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Ghana is sitting on a mental health time bomb.

I've been saddened by reports of students committing suicide in Ghana. At least in one of the cases, stress and academic pressures were cited. As a country, many have shied away from discussing mental health issues even at home due to the stigma. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that about 650,000 Ghanaians are suffering from a …

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Changing Africa’s narrative, one PR campaign at a time

Famine, war, and drought are how many countries perceive Africa, and we need to change this, but how? The answer.....Social Media. Social Media is an excellent tool for spreading the word. We have seen how multi-billion dollar companies have used it. Driving even more business their way. So why shouldn't we be doing the same? …

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Pitching to journalists

For PR professionals who want to avoid journalists’ bins, perhaps you should get it right before making contact. Here are my top tips: Are you sure you have a story? Dear budding PRs, make sure you really understand what makes a story and understand what a journalist will see as an attractive scoop. Research Research. …

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Meet women in tech champion, ETHEL D. COFIE

Ethel Cofie is Founder of “Women in Tech Africa,” and CEO of Edel Technology, an internationally renowned IT Consulting firm. Ethel is a Ghanaian born, Yale graduate who is passionate about the originality and authenticity of creating an IT culture unique to Africa. She has famously said, “In the attempt to ‘copy and paste’ a Silicon Valley, we …

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Ghana Immigration Service Training School Opens IT centre

IOM Ghana and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have opened an information technology laboratory at the GIS Training School and Academy (ISATS) at Assin Fosu, Central Region of Ghana. A multi-donor partnership The project, designed to build GIS information technology capacity, was funded by the European Union (EU) through the Ghana Integrated Migration Management Approach …

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Kenya’s former first lady dies in a London hospital

Former Kenyan first lady Lucy Kibaki, has died in a London hospital. The controversial former first lady gained notoriety for slapping a cameraman in 2005 when she stormed the offices of a private media group in anger at the way a story about her had been reported. In a tribute to Mrs Kibaki, President Uhuru …

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World Bank appoints Ghanaian to head its East Africa, Asia and pacific regions

The World Bank has appointed Victoria Kwakwa as the new  Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific. Ms Kwakwa has since begun her tenure on April 15, 2016. Ms. Kwakwa was previously the World Bank’s Country Director for Vietnam, overseeing a multibillion-dollar lending portfolio and an innovative knowledge program, including the recently published Vietnam 2035 report. Before moving to Hanoi, …

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En mémoire de Papa Wemba

Le Congolais Papa Wemba est mort à la suite d'un  malaise, à l’âge de 66 ans Papa Wemba est né en 194. Considéré comme le roi de la rumba, Papa Wemba, est de son vrai nom Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba. Le décès de la star congolaise est survenu quelque 20 minutes après qu'il a chanté trois …

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