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6 Things Happy People Never Do

Happy people do a lot of things.  They spend time expressing gratitude, cultivating optimism, practicing kindness, nurturing loving relationships, committing to meaningful goals, savoring life’s little pleasures, and so on and so forth. But they NEVER… 1.  Mind other people’s business. Forget about what others are doing.  Stop looking at where they are and what they have.  Nobody is doing ...

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IN THE HEART OF ASHANTI PREMPEH II STREET, ADUM KUMASI

Kumasi, fondly called the Garden City, is the cultural center of Ghana and Adum, its business district sits right in the heart of this city bursting with color, life, music and art. The central nerve of Adum is Prempeh II Street, a point of convergence of architecture, history, business and culture. I call it –wait for it –The Times Square ...

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7 Innovative Products From Africa You Should Know

African innovation is not yet getting the level of global recognition and support it truly deserves. The continent is brimming with a rising new generation of bold, creative-thinking innovators and entrepreneurs who are constantly inventing and developing new technologies that will simplify our daily lives and transform societies- technologies with global appeal and commercial viability in any part of the ...

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Scratch-card to check medicine is real

Fake medicines are a major problem in parts of Africa – but a mobile phone based scheme which allows patients – and doctors – to check drugs are real is expanding fast. With the M-Pedigree scheme, the customer scratches the medication package to reveal a code which they send to a free number. They then receive a text back that ...

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Africa : The curse of 1885

 See this map  It was created by young Swedish artist  Nikolaj Cyon, as a thought experiment. He tried to imagine what African countries would look like if colonization had not happened. Perhaps the most striking feature of this map, compared to the current situation is – no straight lines! Now that 2015 has started and we think about the problems ...

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Tips for (Potential) Entrepreneurs

After graduation most people consider finding a job or starting their own company. If that is you, here are some tips: Entrepreneurship is a skill you can learn Skills and behaviours of entrepreneurship can be learned. You can learn how to plan and strategise, how to attract, convert and retain clients and how to network and form partnerships. Be ready to ...

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Celebrating the woman who discovered Nigeria’s Ebola patient zero and curbed an outbreak

Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh spotted Nigeria’s first Ebola case in July 2014 but later died of the disease in August Few people have heard of Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, but many have her to thank for curbing the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria and preventing an epidemic of the disease in Africa’s most populous country. Dr Adadevoh is widely praised as ...

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Local Ghanaian Drinks

Palm wine is an important alcoholic beverage in West Africa where it is consumed by more than 10 million people. Palm wine can be consumed in a variety of flavours varying from sweet unfermented to sour fermented and vinegary alcoholic drinks. There are many variations and names including emu and ogogoro in Nigeria and nsafufuo in Ghana. It is produced ...

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How Ghana has reversed exodus of nurses

Ghana’s government has scrapped a controversial ban on newly qualified nurses travelling to find more lucrative employment abroad. They introduced it 10 years ago when the West African country was suffering from a shortfall of nurses as many headed off for better opportunities in the West. It began a scheme funding the education of nurses who then had to agree ...

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22 Most Beautiful Houses Made From Shipping Containers

Living in these days can mean a lot more that just having a shelter, food and clothing.  People have evolved a lot in the last 50 years and the trend is of an exponential growth. The differences between generations will be more significant than there are now. As a proof that people have already started to change their minds and ...

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