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How man conquered the skies – The history of aviation

December 17, 2010, marks the 107 years of the birth of the global aviation industry. Its modest beginnings and rapid evolution make very interesting history and it is my hope that readers shall be inspired by this historical process. After, seemingly, an eternity of humankind looking on with envy as …

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Ghanaians grab promising business deals in Equatorial Guinea

Ghanaian entrepreneurs and companies that participated in the just-ended Solo Exhibition of Made in Ghana goods in Equatorial Guinea have secured promising business deals worth thousands of euros in that country. The companies and entrepreneurs include Reroy Cables, Chritec Auto Engineers, Interplast, Cyndy Sleek Designs, Abu Brands Limited, Gratis Foundation …

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No toilets – The daily dilemma of the average Ghanaian

Auntie Alima – 47, is a resident at Kanda Ruga, near Nima in Accra, who has lived for years in a compound house that has no toilet facility. As a result, she and her three children have had to fall on a public toilet which is about 10 minutes walk, …

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The Police cannot measure crime rate

It is common these days to hear institutions and individuals quoting statistics as a point of reference for their performance and one wonders if some of these figures are always accurate and credible. This is so because it is only a few institutions in Ghana that have the capacity to …

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Sanitation is dignity indeed!

Kwaku, a 21 year old man, born and bred in Obuasi in the Ashanti region, had lived all his life in one of the luxurious mining bungalows, after obtaining a Diploma in Information Technology at the Koforidua Polytechnic, he decided he is going to stay with a relative in Accra, …

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Land grab at Kpachaa – One more bad example in Ghana

European biofuel companies dan­gle large carrots to capture land from chiefs naïve about the impact landlessness will have on their village lives today and in the future, in what has been dubbed Africa’s neo-colonisation. Chief Sumani Amidu of Kpachaa village in northern Ghana, has sat by as over half of …

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As Ghana’s oil is set to flow, country ponders the future

Ghana is poised to join the club of global oil exporters and is expected to begin pumping by the end of the year. Recent crude oil finds along the coast of Africa’s Gulf of Guinea have heightened the profile of a region the U.S. increasingly relies upon for petroleum as …

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Do not ask who the mental disease bell tolls for

Kokuko, a security guard, run amok semi-naked with a loose noose around his neck. He held the end of the rope with his left hand and cried out: “Help me write my death note.” Before his public act, he had for sometime acted strangely; he soliloquized most of the time, …

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Tradition as solution to the excesses of modernity

One of the development issues expected of the modern Ghanaian/African state is how the state, as a rational entity, juggles openly Ghanaian/African traditional values with modern ones. The on-going African enlightenment movement argues for such, as a way of simultaneously refining the inhibitions within the Ghanaian/African culture and appropriating the …

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