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Bawumia strikes again; says it’s tragic that gov’t spokespersons don’t read

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Opposition New Patriotic Party is pressing on with his claims that government has borrowed $37 billion but can give evidence of $7billion worth of investment. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says a statement issued by government Wednesday to respond to his claims was founded on propaganda and deceit. Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah in a statement Wednesday ...

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Married at 16: How a story of young love gripped China

In China where many aspects of family life remains heavily regulated, a recent wedding held for two 16-year-olds reignited the debate on early marriage. Pictures of the baby-faced couple from Guangxi province in their wedding outfits went viral on social networks earlier this week. It prompted surprised comments online and in the mainstream media, not least because the legal marriage age in China is 20 for ...

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Ningo Prampram school girls trade sex for fish

Some female Junior High School (JHS) students of Ahwiam Basic School in the Ningo Prampam District of the Greater Accra region are trading their womanhood for fish due to hunger. The students, some of whom are expected to sit for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), said they got themselves in the situation because their parents failed to cater for them. Speaking to Joy News reporter, ...

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South Africa’s economy ‘in crisis’

The South African economy is 'in crisis' says the country's finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The comments came ahead of his Budget speech, in which he cut the country's growth forecast for 2016 to 0.9%, down from 1.7%. He conceded the economy is struggling with shrinking growth, 25% unemployment, and widespread poverty. The South African currency, the rand, which has halved over the past five years, fell as ...

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Komla Dumor Award 2016: Seeking a future star of African journalism

The BBC is seeking a future star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its second year. The winner will work with teams across BBC News in London for three months. Last year's winner, Nancy Kacungira, said: "I felt supported as a journalist from the continent, to tell the story I wanted to tell in the way that I felt it should be told." Applications close on 23 March 2016 at ...

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Meet Britain’s first ‘black and white’ identical twins

They have contrasting skin tones, eye colours and hair types. But remarkably, these two babies are actually identical twins. Amelia and Jasmine Appleby, who have just celebrated their first birthday, are thought to be the first 'black and white' genetically identical twins born in the UK. Despite coming from the same egg, the siblings look strikingly different and are often mistaken for step-sisters. Amelia ...

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Johnson & Johnson to pay £51m after woman death linked to baby powder

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay £51 million damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's baby power. In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis, US, awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox £7 million of actual damages and £44 million of punitive damages, according to the family's lawyers and court r ...

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Psychiatric hospitals starved of critical drugs for 3 years – Dr. Ohene

Mental health hospitals have been without drugs for the past three years and this has been a major setback to treatments of mental illness in the country, says Dr. Sammy Ohene, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Korle Bu Teaching hospital. The psychiatric expert said this has proven challenging because persons diagnosed with mental disorder could not be put on proper medication due to this lack. He said ment ...

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Mental Health Authority has not received a penny from gov’t -Dr. Ohene

Not a single penny from government has gone into the Mental Health Authority since it was set up in 2013, head of Psychiatry at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Dr. Sammy Ohene has revealed. After government passed the Mental Health Act, 2012 (Act 846) and named a Board in 2013, it has gone to sleep when it came to funding the operations of the Authority. “This might shock you…but that is just a fact,” Dr. Oh ...

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Ghana Connect panelists shred controversial ‘snoopy’ telcos bill

Parliament may have bought some time to allow for extensive consultation and deliberation on the controversial Telecommunications Bill, but it does need extra effort to convince a lot more Ghanaians to give up their civil liberties if it wants the bill to be passed without any hitch. On Joy FM's Ghana Connect program, two panelists Denis Armah and James Apedor shredded the Bill in its current form whilst fl ...

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