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I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in. -Bill Gates   Africa has been identified as a major growth pole of the world with many business opportunities abound (from Senegal to the Horn of Africa, and from Alexandria to Cape Town). Apart from being the most endowed [...]

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By Francis Xavier Tuokuuand Billings Tanaa   “Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience.” Steve Burnett, the Burnett Group   In today’s world, obtaining information is important to knowledge acquisition and the development of every facet of life. Unlike in the past where it took people several days and months to obtain information about what was happening in other parts of the world and even around [...]

africa

“Europeans assume that, given the right knowledge and ideas, personal relations can be left largely to take care of themselves, and this is perhaps the most fundamental difference in outlook between Africans and Europeans.” Jomo Kenyatta, first president of Kenya, from his book Facing Mount Kenya, 1938.   Africa is not only a land of rich natural resources, but a land of rich culture dating back to the existence of the first man on earth [...]

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‘’ The urgency of the hour calls for leaders of wise judgment and sound integrity, leaders not in love with money but in love with justice; leaders not in love with publicity but in love with humanity; leaders who can subject their particular egos to the greatness of the cause’’. (Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.)   A World Bank Report in 2008 indicated that, “Only 1 out of 19 countries studied (Botswana) had adequate textbook [...]

education

”Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.” -Henry David Thoreau.   The saying is true that, ‘‘if you want to hide anything from an African, put it into writing (books)’’. Apart from the fact that there are generally high illiteracy rates in many African countries, [...]

agriculture

There is a great deal of passion attached to agriculture in Ghana. Tellingly and subtly known to almost every citizen, agriculture is the mainstay of Ghana’s economy. If there is one component that has over the years played a significant role in the socio-economic development of Ghana, then it is agriculture, as it employs more than 60% of the labour force of the country. Its importance to the socio-economic development of the country can therefore [...]

africa

 “The resources are there. It is for us to marshal them in the active service of our people. Unless we do this by our concerted efforts, within the framework of our combined planning, we shall not progress at the tempo demanded by today’s events and the mood of our people. The symptoms of our troubles will grow, and the troubles themselves become chronic. It will then be too late even for Pan African Unity to [...]

scientist

Dr. Fred McBagonluri, a Ghanaian scientist with Becton Dickinson and Co, a Fortune 500 Medical Devices Company, in the United States of America has come a long way from a very humble beginning in La Bawaleshie, East Legon, with heritage from Ollo, a village in the Upper West Region of Ghana to become one of the respected young scientists in the world.   He was born to David Mac-Bagonluri and Patience Mensah. He started his [...]

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Political unrest in many parts of Africa especially in the Sahelien Regions has been on the ascendancy in recent months. From Mali, Guinea Bissau, Niger, Sudan, South Sudan among others have seen various rebel groups carry out deadly attacks on legitimate governments which have rendered those nations among the failed states of the world.   According to Ambassador Chris Kpodo, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, these political upheavals in the sub-region can be attributed [...]

rawlings

Listening to former president Jerry John Rawlings on BBC Focus on Africa in far away Congo on the demise of Ghana’s president John Mills, makes one wonder whether ex-president Rawlings has lost his African values.   The African culture does not permit one to speak ill of the death no matter how evil the person was in his life time. This president Rawlings defied in his interview granted to BBC. In any case, Prof. John [...]

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