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Hogbetsotso Festival The Epitome Of History Recounted !

The Anlo Kingdom has many local festivals that date back to the pre-arrival of the major religions, and which are still occasions for beautiful display of cultural traditions through dancing and some other performances. Chief among these festivals is the Hogbetsotso which is one of the alluring festivals of the Anlos that sees a huge influx of tourists every year ...

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Elizabeth Ohene writes: The missing outrage!

In 1952, I was seven years old, I was in Class Three and I was living in Abutia with my grandmother. There was a celebration marking the opening of a bridge near or in a village called Podoe, which meant the road was now opened from Abutia to Juapong. I am told there was a political figure that came to ...

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The Controversy Over BBC Sex For Grade Exposé

Kofi B. Kukubor It is important to adequately comprehend what sexual harassment, sex for favour, sex for grades, grades for sex etc. are. The ignorant male chauvinism that has characterized this sex for grade debate is rather scary and can only bode for a gloomy academic and work environment for young women. It is worrying to note that, the women ...

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Maybe we want them to steal – Elizabeth Ohene writes…

I tell a story about a friend of mine who became a First Lady. I am not sure I should mention her name, so, let’s say she was a First Lady in an African country. A week after the inauguration ceremony at which she became First Lady, she went to her village to have a meeting with the group of ...

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From a loudmouth slanderer to a ‘small-mouth’ beggar – The story of Kennedy Agyapong

  ghanaweb.com Columnist: Alhajj Suleman Amongst all the frivolous allegations he levelled against ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, what bled my heart was the lie he told about the weeping widow of the late MP who was gruesomely murdered, JB Danquah. What a careless heart this talkative possess. He claimed that the window, who has about 2 or so ...

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AN OPEN LETTER TO JOHN DUMELO

Iddi Muhayu-Deen has written a sensational open letter to the new NDC parliamentary candidate, John Dumelo. Dear John Dumelo Let me begin by congratulating you for winning the NDC parliamentary primaries in the Ayawaso West Wuogon (AWW) constituency to become the party’s Parliamentary Candidate in the constituency for election 2020. I also wish to welcome you to the enterprise of ...

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A world of superstition, frustration and disillusionment

Many years ago, the story was told of how one of Ghana’s top football teams participating in a continental tournament went to consult a soothsayer for the outcome of a crucial match. According to the story, the team was told that they would win the match except that the first player to score a goal would die. As should be ...

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Prophets and pastors are not God

It is mind boggling and worrying the way people tend to invest all their time and faith in a fellow human! In as much as I do not see myself in any position to criticize the powers that Pastors and Prophets use to perform miracles, I think many of them contribute largely to the obsessions their followers often have with ...

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