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On The Heights Of Adaklu; A feature by King Norbert Akpablie

Until recently, I have never experienced the adventure of climbing a mountain; not only because I didn’t grow up in a mountainous area but mainly because I was just not interested. I didn’t see the value of doing that and so I always declined. My grandmother once told me, “life is like climbing a mountain, allow the pains to motivate ...

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Opinion: Agriculture now Agribusiness; Ghana must get serious

You read right! Agriculture has a new name. A new name that has made Agriculture relevant to economies around the world. When one hears about how less than 10% of America’s population are in this field and America is a net exporter of food, you definitely know the mindset and name for it is not Agriculture. Here in Ghana, we ...

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Mahama’s empty sweet talk

At the end of President John Dramani Mahama’s press conference on Tuesday, one thing was clear; our president is a smooth talker. There were 26 questions in two hours. The questions ranged from the heroics of the Cantonment taxi driver, the economy, corruption and gay rights. In my opinion, most his answers were short on facts and inconclusive in parts. His ...

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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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Kumasi robbers gunned down

Four alleged highway robbers, including three Fulani men, were killed in a gun battle with the police Wednesday evening. The robbers were said to have laid ambush between Anwia Nkwanta and Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, preparing to pounce on hapless travelers. The police detected the presence of the gangsters at the area and rushed to confront them. The armed-to-the-teeth ...

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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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