Sunday, November 19, 2017

Resign Or Face Impeachment – Mugabe Told

Zimbabwe's ruling party has told Robert Mugabe that he must resign as president of the country by midday on Monday, or face impeachment.

The ultimatum given to the veteran leader, who has been in power for 37 years, came five days after the military seized power and placed Mugabe under house arrest.

The embattled 93-year-old leader has so far appeared resistant to demands to step down, but is increasingly running out of options.

On Sunday, the ruling ZANU-PF party dismissed Mugabe as its leader and also expelled his wife, Grace, from its ranks.

It said if Mugabe does not resign by midday on Monday, then it will commence impeachment proceedings when parliament resumes on Tuesday.

Members also voted to name the sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom Mugabe fired on November 6, as new party leader.

'Let the old man resign and go home'

In opening remarks at ZANU-PF's Central Committee meeting, Obert Mpofu, the minister of home affairs who chaired the gathering, blamed First Lady Grace Mugabe and her allies for taking advantage of the veteran leader.

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More Women Reporting Diabetes In Ho

Mrs Gifty Nkansah, the Nurse in charge of the Ho Municipal Hospital Diabetic Centre, has expressed concern over the rise in the number of women reporting for diabetes at the Centre.

She said averagely, the Centre records 30 women to four men seeking healthcare services and described the situation as worrying.

Mrs Nkansah was addressing a symposium on diabetes for women in the Municipal area to raise awareness on the disease in celebration of the World Diabetes Day held on the 14th of November every year.

The symposium, which was preceded by health screening, was held under the theme: "Women and diabetes-Our right to a healthy future", and had help from the Ho Sentinel Lions Club and some pharmaceutical companies.

Mrs Nkansah said that Type Two diabetes was the commonest among women and called for help to stem the trend.

She said unhealthy lifestyles and poor diet accounted for many diabetic cases and advised women to be cautious, especially those with family histories.

Dr Peter Adatara, Healthcare Management, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), said because of the biological makeup of women, they were more prone to the disease and at high risk of developing complications such as heart diseases and blindness.

He advised diabetic patients to seek early and regular medical attention to reclaim their health.

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Government Must Expedite Work On Eastern Corridor Road - Catholic Bishops

The Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) has called on government to speed up work on the construction of the Eastern Corridor road.

The Conference noted that the stretch was in deplorable state and asked government to prioritize its completion.

These were contained in a communiqué issued at the end of its Annual Plenary Assembly held in Ho.

The communiqué said the poor state of the road posed enormous health and development implications, with challenges to economic growth and must not be delayed any further.

...Lives of motorists, traders and tourists are in danger," it said calling for the road to be fixed in time.

The communiqué also urged government to intervene in Togo's political crisis to ensure the safety of Ghanaians in Togo and along the border.

It also appealed to the citizenry to treat refugees from Togo with love and warmth.

The Conference expressed concerns over the country's sanitation situation, the galamsey menace, corruption, incidence of sexual abuse, mob injustice and activities of nomadic herdsmen.

It urged the security agencies to rise to the occasion and disengage land guards and vigilante groups to forestall future challenges.

The Bishops commended government for its free Senior High School policy and called for help from stakeholders.

The conference, which was held under the theme, "Integral Pastoral Care for the Family in the light of Amoris Laetitia, discussed emerging trends in the Ghanaian family, including increasing cohabitation and other sexual unions and underscored the need for help for young families, especially those with people living with disabilities.

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Ghana Seeks To Host AU Space Centre

The government had initiated moves for the African Union (AU) Space Centre to be sited in Ghana.

This was announced by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the 20th graduation ceremony of the All Nation University College (ANUC) at Koforidua on Saturday.

The University is the first University in Sub-Saharan Africa to design and build a ground space station that communicates with satellites that crosses the air space of West Africa.

The institution is also the first to design, build and launch the first satellite for Ghana.

The theme for the graduation ceremony was: Celebrating Ghanas lead in Africans space science research and development.

The President said Ghana cannot develop without advancing in science, technology and mathematics hence government initiated educational reforms to support expand the science, technology and mathematical base of the country.

Nana Akufo-Addo said to boost research in the country, government has voted one per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country into the national research fund and promised to increase it to two per cent in the long term.

He congratulated the university for its efforts in space science and directed the Minister of Education to speed up the work on the granting of the Presidential Charter to the ANUC.

Nana Susubiribi Krobea Asante, Omanhene of Asante Asokore and the guest speaker, said his failing hope in the industrialization of Africa was rekindled with the launching of the first satellite of Ghana by the ANUC.

He said the second issue that rekindled his hope was the announcement by President Akufo-Addo when he was an opposition leader that when voted into office, he will launch the industrialization of the country and with this he won the elections.

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Look Beyond Government Employment - Dr Joyce Aryee

The University of Ghana (UG) has held its congregation for more than 200 graduates in the College of Education on Saturday with the call on them to look beyond depending on government to provide jobs for them.

Reverend Dr Joyce Aryee, the President of the Bible Society of Ghana, who made the call, said the countrys economy was not immune from the numerous challenges facing the global economy and Government may not provide jobs for all the masses graduating annually.

She said students who have had the benefit of studying at the graduate level and have been trained by some of the finest academics and best minds the country has, should go out, explore the possibilities and plan well to succeed.

She said some of the most notable people in society today did not have the opportunities many graduates have had.

Dr Aryee, who also the Founder and Executive Director of Salt and Light Ministries, said there are people who have made it even in this tough economy like Kwame Despite of the Despite Group, Michael Agyekum Addo of KAMA Industries Limited, Kwame Ofosu Bamfo of Sikkens, Madam Justina Baidoo of the Adom Mbroso Company Limited and countless others.

She said these people, who have become titans in their respective fields, were able to make it because they made the most of the opportunities available to them, stepped out of their comfort zones, followed their passion and did not give up when they experienced failure and difficulties.

Wherever you find yourself, whether in academia, in public service, in the corporate world, or starting up your own business, I urge you to always strive to do the very best you can, she said.

Dr Aryee urged the graduates to be strong in their faith, and put God first in everything they do.

Try to stand on your own two feet, but know that there is nothing wrong with seeking help when needed from your families, friends and mentors, whom I believe will gladly help you and stand by you as you embark on your individual journeys.

Be strong and hold onto your values, as you go out and take your place in the world. I am sure that very soon, we will be celebrating your successes, she said.

On his part, Professor Kwame Offei, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs, on behalf of Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the Vice-Chancellor, said in line with the Universitys vision to position itself as a world-class research-intensive university over the next decade, a strategic plan was launched in 2014 to serve as a roadmap towards attaining the vision.

He said in the 2017/2018 admission cycle, the University admitted 14,129 students to the various programmes run on the main Campus, Korle-Bu Campus, and Accra City Campus and by distance learning.

He said the number comprised 11,707 undergraduates and 2,421 graduate students and that those numbers included 389 international/visiting students from across the world.

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MPs Schooled On Relevance Of GMOs

Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs were on Friday sensitised on the importance of biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they could facilitate the advancement of the national economy.

They were taken through topics such as ‘Agricultural Biotechnology Research and Commercialisation: What are we doing in Ghana , ‘Biotechnology and the Making of Biotech/Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), ‘Policies and Socio-economic issues on Biotechnology: Concerns and Hopes for Ghana, ‘Modern Biotechnology Regulations, ‘Global Status of Biotech and Trade and ‘Ghana Biosafety Regulations and Laws.

The workshop, organised by the National Biosafety Authority, is aimed at enhancing the knowledge and understanding of parliamentarians on Draft Biosafety and Biotechnology Regulations, in order to promote effective discussions and debate on the floor of Parliament when it comes before the House.

Mr Eric Okoree, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Authority, in his welcome address, said GMOs had made immense contributions in the life of humanity across the globe, therefore the best strategy to ensure safe usage of GMO products in Ghana was to regulate them.

Professor Victor Agyeman, the Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, said the world was changing rapidly technologically, therefore as a country, we need to approach how to address health and safety issues differently.

He said hitherto, insulin was taken from animals and placed in humans but there were complaints about its safety, therefore insulin was taken from animal and placed in plants and refined before giving it to humans.

He said for the survival of mankind, we need to take drastic measures to include biotechnology in improving animal and plant products as well as in every aspects of human life.

Prof. Agyeman noted that, other developed countries like Japan, India, USA and others, were applying biotechnology to improve agriculture productivity, health delivery, pharmaceutical products and other aspects of their lives.

Research drives development and until we change our attitudes towards GMOs and biotechnology, we will continue using our scarce resources to import basic goods like rice and maize.

We need to promote science and research in the interest of national development, he emphasised.

Prof. Agyeman said in America for instance, scientists had developed a technology that could identify genetic defects in foetus, therefore, they could remove it to correct the defects before the foetus develops into a full grown baby.

If this thing had happened in Ghana, we will say it is God who created it so lets leave it, but biotechnology requires some level of interventions and we need to do research to get the result before we talk about ethical considerations, we need to have a rethink about biotechnology as a country, he said.

Dr Vivian Oduro, a Senior Research Scientist at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, said plant breeders could take genes of different crops to cross breed in order to produce new crop breeds, which could be disease resistant, with enhanced protein content and high yields.

She said scientists undertake risk assessment before one particular crop breed was accepted and promoted for cultivation, saying; Genetic modified crops often produce higher yields than conventional ones.

Dr Oduro said promotion of GM crops would increase yields of farmers and, therefore, wouldnt spend financial resources to buy pesticides to spray insects because GM crops could resist insects infestations.

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Africa Renews Commitment To Reduce Maternal Mortality

The 2017 Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA), was held, in Accra, on Friday, with a call on all African governments to strengthen interventions to end maternal and newborn deaths by 2030.

Ghanas First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who was the Guest of Honour at the event, said the current high national maternal mortality rate of 319 per 100,000 live births was unacceptable.

No woman should die giving birth to another, and they must all receive equal services no matter where they reside, the First lady emphasised.

She urged all African countries to work hard, and approach the issues as national emergencies because doing business as usual would not work.

She urged the countries to strengthen their collaborations with local leaderships, engage Parliamentarians to make maternal mortality a priority to commit more resources to address the issues.

She commended the African Union for initiating CARMMA, which has since 2009 worked towards the acceleration of the availability and use of universally accessible quality health services, including those relating to sexual and reproductive health, to reduce maternal mortality.

The day was also used to launch the 2017 Continental CARMMA Evaluation Report.

It was attended by high level government officials from neighboring States, the African Union Commissions leadership, representatives of the United States and Canada, the UN Agencies championed by the UNFPA, Civil Society Organisations as well as the media.

The event was preceded by week-long activities involving high-level meetings on building strategies and on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), an outreach programme, a community durbar, Panel discussions, interactions with victims, vulnerable people and a gala night.

These were organised by the African Union in partnership with the UNFPA, Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service.

The conferences and meetings presented a tall list of evaluations on the performance of CARMMA since its institution eight years ago, and members reaffirmed the need for renewed commitment in Africa to accelerate efforts towards the elimination of FGM, maternal and newborn deaths as well as other violations of the rights of females.

Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, presented the adopted recommendations from the delegates and stakeholders at the High Level Ministerial Meeting on Female Genital Mutilation.

The delegates called for an African Union Head of State and Government resolution and continental campaign on the elimination of FGM to facilitate coordinated voices, efforts, resources and reporting to win the fight.

They urged the African Union Commission to intensify efforts to document and report on the status of harmful practices on the continent, particularly FGM.

They also called on the Specialised Mechanism of the Union, including the Banjul Commission, which was tasked with monitoring Member States adherence to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Right, to make FGM a key Member States reporting indicator Commission.

The delegates asked Member States to intensify efforts towards building strong legal frameworks that promoted gender equality and punished the practice of female genital mutilation, including prosecuting individuals and groups facilitating the excision of new-born and young girls.

They also recommended the rolling out of ethical standards and guidelines for the medical community, including dedicated training and capacity building for the healthcare providers in countries with high prevalence, to address the problem medicalisation of FGM.

They said where non-existent, members should establish a recurring budget-line and commit to make budgetary allocations to help efforts to eliminate FGM, including judicial programmes and health services.

The delegates tasked the African Union Commission to work towards increased coordination on programming and resources in efforts to eliminate harmful practices such as child marriages and ensure partners and stakeholders prioritised building and facilitating community ownership of programmes and action.

They welcomed Member States pledge to recommit to addressing gender inequality, protecting and empowering young girls and women within the context of Africas Agenda 2063; and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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FDA Arrests Fake Drug Peddlers At Madina

The Food and Drugs Authority in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service and other stakeholders have arrested 16 fake drug peddlers along the Madina Zongo Junction stretch.

The sixteen, all Nigeriens, were arrested on Thursday night by the team for selling unregistered and unauthorized drugs to the public.

Mr James Lartey, Communications Director FDA, said the exercise was to clamp down on people who have taken to the streets of Accra selling unregistered drugs including Tramadol and unapproved aphrodisiacs among others, to the public.

He said the swoop forms part of a five-day workshop organised for members of the security agencies, the Judiciary, the media and the FDA.

Mr Lartey said Tramadol has become a worrying trend to the FDA in recent times because not only are the youth abusing the drug,but the wrong milligrams are being sold to the public hence the need to confiscate all such drugs.

Tramadol is a pain killer, which the FDA has approved the 50 and 100 milligrams. But we are reliably informed that people are selling the 200 milligrams on the market which is a danger to all.

These medicines that are selling have not been registered by the FDA and are not supposed to be sold on the market

Mr Lartey said the FDA has previously embarked on similar exercises and would continue to do so until they are sure that such products were out of the market and appealed to the public to be watchful of such products.

He said the culprits have been handed over to the police for the necessary action to be taken.

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I'm Lobbying To Get AU's Space Agency HQ In Ghana - Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his administration is lobbying for the headquarters of a yet to be established space agency by the African Union (AU) to be situated in Ghana.

The president said, "The African Union is in the process of setting up a space agency for the whole of Africa. This is a very ambitious and laudable project.

That is why I have directed the Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation under the leadership of the world acclaimed Ghanaian scientist, Professor Frimpong Kwabena Boateng to express strongly Ghanas readiness to host the agency and mobilize help to that end.

President Akufo-Addo made the revelation at the 20th graduation ceremony of the All Nations University College in Koforidua today, [Saturday]. The school recently launched the GhanaSat 1which was developed with help from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The successful GhanaSat 1 was embedded with low and high resolution cameras to take pictures of Ghana and provide data that can be used to monitor the coastal areas of the country.

President Akufo-Addo commended the school for the project saying, "On the occasion of your 20th congregation and graduation ceremony, I come here today with the sense of pride in view of your recent achievement in launching GhanaSat1 into space.

Indeed your achievement has put Ghana on the map of nations that are venturing into space."

The president further indicated that his decision to lobby for the headquarters to be constructed in Ghana, was due to the successful launch of the GhanaSat 1.

"Clearly, I was motivated to take that decision partly as a result of your successful launch of GhanaSAT1.

You achieve this through hard work, dedication and collaboration with partners at home and abroad, especially your Japanese counterparts. Such an achievement can come about only through the use of technology," he added.

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Disaster Looms At Ablekuma, Kasoa, Ofankor Because Of Building On Hills

Residents of some communities in Accra and Kasoa Tollbooth have been alerted to a possible landslide disaster, similar to the one that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone in August this year.

The Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) gave the warning and said: The circumstances that led to the Sierra Leonean situation are not different from what is happening today in Ghana around the Kasoa Tollbooth, Ablekuma, NIC and Ofankor all in the Greater Accra Region.
Delivering the 48th Presidential Address of the institution in Accra last Thursday night, the President of the institution, Mrs Carlien Bou-Chedid, said human activities, including quarrying and construction, had affected the aforementioned areas to the extent that they had become vulnerable.

She said a similar situation existed on the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Freetown, where the flooding occurred recently.

The GhIE presidential address, on the topic: Sustainable development: an illusion without disaster risk management, touched on a wide variety of issues, including flooding, tidal waves, challenges in the construction industry and earthquakes and their mitigation measures.

Collapse of buildings

On the issue of buildings collapsing, the President of GhIE said buildings and other structures revealed similar problems, adding that when it came to the monitoring of those structures; building inspectors were often blamed when failures occurred

A careful examination of the various incidents of such failures consistently reveals that failures have occurred because unqualified personnel have been engaged in design or construction and very often, both.

The onus for ensuring that the right things are done must be put squarely in the hands of the developer.

All structures must be designed and supervised by relevant engineering practitioners who must sign off at every important stage and documentation must be maintained for periodic audits by the Engineering Council. Thus, for example, when the foundations are exposed, the relevant engineering practitioner must inspect and certify, Mrs Bou-Chedid said.

The dangers

The Daily Graphic of June 19, 2015, drew public attention to dangers at the Kasoa Tollbooth in a story in which the Deputy Director of the Geological Survey Department, Dr Thomas Kwasi Adu, raised red flags about a major catastrophe awaiting to happen in the area if the massive development going on in the settlement was not controlled.

In that publication, Dr Adu said given that the area was a highly prone earthquake zone, unpredictable rainfall patterns and days of continued rain could spell doom for communities at the edge of the mountain and, to some extent, those on top of it.

On a visit to the area, this paper saw a gaping hole from the quarrying activities from where volumes of water from the mountain wash down sediments onto the road whenever there is a heavy rainfall.

If it rains continuously and the mountain soaks so much, we can have a major landslide and all those buildings close to the mountain will end up in a disaster, he said.

Dr Adu, who questioned the rationale behind issuing building permits for the construction of houses and churches in the area, said such development amounted to provoking nature.

People building close to the hill should be checked. We have to learn from other countries. Anytime there is a landslide, the people who go first are those close to mountains.

They should have left some buffer at the edge of the hills so that when it is flooded, the force will reduce by the time it gets to the permissible zone to reduce the impact.

From that side to Nyanyanor is a major earthquake zone, so if you are on the zone and you have built close to a steep mountain, you are endangering your life, he emphasised.


In the absence of proper drainage in the settlements, running water and mud from the hills create deep gullies and end up on the road.

Meanwhile, the development in the area is stripping the land of its vegetative cover.

Experts say the soil in the area is loose, making the area susceptible to erosion.

A section of the mountain, which became a major source of gravel for the construction of the Mallam-Kasoa road, has, over the years, been taken over by sand winners and people who make a living at a nearby quarry.


The area is not new to mudslides. In June 2013, loose parts of the mountain fell and blocked the Kasoa-Weija portion of the road after a downpour, resulting in a traffic jam for hours.

On June 14, 2015, a similar incident happened, causing a massive mudslide that took days to clear.

Apart from the houses competing for space, churches have also sprung upâ€"the biggest among them being the Great Fire Pentecostal International Ministry, popularly known as Bonegas Church.

The churchs temporary structure, which has a capacity to accommodate more than 2,000 worshippers, sits less than 100 metres from the mountain.

With those scenarios probably in her mind, Mrs Bou-Chedid observed that man-made hazards such as soil degradation could often seem inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, especially when they were compared to natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods.

Their significance is often only fully appreciated when they are involved in a multi-hazard event triggered by a natural disaster. The August 14, 2017 landslide in Sierra Leone was triggered following three days of torrential rains, Mrs Bou-Chedid, the first female president of the GhIE, said.

According to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), there were also threats of landslides in all the regions of Ghana except the three northern ones.

Landslides in the past

March 5, 2005

The entire Afram Plains District and part of the Kwahu South District were cut off from the rest of the country as a result of a landslide at Kam, a village near Pitiku Junction in the Eastern Region, following a downpour.

The first landslide in the area occurred in 1972.

June 20, 2010

A downpour triggered a landslide on the Peduase-Water Works road, a stretch of the Pantang-Mamfe dual carriageway in the Eastern Region.

The landslide occurred close to a two-storey building on the edge of a rocky mountain, blocking part of the road.

October 6, 2010

A landslide that occurred during another downpour at Adukrom-Yensi in the Eastern Region killed three persons and destroyed many properties.

October 25, 2012

Twenty acres of cocoa farms were destroyed at Wassa Asikuma and Wassa Nkran in the Prestea / Huni Valley District in the Western Region following a heavy rainfall which affected 60 cocoa farmers.

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Tyrese Wins in Court, Judge Grants 50/50 Custody of Daughter

Tyrese just scored a big victory in court after a judge denied his ex's request for a permanent restraining order which would have severely restricted the actor's access to his daughter, Shayla.

The judge ruled Tyrese and Norma Gibson will get 50/50 joint custody beginning in January. 

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Aseye Amanda Dzokoto wins 2017 Face of GirlEmpowered Business Pageant

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CEO of Mimi rsquo;s Touch and National Service Personnel, Aseye Amanda Dzokoto has been crowned the first winner of Ghana rsquo;s 1st business pageant dubbed Face of GirlEmpowered (FOGE). Unlike several other pageants, Face of GirlEmpowered was created to equip participants with requisite entrepreneurial and business skills to enable them kick-s ...

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Mahama Mourns Asempa FMs KABA

Former President John Mahama, has joined Ghanaians to eulogize the late Asempa FM presenter, Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong, popularly known as KABA.

John Mahama, who encountered the journalist many times while serving in office, said he was shocked to receive the news about his passing.

In a Facebook post on Saturday evening, John Mahama expressed his condolence to the family of the former broadcaster and the media fraternity.

A sad day for us all. Received the shocking news of the passing of KABA. My condolences to the family, MBG and the media fraternity, he posted on his Facebook wall.

The host of Asempa FMs late afternoon political show, ‘Eko Sii Sen passed away during the early hours of Saturday, November 18, 2017.

The cause of his sudden death is unclear, but there are reports he may have suffered some form of attack from a health condition.

A statement from his employers, Multimedia Group, said their Chief Executive Officer, Kwasi Twum, led management and staff of the Group to his residence shortly after the news of his death.

About KABA

KABA has been with Asempa FM since 2008. Prior to joining the Multimedia Group, KABA had worked with Top Radio from 2004 â€" 2008.

The broadcaster was a trained teacher at the University of Cape Coast after which he moved to the Ghana Institute of Journalism for Communications Studies.

He later enrolled at the University of Ghana to study Political Science. KABA had also hosted Adom TVs Morning Show on Multi TV.

The ace broadcaster, was among a group of selected senior journalists, who joined the President at the Flagstaff House this year, to query him questions about vital national issues.

He married Valentina Ofori Afriyie [in June 2016], a staff of Accra-based Class FM, who had moved from Radio Gold.

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Incredible PHOTOS From Serena Williams Wedding

Serena Williams‘ bridal style was a total Grand Slam.

The tennis champion, 36, married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 34, in a fairy tale dress that showed her love of fashion â€" and surely made close friend Anna Wintour very proud.

Click link for more photos

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

'Proliferation Of Private Universities Affecting Its Quality'

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President of the Presbyterian University, Ghana, is urging the government to put a ceiling on the establishment of new private universities in the country unless the ones willing to offer specialized programs of study. Rev.Professsor Emmanuel Adow Obeng says the business of running private universities has become daunting because public u ...

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David Cassidy in Critical Condition with Organ Failure

David Cassidy is in the hospital in an induced coma in vital condition -- his organs are shutting down, and as one source put it, "It's looking grim."

We're told David was rushed to a Florida hospital 3 days ago ... and his condition has been worsening since his admission.

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President Akufo-Addo Mourns Asempa FM´s KABA

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed shock over the news of Asempa FM´s late afternoon show host Kwadwo Asare-Baffuor Acheampong popularly known as KABA.

In a Facebook post the President wrote ¨Shocked by the news of KABAs death. Undoubtedly one of the most talented journalists of his generation. Condolences to his wife, family and Multimedia. #RIPKABA¨

The radio presenter was confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Brief profile about KABA

KABA was host of Asempa FM's political talk show, 'Ekosii Sen'. Prior to joining the Multimedia Group, KABA had worked with Top Radio from 2004 â€" 2008.

He got married to radio presenter, Valentina Ofori Afriyie in 2016 at Santasi in Kumasi and has a seven month old daughter with her.

He had his second cycle education at the Techiman Senior High School in the Brong Ahafo Region and completed in 1999.

He pursued Advanced Broadcast Journalism - Print and Broadcast at the Ghana Institute of Journalism and completed in the year 2005 and further enrolled on an Educational course at the University of Cape Coast and completed in 2007.

As a strong anti-corruption campaigner, he used his show to campaign against corruption.

He recently won the Radio Talk Show Host of the Year award at the 2017 RTP Awards.

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Plans To Rename Tamale Sports Stadium After Aliu Mahama Commendable

Mr Akilu Sayibu, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), commended plans by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to rename the Tamale Sports Stadium in memory of the late Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, announced late last month that the Tamale Sports Stadium would be renamed the Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, in honour of the late Vice President of the Republic and in fulfillment of a campaign pledge made in the run up to the December 2016 elections.

Commending the president for such a move, Mr Sayibu stated that the gesture by the president if implemented would not only portray President Nana Addo as a man of his words, but also keep the memory of the late Aliu Mahama alive not only in Northern Ghana but also within the sporting circle for his immense contributions to its development.

According to the GEPA deputy CEO, the late Aliu Mahama who is a founding member of former Ghana Premier League (GPL) side, Real Tamale United (RTU), was a sports enthusiast and also supported a lot of budding sports personalities in the region in various ways until his death on November 16, 2012.

The late Veep was instrumental in the citing of the edifice in Tamale. He advocated strongly for its citing in Tamale and I think that naming it after him is one of the many things that can be done in his memory, he said.

The renaming ceremony of the Tamale Stadium forms part of various activities that are underway to mark the 5th Anniversary of the death of the late Aliu Mahama.

The President, Nana Akufo Addo, is expected to perform the re-naming of the Tamale Sports Stadium as the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium at a ceremony in Tamale on Sunday, December 10.

Mr Sayibu added that many Ghanaians of Northern extraction and beyond are particularly happy about this concept and hope that it will inspire many from the North to strive to become like the Late Vice President who cherished discipline, truthfulness and honesty in all his endeavours.

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News Analysis: The 'Adwuma' Budget And 3-Years Unemployed Vet Doc

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Dr Kwasi Agyei Sarfo would watch more than 2 hours 30 minutes presentation of the 2018 budget by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta with some sense of resignation. And he would watch post-budget interviews where minister waxed lyrical about the nation 39;s good fortunes while New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs keep scripted praise. But the ve ...

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Muhammad Ali's 'Fight Doctor' Ferdie Pacheco Dead at 89

Ferdie Pacheco, the corner man who fixed up Muhammad Ali for years in the ring, has died.

Pacheco, known as the "Fight Doctor," died Thursday at his home in Miami ... according to his wife and daughter.  


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Authenticity Of Electrical Products Critical—CDA Consult Insists

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Accra, Nov. 17, CDA Consult - Don rsquo;t take the authenticity of electrical products for granted, actively seek information and education about any electrical product you intend purchasing, as it helps in avoiding counterfeit products, Communication for Development and Advocacy Consult (CDA Consult) has stated in Accra on Friday. Mr Fra ...

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Jennifer Hudson & Fiancé David Otunga Split

Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga have ended their relationship after ten years.

They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months, Hudsons rep tells PEOPLE exclusively in a statement.

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Ghana Ranked High Risk Country For Road Safety In New Travel Risk Map

Ghana has been ranked a very high risk country in terms of road safety in a new interactive ‘Travel Risk Map for 2018.

The map, by International SOS and Control Risks, shows that much of Africa also poses a very high risk for travellers health, along with Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Guyana.

The Interactive ‘Travel Risk Map reveals which countries are riskiest for road safety, security and medical matters

Ghana was also ranked high risk for places most likely to put travellers health at risk. In terms of security, Ghana was ranked a low risk country.

The medical risk ratings are determined by assessing a range of health risks and mitigating factors including: infectious diseases, environmental factors, medical evacuation data, the standard of available local emergency, medical and dental care, access to quality pharmaceutical supplies, and cultural, language or administrative barriers.

The travel security risk ratings are determined based on the current threat posed to travellers and international assignees by political violence (including terrorism, insurgency, politically motivated unrest and war), social unrest (including sectarian, communal and ethnic violence) as well as violent and petty crime. Other factors, such as the robustness of the transport infrastructure, the state of industrial relations, the effectiveness of the security and emergency services and the countrys susceptibility to natural disasters are also considered.

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Japan Motors Supports AMA With Motorbikes

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Japan Motors Trading Company Limited (JMTC) one of the giant automobile dealer in the world has donated fiveYahama motorbikes worth GHC34000 to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to enhance service delivery. According to the managing Director of Japan Motors, Mr. Salem Kalmoni, who presented the bikes at a short ceremony in Accra on Fr ...

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Friday, November 17, 2017

The World Is 'Going To End On Sunday'

Conspiracy theorists are yet again convinced that the world is about to end thanks to the mysterious plant Nibiru.

Nibiru was meant to ruin Earth on September 23 after a Christian numerologist claimed it was about to collide with our planet. 

After the prediction flopped, some have claimed Nibiru will instead trigger apocalyptic earthquakes on November 19 that will obliterate our planet.

In acknowledgement to the rumours, a top Nasa scientist has said the planet can't exist because its gravitational forces would have already stripped Earth of its moon. 

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Sex For Motorbike Business Man In Trouble

The insatiable desire of a Tamale-based businessman for sex has landed him in trouble.

Alhaji Prince Alhassan has now come face to face with the law for allegedly having sex with a 26-year-old unemployed woman in his office building opposite the Kaladan Park in Tamale.

He has been charged with unlawful assault and causing unlawful damage to property by the Northern Regional Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, and would be arraigned before the court soon.

Alhaji Alhassan, according to the police, promised to buy the victim (name withheld) who is also the complainant, a motorbike but after having sex with her he gave her GH¢100, resulting in a misunderstanding between the two.

In the process, Alhaji Alhassan is said to have pushed the complainant violently against the glass door of the office, damaging it in the process.

When the complainant tried to call for assistance, the accused snatched her mobile phone from her, resulting in a crack on the screen.

The victim later lodged a complaint with the police and she was issued with a medical form to attend hospital for examination and treatment.

The complainant returned with the medical form duly endorsed by a medical officer and Alhassan was arrested. He admitted the offence in his caution statement.

The Northern Regional Coordinator of the DOVVSU, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Emmanuel Holortu, said the docket on the case had been forwarded to the Attorney-Generals (A-Gs) office for prosecution.

The fact of the case is that the complainant is an unemployed woman living at Sakasaka, a suburb of Tamale while Alhaji Alhassan is a businessman and a friend to the complainant and resides at Vittin, also a suburb of Tamale.

On October 6, 2017 at about 9.30a.m., Alhassan, invited the complainant to meet him in his office by 1.30pm.

The complainant, however, found her way to the office of the accused at Kaladan park at about 3.30p.m. and found the accused alone in his office located on the top floor of a storey building,

While there, Alhassan allegedly made sexual overtures to the complainant who in turn, requested for a new motorbike in exchange for sex since what she was using belonged to her sister.

Alhassan agreed and assured the complainant he will do as she had requested.

Consequently, Alhassan and the complainant had sexual intercourse in the office. However, after the act, Alhassan only gave the complainant GH¢100. She, therefore, insisted on getting the motorbike promised her and refused to leave the office.

Based on that, the accused got furious and suggested that they go downstairs so he could get the complainant some money from his car but she refused.

This made Alhassan suspicious that she could blackmail and embarrass him.

Alhassan, therefore, resorted to using force to get the complainant out of his office and ended up damaging the glass door and her phone.

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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife in Church

A husband and wife pair was accidentally shot in a Tennessee church after discussing church shootings with members of their place of worship.

Elder members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains got together for a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, during which they talked about the Nov. 5 massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 25 people and an unborn child were killed.

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Mugabe 'Falls Asleep' In His First Public Appearance Since Coup

Robert Mugabe appeared to fall asleep as he stepped out in public for the first time since a military takeover as it emerged that he will be fired by Zimbabwe's ruling party on Sunday if he refuses to stand down.

Pictures show the 93-year-old, clad in academic gown and hat, with his eyes closed and his head bowed at a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of the capital Harare.

With his presidential security team present, he had earlier walked slowly in a procession on a red carpet to a podium as a marching band played in front of thousands of graduates of the Zimbabwe Open University. Once on the podium, Mr Mugabe joined the crowd in singing Zimbabwe's national anthem and he was applauded as he announced the opening of the ceremony.

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Two Keys To A Happy Marriage

Almost every marriage starts out as a huge celebration. Together with their family and friends, each couple is full of hopes and dreams for their future life together. But the road to a happy marriage is far from easy. And as todays divorce statistics demonstrate all too well, many couples opt not to complete the journey.

It would be easy to blame our high rate of marital failure on things like not spending enough quality time together, allowing bitterness and resentment to build in our hearts and failing to keep communication lines open. Theres no end to books, articles and seminars that tell you how to improve these and many other aspects of your relationship. But while quality time, forgiveness and communication are vitally critical to creating a happy marriage, if such things arent happening, its usually a sign of a much deeper problem. And until this problem is addressed, no amount of external behavior modification will work.

To get a hint of what this deeper issue might be, lets take a look at the following Scripture passage:

One of them, an expert in the law, tested him [Jesus] with this question: Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law

Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:35-40)

I believe that virtually every marital problem can be traced back to one or both partners failing to abide by these two laws. The same is true of any relationship. The minute we start to focus on our own wants and needs over those of God or our partner; were destined for trouble.

Experiencing communication problems in your marriage How often do you really focus on listening to what your partner (or God) has to say instead of insisting on more airtime Feeling bitterness and resentment growing toward your partner When was the last time you brought him or her before the Lord in prayer and truly thanked God for your relationship Struggling to find quality time together How about praying with your partner and asking God how he would like you to use your time

As you commence to do these things, youll notice that your focus automatically starts to shift away from you and your desires and over to God and your partner. As a result, communication problems start to improve, rage and resentment fade away and you naturally want to spend more time together. Of course, you cant expect such changes to happen overnight. Your relationship is also bound to face financial pressures, childrearing issues and other problems that are beyond your control. But if you commit your relationship to God and make a conscious decision each day to put God and your partner first, your marriage will be able to weather any storm. Not only that; youll also have plenty of fun together along the way!

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Lady Shows Her 'Before And After Divorce Look' (Photo)

A pretty South African lady, Nana Sabela, took to Facebook to show off her 'Before (left) and After (right) Divorce Look.' She has indeed transformed.

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President of American Heart Association Suffers Heart Attack During Conference

Dr. John Warner, the president of American Heart Association suffered a minor heart attack on Monday during the organization's scientific conference that held in Anaheim, California. 

Warner who is the CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, was taken to a local hospital where doctors inserted a stent to open a clogged artery. He is recovering and doing well, according to the Heart Association. 

Before the attack, the 52-year-old practicing cardiologist delivered a weekend speech where he talked about the effects of heart disease on his family. Both his father and his father's father had heart bypass surgery while in their 60s, he told the audience. He also lost his maternal grandfather and a great grandfather to heart disease.

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Develop Strong Taste For Cocoa Products – Cocobod CEO

The Chief Executive of Cocobod, Mr. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has renewed the call to Ghanaians to consume more chocolate and other cocoa products because of the enormous health benefits.

Chocolate, he said, was fine for the intellectual development of children, and added that regular drinking of brown cocoa powder with milk but without sugar had also proven to be effective in the management of diabetes and high blood pressure.

The other high point of drinking brown cocoa powder with milk was that it could support to smoothen the skin and reduce menstrual pains.

He was speaking at a meeting held with cocoa farmers at Bonsu after inspecting an irrigated cocoa farm on a research plot at the Bonsu Cocoa College.

Established just 18 months ago, it has started fruiting.

Mr. Aidoo was in the Eastern Region to inspect various projects being piloted in the area as part of the push by the government to raise cocoa production levels and returns.

These included irrigated and artificial pollinated farms.

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Burglars Steal $400,000 Worth Of Goods From Venus Williams Florida Home

Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday.

The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and 5 at Williams' 10,000-square-foot (1,000-square-meter) home, which is in a well-to-do gated community, Palm Beach Gardens police said in a statement. 

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Employment Programme Great; But Review Trade Policies - TUC

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) Thursday lauded the Governments initiative to create the Nation Builders Corps (NBC) to address unemployment, but urged it to urgently address unfair trade policies in favour of Ghanaian farmers and manufacturers.

It said: We need a very radical review of our Trade Policy to protect our manufacturers and farmers. Ghana also needs to work with other countries in the ECOWAS region to secure the sub-regional market for our private sector.

In a statement, copied to the , the TUC said the NBC, which was expected to reverse the growing trend of graduate unemployment by employing 100,000 graduates across the country, in 2018, was obviously the most ambitious jobs programme designed to address the vital challenge of unemployment.

The NBC, it said, was a brave initiative because the jobs to be provided would significantly improve public service delivery and also signal to young people that education was rewarding.

The benefits will far exceed the cost of the programme, the Union said in a statement it described as a preliminary statement on the assessment of the 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy, presented to Parliament, on Wednesday.

Dr Yaw Baah, the Secretary-General, signed the statement.

The TUC, however, asked the Government to give details of the programme regarding how many years the employment will last and whether or not the duration will be one year, like the National Service Scheme.

These, it said, had to be addressed prior to the rollout of the programme in 2018.

Throwing more light on the Trade Policy, the Union said the review must cover all the impediments to the growth of Ghanaian private sector to facilitate their profitability to enable it to absorb these graduates when and where necessary.

The 100,000 graduates that will be employed in 2018 will at some point have to transit into the mainstream labour market after they have acquired further skills and experience so that others can also benefit from the programme, the TUC said.

Strengthening the domestic private sector to absorb the beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps Programme will ease that transition.

The Labour Union also said it had expected the Budget to announce measures by the Government to reduce the cost of borrowing.

The Ghanaian private sector, it said, had suffered a lot of unfairness, especially in the areas of trade, high cost of production and access to credit, as compared to their counterparts trading partners in countries such as China, Turkey, Brazil and South Africa.

The private sector needs the help of the State, at least for a specified period, to enable local entrepreneurs to expand their businesses and to create decent jobs for Ghanaians, it stated.

While commending the initiatives set out in the budget to create an enabling environment for private sector development such as the proposed reduction in energy tariffs, they called for an urgent review of Ghanas trade policies as they remained unfair to local manufacturers and farmers, especially livestock farmers.

It assured the Government that the TUC and its affiliates operating in all the sectors of the Ghanaian economy were ready to help policies that would create jobs for Ghanaians and ensure prosperity for every Ghanaian, regardless of their economic and social status or their location â€" rural or urban.

As has been the practice for so many years, the TUC submitted some proposals to government for the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy, it said.

Employment creation and related issues, including the need to keep industrial peace, were at the heart of the proposals.

In our submission, we reiterated a point made in our earlier proposals and other submissions that the greatest challenge facing our country today is the lack of decent jobs for young people.

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Is your relationship a game of tug of war

You know that feeling when your head is spinning around and around on a merry-go-round. All you want is for your relationship to be easy going, but it really does not seem to go that way no matter how hard you try.

The more you query for things, the more your partner pulls back, causing relationship problems.

And when you query how come they will not share your relationship on social media, their answers are usually ludicrous. You do not feel like you are really being that difficult. But, right when you reach your limit, your partner reels you back in by having their best friend call you to get you back on their fine side.

You are wondering if this rollercoaster ride will ever end.

As much as you love the adrenaline rush, it is time for your relationship to sprout into something more sustainable for longevity.

Here are 10 signs you dont trust each other so your relationship needs a growth spurt:

1. You keep tabs on him on social media.

You secretly maintain a record of your partners post likes, who they follow, and unfollow. You word vomit on each one of their posts, fiercely marking your territory.

It is as if you are the master of your partner, while they abide by your rules of who they can and cannot be friends with. And the minute your partner meets a new friend of the opposite sex, you immediately debrief how they know them.

While it is okay to be cognizant of new friends entering your partners life, questioning them every second you get is way too much. To prevent unnecessary questioning, you will want to create a deeper bond of trust. Otherwise, it may only be a matter of time before your insecurities will ruin your relationship.

2. You pick fights for attention.

You are falling short on how to receive positive admiration from your partner. The minute you feel the slightest distance creep up between the two of you, you create a dramatic scenario to see if your partner cares about you.

Constantly playing the victim is the name of your game. This makes your partner feel they need to validate you on a regular basis to keep things amicable.

Eventually, this game will grow tiresome on your partner. The endless bickering is emotionally draining taking the fun out of your relationship. Your partner is not responsible to give you the security you crave. That is an inside job you will need to develop with self-love positive affirmations.

Working on your self-worth and self-love will do wonders in receiving the positive attention you desire from your partner.

3. You play control games.

Your messages and calls receive no replies for hours on end. It frustrates the hell out of you, putting you in a horrible mood. You do not understand how come your partner continues to ignore you, as you have asked them repeatedly to not disrespect your values of open communication.

Six hours later go by and you finally see a message pop-up on your screen with their name. And, at this point, you are upset because your partner has been stonewalling you. So, you choose not to respond by treating them the same way they are treating you. It becomes a vicious cycle until one of you decides to cave in and end the stone cold war.

With communication being the lifeline of your relationship, it appears you might be headed for splitsville. If the communication channels do not reach a mature level, then getting your needs met will be a challenge.

Establishing a boundary based on your value of open communication is the ultimate way to shut down the mind games. And, if your partner does not cease the behavior after setting the boundary, then you will have to determine if you want to continue engaging in this style of communication.

4. You constantly check his phone.

You check your partners incoming and outgoing calls as well as text messages to see who they are talking to every day. The minute their phone vibrates you ask, Who is that
You have become a drill sergeant wanting to know about every conversation they have and what is it is in regards to. It has become apparent you do not trust or have respect for your partner.

Trust is everything in a relationship. It takes time to build and only seconds to lose it. When you have your partners trust, it is vital to value it. So unless your partner is acting in a manner that breaks your trust, giving them their privacy is the respectful thing to do.

5. You play tit for tat.

You feel as if you do more for your partner than they do for you. The giving and receiving your relationship is the complete opposite of a balancing act. You feel your partner does not love you as much as you love them and its beginning to weigh on you.

You surprise them with tickets to their favorite bands, handle most of the laundry, take them out to dinner, and pay most of the household bills. And you are happy to do all that you do for them because you understand they work longer hours than you.

Even though it is easier for you to handle most of the things around the house, you feel they are taking advantage of your kindness.

While no relationship will ever fully be balanced out on a day-to-day basis, playing tit for tat means you are not genuinely giving. Giving comes from the heart without expectations of something in return. If you feel like your relationship is one-sided, then you may need to re-evaluate whether your partner is respecting you.

You cannot date a taker without being a giver too.

6. You stay in contact all day.

Being away from your partner during the workday is like death to you. You cannot wait to get home and snuggle up on the couch, eat pizza, and watch Netflix with them. You are literally inseparable. Without your partner, you feel lost in life.

To get through the work day you message each other nonstop. From sending memes to each other to making a mockery of your bosses, your inbox is poppin with alerts. It is so bad, you have even got blocked by the IT department from instant messaging on your computer because it is beginning to affect your productivity.

Constant contact with your partner can often lead to enmeshment. This is an unhealthy dependency where you rely on your partner to fulfill all of your needs. When enmeshment occurs, it can often lead to a lack of healthy lifestyle functioning.

Healthy relationships need space to flourish and grow. Spending too much time together does not allow for you and your partner to meet your individual needs outside of the relationship. When your personal health suffers, then so will the connection you share.

7. You bring a third party.

You and your partner have a mutual friend you rely on for help outside of your relationship. When discord erupts, you both run to your mutual friend expressing your side of the story. You and your partner rely on your friend to take sides, choosing who is right or wrong. It is the only way to resolve the fight, as you both cannot seem to work through it alone.

Bringing in a third party to resolve you and your partners discord is known as triangulation. You both refuse to speak to one another about the discord, thus you rely on an outside source to do the talking for you. When this occurs, this keeps you from developing healthy conflict resolution skills.

To work on having a healthy relationship and resolve your differences, working as a unified team will be the best thing for you. If you cannot reach a resolution, it will be best to hire a relationship coach who can teach you constructive communication skills.

8. You keep an ex on the back burner.

Your relationship is as stable a boat with a hole in the bottom of it. At any given moment you may have to jump overboard. You break up and get back together every other week due to petty fights. As much as you want to be with your partner, you do not feel the relationship gives you the security you desire.
So, you keep your ex on speed dial for empathy when things head south.

Keeping your ex in your life to deal with your current relationship troubles will prevent you from fully embracing your new relationship. Knowing you have a way out at any given time, does not force you to own up to your actions and work through things maturely.

When you have nothing but the two of you to face your issues, then it forces you to work through what is really going on beneath the surface. Getting to the root of the problem will be key to moving forward without the support of relying on your ex whos only a band-aid.

9. You engage in text message wars.

Facing your partner when sh*t hits the fan is beyond terrifying for you. You run from conflict faster than a cheetah. When it comes to working through it, having a face-to-face conversation is out of the question.

So you conceal behind a screen and engage in text message wars. You send excessive long-winded messages expressing your concerns, yet nothing seems to get resolved. In fact, it usually exacerbates the situation leading to more misunderstanding than you started with.

The best way to resolve issues with your partner is to calmly address them face-to-face. This allows for further understanding of the issue, minimizes confusion, and often makes it easier to come to a resolution. And if the conversation becomes emotionally elevated, then take a ten-minute break to recenter.

After the break, regroup as a couple and understand you are in it together and need to actively listen to each other to find a resolution.

10. You focus on the me and not we.

You only care about me, myself, and I. As long as you get what you need and want in the relationship that is all that matters. You consistently put your needs before your relationship. And, you do not even care that your relationship is beginning to suffer. Your selfish ways are starting to be too much to handle.

It seems you have not figured out that a relationship consists of two individuals working together for a greater sum of the two. If your relationships needs are not being met and you refuse to compromise, then prepare for your partner to find someone who is more willing to put we before me.

If you are currently experiencing relationship hiccups, then we recommend setting aside some time to communicate your concerns with your partner. You also may want to take some time to reflect on your own behaviors and how you may be contributing to the immaturity of the relationship dynamic.

Since mature relationship protocols and conflict resolution tools are not formally taught, seeking an outside neutral source can be beneficial to you as a couple. This can support eliminate any confusion around what one partner may consider as juvenile whereas the other may see it as an expression their feelings.

A relationship professional can assist in working through what is healthiest for the relationship to survive before it is too late.

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18-Year-Old Girl Dropped Out Of School To Marry...

The Parents and guardians of an 18-year-old girl who live in Paga in the Upper East Region have stopped her from continuing her education and asked her to prepare for marriage.

According to Accra-based Starr FM, the 18-year-old Kawala Hawa Kabiru was told by her guardians that she will take up a sewing apprenticeship as part of preparations for a wifely status.

Kabiru who got aggregate 33 after she took her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in June 2017 was placed in the Awe Senior High Technical School (AWESCO) in the Upper East region.

However her guardians failed to allow her to attend the school because she needed to prepare for marriage.

The results came. I got [aggregate] 33. My parents said I would not go to school. They said I should go and marry. I said no, I wanted to go to school. I want to [be in] school.

Even though Kabiru has missed almost the entire first term of the academic year, she said it is her wish to become a nurse than a seamstress in future.

However, the guardians of Kabiru who live with her in Paga said they are only acting on the instructions of her biological parents who live in Burkina Faso.

The guardians said it would be difficult to backtrack on the decisions they had taken on Kabirus future.

We have paid GH¢300 to the mistress who will train her how to sew. We have also bought the sewing machine at GH¢300. Everything we have spent is up to GH¢700. If she has to go to school, who is going to refund the money we have spent for her to learn how to sew She is not the only child in this house. I also have a sister who is completing school this year at BOGISS (the Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School). We are spending money on them. Even though education is free, we still have to spend on them to buy definite things.

When asked if he would allow Hawa continue her education if the money spent so far on the proposed apprenticeship was refunded, Mr Kabiru said her father would have the final say.

If we get the money back, I would advise my elder brother (Hawas father) in Burkina Faso.

Meanwhile, the District Chief Executive for Kassena-Nankana West, Clement Dandori, said the District Assembly will me with Hawas family to ensure she is sent back to continue her education.

The behaviour of the girls parents is new to me. I dont even know the family. I dont know where they are located. I think with this information, we only need to get in touch with the family. I will set up a team to go to the family to find out what actually is the problem. I can understand the parents if the free senior school education policy was not in place. Perhaps, they could argue that they wouldnt have money to pay the fees."

But now that we have free senior high education and it is the desire of the girl to pursue formal education to the point, all that we need to do is sit down with the family and let them understand that it is not in their long-run interest to cut short the girls ambition. We want to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 5â€" which is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by the year 2030. We definitely will meet with her family, he added.

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Prez Akufo-Addo Meets Emir Of Qatar; Hold Energy, Trade & Infrastructural Devt Talks

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 16th November, 2017, as part of his 3-day official visit Qatar, paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The discussions between the two leaders centred on energy, infrastructural development, railways and roads, and, also on the need to co-operate strategically for the mutual benefit of the two countries and their respective populations.

With the Emir of Qatar set to visit Ghana from 27th December to 29th December, 2017, he told President Akufo-Addo that he was eager for Ghanaian companies to invest in Qatar, and was also eager on meeting with the Ghanaian business community during his visit to the country.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani indicated that Qatar was desirous of forging strong partnerships and relations with countries such as Ghana, countries that are governed in accordance with the rule of law, respect for individual liberties and human rights, and the principles of democratic accountability.

The Emir of Qatar stressed the need to rekindle the ancient ties between Africa and the Gulf Region, which has weakened in the course of the last 60 to 70 years.

On his part, President Akufo-Addo was grateful for the warm reception and hospitality corded him and his delegation since his arrival to Qatar.

He noted that Ghana, considering the significant gas resources available to her, was willing to learn from Qatar on how the country has exploited its gas resources for the development of the country and the progress of its people.

President Akufo-Addo was hopeful that Ghana would have an Ambassador to Qatar, and would have established an embassy in Qatar prior to the visit of the Emir.

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About 22 Volunteers Trained For The 'I Am Aware' Project

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With the aim of enhancing social accountability and advocacy to improve public services at the local level, the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has organized a training programme for 22 volunteers of the lsquo;I Am Aware rsquo; (IAA) project. The volunteers were drawn from the Greater Accra, Volta and Eastern Regions. ...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Drake Shouts At A Fan For Groping Girls

Drake was cheered by a crowd after stopping a performance to tell a fan to "stop touching girls".

The rapper was in the middle of a set at a club in Sydney when he pointed into the audience and shouted at the man.

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30-Year-Old Man Suffers Condition That Makes Him Look And Behave Like A Toddler

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A mysterious condition has left a 30-year-old man in rural eastern China looking and behaving like a small child. He cannot speak, can only stand for short periods of time and needs round-the-clock care that his loving mother is happy to provide. Looking at Wang Tianfang, you would swear that he couldn rsquo;t be a day over 4-years-old, b ...

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Trump Declares His Trip To Asia A 'Tremendous Success'

President Donald Trump declared his marathon trip to Asia a 'tremendous success' on Wednesday in surprise remarks from the White House that he interrupted twice to take a swig of water.

Trump had to break away from his remarks completely to search for a refreshment when he realized a glass not been set out for him under the podium by staff. 

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United States Lays Claim To $300m Abacha Loot

The United States has laid claim to $300 million stashed abroad by Nigeria's late military dictator, Sani Abacha. 

According to reports, America allegedly told a court in an unnamed foreign country that it had an interest in the loot because it was saved in its currency, the US dollar. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) and rights activist Mr Femi Falana (SAN) made the claims in Lagos. 

Falana also accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of failing to remit over $21.7 billion since 1999. He urged the Federal Government to extend efforts to recover looted funds to the few Nigerians who have been indicted in the Panama and Paradise papers. The EFCC and the Federal Inland Revenue Service should recover appropriate taxes from the offshore companies set up by such individuals, Falana said. 

Falana, who accused the United States, Switzerland, the UK and other western nations of hypocritical behaviour in Nigerias quest to recover loot stashed in their banks, identified the US as the country concerned. 

He said: Nigeria traced part of the Abacha loot (over $300m) to Jersey, an island in the United Kingdom. The Attorney-General filed a process to â€" by the way I was in that country when the person was convicted. The money left Nigeria through Kenya and landed in Jersey. It was from the late Abacha. Nigeria wanted to collect the remaining loot. But the United States filed an objection, saying the money could not be released to Nigeria. The court asked why; the US said if the money must be released, it should be released to the US government, so that ‘we can manage it for Nigeria. The other one, $321 million, Switzerland, a notorious conduit for corruption, had the temerity to say that ‘unless the World Bank is going to manage this money, we are not going to release this money. 

Falana urged the Federal Government not to depend on the West in its loot recovery drive.
The United Nations Convention Against Corruption has made adequate provisions against corruption, mandating countries to assist each other but western countries have not been helping us. Our government should stop relying on the west. 

He said he had advised, and the government was considering, suing foreign banks illegally holding onto funds stolen from Nigeria. He added: From five cycles of independent audit reports covering 1999-2012 the National Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative revealed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, some oil companies and definite agencies of the Federal Government have withheld $20.2 billion from the Federation Account.


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Twenty Sex Abuse Claims Issued Against Shamed Hollywood Star Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey has been accused of twenty incidents of sexual abuse and inappropriate behaviour while at the Old Vic, it was disclosed today.

A hotline set up by the theatre where he was artistic director for 11 years has received twenty complaints after he admitted he had acted sexually against a schoolboy actor.

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12 Diamond Rings, Ferragamo Shoes And An £80,000 Rolex In A Year: How  Mugabe's Wife Splashed Her Cash

She is the free-spending First Lady of Zimbabwe who splashed £3million on her daughter's wedding, owns luxury homes around the world and recently paid £300,000 for a Rolls-Royce.

Dubbed 'Gucci' Grace for her love of spending, the wife of deposed dictator Robert Mugabe is famous for her extravagant purchases and eye-watering shopping trips around the world.

The 52-year-old 'First Lady of Shopping', currently under house arrest with her husband, 93, at their 25-bedroom Blue Roof mansion in Harare following a military coup, has lavished millions on bling, including £200,000 on a diamond-studded headboard.



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Australia: Sex Worker Who Slept With Over 10,000 Men...

A 39-year-old sex worker, Gwyneth Montenegro from Australia has put all her 12-year experience in a journal to educate women on what exactly their husbands expect of them in bed.

Gwyneth Montenegro said beauty, big boobs and others are completely useless to men if their wives cannot give them real satisfactory sex.

A little-known secret in the punting world, is that there are quite a lot of men who will actively seek out escorts who are not the hottest of the hot women and go for someone who isnt as classically beautiful, because they feel shy and sometimes a little inadequate themselves, Gwyneth said.

She added that men turn to her for sex because they want to feel masculine again, and not for hardcore kinky sex

Gwyneth who slept with 10,091 men said she was able to record every single experience in a journal.

I journalised it â€" it sort of started as a bit of a joke, I idea Id write down my experiences to support me cope with it.

Its not something I set out to do but the cocaine and champagne high life is very addictive â€" then all of a sudden 12 years of your life is gone, just like that, she said.

Ms. Montenegro revealed that about 90 percent of her clients were married men, and she thinks wives are blamable for their husbands' cheating on them.

Its simple â€" men do not cheat if they are getting all the sex they want in the marriage. Just because men get married, they dont turn off that part of them and if the woman does not put out for a long time, men cant turn off their biological desire to have sex.

As one of my clients put it ‘I love my wife so much Im so in love with her but we dont have sex, I only have sex three times a year and Im a red-blooded man I cant deal with that.

Men dont cheat because they can, they cheat because they are satisfying their biological desire â€" this is not Pretty Woman â€" men dont leave their wife for an escort, Gwyneth Montenegro reveals.

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Don't Usurp PURC Powers In Proposed Tariffs Reduction - Gatsi To Gov't

The Head of the Department of Finance, at the School of Business in the University of Cape Coast, Dr John Gatsi, says government must not usurp the responsibilities of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in its quest to fulfill campaign promises in relation to electricity tariffs.

He said while a reduction in tariffs would relieve the Ghanaian of hardships it would be prudent for government not to usurp that mandate from the PURC.

He noted that currently the PURC had no board and managing executive, saying it was not the job of government to choose tariffs and particularlyat a time when the PURC was at its weakest.

Read also: Govt reviews electricity tariffs downwards in 2018 budget

Dr Gatsi said PURC the lawfully mandate institution to decide tariffs in shaping tariffs considers different variables and how the economy would respond with an increase or decrease in tariffs.

He observed that ministers proposed percentage reduction in electricity tariffs seemed to impose on the PURC what to do and appealed to government not to exploited the PURC's weakeness.

Be Careful

He said while any reduction in tariffs would be welcoming news for Ghanaians, government must be cautious not to throw the economy out of gear in its quest to fulfil campaign pledges.

Debt Stock Not Mentioned

Dr Gatsi said the nations current debt stock was also not made know in the budget.

That is also worrisome. We need to know how much government borrowed and how much we owe in general, he said.

He said tax incentives to promote business was welcoming news saying it was needed to boost startup businesses and encourage many more to begin new ones.

Meanwhile others have expressed optimism that the budget would bring ease in the economic conditions.

They were particularly happy about government determination to create 100,000 jobs to reduce the unemployment situation in the country

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Ghanaians, Other African Migrants Being Auctioned In Libya

Some African migrants including Ghanaians who are seeking greener pastures in Libya are being sold as slaves.

This was revealed by international news network CNN as part its investigations into the wave of human trafficking in Libya.

Some of the slaves who migrated from Nigeria and Guinea are being held at detention centres which lack ventilation and light.

Eight hundred, says the auctioneer. 900 1,000 1,100 Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars â€" the equivalent of $800, according to CNN report.

One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone video obtained by CNN is Nigerian. He appears to be in his twenties and is wearing a pale shirt and sweatpants.

He has been offered up for sale as one of a group of big strong boys for farm work, according to the auctioneer, who remains off camera. Only his hand â€" resting proprietorially on the mans shoulder â€" is visible in the brief clip.

After seeing footage of this slave auction, CNN worked to verify its authenticity and traveled to Libya to investigate further.

Carrying concealed cameras into a property outside the capital of Tripoli last month, we witness a dozen people go under the hammer in the space of six or seven minutes.
Does anybody need a digger This is a digger, a big strong man, hell dig, the salesman, dressed in camouflage gear, says. What am I bid, what am I bid

Buyers raise their hands as the price rises, 500, 550, 600, 650 Within minutes it is all over and the men, utterly resigned to their fate, are being handed over to their new masters.

After the auction, CNN met two of the men who had been sold. They were so traumatized by what theyd been through that they could not speak, and so frightened that they were suspicious of everyone they met.

Crackdown on smugglers

Each year, tens of thousands of people pour across Libyas borders. Theyre refugees fleeing conflict or economic migrants in search of better opportunities in Europe.

Most have sold everything they own to finance the journey through Libya to the coast and the gateway to the Mediterranean.
But a recent clampdown by the Libyan coastguard means fewer boats are making it out to sea, leaving the smugglers with a backlog of would-be passengers on their hands.

So the smugglers become masters, the migrants and refugees become slaves.

The evidence filmed by CNN has now been handed over to the Libyan authorities, who have promised to launch an investigation.

First Lieutenant Naser Hazam of the governments Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency in Tripoli told CNN that although he had not witnessed a slave auction, he acknowledged that organized gangs are operating smuggling rings in the country.

They fill a boat with 100 people, those people may or may not make it, Hazam says. (The smuggler) does not care as long as he gets the money, and the migrant may get to Europe or die at sea.

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