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Opinion: Embracing the Challenge – A Case for Africa’s Bright Future

– Advertisement – 2020 was tough not only for Africa and its people but the rest of the world and in no small measure. The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing aftermath of the virus, including the new strains that found their way into the continent in January this year has made 2021 begin in the manner of which nobody hoped. The year is already facing its own challenges which are natural progressions from the year before. As a trained medical doctor, a specialist in infectious diseases, and having vast experience in…

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Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: How to deal with the problem

– Advertisement – When it comes to maritime security, the west coast of Africa has been the subject of attention of the international community for a few years now. Nowhere in the world is the risk of pirate attacks as high as in the Gulf of Guinea. That is particularly problematic as the region is of big strategic importance in terms of transporting energy products. Despite the International Maritime Organization (IMO) raising concerns about the severity of the problem, coastal states have not been successful at eradicating piracy. West African…

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Government, media, and religious homophobia in Ghana

– Advertisement – On February 17, during the vetting of Adwoa Safo, the nominee for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mahama Ayariga the MP for Bawku Central asked whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are human. The question, accompanied by laughter in the background, made a mockery of queer lives and denied the humanity of a group of Ghanaians. As shown in the video, in response, the minister-designate referred to vague colonial code against “unnatural carnal knowledge” and sided with parliament in refuting the humanity of…

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Opinion: The reflections of a day-old Lesbian

As one would expect, I have done my fair share of introspection on the events of the past 24 hours (from February 24-25, 2021) and I can understand how anyone with subpar or at best average intellect would make the inference that was made from my earlier post. I did say I was grateful for the community of like-minded people I have by which I meant the feminist community on social media, other allies and friends I could call and vent to about some of the ludicrous arguments being made…

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Over 100 feminists solidarize with LGBT+ Ghanaians

– Advertisement – A group of over 100 Ghanaian feminists have announced their solidarity with “LGBT+ Rights Ghana and queer and transgender Ghanaians everywhere.” Members of the LGBT+ community in Ghana have come under serious attack following news of the commissioning of an office and work space for them in Ghana’s capital Accra. Ghana is a highly conservative and religious nation, which has driven support for anti-LGBT+ activities. But with a surge in attempts to resist the acceptability of the LGBT+community in Ghana, the group of Ghanaian feminists wrote a…

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16 Africans shortlisted for 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

– Advertisement – A low-cost water-powered ventilator, dissolvable bio plastic and 3D printed prosthetics are among the innovations chosen to receive crucial commercialisation support from the Royal Academy of Engineering after being shortlisted for its 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The Africa Prize recognises ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges and this year’s shortlist represents nine countries including, for the first time, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ethiopia and the Gambia. Six of the 16-strong shortlist are female innovators. Launched by the Royal Academy of Engineering in…

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High praise for Clegg at the launch of “My Media Journey”

– Advertisement – Robert Nii Arday Clegg, the Harvard Law School educated lawyer who garnered almost two decades of media experience in the past, launched his newest book, “My Media Journey” via Zoom and YouTube on Thursday, 11th February 2021. With a print length of 300 pages, the book has eleven chapters spanning a 19-year period from the days of the Presidency of Jerry Rawlings to Nana Akufo-Addo. In that period, he transitioned from a university campus radio sports analyst to a leading commercial radio morning show host. Kwaku Sakyi-Addo,…

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The 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians for 2020

– Advertisement – As part of its annual programme to celebrate and honour Ghana’s most hard-working youth, leading PR and rating firm Avance Media has published the sixth edition of the annual 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians ranking. The list which is centred on revealing the most hard-working youth features individuals who stood tall in their business and careers amidst the COVID- 19pandemic. Putting diversity into consideration, the list features young people from varied industries and sectors including Politics, Civil Society, Music, Business, Media, Science and Technology. Some of the…

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Activists push for better protection for African children online

– Advertisement – Digital activists have called for a safer and better internet that protects children when they get online. The month of February each year is dedicated for activism that promotes safe and positive use of digital technology for the children and young people. On Tuesday 9th February, the day set aside to discuss how to make the web a safe place for everyone especially children, activists demanded better strategies in realizing this. During a virtual forum to make the 2021 Africa Safer Internet Day, various speakers made a…

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Africa Business World 

The Best 5 Forex Broker For Africa In 2021

– Advertisement – Forex trading has been growing in popularity in the African continent for almost 5 years. This is evident from data that show countries like Nigeria, South Africa, and others experiencing an increase in online traders and trading activity. All of this has been achieved despite the sweeping regulations and challenges that have crept up over the years. The growth in Forex trading can be directly attributed to the success attained by the online brokerage and trading platforms, especially ones that provide their services to nations in the…

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