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Transforming Africa’s agriculture through greenhouse farming: Case study of Ghana

The call in August 2017, by participants at the end of a “Strategy, Planning and Project Implementation Workshop”, for the promotion of greenhouse farming technology in Ghana was a step in the right direction. This came after the participants had been exposed to the greenhouse farming technology during a visit …

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Profile of Late Amissah-Arthur

Former Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was born in Cape Coast, Central Region, in April 1951. He started his education at Cape Coast Methodist ‘B ‘Primary School and passed the Common Entrance examination from the Akim Oda Methodist School in 1964. He entered Ghana’s oldest Secondary School, Mfantsipim in Cape …

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Social media managers: A perfect job for attention-seekers 

To many people, the job of a social media manager sounds like a dream: spend a bit of time on Instagram and Twitter, post a few witty asides and done. But it’s a lot harder than it looks, according to Anja Beckmann, a social media consultant who runs her own travel …

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AU’s role in achieving Africa’s economic integration

It is not in dispute that the African Union (AU), since its formation in 2002, to replace the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), has been spearheading the continent’s socio-economic development, peace and security, and integration. This year’s AU Day Celebration on May 25, is on under the theme “Winning the …

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Wanted: Honorary Consuls for ‘Cash-Strapped’ African nations

On an overcast afternoon in September 2009, Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi raised a pair of golden scissors above a ribbon at the entrance to the sprawling new Erevan superstore in the heart of Cotonou, Benin’s seaside seat of government. Beside him, in a dark suit and sporting a yellow …

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West Africa Leaks: offshore holdings of West Africa’s officials, traffickers revealed

Government officials, arms merchants and corporations have spirited away millions of dollars from destitute West African nations through offshore tax havens, an investigation by journalists from the region and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found. Offshore companies were set up for a global engineering firm that avoided paying …

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Profile of suspended Wa Polytechnic Rector, Prof Marfo-Owusu

Professor Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu, a Chemical Cystallogrpher and Supramolecular Chemist, was appointed in January 2017 and inducted last month as the Rector for Wa Polytechnic amidst rich cultural displays. But, less than one month of his colourful investiture, he has been embroiled in corruption claims by some staff, which compelled the …

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Prayer Camps and HIV fight: Agenda 90-90-90 under threat?

Prayer camps have now become part of the Christian religion practice in our society. In the Eastern Region for example, there is intense competition for public attention and patronage among pastors and prophets, operating some of these prayer camps. At every road intersection, village or hamlet, one would find a …

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Anti-rape shorts: Necessary protection, or missing the point? 

Spurred by a violent incident while she was out jogging, a German woman has designed a pair of shorts fitted with an alarm and a padlock to prevent rape. Critics say they would not stop an attack, but fans argue that wearing the shorts makes them feel safer. One winter …

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Regulating Ghana’s international trade – Role of the GITC

Introduction This article provides a preview of Ghana’s attempt at regulating its international trading environment through the establishment of the Ghana International Trade Commission. International trade, though largely an economic activity, is governed by rules. The World Trade Organization (WTO) provides the forum for a multilateral rule-based global trading system …

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