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When the street is home to Children

  It does not take a lot of effort to see the problem so street children these days. On the pavements, at the exit point of Accra mall, and wherever you go, there are children on the street. They call it home. We call it the streets. ‘Streetism’ is  increasing daily. Most of these children are as little as age ...

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China promises unprecedented opportunities for Africa

The soaring relationship between china and the African continent will provide several economic opportunities for the latter if the cordial partnership continues to exist, both the Vice president and the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana have pledged in different ways. The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia used the event which was held on the theme, “Building Resilient Industries and Infrastructure for ...

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Mugabe donates $1 million to AU Foundation

Mugabe donates $1 million to AU Foundation

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Monday presented a chwque worth USD1 million to the African Union (AU) Foundation, as a “humble gesture” to help push the regional block toward financial independence. President Mugabe said funding independence is vital to Africa’s future. Mr. Mugabe made the donation during the opening of the 29th AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis ...

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US Task Force Changes Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Screening

NEW YORK (360Dx) – The US Preventive Services Task Force today changed its draft guideline for prostate cancer screening recommen-dations for men between the ages of 55 to 69, saying that those patients should consult with their doctors about getting tested. The USPSTF had recommended in 2012 against such screening, saying the benefits of testing did not outweigh the risks. ...

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Tapping Nigerian Diaspora resources for national development

It is time again for Nigerians living abroad to think home. In the age of globalisation, Nigerians in the Diaspora do not have to return home to contribute to the development of their country. They can do so through several means and ways. And one of these is to subscribe to the Diaspora Bond issued by Nigeria’s Debt Management Office, ...

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Politicians run away from anti-corruption bill

Politicians run away from anti-corruption

It is arguably one of, if not the oldest bill that has ever entered the Parliament of Ghana. And as important as it is to the fight against corruption in the country, politicians have deliberately decided to leave the Right to Information (RTI) Bill in the cold even as they keep assuring Ghanaians that they are committed to fighting corruption. ...

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Corruption has a long history in Ghana – time to end it!

One morning after the June 4 uprising as, I had spent the night in Tamale in a friend’s house. I heard a loud cheer and then eerie silence. My friends and I went out to check what the loud noise was about.   We learned that the first batch of senior military officers had been executed by firing squad. A ...

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How the NDC lost 2016 elections

The long awaited Kwesi Botchway committee report on the NDC’s performance at the 2016 elections is out. It has lots of recriminations and few inspiring policy recommendations on the way forward for the Umbrella party. I was amused to hear a member of the Dr. Kwesi Botchwey Committee, Dr. Ibrahim Zubairu, point accusing fingers at Dr. Omane Boamah, former Minister ...

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Taxation, neo-liberalism and how the global system got rigged

Taxation must be the ultimate tool for the redistribution of wealth. It is the ultimate determinant of the distribution of income from production and can be used to encourage productivity or even discourage it. Largely it is the globally accepted tool for economic justice in the global production system as well social justice for the disadvantaged and less endowed in ...

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Civil society urged to propagate SDGs

Ghanaian civil society organisation have been asked to assist government in raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals   (SDGs) to ensure that its targets are achieved by 2030. Madam Gifty Bletpe, Assistant Country Director at Care International in Ghana acknowledged the critical role of civil society in achieving the SDGs targets. Madam Bletpe, noted, “As civil society, we need to ...

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