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The 38th anniversary of June 4 uprising: Matters arising

It is said that evil triumph only because good people sit and do nothing. A week after the gruesome murder of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, some Ghanaians, if not all, were looking out for the occasion of June 4th Anniversary celebration to address the questions associated with the breakdown of laws and morality in our society, but our ...

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A widow in my prime [Article]

I still haven’t been able to utter a word after my beloved husband was brutally taken away from me. Images of his humiliating death haunts me when I close my eyes- I want to believe it’s all a dream but no, no, My Maxwell is gone! Gone forever all because of some people’s selfish desires. I hear him calling to me ...

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When NGOs engage GES over girls’ education in Ghana [Article]

Introduction As they say and which I also share, the task of providing quality education, including girls’ education, is about active collaboration, partnership and participation from all of us. If education really is a right and we think “All” should benefit from it, as contained in our nation’s educational plans, including the Education Strategic Plan (2010-2020) or so, and which ...

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How I was saved from mob justice at Lapaz [Article]

On one Saturday in the year 2008, I went out to have fun like I always did on Saturdays at the time. Unfortunately, it was one of those days you will feel the vibes outside a club, pay gate fee, enter and find about 15 boys 5 girls in there. It was boring to hell so I left for other ...

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The Tomato Farmer and the One Village, One Dam program [Article]

The 2008 electioneering campaign saw for the first time concrete and bold policy initiatives espoused by the two main political parties to bridge the development gap in the northern part of the country. President Kufuor in the last year of his tenure proposed the setting up of a Northern Development Authority. Then New Patriotic Party candidate, now President Nana Akufo ...

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ASP Effia Tenge: In solidarity with our military counterparts [Article]

The nation was stunned by the gruesome murder of a young promising soldier, Captain Maxwell A. Mahama on the 29th May, 2017 by locals of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central region.  My deepest condolences to the bereaved family, especially the wife and children, the 5 Battalion of Infantry and the entire Ghana Armed Forces. The news came to some of us ...

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Ignorance breeds violence [Article]

Violence is a confession of failure; the confession is finally expressed physically. Thought is said to be the mother of deeds and if violence finds physical expression, then the origin of violence can be found in the understanding of society. It is said that, power is like a sweet intoxicating wine, the more you drink, the more you want. An ...

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A Prayer for the victims of Turkey

God in heaven, I pray for the hundreds of thousands of Kurds, Alevis, Hizmet movement participants and minority Christians languishing in Turkish prisons for no justifiable reason. I also pray for their families and loved ones that have continued to live in fear on a daily basis. I pray for those outside Turkey who fear for their lives on a ...

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Mob Justice: How I was nearly lynched for allegedly stealing a phone

Ask me what I dread most in this world and I would cringe to say death. Not by hanging, not by accident nor by failing to wake up in my sleep. I fear the kind of death that would send me as a disgrace before anyone knows who I really am. I fear death through so-called instant justice or mob ...

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Mob justice: Will Captain Mahama be the last? [Article]

We got hard hit, at least, for the rest of us Ghanaians with heart, when the inhumane murder of the Army Captain Maxwell Mahama, who was on an official assignment in the Diaso area in the Central Region was sadly relayed to us. He was not attacked by armed robbers. He was lynched! He met his untimely death in the ...

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