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Supporting the national road safety campaign by “respecting zebra crossings” – A Kobby Kyei initiative

A zebra crossing is a road marking with white stripes resembling a zebra's pattern. It allows pedestrians to cross safely, giving them priority over vehicles and preventing accidents.According to the Road Traffic Act, 2004...

Beware, the tribal supremacists: Myths of J.B. Danquah and the Big Six – Nii Moi Thompson writes

As expected, the president’s recent suggestion that the University of Ghana might be renamed after his late uncle, Dr. J.B. Danquah, the Gold Coast lawyer and “nationalist,” has provoked a firestorm of criticism from...

Kylian Mbappe still playing Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid for fools: Superstar striker is the most powerful player in the world

The Frenchman doesn't just have two elite clubs dancing to his own tune - he also has an incredible level of control over the entire transfer marketUnlike nearly everyone else connected with Paris Saint-Germain,...

The Tigris: The river that birthed civilisation

Reaching the source of the Tigris is not an easy task. Where a dirt road ends, a small path leads over the shoulder of a jagged mountain whose peaks are gnawed like fingernails. The...

Biden worried over few companies dominating stock market

Just seven stocks – Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Nvidia (NVDA), Tesla (TSLA) and Meta Platforms (META) – make up close to $11 trillion in market value and contributed about 75% of returns of the S&P 500 in the first...

Ways to spot an AI Cheater

"Labyrinthian mazes". I don't know what exactly struck me about these two words, but they caused me to pause for a moment.As I read on, however, my alarm bells started to ring. I...

6 things you didn’t know about Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah 

One of the popular names that has dominated the Twitter trends this week is Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who has been in the news following an alleged theft involving two of her househelps. The...

Here are details to understand Peer To Peer (P2P) Lending

During predates banking or financial system, individuals provided either cash or an item to another individual within an arrangement that the borrower will return cash or item to the lender with or without interest...

Why nobody wants to live in Buckingham Palace

It has 775 rooms, a cinema, pool, tennis court, secret doorways, 42 acres of gardens and a lake, so why has it fallen out of favour?Each year, millions of tourists press their faces through...

Understanding fixed deposit and how it works

Over the years, we have successfully gone around the country educating individuals and engaging institutions on smart, safe, and wise investing. As part of our seminars, we usually go through the various investment assets...

Study suggests climate breakdown leading to alteration of ocean colors worldwide

The sea is becoming greener due to changes in plankton populations, analysis of Nasa images findsEarth’s oceans are changing colour and climate breakdown is probably to blame, according to research.The deep blue sea is...

FEATURES: ‘Mahama still is incompetent’

FROM ALL indications, the famous “Incompetent Mahama” phrase will feature prominently in the campaign message of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2024 polls.Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who coined the phrase, has...

Sleep paralysis and its role in KNUST student’s attempted suicide

The recent suicide attempt at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) by a medical student has got many individuals pondering over several issues including sleep paralysis.In what is alleged to be...

Man Utd losing Harry Kane to Bayern Munich is a massive mistake!

Tottenham striker would be perfect for Erik ten Hag's side.The England captain is reportedly closing in on a move to the German champions - while the Red Devils continue to stand still in their...

Rejoinder: Ignore the fake news; Director General of NADMO officially declares for Alan Kyerematen

My attention has been drawn to a WhatsApp message circulating under the headline above. I want to state unequivocally that I have made no such declaration for Mr. Alan Kyerematen in the upcoming presidential...

How SMEs can access funding opportunities

Over the years, SMEs have continued to play a vital role in Ghana’s socio-economic development- creating employment opportunities, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, boosting economic growth, skills development and capacity building among others. Despite their...

Bawumia writes in UK Guardian: Africa will be transformed by the potential of AI and data

As we see the artificial intelligence furore sweep across continents, one thing is clear: Africans have a goldmine at our fingertips. A rapidly growing population of 1.4 billion people, 70% under the age of...

Ghana beyond aid: Ama Ata Aidoo’s take on Africa’s reliance on foreign aid

Ghana has just lost one of its brilliant literary minds and storytelling virtuosos, Professor Ama Ata Aidoo. After dedicating over 50 years of her 81-year life to her craft, the renowned author passed away...

The colonial horror that shaped Ama Ata Aidoo’s afrocentric legacy

For many who witnessed the colonial era, events from this period may have left an indelible stamp on their memories. Many years after these incidents, some probably have not forgotten the dehumanising nature of...

Extend ban on drumming, noise making to 3 months

When the strict enforcement of the ban on drumming and noise making by the Ga Traditional Council to herald the celebration of the annual Homowo some decades ago was at its peak, there were...

Driving Africa’s growth through the AfCFTA opportunity

Standard Bank Group’s 160-year history in Africa makes the Group more than a financial services organization. The Group has become a core and an indispensable member of the African community, offering not just integrated...

Why Kyiv would still face big hurdles in using the US-made fighter jets

Ukraine’s quest for US-made F-16 fighter jets received a big boost over the weekend when US President Joe Biden gave his backing for Kyiv’s pilots to be trained to fly them.Biden’s comments at a...

The first female PhD scientist, Elizabeth Ohene

She achieved everything that there was to achieve and more. It is her work with the Volta Lake that is my abiding memory.In paying my last respects to Dr Letitia Obeng, Ghana’s first female...

“My daughter told me she wanted to die so I gave her permission to end it” – Mother reveals

Note: This essay includes discussions of self-harm and suicidal ideation.My daughter, who is now a 28-year-old therapist leading a happy and productive life, almost didn’t make it to adulthood due to mental illness.Faith was...

I was cursed at my cult leader’s mom’s funeral: Here’s what happened next – Lady narrates

At my mother’s funeral, I discovered that she was a cult leader. Without telling me, she’d started her own religion, a mashup of Judaism, Jesus and herself.Those who believed in her called her “Momma.”...

Affordable Housing out of reach for working class in Accra

Bright Adu Larbi, a 38-year-old security guard making 500 Ghanaian cedis (US$45) a month, didn’t need the ongoing economic crisis to feel overwhelmed by the cost of living in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. For...

Shisha smoking raises heart rates and high blood pressure: A National Call for Action

I feel sad seeing so many youths engaging in this shisha smoking. It is rather unfortunate that as young men and women, most of us leave life in the present and do not consider...

Hookup leaves one unhappy, sexually unsatisfied and confused

Freitas, Donna (2013), a book, titled “The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy,” struck me after reading the abstract.  In reading the book...

Sex workers are the unlikely beneficiaries of Twitter Blue

Twitter has long been one of the friendliest, or perhaps just least hostile, social media platforms for sex work. As it launches into a slow death spiral, many sex workers are still paying for...

Ghana in search of the true leader/president

Dear Honorable Ghanaians, as a citizen, I want to take this opportunity to share my views with you. I should be very excited over your critiques and criticisms. And I would also be pleased to accept your opinions as well.On 7th January...

How King Charles’ coronation would have happened in Ghana

In BBC's series of letters from African journalists, it received one from Elizabeth Ohene who considered how the coronation of King Charles III would go if it were in Ghana, known as the Gold...

Martin Amidu: Gold Mafia documentary – Akufo-Addo reaped what he sowed

“- But in these cases, we still have judgement here; that we but teachBloody instructions, which, being taught, returnTo plague the inventor; this even-handed justiceCommends the ingredients of our poison’d chaliceTo our own lips….”...

How groundnut soup helps check erectile dysfunction

In my first article, I reported the many benefits derived from groundnut soup. The benefits are enshrined in the peanut used for groundnut soup. The reason why groundnut soup could help men’s sexual health...

World War II shipwreck of SS Montevideo Maru, which sank with over 1,000 POWs, found in South China Sea

A Japanese merchant ship that sank during World War II while carrying over 1,000 prisoners of war in Australia’s largest loss of life at sea has been found.The Montevideo Maru was discovered off the...

Fishing sector in Fukushima survives nuclear accident

Kinzaburo Shiga, 77, returns to Onahama harbor in the early hours of the morning after catching a trawler full of fish off the eastern coast of Japan.The third-generation fisherman, though, won't go right to...

Why Tanzania may be the fastest developing economy in East Africa

Despite having the highest capital finance in Africa for e-mobility start-ups, Kenya lags behind its neighboring countries in terms of electric vehicle adoption with only 350 EVs on its roads. Tanzania takes the lead in...

How a beautiful professional lawyer quit her profession to serve coffee

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Madeline Chan, 29, owner of Mad Roaster in Singapore. It's been edited for length and clarity.As ironic as it may sound, I wasn't a coffee...

Ancient DNA exposes the imperial mysteries that drove China to construct its Great Wall

A nomadic kingdom that traded on the Silk Road, constructed elaborate graves for its dead, and conquered far-off areas on horseback ruled the Asian steppes for three centuries starting in 200 BC.Known as the...

Taiwan’s extraordinary 111-year-old forest railway gets a makeover

Snaking through the dense forests of Alishan, one of the tallest mountain ranges in Taiwan, the 111-year-old Alishan Forest Railway has long been a popular attraction for train fans.And now, the train’s operators are...

‘Historic moment’: India’s first underwater metro route completes maiden run

Flowers, a coconut and a round of cheers were part of the celebrations following the inaugural test run through India’s first underwater metro tunnel on Wednesday.The Kolkata metro’s newest line, set to open to...

World leaders are lining up to meet Xi Jinping. Should the US be worried?

Since late last month the Chinese leader has hosted heads of state and government chiefs from Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, France and the European Union – an unusual pace of diplomatic activity that comes as...

Amanda Cartey writes: A brush with crime; my experience outsmarting a thieving taxi driver

In the past few years, I have heard many stories about people's experiences with taxi robberies but I always thought it was just a tale.They talked about how taxi drivers tricked them by locking...

This why more men are committing suicide than women

About 70% of suicides recorded in the country are committed by men, a community psychiatry nurse at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has disclosed.The total number of people in the country who take their...

‘Sweet Mother’ hitmaker sold more copies than any of the Beatles’, so why haven’t you heard of him?

Twenty years ago the man who recorded one of the most successful songs of all time was thrown off a motorbike by a car in Calabar, Nigeria. He hit his head on the road...

Are there any travel disruptions across Easter 2023 in London?

Whether you want to go home to be with your family or take advantage of the bank holiday for a long vacation, Easter is frequently a busy period for travel.Unluckily, this makes it one...

Royals who will appear on Buckingham Palace balcony on coronation day revealed

The King’s long-promised ‘slimmed down’ monarchy will be represented on the Buckingham Palace balcony on coronation day, according to reports.A group of 15 working royals will take centre stage for the historic moment after...

Where do the Silk Roads lead to?

First coined in the 19th century, the term "Silk Road" refers to a much more ancient reality, dating back to the first exchanges between China and the Roman Empire. Beyond their purely commercial dimension,...

Discrediting Dr. Bawumia’s credibility in political rhetoric is an exercise in futility

In the world of politics, rhetoric is a powerful tool that is often used to sway public opinion and win elections.It is the art of using language effectively to persuade or influence others,...

Shamima Muslim: Why not you?

When I received the call to make a statement here today, I was initially stunned, then excited, and then really anxious. I asked myself, why me? But then I asked myself, why not me?I...

Surge in prices of sanitary products a hidden canker

Sanitary products such as pads, tampons and menstrual cups are essential for maintaining good menstrual hygiene.However, the high cost of these products in Ghana has led to many adolescent girls and women being unable...

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