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People with 6-packs risk being depressed – Prof. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu

I chanced on this important study in the men’s health article in the Times of India(2018) and I would to share it with you.We cannot be wiser than God indeed. Well, today, the craze...

Did the Princess of Wales violate royal protocol?

King Charles III and senior royals attended a service at Westminster Abbey earlier this week to observe Commonwealth Day and honor the 56 nations that make up the international organization, despite the blustery weather.The...

Mfantsipim: Ghana’s first secondary school which had an 18-year-old as its headmaster

On April 3, 1876, one of the big schools which has so far transformed many lives in the country was birthed.Mfantsipim is Ghana’s very first secondary school. It has been described by many...

The true state of tollbooths prior to the reintroduction of toll collection

The conversation about road tolls has been resurrected again following a document which emerged on Monday, February 14, 2023, with some proposed rates for the reintroduction of tolls of some of Ghana’s roads.Per the...

World War III must be prevented

The precise import for the formation of the United Nations (UN) was to come together to resolve conflicts that might result in war.The UN replaced the League of Nations.The aftermath of World War II...

Nkuto reduces stretch marks

Nkuto (shea butter) is from the shea tree, Butyrospermum parkii, also called Vitellaria paradoxa. Shea butter is made from the nuts found on the tree by removing the outer shell.The nuts are crushed by...

#IWD2023: Embracing Equity for National Development; the University of Ghana Example

Elizabeth Frances Sey, the first female to obtain a degree from the University of Ghana, graduated in 1953 - just 5 years after the establishment of the school. But it took 70 years to...

“A new perspective on the universe: Aida Muluneh’s art series ‘The World is 9’

Aida Muluneh is a contemporary Ethiopian artist leading the charge in her home region to change the narrative portrayed in the global media about Africa. She has been a victim of war, read about...

Sustainability and the effects of Carbon credit to the mining sector in West Africa

The mining sector in West Africa has long been associated with environmental degradation, particularly in relation to carbon emissions. Mining activities, particularly those related to gold and other precious metals, often involve the use...

Why Ghana holds a parade on Independence Day

Ghana on March 6 marks its Independence day. The day is in commemoration of Ghana proclaiming freedom from colonial rule.After about 83 years of being ruled by some European countries, Osaagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah,...

Ghana Month: Details of Nkrumah’s first official vehicle worth $69000

The legacy of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first Prime Minister and President, remains in the hearts of Ghanaians. It is not only his good works that continue to linger in the hearts and minds of Ghanaians....

Protecting Our Wildlife: A closer look at the Forestry Commission’s Wildlife Division

Imagine a world without any animal species - no birds in the air, no fishes in the sea, no mammals on land, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, or crustaceans - in fact, imagine a world without...

Nigeria elections 2023: Will there be a re-election?

Nigeria held its presidential and national assembly elections on February 25, 2023, which was hotly contested and marred by allegations of vote buying, voter suppression, and other electoral malpractices. According to the Independent National Electoral...

The strange love for reggae and Jamaican Patois in Ghana

Afrobeats may be the popular music in Ghana and many other African nations right now, but Jamaican music is still played loudly practically constantly in Ghana's roadside and beach bars. Reggae night is held every...

Youth take over NDC

As the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) heads to its Presidential and Parliamentary primaries, quite a significant amount of youth have shown interest in taking up the mantle to lead.Thirteen aspirants have filed their...

The woman whose stolen images were used to scam men out of thousands

For over a decade, stolen images of a former adult star have been used to scam victims out of thousands of dollars. How does it feel to be the unwitting face of so many...

February 24, 1966: The Lessons NOT Learnt

Friday, February 24, 2023 marked exactly 57 years since the first brutal maiming of a Ghana under construction on Friday, February 24, 1966. It was a brutal and reckless maiming without much thinking because...

Joleon Lescott column: Potter’s Blues unlikely to end any time soon

Graham Potter appears to be on borrowed time ahead of Chelsea's trip to Tottenham on Sunday.If I'm being honest, I can’t see him riding out this rough period, which is a shame because I...

Meet Charles Asiedu, Asiedu Nketiah’s son eyeing Tano South parliamentary seat

A number of young people on both sides of the political divide, that is in the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are eyeing seats in the legislature...

How Heron Preston is turning trash into treasure for his Yew York Fashion week debut

Heron Preston has never presented during New York Fashion Week. That fact is a bit surprising considering how much inspiration he gets from New York City, where he currently resides. But that all changes...

No tents, no aid, nothing: Why Syrians feel forgotten

The tents are so close to the border wall between Syria and Turkey, they are almost touching it.Those living here on the Syrian side may have been displaced by the country's more than decade-old...

Meet the KNUST graduate to become youngest PhD student at US university

In December 2021, Ghana celebrated Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa after she graduated after studying Mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).Prior to her graduation, Ruth was adjudged the youngest person to...

A baby, a ‘miracle’, a glimmer of hope in Syria

In the afternoon of that day when a series of earthquakes ripped through Turkey and Syria, Dr Hany Maarouf, 43, returned to his duties at the Jehan Hospital in Afrin, in Syria’s northwest, having...

Global economic slowdown could continue despite encouraging indications

The world economy is predicted to contract this year before picking up the next year. By historical standards, growth will continue to be modest as the conflict in Ukraine being fought by Russia and...

Zimbabwe is losing doctors, teachers to British hypocrisy

Instead of addressing the concerns of NHS workers and teachers, Britain is plundering talent from Zimbabwe.The United Kingdom, which is buckling under a deepening shortage of nurses and teachers after exiting the European Union, is raiding,...

Exporting Hazard: The dark side of European used cars and spare-parts trade in Ghana

In the bustling market of Abossey Okai in Accra, Ghana, one will find a vast array of imported auto parts from Europe and other parts of the world. The market is known for its...

How to win elections in Nigeria!

To start with, election candidacy ought not to be an impromptu decision. For inspiration, we may have to turn to Western civilization for succour. After all, our social structures and institutions are patterned after...

Some Eastern EU countries are still pro-Russia

Despite recent memories of Russian aggression and occupation, some Eastern European countries still fall for Russian disinformation.Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, launched a year ago, changed Europe overnight. It has set in motion tectonic...

Britain is angry and divided, and the Tories don’t get it

People need food. Instead, they're being fed nationalism by an authoritarian government that misreads the public's mood.There are reasons why half a million people are on strike in Britain. The reasons are low wages, poor working...

I was nearly lynched in Nigeria. Here’s how I survived

What makes my story rare is that I survived. Few do because of the nature of mob justice in Nigeria.A few months ago, I survived a lynching: This is how I remember it.I was...

The real account of the blacksmith who transported the first cocoa seeds to Ghana in 1879

The most common legends about Tetteh Quarshie, the man who brought the first cocoa seedlings to Ghana, are that the plants originated in Fernando Po (now Equatorial Guinea) and that he was only able...

Latin America can lead the way on a new public health model

The pandemic demonstrated that the current global public health system is failing the Global South. We need a new one.The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that countries of the Global South cannot...

Why did England veto a Scottish gender reform bill?

By vetoing the bill, the Conservative government in London exercised "muscular unionism."Late last year, Pope Francis was asked by a Spanish newspaper what role, if any, the Catholic Church should play in ending the...

How Putin made himself Maidan-proof by waging war on Ukraine

Since its start, the conflict in Ukraine has been tightly linked to Putin’s fear of an opposition-led challenge to his rule.It has been two years since a major wave of street protests provoked by...

The major assets that make Rihanna America’s youngest self-made billionaire

With her undeniable talent, relentless work ethic, and keen business acumen, 34-year-old singer and entrepreneur Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty has cemented her place in history by becoming the youngest self-made billionaire in America, according to...

Meet the siblings of Ghana’s presidents in the fourth republic

Being elected as President of Ghana can be a daunting task that requires allies, friends, loyalists, and even family members at certain times.In Ghana’s fourth republic, it has been somewhat accepted for presidents to...

Christians pray for things made by unbelievers to show off to unbelievers that they are blessed

The previous week, I had a passing thought and impression which must have been born out of years of observation. It slipped out of my jaws and I went further to write it,drawing reactions...

Letter to the IGP: Please stop the dangerous riding of police dispatch riders

I find the IGP's vision and approach to leading the Police very inspiring. We may all agree that the level of professionalism has appreciated and public confidence has been greatly bolstered.The police, a sworn...

Ghanaians are growing lean but government refuses to grow lean

As much as some may have decided to live in denial, perhaps a way to cope as times have become really hard for all, no level of partisanship will insulate any of us from...

Gold for oil policy in Ghana: The hidden taxes that may bite under the policy

AbstractThis article explores the impact of Value added Tax (VAT) on supply of gold by Large-scale mining companies to the Bank of Ghana or Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) under the “Gold for Oil...

Putinism doesn’t work in the battlefield

The latest reshuffle in the Russian army shows Russian generals struggling to meet Putin’s unrealistic expectations.On January 11, the Russian defence ministry announced that Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov is now heading the Russian...

Enrolling children with mental health disorders in school: Need for inclusive facilities

Alhassan Shaibu (not his real name) is an 11-year-old boy who resides in the Tamale Metropolis. He suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, a medical condition, which affects children’s abilities to concentrate effectively.While his...

From ‘shoeshine boy, trotro mate’ to business mogul: The untold story of Seidu Agongo

For many, being born into a wealthy home is almost an insurance against the difficulties and discomforts of life. It is sometimes even seen as a launch pad to riches. For business moguls and...

Wisdom Afedzi: Meet the 28-year-old architect behind Michael Blackson’s school complex

Rightly so, American comedian of Ghanaian descent is getting plaudits for building a modern school complex in his hometown of Agona Nsaba in the Central Region.The facility with its beautiful structure and aesthetics has...

Nicola Gratteri: The man on the kill list of Italy’s most powerful mafia

Italy’s highest-profile mafia target only tells us where to find him 20 minutes before we meet. Nicola Gratteri, the prosecutor leading the country’s fight against organised crime, has learnt to live in constant danger...

My ex broke my heart and my dog healed it

I wasn’t ready. No one is ever ready. But my live-in boyfriend at the time kept sending me the links from Petfinder.The pictures were all adorable. They all needed a home. They all stared...

The wife who was executed for her lover’s crime

On 9 January 1923 Edith Thompson and her lover Frederick Bywaters were executed for the murder of her husband, even though there was no evidence she knew he would be stabbed. Why was she...

Whose ‘grounds’ is the Volta Region for a 2024 win – NDC or NPP?

Between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to be politically accepted on any regional level in the country, is a big deal.But even more specific and significant for these...

The seven-day-a-week life of a maid for Qatar’s royal and rich

Qatar’s human rights record is under scrutiny as the World Cup takes place in Doha. A lot has been written about the treatment of migrant workers who built the stadiums and hotels, but much...

Bedridden artist needs GH¢220k for spinal surgery

What was planned as a fun ride with his friends resulted in a battle with pain and sorrow. Kwaku Duah, a 32-year-old artist, fractured his spinal cord in a motor accident.The father of two...

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