Although Jerry Rawlings is on official retirement,his history and happenings in the country suggest that he could still play potent role in the country's politics. Since his earliest days in power, Mr Rawlings has demonstrated that he doesn't necessarily needs powerful titles to exert reasonable control over the nation's politics.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwabre East, Francisca Oteng Mensah, has called on the government to dedicate more funds for research into sickle cell disease to help reduce the risk of the disease in the country.

It is a tragic measure of the depravity of human existence that genocide is a continuing and prevalent manifestation of violence in the international system, despite the effort following World War II to abolish it through negotiation, and then adoption and ratification of the 1948 Genocide Convention. https://treaties.un.org/doc/publication/unts/volume%2078/volume-78-i-1021-english.pdf

I just finished listening to a speech given in London by Ghana's President. There is no doubt that Nana has the right motivated spirit and vision for Ghana. Whether he can pick up a sinking ship is another matter. Ghana has sunk too far-

Once upon a time, news broke that one of Ghana’s topmost musicians was getting married. Was that news? Yes, it was. When a celebrity is dating, it is news. When they are getting married, it is news. When they have children, it is news. If their children turn out to be geniuses like Okyeame Kwame’s son, it is news.

A 17-year-old student of William and Mary College in the United States, Samantha Boateng, is set to build a second library at Asuodei, a village one hour away from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. This new library’s location holds a special place in the heart of Samantha Boateng because 50 years ago her grandfather built a school for this same community that she will be adding on to.

If you want your wife to be a woman who doesn’t keep so many friends, a woman who makes sure the house is in order, a woman who makes sure that you are well fed, one responsive to your sexual needs and naughty in bed when need be: then you simply want a Jennifer Lomotey for a wife

I'm an ardent fan of Stonebwoy for some personal reasons but I enjoy Shatta Wale's tunes any day and any time. Over the years, these two artistes have made the Dancehall brand more competitive and attractive.

 

Indisputably, the first thing you see is my complexion but beyond that, I am a human being just like you. For decades now, Persons with Albinism experience high levels of stigma and are constantly ridiculed in our society. In addition to this, there are a lot of superstitious and misguided beliefs associated with albinism.

When Gadhafi was president, Libya was one of the preferred and favourite place for Ghanaians, not only because it was easy to get a job but also because Libya was a gateway to Southern Europe. Things have changed a lot after Gadhafi’s overthrow and death. Most Africans now run the risk of being killed in Libya.

At the beginning of April this year, the Government of Ghana seemingly took a giant stride in its ongoing efforts to deepen the country’s capital market and substantially expand its constricted fiscal space with the introduction of 15 year cedi-denominated treasury bonds. Prior to the issuance, the longest tenured bonds issued on the domestic market by government had been 10 year bonds.

Oh death what have you done to Barbara’s sunshine?. Major, Captain Maxwell Mahama, rest in perfect peace. My eyes have been on Mrs. Barbara Mahama since the day the Major’s death was published. I really felt for her loss. Although I never knew the Major in person, I simply cannot withhold my tears. What of his beloved Barbara!!!.

When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, he acted in concert with 22 Republican senators, who collectively receive $10,694,284 in contributions from the coal and oil industries.

It is a nauseating ritual of massive political failure that Ghana’s longest-reigning strongman shamelessly continues to celebrate every year, in a wistful attempt to self-righteously evoke memories of a mutiny falsely disguised and insolently paraded around the country as a corruption-cauterizing revolution

Illegal mining known in Ghanaian local parlance as “Galamsey” (corrupted from gather and sell) is a serious issue in Ghana as it is linked to environmental degradation. Ghana Armed Forces deployed some military personnel to curb galamsey at Denkyira Obuasi, in the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana. Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama met his untimely death in the Town when he was wrongly tagged as an armed robber.

On June 3, 2015, the entire nation was thrown into a state of shock and mourning, following the heavy downpours that claimed over 150 lives. The flood disaster brought myriad of hardship to a huge number of Ghanaians after hours of rainfall.

As ‘mental health’ issues gain more attention, sympathetic and otherwise, in a wide variety of contexts and countries around the world, the opportunity for inaccurate perceptions of what causes these issues, and how to treat them, are likewise expanded.

Victor Smith, the career freeloader and economic parasite who was made High Commissioner to Britain by former President John Dramani Mahama, if memory serves yours truly accurately, says that he cannot forgive Chairman Jerry John Rawlings because the founding-father of the country’s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) threw his weight behind then-Candidate Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the lead-up to the 2016 general election.

“And for you the ladies, don’t waste time. Marry. Get married. Now that you are professionals, you need to marry since you can support your husbands. If you don’t do it early enough, you will have difficulties finding someone later. You know you are not like the men; they have time, but we have to think about giving birth and so on.

How can African countries prosper when prices of its human and natural resources are dictated by aliens? 1972 was the last time Arab oil embargo helped Africans call their price. Before that Kwame Nkrumah made effort to cartel cocoa producers but failed because South American countries could not hold on any longer. Jaja of Opobo in 1871, well before Nkrumah, boycotted the British middle men and renegotiated oil price and other products directly with Europe.

It is maliciously disingenuous for opposition political cynics like Mr. Johnson Asiedu-Nketia to pretend as if it was only then-Candidate Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who made electioneering campaign promises in the lead-up to Election 2016 that could not be fulfilled within a temporally short span.

Innocence makes us amenable to seek the truth: although we are nothing more than a subject of thoughts, trust your heart. Everyone sees the truth in proportion to the clarity of his or her heart; thus, it is the heart that opens the mind to learn but not the other way round. Well, this may sound naive, but it surely worth it.

The USA Embassy of Ghana this week stated they own money to ECG (Electricity Company of Ghana) for the past two years ready to pay once they receive correct bills. The Embassy of China in Ghana had written a short while ago to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressing their displeasure about the handling of their citizens involved in illegal mining “Galamsey”.

One inevitable outcome of the phenomenal violence we all suffer as children is that most of us live in a state of delusion throughout our lives. This makes it extraordinarily difficult for accurate information, including vital information about the endangered state of our world and how to respond appropriately, to penetrate the typical human mind.

A Former Prostitute Credits Psychology For Helping Change Her Life. She Runs A Rehabilitation Center To Help Others Do The Same. Just released from prison at age 38, Norma Hotaling was determined to leave behind her past life of prostitution, homelessness and heroin addiction--at least 20 years of it.

“If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation)”. Dr James Emmanuel Kwegyir-Aggrey Mother's Day is an annual event which falls on different days, depending on the country where it is celebrated.

A woman is an express image of God. She was taken from the rib of the man. She was named by the first man, Adam who chose to call her, a woman meaning a bone of my bones and the flesh of my flesh. She was everything Adam was looking out for in a partner. She was created to be the help mate of the man.

He has held a remarkable number of portfolios under his belt, as it were. But that has not helped the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to acquit itself creditably vis-à-vis the latter’s contribution to the advancement of the country’s socioeconomic and cultural development. At least not in the books of the overwhelming majority of the Ghanaian electorate that gave the faux-revolutionary Rawlings-founded political machine the massive jack-booting that the NDC received in last December’s polls.

It comes on the heels of the patently pedestrian revelation that one former Ghanaian parliamentarian and three of his still-sitting colleagues used fraudulent means to secure diplomatic visas and passports for themselves and their relatives to the United Kingdom of Britain. The British prefer to call their kingdom “Great” Britain, but I don’t see anything particularly “great” about the massive and longtime enslavement of our ancestral African humanity by Britain and some of her Euro-colonial settler brethren in the so-called Americas.

The names of the probable presidential aspirants for the NDC Party’s forthcoming flagbearership contest have been popping up. As expected, the supporters are openly throwing their unwavering support behind their preferred candidates. Surprisingly, though, the name of the obvious successor to the throne, Amissa-Arthur, according to the NDC Party’s convention, is conspicuously missing. How bizarre?

May Day, officially known as International workers Day of Solidarity is once again with us and Organized Labour in Ghana are celebrating it all over the country and just like in other parts of the world as the day is observed as a public holiday. The day normally marked with specific goal setting themes in Ghana and followed with national and regional parades in order for leaders to address various labour unions to celebrate workers in Ghana and millions around the world on every 1st May each year.

I do not wish to find myself in the camp of those who harbour a fallacious view that highly qualified family members and friends of the elected president of the country must not and cannot hold positions in government. Let us however be blunt, and rightly so, for our democracy to function optimally, political appointments and contracts offers must be based on merits, but not through vague coloration, nepotism and cronyism.

Yes, you heard it here first. This problem called North Korea cannot be solved militarily. This is coming from someone who spent 25 years in the region and visited the DMZ several times and made a trip to Pyongyang. Not even Donald Trump with his belligerent attitude and unpredictability will dare try to unleash the first strike. It is a multifaceted and very complex geo political problem. Donald Trump may be naïve, he may not fully understand the complexity of the issues involved and foreign policy in general but I am certain his military advisors do and they have been offering him the same advice they have offered previous US Presidents before him.

In recent past, sexual immorality has been on the ascendancy, which has attracted public attention on how best to bring down this social canker. Sexual immorality simply means sexual perversion from moral, social and religious conventions. It may include premarital sexual relations, homosexuality, adultery; masturbation, rape and lust just to mention a few. It is therefore imperative to discuss the factors which account for this bad practices, its dire consequences and suggest solutions with the view of remedying the situation.

Good Morning, Minority Leader! My letter may come as a surprise to you. But be assured that I bear you no malice. I'm only a curious citizen who seeks answers to questions nagging his medulla. Indeed, I'm a citizen and not a spectator. I take this opportunity to congratulate you and your other colleagues on winning your parliamentary seats in the competitive December 2016 poll. To be able to withstand the destructive force of a tsunami is no mean achievement.

Of course, the unrepentant critics of the Honourable Kennedy Agyapong have the right to ventilate their arousing disgust over the caption of this article. However, my humble advice to the fault-finding bandwagon is: there is no perfect human being on this planet. Indeed, we are all susceptible to human foibles or have defects in our characters, so why must we hastily pass judgement on others attitudes and behaviours?

While much of the world is engulfed in violence of one sort or another (whether violence in the home or on the street, exploitation, ecological destruction or war), a global network of individuals and organizations is committed to ending this violence in all of its manifestations. With individual signatories in 100 countries and organizational endorsements in 35 countries, each of these individuals and organizations works on one or more manifestations of violence in their locality and some of the organizations and networks have considerable national or even international reach.

Use of hyperboles, euphemisms, chiasmus, assonance, puns, personifications, oxymorons etc isn't a new phenomenon in political speeches, great leaders past and present use them to convey their message to suit the occasion the find themselves.The former President recently met his appointees and addressing them, well accepted he figuratively used " lame horse " to represent the NDC in its current situation and this simple statement which ironically received the loudest of applauses has been given different interpretations by people outside and inside his party.

One of the saddest parts of the Easter story occurred the night Jesus was arrested. His disciple Peter was stressed to the breaking point and fearful of the crowd. When the high priest's servant girl accused him of being a disciple of Jesus, he denied it. When the girl repeated her accusation to some bystanders, he denied knowing Jesus again. When others questioned him, the Bible says Peter "began to invoke a curse on himself, and to swear, 'I do not know this Man of whom you speak" (Mark 14:71).

The call for President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by Sheikh Aremeyaw, the spokesman of the National Chief Imam, to take a public stand on the purely private conduct and culture of homosexuality is quite understandable but grossly misplaced. Indeed, Ghanaian Muslim leaders would do better to pay sedulous attention to the perennial and systematic slaughtering of Egyptian Coptic Christians by their Muslim compatriots (See “Akufo-Addo Must Declare Stance on Homosexuality – Sheikh Aremeyaw” Starrfmonline.com / Modernghana.com 4/6/17).

Dear First Lady,
Peace from the Lord be unto you. It is with tremendous obligation to being of service to my people and nation that I have been moved to publish this second open letter to you since your husband assumed the reins of government.

Wife hunting, has interestingly been modified from a mere romantic craving, into a more complex form of informal recruitment. Candidates who scale through the first series of selection (from episodes of friendship, casual dating and even hookups) are ushered into the next round, with the accompanying tag name- "Wife Material."

Natural resources are seen as a very precious commodity that hardly depletes. The almost infinite nature of these resources is deemed to make countries that are ‘blessed’ with them very productive with a very stable economy. This phenomenon or concept has over the years only proved to be a concept.

We are not prophets, but we do foresee the danger ahead of NDC in 2020 elections, should former President Mahama return to contest as the flagbearer of the opposition NDC party. The mint to harshness, insults, backbiting, arrogance, and excess of corruption led NDC into opposition, but it appears a few of the NDC folks who are calling for the comeback of Mahama have not done any assessment on the massive defeat that engulfed the party in 2016 elections.

A major challenge faced by most of our political leaders for the past decade has been graduate unemployment. As a matter of fact, this issue has gained massive attention all over the country be it on radio, television stations, newspapers, markets and the likes.

The central promise of the Trump administration — the repeal and replacement of Obamacare — has failed. The central premise of the Trump administration — that Donald Trump is a brilliant negotiator — has been discredited. In the process of losing a legislative battle, Trump has lost the theory of his presidency.

I am shocked, that of all the trials our women have to endure in our chauvinist society, our gender minister, of all people, should find it necessary to justify the raping of women, if they just happen to be wearing a skirt an inch or so too short. And Ghanaian society, including women groups, have all kept quiet about it.

“It has emerged that some persons usually students who visit the Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo Region on excursion, allegedly had sex on the site, an act which is an abomination against the river god. According to Nana Effa Guakro, Kyeremanko Hene of Kintampo, he has publicly warned on several occasions the repercussions that this detestable act could bring as the gods are angered by the practice and frown upon it.

Elizabeth Atubiga was 14 years old and in in primary four, when her parents forced her from school to marry a man, she was betrothed to before she was born. Narrating her painful experience at one of the stakeholders' forums on child marriage at Nangodi in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region she said: 'My dream of becoming a lawyer was truncated because of child marriage.

Having read and listened to arguments on Nana Addo's number of ministers and their deputies especially by the NDC and some think tanks gives me the impression that they think Nana Addo is just one of those unscrupulous politicians who would come into government with the sole aim of milking the country dry. This mindset held by a section of Ghanaians about Nana's government is just ridiculous to say the least. It simply means they do not know the man Nana Addo and his passion about the Ghana project.

It was one Saturday afternoon, as I was relaxing on my bed and decided to follow some discussions on a High School Group chat on my phone. I got so engrossed in the discussion on the recent suicide committed by some youth in this past few weeks being passionately discussed. As much as many members were much worried, and felt how vulnerable members of their families and colleagues were, one thing I observed was their attempt to understand the aetiology of the “demon”, because the lack of understanding in itself poses a threat to them as future leaders.

A recent report from Equality Now titled ‘The World’s Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic’ offered a series of recommendations for strengthened laws to deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls. However, there is substantial evidence that legal approaches to dealing with violence in any context are ineffective.

WASHINGTON — Syria's civil war began six years ago this week as a popular revolt against the brutal regime of President Bashar Assad. Now a domestic uprising that has left an estimated 500,00 dead and millions homeless has morphed into a global war, sucking major powers into a conflict growing more volatile by the day.