Category: Features

Mrs Clinton

US election 2016: Time to break the White House patriarchy

Hilary Diane Rodham Clinton has made history by becoming the Democratic Party’s candidate. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, she is set to lead the party in the November general elections in the United States of America. 0emailprint

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Information Communications Technologies and educational reform

In his “The Wealth of Networks” Harvard scholar Yochai Benkler demonstrates that information, knowledge, and culture always depend on an economy, a system for generating, collecting, organising, and distributing them. In what Benkler calls the “industrial information economy” these functions require massive and expensive capital equipment, buildings to house the equipment, and large and expensive labor forces to maintain and […]

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How Koo Nimo gave me a ‘Eureka’ moment

ON  May 24, 2016, I was privileged to take part in an event held in Accra to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing, in 2006, of Professor Albert Kwadwo Adu Boahen, the most eminent historian Ghana has ever produced. Now, anyone who has imbibed Ghanaian – and African – history at a deep level, would have to acknowledge that […]

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56 years of Republican status:Touching the peace of nations

Ghana gained independence from Britain in 1957 and a Republican status on July 1, 1960. The euphoria that greeted Ghana’s status as a republic cut across all political, religious and ethnic divides as testified by the then Leader of Parliamentary Opposition, S. D. Dombo, when he said “the coming into operation of the Republican constitution would breathe life into the […]

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A night patrol experience in Mogadishu

Dusk was setting, it was 5:30 p.m. local time in Somalia (2:30p.m.). We assembled at the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) /UN Military Camp for night patrol duties with the police in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, on day three of our assignment in the war-torn country. Ten journalists from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Burundi, in bullet proof jackets, […]

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Minister of Health, Mr. Alex Segbefia, donating blood on the occasion of the 2016 World Blood Donor Day. He is the first Minister to donate blood on the occassion.

2016 World Blood Donor Day:Let blood connect us all

The National Blood Service Ghana exists to mobilise blood from voluntary blood donors, process that blood into safe and usable components which are then distributed to hospital blood banks around the country. Since blood cannot be manufactured in a laboratory or a factory, this means that without a sufficient number of men and women willingly and selflessly donating blood so […]

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E-learning, Transnational, and Borderless Education

One of the innovative learning systems brought about with the advent of the information revolution is electronic learning (popularly referred to as e-Learning). This deals with the delivery of a learning, training or education programme by electronic means involving the use of a computer or electronic device to provide training, educational or learning material. It emphasises on the delivery of […]

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Dr. Felix I D Konotey-Ahulu

Prof. Felix I. D. Konotey-Ahulu writes to Dr. Enoch Anaglate

Dear Enoch I like your “To God be the Glory. I am only His instrument” that you posted on the GMA Forum. I wonder how many of our GMA Colleagues were at my Lecture “What Makes A Good Doctor” given on Thursday 12thDecember 2013 at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons? Title of my lecture did not have a […]

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How can a great nation leave its citizens so defenceless against killers?

Omar Mateen, the gunman who slaughtered 50 people and wounded another 53 at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, on 12 June 2016, used an AR-15 assault rifle to kill his victims. The American media have now christened this gun as “the weapon of choice for mass shooters in the USA”. Also known as “America’s gun,” it is owned by […]

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Children should not be deprived of their rights

Eliminating child labour (WFCL) in Ghana by 2016…Can government reach the goal? (1)

Even though many Ghanaian children are involved in economic activities that are not detrimental to their development and education (child work), several others are compelled to engage in work which adversely affects them (child labour). Not all work done by children is classified as child labour because children’s involvement in work that does not negatively impact on their health and […]

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