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Health officials intensify public education on CSM in UER

Health officials in the Upper East Region (UE/R) have announced their readiness to contain the spread of the Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Senior High Schools and among the general public as they begin intensive public education in the region.   Dr Winfred Ofosu, Regional Director of Health Services in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said all health facilities in the region were stoc ...

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BoG Governor concealing data on economy – Adongo

Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has accused the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison, of massaging data on the economy to conceal the true state of affairs. He mentioned the governor's pronouncements on the cedi depreciation, the debt stock and growth figures as instances where Dr Addison has waded into "propaganda" rather than staying neutral as required of a central ...

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Jerusalem ‘should be Palestinian capital’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged leaders of Muslim nations to recognise Jerusalem as the "occupied capital of the Palestinian state". Addressing a summit of the Organisation for Islamic Co-operation, he said the US decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital was "null and void". Mr Erdogan also again accused Israel of being a "state of terror". Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said th ...

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Egyptian singer jailed over banana video

A court in Egypt has reportedly jailed for two years a singer who appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana. Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known professionally as Shyma, was arrested last month after the video sparked outrage in the conservative country. On Tuesday, she was found guilty of inciting debauchery and publishing an indecent film, local media said. The video's d ...

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Olele threatens to quit national team

Ghana goalkeepers' coach Richard 'Olele' Kingson is ready to leave his role if the judicial body of football association does not serve justice in a case involving his club Emmanuel FC. The 39-year-old appears incensed by the course of the case thus far. In an earlier interview, he revealed sensing calculated attempts to deny his second tier side promotion to the first division. “I’m ready to follow this is ...

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Police officer, 6 others nabbed for peddling narcotics

Seven persons, including a police officer, have been arrested by police in Wa in the Upper West Region, for alleged extortion and narcotics peddling. The men were apprehended after one of the suspects led a team of policemen to their hideout. Addressing the media on Thursday, the Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Boapeah Okyere, said the police found the suspected narcotic substances after a search ...

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G-strings trigger vaginal infections

Women, especially the youth who are in the habit of wearing skimpy underwears known as G-strings or thongs excessively, are at risk of contracting vaginal infections, a medical expert has cautioned. A Gynaecologist at Healthlinks Medical clinic, Dr Clarence O. Addo-Yobo in an interview with The Mirror noted that the infections, if not treated could result in unpleasant discharge, pains, swelling and likely ...

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Secondhand fridges dangerous to your health – Energy C’ssion

Ghanaians must reduce their insatiable taste for secondhand fridges due to the health hazards those fridges pose, Samuel Frimpong, Associate Programmes Officer and Media Relations Director for the Energy Commission, has said. According to him, some of these secondhand fridges are used for laboratory purposes in the countries where they are manufactured. He noted that laboratory tools and other gadgets were ...

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2,300 Goldfields workers go to court over dismissals

About 2,300 workers of Goldfields Ghana Limited have sued the company over its plans to sack them due to the short lifespan of its Tarkwa mine. Per the lawsuit initiated on their behalf by the Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU) at the Labour Division of the Accra High Court, Goldfields had informed the workers that they would be served with termination letters by yesterday, December 12, 2017. The notice to ser ...

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Drunkards Assoc. holds congress Dec 23

The Ghana Drunkards Association has served notice to its members that it would hold this year’s congress on December 23 at Accra Newtown near the Malata market. According to the President, Moses Drybone, the theme of the congress is: “Creating jobs through responsible drinking”. The official drink for the Christmas festivities will also be announced at the meeting. Below is the full statement: Read details ...

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