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Flight Of The Asongtaba Akonfem

Sitting on the curb of our family house in James Town, I am chilling with my cousins and uncles, formally ushering a new head of our family and enjoying the late hits from Wulomei and other King Bruce greats.  My cousin Kpakpo, a walking lexicon of the Ga language, is at his best, keeping us all engaged in the kind ...

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Revelers in fatal crash at Aflao

Two Easter holiday makers died when their motorbike crashed into a stationary articulated truck at Afife on the Accra-Aflao highway on Monday night. Joseph Wonder, 22, the motor-bike rider died on the spot, while Vincent Badagbor 23, his pillion- rider died at the Sacred Heart Hospital at Abor. Wonder and Badagbor are said to have attended a beach programme at ...

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SANKOFA: THE CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST. PART 1. …..Check Part 2 tomorrow

Preface: In the aftermath of the elections last December in Ghana, we were subjected to a series of farcical articles authored by no less a person than the Internet gadfly Prof. Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe with the incongruous title, “The Road to Kigali”. I think there were 22 of them in all. I confess that I did not even read up to ...

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My Duty Is To Prevent War -Ban Ki-moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says North Korea’s nuclear threats are not a game and that the current crisis has gone too far. “I am deeply troubled,” Moon said in a statement. “As Secretary-General, it is my duty to prevent war and to pursue peace. It is also my responsibility to state that the current crisis has already gone too far.” ...

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HEALTH TOPIC OF THE WEEK:When a Smoker Lights-up…… May Increase Health Risks

The health risks of cigarette smoking are well known, such as cancer, emphysema and cardiovascular disease.  But new research shows that when you smoke can make it even more risky. Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization. It estimates six million people die every year from smoking-related illnesses, most in low and middle ...

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Toni Morrison: The Time I Refused to Run (Book Review)

Two blocks. Two very, very long blocks beyond in deep darkness. It is 1953, and  I have walked these blocks many times on my way to the room I rent off campus. I  get off the bus after leaving the library at 10 o’clock in the evening clutching  books in my arms, with a purse hanging from a strap on ...

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Prof Ali Mazuri On Emanicipation Day

Professor Ali Mazuri, one of the world’s most prolific writers in Africa has emphasised the importance of learning about the past in order to influence the present. Prof. Mazuri, Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York, said the torch of emancipation had passed from Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela to ...

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Corruption in Ghana: the way out…

The statesmanship as the steer of governance of the country is characterized by bribery and corruption in all its proceedings. These ills and madness in state institutions must be tackled by Mr. President setting up committees made up of spies, who will act as “clients” to check up on the problem of corruption in the state institutions. It is better ...

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