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Otiko Wants FGM Criminalized

Written by | February 7, 2019 | 0
Former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, has called for the condemnation and criminalisation of the harmful traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the African Continent. She said FGM, which is a community practice in Africa and in Ghana, especially some parts of the Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Brong Ahafo, the Volta Regions and the Zongo has no health benefits for girls and women but rather exposes them to health hazards and psychological trauma. Adding that, it causes severe bleeding, problems in urinating which can develop to cysts, infections, as well as complications in children and increased risk of newborn deaths, fistula in women during childbirth

IMAGE COVER: HOLLAND-BASED GOSPEL MUSICIAN PATRICK ADU SARFO RECOUNTS HIS JOURNEY AS A MUSICIAN

Written by | January 30, 2019 | 0
A Holland-based Ghanaian gospel musician Patrick Atta Adu sarfo has recounted how he decided to persue his passion for music at age seventeen and how far he has come. Patrick Atta Adu Sarfo revealed in a chat that he penned down most songs in a particular book because he knew one day the world will hear his voice through music. At age seventeen when he was then in secondary school at Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School, he got huge support from his seniors and colleagues who realized that he is musically talented. According to him, he drew inspiration from the support and encouragement he received during his teenage and decided to work hard in order to release his own album after school until his parents sent him abroad to continue his life. Whilst in Holland, the musician held on to his dreams

Stay Away from Beauty Contests – Victoria Hamah Advises women

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
  Ms Victoria Hamah, a former Deputy Minister for Communications has asked women not to patronise beauty pageants. Victoria who is now the Executive Director for Progressive Organisation for Women’s Advancement (POWA) said at a book launch in Accra that beauty pageants sexualise, objectify and demean womanhood. According to her, the stereotypical concept of beauty by the pageants make women who don’t fall in their criteria lose their self-worth and pride. “We can’t continue to perpetrate the very ideas that isolate women from effective processes of engagement, by these same norms and traditions and sub-institutions that perpetuate that,” she said. Speaking at the programme, Victoria said although Inna Patty, Chief Executive of Exclusive Event Ghana, organiser of Miss

Growing Gap Between Rich And Poor Is Fuelling Anger In France -Oxfam

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The world’s 26 richest people own as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday. In France, a third of the country’s wealth is in the hands of just eight billionaires. The charity has urged governments to increase taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality. A new report from the charity, published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos , also found that billionaires around the world saw their combined fortunes grow by $2.5 billion each day in 2018. The world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, saw his fortune increase to $112 billion last year, Oxfam said, pointing out that just one percent of his wealth was the equivalent to the entire health budget of Ethiopia, a country of 105 million people. Meanwhile, the

Macron urges business leaders to stick with France

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
REUTERS/Thibault Camus As Emmanuel Macron prepares to pitch a dynamic new France to dozens of business leaders on Monday, many are wondering if the former banker can first win over his opponents. Macron is gathering 150 top executives at the Versailles palace for the second edition of his Choose France summit, to show off reforms aimed at drawing more foreign investment. Executives from blue chips like GE and Microsoft to tech darlings like Uber and Snapchat are expected to attend. Last January the young centrist was basking in the success of labour and tax law overhauls and stressing how he had delivered on promises to make France more competitive and attractive. This year, however, the unnerving images of street fighting and vandalism during two months of fiery “yellow vest”

Michelin returns stars to chef who didn’t want them

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
REMY GABALDA / AFP A French chef who shocked the culinary world in 2017 by handing back his Michelin stars says he’s most surprised to find himself back in the prestigious guide’s new edition. Sebastien Bras cited the “huge pressure” that came with Michelin recognition when in September 2017 he requested his three-star restaurant Le Suquet in the rural Aveyron region to be removed from the 2018 guide . Michelin agreed and Claire Dorland Clauzel – the company’s brand manager at the time – told AFP it was “difficult for us to have a restaurant in the guide which does not wish to be in it”. Bras returned to his restaurant and spent the year concocting inventive French cuisine without worrying whether or not it was meeting Michelin’s

A Friend With Sex Benefits

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
There’s a growing fad among some friends (male and female) who engage in occasional sexual intimacy as a benefit of their friendship. These friends, I learnt, are not involved in proper dating or courtship; they are just good friends. They may be neighbors, colleagues at work, schoolmates, group or professional mates, club/society members, business partners etc. However, they are available to respond to the emotional needs of their friends whenever the need arises especially if his/her spouse/partner is not around or the friend is not in a relationship. I understand it’s a convenient way of staying comfortable in friendship as there’re no commitments involved. Therefore, there’s no fear of heartbreak in sight because no expectations or obligations are demanded. Also,

Ahmed’s Death: Police Interrogates Nyantakyi

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
  Ghana Police Service says a team of detectives and other experts have interrogated former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss over the killing of the private investigator, Ahmed Hussein-Suale. The Service said a statement has been taken from Kwasi Nyantakyi as the deceased played a key role in the Number 12 documentary by renowned undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. In a statement Monday signed by the ACP David Eklu, giving an update on Mr Hussein-Suale’s death, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) confirmed that they have started “extensive and rigorous investigations into the unfortunate killing of Mr Hussein Suale.” “The CID has and continues to interrogate other persons of interest as well as following up on multiple significant leads,” it added. Ahmed

Wassa Fiase Manhene Calls For Justice And Seeks Reinstatement

Written by | January 18, 2019 | 0
The Paramount Chief of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, Odeneho Akrofa Krukokor II, Wassa Fiase Manhene has made a passionate appeal to president Akufo-Addo and Kofi Dzamesi, Chieftaincy Minister to as a matter of urgency reinstate him (Fiase Manhene). Consequently, he has given a one month ultimatum for his reinstatement. Addressing the media in a durbar at Benso in the Western Region today, he pointed out a minor chieftaincy dispute that rocked the area led to the cancellation of his name as a member of the National House of Chiefs. To him, that led to a legal tussle but the Supreme Court has ruled in his favour as the legitimate head of the Fiase Traditional Area. Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II mentioned that the happenings has retarded and robbed the area of development. As a result,

CID Opens Investigation Into Ahmed’s Assassination

Written by | January 18, 2019 | 0
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has commenced investigations into the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a member of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI. The journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, was reportedly killed by two gunmen on a motorbike who shot into the car he was driving at Madina in Accra. The Police Service in a statement also asked Ghanaians to volunteer information that will help in apprehending the suspects. Anas, in a message on Facebook, announced the death of his colleague, saying Ahmed was shot three times; twice in the chest and once in the neck following which he died on the spot. In the video, he sought to link comments made by Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong some months ago to the murder. Ahmed was a key member of the team that uncovered corruption in Ghana football