AFRICA

80% of HIV patients in Ghana are Christians – AIDS Commission

The Ghana AIDS Commission has revealed that Christians constitute about 80 per cent of Persons Living HIV (PLHIV) in Ghana. Officials attribute the trend to less active social mobilisation and community participation in the campaign on risk behaviours. Speaking at an event in to mark World Aids Day at Kwadaso …

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Photos: Man banished for impregnating daughter

Residents of Okofia, Otolo Nnewi in Anambra state have banished a man in his 60s for allegedly impregnating his daughter twice. In photos shared on Facebook, the elderly man, who is allegedly from Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area, had palm fronds tied on his neck. His daughter, who was carrying a baby, also …

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Teacher Unions sabotaging us with their strike – Govt

Government has described the ongoing strike by Teacher Unions as sabotage after their meeting with the unions ended inconclusively. Government’s meeting with the teacher unions to resolve the issue of legacy arrears did not end well, the PRO for the Education Ministry, Vincent Ekow Assafuah speaking to Joy FM accused …

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SHS closed over bedbugs

A piece of information gathered has it that the Students at Mayani Secondary School in Dedza have been sent home following the temporary closure of the institution due to an outbreak of bedbugs. The school, like many other schools in the country, was supposed to close this term on 21 …

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Chantan Zone Of COP Supports Experimental Schools

Chantan, Nii Okaiman and Israel Districts of the Church of Pentecost in the Kaneshie Area on Thursday, 5th December, 2019, visited and donated 100 bags of cement worth GHC 3, 100.00 to the Abeka Motorway Basic School and Chantan M. A. Experimental Basic School which share a common compound as …

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Teachers begin strike today over unpaid salaries

Teachers across the country’s public schools are this morning beginning a strike to demand payment of their salary arrears. Three unions, the Ghana National Association of Teachers(GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers(CCT) had earlier given Education officials a December 5, 2019 deadline to …

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Girls in rural areas forced to exchange sex for sanitary pads

Accessing Menstrual Management Products in rural parts of Ghana is still a challenge forcing many teenage girls to sometimes exchange sex for Sanitary pads. The high prevalence of poverty in rural parts of Ghana continues to worsen the plight of young girls who in desperate attempts to have menstrual hygiene …

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Kokofu D/A JHS closed down after assault on headteacher

The Kokofu D/A Junior High School near Goaso in the Ahafo region has been closed down temporarily following an assault on the headteacher a week ago. A group of young men and women stormed the school premises and assaulted the headteacher for canning a pupil of the school. According to …

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Tanzanian meat consumers told to consider animal welfare

A study has unveiled the likely health risks for meat consumers in Tanzania for failure to consider the animal welfare and food safety. This was disclosed yesterday by a representative of World Animal Protection, Dr Victor Yamo during the presentation of a report titled ‘consumers perception on animal welfare and …

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Drama as DSS operatives move to rearrest Sowore, Bakare

There was mild drama as about 15 operatives of the Department of State Service rearrested Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, after the Friday’s proceedings at the Federal High Court in Abuja. It was reported that operatives of the DSS invaded the courtroom to effect the …

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7 Policemen arrested over missing N800M from Govt House 0

Seven Police officers attached to the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Bayelsa State Government House, Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown were on Friday arrested over alleged involvement in the theft of N800million from the office. The alleged theft, which reportedly occurred on Wednesday night, was discovered on Thursday …

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Pastor commits suicide after Squandering church funds

A Nigerian pastor in Lagos has reportedly committed suicide following allegations that he diverted church funds for personal use. According to a local newspaper, the deceased, identified only as Bassey (49), was alleged to have taken his life early on Monday morning by slashing his throat with a knife. The …

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Church members burnt in Lagos pipeline explosion

Residents of the Gloryland Estate in the Isheri-Olofin, Igando area of Lagos State were thrown into panic on Thursday as a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded in the area. The fire, which started around 7.45am, was said to have killed one person, injured one other and …

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Governor of Kenya’s capital arrested on corruption charges

Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewellery and impromptu raps, on Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government’s much trumpeted anti-graft push. Chief public prosecutor Noordin Haji told a news conference the Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and his associates were …

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Nairobi: Six-storey building collapses; residents trapped

Scores of people are feared to be trapped after a six-storey building collapsed at Tassia estate in Embakasi Ward, Embakasi East Constituency on Friday. Nairobi Regional Police Commander Philip Ndolo confirmed the incident, saying a rescue operation is underway in the residential flat that came tumbling down on Friday morning, …

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Strike by teacher unions shocking and illegal – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is shocked at the decision by three teacher unions to embark on a strike on Monday over supposed delays in the payment of their arrears. According to GES, the industrial action declared by the teachers is illegal and ‘grossly an abuse of principle of good …

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GES shocked by ‘illegitimate’ Teacher Unions strike

The Ghana Education Service is shocked by the decision of three Teacher Unions to embark on a strike over the non-payment of salary arrears. The three Unions – Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH) – declared the …

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‘Barca’ Players Killed By Lightning

Messi-less lightning strikes Chiengi team, ECL mourns FIVE players, two of them brothers, from a local amateur football club with a famous name in Chiengi, Luapula, have been killed by lightning. The local community was plunged into mourning on Sunday when lightning struck a field the players were cultivating as …

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GNAT, NAGRAT, CCT declare strike over delay in releasing their arrears

Three Teacher Unions — the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) have declared a strike. The nationwide industrial action is expected to take effect from Monday, December 9, 2019. According to them, checks have revealed that …

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