From barber to businessman• A persevering Ghanaian in China

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Mr and Mrs Ketu (middle with citation) with some officials of Ghana's Beijing Embassy
Mr and Mrs Ketu (middle with citation) with some officials of Ghana’s Beijing Embassy

He referred to himself as a hustler telling the young students in the audience that they were living in China in better times and nothing they were going through could compare to the difficulties he faced 19 years ago as a ‘nobody’.

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Living with cerebral palsy: The shock, agony and sacrifices

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Nobody wants to be weighed down with any kind of disease, and even experiencing a mild headache for a few minutes is unbearable for many people.

Yet, there are people who do not only have to live with a disease for life, but they are born with diseases that make it impossible for them to live normal lives. Continue reading “Living with cerebral palsy: The shock, agony and sacrifices”

A year after the June 3 twin disaster

By Edmund Smith-Asante, ACCRA

June 3
The Goil filling station after the disaster

It is already a year since Ghana experienced its worst disaster in the country’s history. Tagged as the June 3 twin disaster or the ‘Black Wednesday’, that day still brings painful memories to many Ghanaians, even those who did not lose loved ones or properties to the marauding floods and the raging inferno from the Goil filling station that burnt people alive.

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Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, other infrastructures change face of Accra

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Accra'a Airport City
Accra’a Airport City

Skyscrapers, modern architecture and glass buildings are springing up everywhere in the capital city, Accra. A casual tour of the city centre and other suburbs reveals a fast developing city with massive cranes of all colours at various construction sites all over the city.

Places worthy of note are the famed Airport City close to the Kotoka International Airport, where developers are outdoing each other with hitherto unseen architecture in the country.

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By Edmund Smith-Asante

Guinea fowlIt is not only a delicacy in the northern part of the country – it has become a national pride and has increasingly drawn many followers.

The guinea fowl, which is locally known as ‘akonfem’ in the Akan Language, is a very agile bird. However, it is not its swiftness that has gained it such popularity – it has been in the news severally.

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