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Accra earns TIME Magazine plaudits, but...

Albertine Manuel, 36, twiddled her right thumb around the base of a transparent jar at one of Accra’s Oxford Street hottest hangouts. The jar contains roselle juice or sobolo, as it’s locally called.  

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s “brown” grass, Fela’s Kalakuta Republic

Hungarian President Janos Ader was in Ghana for a three-day working visit. He was accompanied by his wife and other senior members of his administration. Together with his delegation, they visited the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, where the remains of the late Ghanaian leader and that of his wife Fathia, are interred. The mausoleum also houses the works and framed photographs of the working life of Dr Nkrumah, including meetings with other world leaders.

'Name your Six Now!' by Ellen Mimi Owusu

Here we are, 2022 unfolding right before our eyes! Regardless of your situation, I can bet that two things are sure – you are eager to put in your best efforts and you look forward to getting the support of friends and family when the need arises.

#ConsiderZimbabwe! A much-needed Trend

I recently googled the top ten places to visit in Africa and the results were frankly refreshing. Africa as a continent is indeed blessed with numerous natural tourist settings that illustrates the peculiar designs of the Almighty.

‘On a Lonely Swing’ by Ellen Mimi Owusu

 19th June 2008, I remember that day vividly, it felt quite cold all around. Sitting all alone by myself, intermittently, I will look out of the window, gaze outside, and then turn back to my diary.

'Apologising to John Mahama' by Manasseh Azure

APOLOGISING TO JOHN MAHAMA...

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When John Mahama first appeared on the presidential ballot paper in 2012, I voted for him. I convinced those within my circles to vote for him.

'In need of more Dampares' by Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn

On April 5, 2012, the then Commander of the Accra Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), ACP Angwubutoge Awuni, stunned the nation when he caused the arrest of the then Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashitey, for disrupting a voter registration exercise.

'This is me!' by Ellen Mimi Owusu

“Mimi, you have lost so much weight is very bad” Mimi you have put on weight you need to do something about your weight” These two statements were made to me by the same person three years apart! It was a bit baffling when the latter statement was made, but then it dawned on me, people will always have an opinion about how you look!

'Increase investment in public basic education to improve standards' by Kofi Asare

Africa Education Watch in partnership with the Coalition Against Privatisation and Commercialisation of Education, the All-Africa Students Union, the National Union of Ghana Students, with support from OXFAM International, is implementing the Education Spike Campaign aimed at promoting investment in public basic education to improve quality, as commercialisation adversely impacts on access, equity and standards in pre-tertiary education.

‘CHANGE: From Windsor to Brussels with Faith and Love’

What do you say to your husband when he tells you – “my endless, I have just been promoted! And guess what, we are moving to Belgium, and we will be there for 2 years”! As the supportive wife of an Army soldier, I was naturally happy for him.

'Momo tax: A step in the right direction?’ by Frederick Yorke

Introduction

On the 17th November 2021, the Minister of Finance of Ghana, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta presented to the parliament the statement on the 2022 national budget. Among the policies expected to be implemented is the Electronic levy (E-levy), which involves the introduction of taxes on electronic transactions such as mobile money (momo) transactions in the country.