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Opinion

THE PAST WEEK!

Dear Nyaba, Those storytellers who made us believe that every story has a beginning, a climax and a denouement, will be shocked to learn that in our chiefdom stories don't end. Here, stories have beginnings, and permanent climaxes. Nyaba, just when...

Kente cloth is beloved in Ghana. Why did Democrats wear it?

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and other top Democrats took a knee Monday on Capitol Hill to honor the life of George Floyd, the Internet’s eyes jumped to the colorful fabric draped around...

Stigmatisation: The “Hidden pandemic” in era of COVID-19

Early theorists of stigma including Erving Goffman in his 1963 work ‘Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity’, defined stigma as ‘an attribute that is deeply discrediting’ and one that, makes it impracticable for an individual to have full...

“Epidemic” of violence against women and children

Children are not the face of the COVID-19 pandemic which has raged the world since December, 2019 but they risk being among its biggest victims. While they have thankfully been largely spared from the direct health effects of COVID-19...

The Grasshopper’s Fight – Bawumia vrs Mahama

Nyaba, Our elders say “by trying often, the monkey learns to jump from tree to tree”, I used to draw several folds of inspiration from what I thought was the wisdom of the elders, until only a few cock crows...

The Danger of Africa’s Over-reliance on Foreign Aid: Lesson from COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the U.S. President, Donald J Trump directed his administration to defund the World Health Organisation (WHO), a move that has faced unequivocal criticism from leading health experts and a many world leaders. But Africa must...

Dear China, the Enemy is the Coronavirus, not Africans

Over the past couple of weeks, hundreds of African migrant workers, traders, and students in the southern city of Guangzhou, home to Asia’s largest African diaspora, were tossed out onto the street—some by their landlords, some by hotel managers,...

Schorlaships Here And There

Since the day the white man came to our land and told us that our ways were bad while his ways were good, we have all been making efforts to become like him by learning his ways. Before the white...

WALKING OUT ON SONA – THE YOU DO ME, I DO YOU APPROACH IN PARLIAMENT

Dear Nyaba, I was there seven yam festivals ago, when the members of the elephant family who were then in the position of opposition in the house of lawmakers, walked out of the house when the then national chief rose...

Quick takeaways from the 2020 State of the Nation Address

The State of the Nation Address is the single most important national speech by the president every given year. The address is expected to give a report or account on programs and projects announced in the previous year,  account...

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GFA secures land to construct AstroTurf in Bolgatanga

The Ghana Football Association has secured land to construct AstroTurf in Bolgatanga. The land, which was donated by Mr. Ababu...

Scientists at UDS, Leicester University launch project to track covid-19 patients

The African Centre for Sustainable Savanna Communities (ACeSSCo) has collaborated with University for Development Studies (UDS) and University of Leicester (UoL) in the UK...

Spotlight on J. B. Danquah

He is known to many as J. B. Danquah, but his full name is Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah. His exploits in the political...

I will build a just and equal society– Mahama

The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. John Dramani Mahama, says he is committed to building a just and equal society where...

A look at William Ofori Atta, one of The Big Six

He was a founding member of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). He was detained by the British government in the then Gold Coast...