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How mud boosts your immune system

Children love getting dirty. They are drawn to puddles like muddy magnets, with no regard for footwear or the colour of their clothing. But getting mucky could have a powerful effect on their wellbeing, too.

Why Hollywood has failed Generation Z

With films like Do Revenge and Bodies Bodies Bodies, as well as TV series like Euphoria, screen representations of Gen Z are on the rise. But visibility doesn't equate to authenticity, writes Emily Maskell.

'Ghana, a land of “beautyful” nonsense!' by Anny Osabutey

At the beginning of this week those of us who live in Prampram and other communities in the Ningo Prampram district, and are regular commuters on the main Dawhenya-Kpone barrier road, flooded social media with complaints of an unbearable vehicular traffic on the stretch.

The Future of Finance: Regulatory insights from two (2) Fintech reports


Recently, the World Bank Group and McKinsey & Company have released two leading reports on “the Future of Finance” highlighting the current state, opportunities, risks, and/or challenges of the Financial Technology (Fintech) revolution, disruption, or eruption happening across the world and Africa.

'At the feet of Jesus, Palace will crumble' by Anny Osabutey

At one of the departure lounges at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, passengers on their way to Dublin, Ireland, a married couple, both in their late 60s, were locked up in a warm embrace, as other passengers look on. The man placed his leg on the plastic suitcase, stroke the back hair on the back of the woman and winked.

Do we still have virgins in the church?

It is the will of God that young Christians enter into marriage as virgins. But this is often not the case. What should young Christians both virgins and those that are not virgins do?

'Speaking truth to power with prejudice' by Elizabeth Ohene

It is interesting how once the count is over and someone is declared winner, all of us insist we voted for that person. You might just have managed to barely scrape through the elections, but when it comes to making demands on you once you are in office, everyone voted for you, or at least they all claim to have voted for you.

'Signs of the times' by Elizabeth Ohene

The ultimate sign of economic distress came last week in the form of a terse statement from the Minister of Information that the President had authorised the Finance Minister to “commence formal engagements with the IMF”.

Trotro Drivers: Are they genuinely annoying and reckless or envied by motorists

Rush hour in Accra’s traffic is never a pleasant sight. It is brazenly chaotic and messy. Especially when traffic lights are not functioning and no warden from the MTTD or even a benevolent is on the spot, the situation makes one wonder if motorists struggling to undo each other to get out of the melting chaos really have their brains at the right places.

Maintenance of the Lakplakpa bridge of the ex-motorway and matters arising

Thankfully Friday 17th June 2022 will be here specifically 6am will arrive and the aforementioned bridge on the nation’s only designated expressway will be re-opened to much relief and joy especially from the likes of Lorrencia the author of the piece titled ‘ambushed by traffic - the dilemma of working parents’.

'Probe living, not the dead!' by K. N. Adomako-Acheampong

We live in a country where people daily flaunt obscene unexplained wealth, with no one questioning. As one drives around in affluent areas, there are mansions springing up everywhere; mansions that are not obviously the results of labour.