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Pushed to die; not because I’m stupid [Article]

So I eavesdropped on a heated argument between some folks regarding the recent suicide cases; and I tried really hard not to interrupt their argument although I was really pushed when I heard one say that “stupidity is when you jump from a storey building to die because you are hurt, you must be a disappointment to your parents.” I ...

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Celebrating women in the Ghanaian telecom and ICT space [Article]

This International Women’s Day I want to celebrate the New faces of telecommunications’ players in Ghana – they are SMART, they are experiencing, and they are fierce. Above all, they are women making waves in this traditionally male-dominated sector. A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a historic event organised by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications to ...

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Accra at 60: concrete heads and colonial questions in Ghana’s capital

On this day 60 years ago, many of Ghana’s workers were given the day off. They flocked to central Accra, a city originally settled in the 15th century, to hear Kwame Nkrumah declare independence. Today, only parts of Nkrumah’s Accra remain – while rapid expansion and development is reshaping the city in ways that are causing excitement but also concern. ...

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Marking six decades of Africa’s black star; a hopeful dance of momentum and inertia

Ghana has quite a story to tell. It was the first country south of the Sahara to wean itself off colonial rule. With power to govern now firmly rested in her own hands, Ghana’s different leaders will over time set her destiny on many different paths, with the Ghanaian people also contributing to what will become a chequered history of ...

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The President’s Address on 6th March [Article]

On 6th March 1957, President Kwame Nkrumah captured the spirits of our forefathers through his soul-stirring speech. As we celebrate 60 years of nationhood, the president’s address on 6th March must be equally compelling. Presidential speeches are one of the tools for not only informing minds but inspiring hearts, for not only sharing views but shaping views and capturing the ...

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Counselor Lutterodt’s views belong in the bin, not on radio [Article]

George Lutterodt popularly known as Counselor Lutterodt needs to crawl back into whichever hole he came out of.  We know, like many of his peers in the motivation industry, policing women’s choices under the guise of counselling is more profitable than most 12-hour day jobs. But unlike his peers, Lutterodt has not had the good sense to hide his misogyny, ...

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Marian Ansah writes: GHc20 million for Ghana@60; a misplaced priority?

President Nana Addo’s revelation of the projected cost for the Ghana at 60 celebrations has generated mixed reactions among Ghanaians. Whereas some are incensed owing to their perception that the amount involved (20 million cedis) is too much there are others who believe that 60 years of self-rule is such a major achievement that cannot be glossed over. On the ...

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Health claims about ‘aluguntugui’: Are they true or false?

Soursop or graviola also known as “aluguntugui” in Ghana, is well-known for some health benefits; especially in recent times, the use of parts of the fruit and even parts of the tree that produces the fruit, has been linked to some healing effect on cancer and helps to prevent heart diseases. But how true are these health claims? Could this ...

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Beyond the speech and personal example, Mr. President [Article]

Going through President AkufoAddo’s maiden state of the nation address, I was impressed that he spent three-quarters of his 16-page speech on the issue of our attitudes as a people. On page 3, the 4th paragraph, he stated that, “Mr. Speaker, to give a fair account of the state of our nation, I have to give an account of the ...

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Eugenia Tenkorang writes: Minority’s glaring hatred for Otiko Djaba…

I am livid, very livid. Minority members of Ghana’s Parliament did approve the nomination of Catherine Afeku as Tourism Arts and Culture Minister. Madam Afeku, like the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba admitted to not undertaking her mandatory one year National Service Scheme. In the words of the Minority MP for Sagnarigu, A.B.A Fusieni, “anybody engaged ...

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