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Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders: How ABL is impacting lives through its alcohol and pregnancy programme

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) refer to a group of conditions, characterised by facial deformities, behavioural and learning problems that occur in persons whose parents, especially their mothers, consumed alcohol while pregnant or preparing for pregnancy.   Harrowing stories are all too often recounted of babies that are delivered with facial …

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The suspension of Carlos Ahenkora and beyond

Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) on Wednesday voted to suspend one of its members, Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkora for six months for obstructing the lawful work of officers of the Assembly. Mr. Ahenkorah, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema West and a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, is barred …

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Female on female sexual abuse: A silent scourge?

The issue of rape is gradually getting into the public space. This is mainly as a result of the intensifying activities of human rights groups as well as journalists as they go about highlighting the subject. Unlike in the past when rape victims were expected to suffer in silence, more …

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What are Ghana’s chances on the global coffee market?

Ghana appears to have a dream of becoming a coffee exporter. But that dream seems as remote as it can possibly be, considering the robust global coffee market and the unrelenting competitiveness of the market leaders. According to the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), global coffee exports amounted to 10.88 million …

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Brief profile of the Republic of Malta

The ancient Greeks called the island “Melite” meaning “honey-sweet” from the Greek word “meli” meaning “honey,” which refers to the island’s honey production Malta runs a Parliamentary type of Government with its capital; Valletta. She attained independence on 21st September 1964 (from the UK) and became a Republic on December13, 1974 …

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Full text: Charlotte Osei’s response to petitioners

Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), has responded to a petition against her by faceless workers of the Commission, forwarded to the President, calling for her impeachment. In a 17-page document, she dismissed the allegations as frivolous and without merit. Full Text: Re: petition against the …

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Mob action affects us all

Three issues are of paramount concern to me in this short piece. These are justice, fairness and inclusiveness. I believe that without these, progress in curbing the various forms of mob action cannot be sustained. Access to justice is the hallmark of a civilised society. And it is the cornerstone …

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How relevant is British Curriculum for schools in Africa?

The British Curriculum otherwise known as the National Curriculum of England is a ‘statutory national curriculum framework’ that was developed by the UK government to help guide administrators as well as tutors on integral aspects related to the educational development of children of school age who live in the United …

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World Bank’s $1b for women entrepreneurship is drop in the ocean

The World Bank announced the creation of what it describes as innovative new facility for women entrepreneurs at the G20 summit in Germany. The Bank in a press release said the facility “aims to enable more than $1 billion to advance women’s entrepreneurship and help women in developing countries gain increased access …

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Book Review: Chronicles of Katanga: A Momentous Orientation

While his colleague senior high school graduates were pining over their preferred universities and programmes of choice, Courage Ahiati was worried by something else. Growing up, he had been sensitized to many valiant stories about one of the halls of residence on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science …

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