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Opinion: Déjà vu after Kenya elections

History now seems to be repeating itself and there is a real sense of déjà vu. In both previous elections, Odinga refused to accept the results. He went to court - and lost. Fearing outbreaks of violence, many Kenyans have already left the…
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[Opinion] On Death and Dying

One November, after a bout of coughing and flu-like symptoms, we were told that our mom had stage 4 cancer and ‘would not make it to Christmas’, a month away. The shock was immeasurable as she had survived breast cancer years before.
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Opinion: The Economics of Confusion in Ghana

Budget review. Two words that strike multiple feelings in the heart of a Ghanaian citizen. Interest, confusion, boredom. I am not suggesting our budget review is boring. Nor am I maligning the Minister of Finance’s character, performance or…
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Man swims to work every day to avoid traffic

When Benjamin David commutes to work, he doesn’t drive or bike or take public transportation—he swims. David starts each morning by packing his suit, shoes, and laptop into waterproof bag, putting on a swimsuit or wetsuit and rubber…
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Amazon founder is the world’s new richest man

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world's richest person, worth $90.7bn (£69bn). A 2.4% rise in Amazon shares on Thursday means Mr Bezos's wealth has now eclipsed the Microsoft co-founder by $700m, according…
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Ghana’s schools lack toilets – UNICEF

Schools in Ghana have been hit by a shortage of toilets and pit latrines which could affect the learning process of pupils, and a possible outbreak of disease. Only 2 out of 5 schools in Ghana have toilets or pit latrines and running water.…
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