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Kofi Bentil, never again!

In 1945, as the world began to emerge from the devastating aftermath of World War II, and the horrors of the Holocaust became painfully clear, humanity united with one voice, declaring, "Never again."Never again...

When pain killers fall short: Understanding headaches and their complex nature

Headaches are a frequent illness that can affect our everyday lives in a variety of ways, ranging from a slight nuisance to a serious disease. Over-the-counter painkillers are frequently used as the first line...

Bawumia’s running mate may come from Manhyia – Reports

Contrary to the simplified notion that choosing a running mate is solely the decision of the Presidential Candidate, the reality is far more intricate.The NPP's constitution, specifically Article 12(b), delineates the criteria for...

Kwame Nkrumah’s true prophecy about the suffering of Ghanaians today

In 1968, two years after his overthrow, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah wrote a book titled “Dark days in Ghana”. In this book, he demolishes the “big lie” that Ghana had needed to be rescued...

Spot light on Sammi Awuku, the man behind Bawumia’s victory

Our paths crossed for the first time in 2006 at the University of Ghana, specifically Commonwealth Hall. I had gone to ‘City’ to see a course mate of mine. He walked in, said a...

Major Mahama died for nothing

Resignations from the highest office of the land, anywhere in the world, are rare and usually come usually after protracted internal power-play.When on August 8, 1974, Richard Milhous Nixon announced his resignation as the...

Why is Marcus Rashford still untouchable?! Man Utd forward must be dropped from Erik ten Hag’s line-up after abysmal start to the season

The England international is clearly holding the Red Devils back right now and no longer deserves to be an automatic starterErik ten Hag probably feels a debt of gratitude towards Marcus Rashford, which is...

Akosombo Dam: An indispensable national asset, a tyranny of technology and a development disaster

In recent weeks, Ghana has been hit by a devastating flood crisis, causing distress for thousands of its citizens. The heart of this predicament lies in the controlled spillage of excess water from the...

Thoughts on Israel and Gaza – Barack Obama writes

It’s been 17 days since Hamas launched its horrific attack against Israel, killing over 1,400 Israeli citizens, including defenseless women, children and the elderly. In the aftermath of such unspeakable brutality, the U.S. government...

Sammi Awuku, the quintessential politician leading Bawumia to glory

Our paths crossed for the first time in 2006 at the University of Ghana, specifically Commonwealth Hall. I had gone to ‘City’ to see a course mate of mine. He walked in, said a...

Surviving renal failure: An unending fight from a transplant survivor’s perspective – Abigail Arthur writes

Renal failure or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a grave health concern that impacts numerous individuals.Patients with CKD often require dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain their lives, but these treatments do...

Going to church prolongs your life by 14 years

Another by Koenig and Vaillant(2009) examined the effect of church attendance on four different indicators of later health in a sample of inner-city men followed throughout their life course. Measures of previous health status,...

2024 Shadows “Showdowns” and “Hooliganisms”

A distinct feature of electoral democracies is a charged atmosphere of hyper-political participation during the year preceding the election year and the election year as well, which may be fertile grounds for democratic relapse.After...

Laundering ‘dirty money’ in Ghana’s real estate sector

When a country houses an uninvited guest who has nothing but evil intentions of literally washing his dirty linens, thereby staining the credibility and threatening the survival of genuine ‘landlords’, it is certainly time...

Is anyone reading the paper? – Elizabeth Ohene quizzes

I have been watching the newspaper scene here with deep anxiety. Every newspaper in the country is struggling. But in the wider context, that is not strange.Well-established and prosperous newspapers around the world have...

Kennedy Agyapong: Hatred and lies will boomerang right back into your face

Lies and fabrications are like the poison potion of the witch that eventually dies forgetting that tasting the mix will have a similar effect on her as the person intended to kill.By spewing...

Alan vrs NPP: The divorce that can make or unmake the elephant Family – Richard Dela Sky

While the NPP has a history of resilience and adaptability, and transitions can lead to rediscovery and renewal, there's no denying the immediate challenges this exit poses. It could potentially result in internal divisions,...

Who killed Mohbad?

That seems to be the question bugging the minds of many concerned citizens as the Nigerian Police swings into investigation following the death of singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad....

Prof Ransford Gyampo’s open letter to Atta Akyea over leaked tape saga

Dear Atta Akyea,You aren’t smarter than Ghanaians. We can glean your partiality. Your body language, line of questioning and recurring remarks consistently hint at personal biases against the IGP.You don’t look like a credible...

Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng: An open letter to anybody who wants to be Ghana’s president in January 2025

Ghana has not done as well as it should have done since President Kwame Nkrumah was unconstitutionally ousted from office through a military coup by the National Liberation Council on February 24, 1966.Ghana...

FEATURE: I bet, Bawumia is much more competent than Mahama (IV)

Some of us have always held unadulterated conviction that governance is a serious business, and as such, it requires a forward-thinking, serious, and committed candidate to bring about the needed progress.Nevertheless, this has not...

Many are in school, but few are learning – Precious Bonsu writes…

In the bustling landscape of Ghana's educational realm, it's easy to be dazzled by the gleaming facades of modern schools, enticed by glossy brochures promising world-class Cambridge or IB curriculum, and captivated by meticulously manicured lawns. As...

Loud noise during sex is a crime?

Scanning through Kofi Kumado’s book “Introduction to The Law of Torts in Ghana” (2nd Edition) Page 95 on Private Nuisance, we chanced on an interesting question he asked on excessive noise during sexual intercourse...

‘Home at last,’ in Round 8!

When I heard the news in the early hours of Monday, 21 August 2023 titled, “Ghana’s Paa Kwesi Asare wins 2023 BBC News Komla-Dumor-Award,” borrowing from Martin-Luther-King’s “free at last, free at last, thank God we are free at last,” I...

Jibrin Ibrahim: Africa and the grand return of the military

The military coup in Zimbabwe in 2017 signalled the institutional return of military high commands to power. This was followed by the 2019 military coup in Sudan and the 2020 military coup in Mali....

Challenges in implementing enterprise risk management and how to overcome them

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is an essential component of any modern business's strategic planning. An effective ERM program enables an organization to identify, assess, and respond to risks that might impact the achievement of its...

SME finance in difficult times

SME finance refers to the many financial channels and resources that assist small and medium-sized firms in acquiring the cash needed to start, operate, and develop their company.These enterprises are regarded as the backbone...

When rubber hits the road: how to execute your strategy successfully

How successful was your organisation in accomplishing its last strategic plan? The statistics are grim and unsurprising because the situation is known to many leaders. Research shows that 60 to 90 per cent of organisations...

ECOWAS at WAR – an alternative viewpoint

ECOWAS has been in the news ever since a military junta seized power in Niger on the 26th of July, 2023.As if reading from a newly dusted template, an emergency meeting of the...

I for lef Ghana: The case of evaporating patriotism

Patriotism has left the bloodstreams of Ghanaians. Every day on social media, at least five people on my feed type the words ‘I for lef Ghana’ (pidgin for I have to leave Ghana), simply...

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...

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