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#reImagineGH2017: Stories, standards and sex

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120 million Africans are on social media. 1.5 million of them are in Ghana. That is power. It connects us, engages us and enables us to share information, tell stories and totally reimagine our continent. I call it the four Ps of the world of online media: power, protest, profit and pain. The power comes in our ability to raise ...

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Why a Gospel musician may never win VGMA Artiste of the Year award [Article]

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Since the inception of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards eighteen (18) years ago, no Gospel musician has won the ultimate award before; and this has been the bane of Gospel musicians and their fans. The closest they have ever come to winning the prize, is to get nominated and, as usual, there is one Gospel artiste nominated in this year’s ...

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Can we stay here a little longer? The Citi FM Heritage Caravan Story [Article]

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Once again, Citi FM has shown that is it possible. Having clocked seven days of touring the country with nearly a hundred out-going Ghanaians and other citizens, Citi FM has once again shown that it is possible. It is possible to instill the culture of leisure travel among our people. It is possible to have fun while learning about this ...

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Acknowledging the Ghana Battalion’s peacekeeping efforts in South Sudan

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In July 2016, violent clashes broke out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.  The clashes were between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), controlled by the President, Salva Kiir on one side, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army – In Opposition (SPLA-IO), controlled by the then First Vice President, Riek Machar on the other side. The violent clashes could ...

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Colour or competence: Black Stars at the crossroads [Article]

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Citi Sports’ Benjamin Nketsia wonders which way Ghana will go as it searches for a new head coach for the Black Stars to replace Avram Grant. The Returnee “I believe that the young guys who played did well and my intention was to bring them on when the US team get tired but these things happen,”- The response of James ...

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Separation of powers and what it will mean for our democracy [Article]

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There have been 1001 calls on successive governments taking steps to address the issue of dividing and conquering the dangers of concentrating power in one arm of the government. These calls have come from opposition parties to ruling governments through to civil societies and in recent times the enlightened citizens. In the early years of the republic that has now ...

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Otiko; educate yourself; unlearn your misogynistic ways

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Dear Otiko! It was shocking to read portions of the speech you gave to the impressionable girls at the Krobo Girls Secondary School over the weekend. You took my breathe away when I saw you on TV saying girls are responsible for their rape if they wear short clothes with a big smile: “In conclusion, I want to say to ...

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Christopher Opoku pays tribute to Herbert Addo

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To be perfectly honest, writing the piece to eulogize the works of Cecil Jones Attuquayefio over two years ago, gave me the appetite to look at some of Ghana’s finest ever coaches and it was actually in the course of doing some research into what Attuquayefio achieved that I ended up speaking with Herbert Addo. It was then that I ...

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Elimination of racial discrimination: Stereotyping Fulanis’ [Article]

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated on March 21 every year. This year’s theme is: “racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration”. In Sharpeville, Transvaal in Apartheid South Africa, on March 21, 1960 police killed sixty nine people after they opened fire on over five thousand black South Africans who were ...

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Saving Ghana from filth; things we must do now [Article]

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Over the last two days, my colleagues and I on the Citi Breakfast Show have been raging about the filthy towns and cities. We were stunned to learn the World Bank was considering cutting aid to Ghana over our sanitation challenges. According to the Chronicle newspaper, the Bank was upset with the inability of authorities to end the practice of open ...

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