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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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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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