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Minister for health attending high level UNAIDS meeting

Deputy Minister of Health, Victor Bampoe, is participating in a high level meeting in Geneva Switzerland, which is discussing the role men must play in fast-tracking an end to the AIDS epidemic. The UNAIDS Country Director, Mr Girmay Haile, is also in attendance at the meeting, which commenced on December 10, 2015 at the UNAIDS Head Quarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting will involve high level consul ...

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Smoking ‘linked to earlier menopause’

Women who are heavy or habitual smokers are more likely to experience the menopause earlier, a study suggests. The report, involving 79,000 women, showed those who smoked from the age of 15 went through the menopause on average 21 months earlier than women who did not smoke. The paper also found a weaker link with prolonged exposure to passive smoke. Experts say the study adds to growing evidence that toxin ...

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Sota and Abonya: Next stop for Citi FM’s help a Christmas child project

As an annual ritual, Citi FM will this year celebrate the “Help a Christmas Child Project” with children in Sota and Abonya, both in Accra on Boxing Day. Sota and Abonya are located in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region. This is the first time Citi FM is extending this gesture to children in the two communities. Residents of Sota are predominantly farmers; cultivating different types of c ...

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Two students drown in Cape Coast

The lifeless body of a student of Accra Academy, believed to be in his twenties was in the early hours of Monday found on the shores of Amanful, a fishing community near the Cape Coast Castle. According to an eyewitness, the deceased together with his friend were suspected to have drowned while swimming in the sea along the OLA – Cape Coast Castle shores on Sunday. The Bakaano Police in Cape Coast confirmed ...

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Soldier mourns death of kids, mum in Teshie accident

The father of the kids who were crashed to death by a hit-and-run driver in the company of their grandmother, has told Voice News he is deeply devastated by the loss of his children and mother. The children and their grandmother were killed by a commercial bus on Saturday December 12, 2015. The driver however absconded after the incident but the Police managed to arrest him later. The three  were reportedly ...

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Adomi Bridge to re-open this weekend

Commuters on the Accra-Ho road can heave a sigh of relief following news the iconic Adomi Bridge is expected to be reopened to traffic this Saturday. According to the Asuogyaman District Chief Executive, Apim Darko, work on the bridge is near completion and workers are putting finishing touches to it ahead of this weekend. “I can confirm that work is almost complete. About last week we had a site meeting an ...

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Standard Chartered Bank staff march against HIV [Photos]

The Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Kweku Bedu-Addo, has called for an intensification of the fight against HIV/AIDS as the rate of infection among young people appears to be rising in recent times. According to Mr. Kweku Bedu-Addo, beyond the creation of awareness, there is the need to focus on the avoidance of discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. “The Standard Chartered ...

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Mahama touts ‘enviable’ achievements

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday touted the achievements made by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government since they took over the administration of the nation in 2009. The president touched on sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, security, transportation and energy. President John Dramani Mahama was addressing the nation in an event dubbed “Accounting to the People.” ...

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Eric Afful retains Amenfi West seat for NDC

The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Eric Afful has been elected as Member of Parliament for the Amenfi West Constituency in the Western Region. Eric Afful polled 15,809 votes representing 52.64 percent while his main contender who represented the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Derkye had 13,076 votes representing 43.54 percent. The Electoral Commission held a by-election in the area on Tuesd ...

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Afoko, Agyepong, Crabbe deserved suspension – NPP elder

A member of the National Council of Elders for the New Patriotic party, Dr Joe Amoako Tuffuor, has said the suspended members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) were not beyond expulsion from the party. Dr Amoako Tuffuor made these claims while responding to Kwame Mpianim who was earlier calling for unity within the party. Kwame Pianim, speaking to the media on Tuesday, insisted the NPP should move on from al ...

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