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December 27, 2014 5:08 AM Why real change in Cuba won't come easy or fast

The historic agreement between Presidents Obama and Raul Castro has opened what Obama calls "a new chapter" in relations between the United States and Cuba, but we are still on the first page. The rest of the chapter remains to be written. What comes next? No one should expect things to change overnight. It took six years after President Nixon's historic 38 1

December 27, 2014 12:57 AM Parents advised to respect rights of children

Parents, chiefs and other stakeholders in youth development have been urged not to abuse the rights of children since it impacts negatively on their development. Mr Emmanuel S. Martey, Effutu Municipal Director of the National Youth Authority said this at the 8th Youth Right and Health Advocacy Assembly at Essuekyir, a suburb of Winneba. It was organised 4

December 26, 2014 10:04 AM Help transform nursing profession – Mahama

President John Mahama has challenged nursing training institutions to help transform the profession into a human centred-vocation, where attitude towards patients would be pleasant. President Mahama mentioned that attitude of nurses, which included verbal abuse and neglect of professional duties which sometimes resulted in avoidable deaths, was not in consonance 13

December 25, 2014 7:26 PM Can Cuba become the bread basket of North America?

(CNN) -- From the buzzing message boards on local social networking site Red Social de Cuba, to the hip campus of the University of Havana, young residents of the island are riding a wave of optimism following the historic announcement of a new deal with the U.S. on December 17. "I hope for new investments in different areas of our economy," says Pepe Nieto 47

December 25, 2014 7:17 PM What has become of UHAS after 3 yrs of existence

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), is one of the twin newest public universities established by the late President John Evans Atta Mills in 2012. The other being the University of Energy and Natural Resources, situated in the Brong-Ahafo Region. Its permanent campus, including the central administration, is situated in Ho. Indeed, it is the first 62

December 25, 2014 6:47 PM Cuban expresses appreciation to Ghana

Cuba has observed its 55 years anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations with Ghana, applauding government for showing solidarity to the Cuban Revolution and the release of the five Cubans incarcerated in US prisons for years. “Cubans never forget that Ghana was the first African country, south of the Sahara, to recognize the Cuban revolution 5

December 25, 2014 5:33 PM Help transform profession into human-centred vocation-President

President John Mahama, has challenged Nursing Training Institutions to help transform the profession into a human centred-vocation, where attitude towards patients would be pleasant. President Mahama mentioned that attitude of nurses, which included verbal abuse and neglect of professional duties which sometimes resulted in avoidable deaths, was not in consonance 24

December 24, 2014 8:10 PM Nigeria Assembly To Approve Another Aircraft Purchase Budget

In the 2015 budget he presented, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has requested funds for another aircraft, asking the National Assembly to approve the purchase. The budget plan was presented in Abuja last week by the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Sahara Reporters recalls that it will be Jonathan’s 4th purchase of this kind since 5

December 24, 2014 8:05 PM Ebola and funds

The leading international lender is in news but for allegedly contributing to the spread of Ebola. Three West African states blamed the International Monetary Fund for delaying funds that could, otherwise, have helped streamline essential operations against the dreaded disease. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea — where the virus was discovered — say lack of financing 6

December 24, 2014 4:00 PM Ebola plays Scrooge on Sierra Leone's Christmas

While the Ebola epidemic is slowing in neighboring Liberia — once ground zero for the deadly virus — Sierra Leone is now the hardest hit by cases of the disease in West Africa: more than 7,000 confirmed cases and 2,200 deaths, as of Sunday, according to the World Health Organization. While the Ebola epidemic is slowing in neighboring Liberia — once ground 19