobile Money (MoMo) transfer services launched …

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Will Accra work again with street Hawkers?

Street hawking is one of the vital activities in the informal sector, which serves as a source of livelihood for many people in developing countries across the world. Petty trading on the streets of Africa is an integral part of the informal sector engaged by persons, usually of low-level education. …

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Profile: Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Acting IGP

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Commissioner of Police (COP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare to serve as Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), effective Sunday, August 1, 2021. This follows the President’s directive that Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, the current IGP, should embark on  leave pending his retirement from active …

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