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Rahman: Not giving up on Ghana’s local league yet

Football fans in Ghana have been starved of local football for a while, with the fate of the 2015/2016 Premier League still undecided. In fact it is three months behind schedule. However, big congratulations to the Ghana Leagues Club Association (GHALCA) would be in order, because for the first time in a decade, they brought back top quality off season football. ...

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Not every Guantanamo detainee is a terrorist [Article]

My 70 year old mother called me in a state of panic from Tamale. Terrified, I enquired what the matter was. “I understand terrorists have invaded Ghana,” she exclaimed. I instantly burst into laughter. As happening, I allayed her fears and tried desperately to make her understand we are safe. Many Ghanaians have expressed similar sentiments and fears since the ...

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New year goals: Ditching Mahama and more

Happy New Year folks! We made it. 2015 was the year that everything could go wrong, went wrong. Our economy tanked, cost of living soared, the public debt crossed the 70 percent dangerous threshold, corruption increased and the power crisis killed thousands of jobs and businesses. But we plod on. We made it into 2016 with sheer grit and grace ...

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6 unique ways to achieve a successful 2016

How was the Year 2015 for you? Was it successful? How prepared are you towards the Year 2016? It’s a new start. Sure there will be challenges, but all in all, things are moving along well enough for any smart person to take on the world, and achieve success and happiness. With a few simple actions, you’ll be ready to ...

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Impure ‘pure’ water

Just behind the Kwame Nkrumah Circle pedestrian shopping mall, Christina Tetteh is squishing a plastic water sachet, helping her one-year-old daughter Fosoa slurp down the liquid. She has just finished feeding the baby at her make-shift shop where she sells second hand clothing. Used panties and boxer shorts hang from a wobbling large umbrella she and her baby perch under ...

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“Phone Farming… How SMS is Changing Agriculture in Ghana”

Just three years ago, Abdul Rahman Takoro couldn’t afford to send all his eight children to school. Several dropped out, while he struggled to pay the fees for the rest. Takoro tried to work as a bicycle repairer, after the frustration of seeing his farm fail. Without any education or resources on farming, Takoro was losing money. “I could invest ...

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Ending violence against women

The first time I heard of the fight against violence against women I was about 15 years old. Then the killing and butchering of women have become so rampant that women groups had to speak against it. One of the groups I clearly remember is the Ark Foundation and I remember I wrote it’s executive director’s name somewhere behind my ...

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Ghana at 56! Scarred and Bruised

I woke up today singing “God Bless our home land Ghana”. This was before entering the bathroom.  I asked myself if I really feel proud any more as a Ghanaian. Truth is I don’t feel sure of my country anymore 56 years after independence. 56 years since we declared to the world the we can manage our own affairs! If ...

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