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'The new normal is the normal' by Elizabeth Ohene

Suddenly, I find I am hesitating at doing what should be normal, regular and instinctive. Last Saturday, I went to visit Sena and Akua, my favourite nephew and niece who had been away in boarding school and I hadn’t seen for quite a while.

'A friend for a lifetime' by Ellen Mimi Owusu

On the 1st of January every year my phone is always flooded with happy new year text messages from friends. I believe you also do receive tons of such messages! Some of these messages are from friends that I rarely talk to.

'Post Valentine: Are we expecting baby boom?' by Anny Osabutey

Back in the early 1990s in Newtown, a port city in Tema, where I lived with my late mom and younger sister in a compound house, we had a neighbour, a seaman, and his two wives. He was also rumoured to have other “love interests” outside of the compound.

Aunty Akosua, in Ghana, there is nothing like free lunch

French Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie-Avé, aka Akosua, is not your typical diplomat who solely swaddles herself within the confines of diplomatic courtyard, either meeting political figures, smiling before cameras or sipping those famous French wines from the Chateau collections.

'Time is ticking for the crisis-ridden Ghanaian economy' by John Mahama

There is no dispute that the Ghanaian economy is in deep crisis, a crisis marked by huge budget deficits, an unsustainable public debt, rising inflation, a rapidly depreciating currency, ever rising cost of living and a loss of confidence by both domestic and international investor communities.