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Ghanaian Dean of business school touches American children

The Junior Achievement materials he toted in are orderly and concise, but Mr. Kojo is taking a really long time to read his story. It’s a simple tale about Megan’s search for a birthday present for her friend’s sleepover party. But Mr. Kojo keeps straying. He tells about the time …

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Heat may bring about world food crisis

Half the world’s population could face a climate-induced food crisis by 2100, a new report by US scientists warns. Rapid warming is likely to reduce crop yields in the tropics and subtropics, according to Prof David Battisti of the University of Washington, Seattle. The most extreme summers of the last …

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What it is like to lose your job!

Behind the latest unemployment figures showing another 500,000-plus Americans lost their jobs is a sad truth: The deeper the recession becomes, the more it touches people whose livelihoods have never been threatened by dark financial times. Now the employment line includes workers who’ve never lost a job before and always …

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The growth and challenges of the financial market in Ghana

Introduction A financial market according Brealey etal (2004) is a market in which financial assets such as shares and bonds can be bought or sold. One party transfers funds to the financial market by purchasing a financial asserts previously held by another party. Largely financial institutions aid this type of …

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Ghana’s children deserve better

When one talks about the abuse of child rights, bonded labour where children are forced to work under harmful working conditions for long periods in order to pay off their parents’ debts easily comes to mind. Early marriages, where girls at the tender age of 10 are forced into marriages …

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Education is a useful tool against child labour

In spite of its definition, a lot of people, particularly from this part of the world still believe that what is termed ‘Child Labour’ is too ambiguous and cannot be used. Child Labour is defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as work that is detrimental to the education, health, …

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Pattern of drug utilization for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Ghana

Change of first-line treatment of uncomplicated malaria to artemisinin-combination therapy (ACT) is widespread in Africa. To expand knowledge of safety profilesof ACT, pharmacovigilance activities are included in the implementation process of therapy changes. Ghana implemented first-line therapy of artesunate-amodiaquine in 2005. Drug utilization data is an important component of determining …

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The FT: Election boosts Ghana’s success story

Ghana, where the opposition won a razor-thin presidential election victory at the weekend, has delivered the kind of democratic success story that many nations have found hard to achieve, whether in Africa or beyond. At a time when scenes of violence and intimidation have played prominently in the imagery surrounding …

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Food security for future thought

At the Tallberg Forum, Sweden, I heard two women farmers from Ghana lament, “The food we produce we do not eat, the food we eat we do not produce.” Would India’s farmers sing a different sorrow? According to the latest FAO report, the number of hungry people worldwide increased from …

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African unity is necessary for continent’s economic growth – Wolfensohn

The former President of the World Bank, Sir. James Wolfensohn has asked African countries to unite, because it is the only way the continent can achieve economic growth. He said the diversity of the continent of 53 countries puts Africa at a disadvantaged position when the continent has to negotiate …

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