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I was gang raped on my wedding day Terry Gobanga recounts ordeal

Posted On: 2017-06-30

When Terry Gobanga – then Terry Apudo – didn’t show up to her wedding, nobody could have guessed that she had been abducted, raped and left for dead by the roadside. It was the first of two tragedies to hit the young Nairobi pastor in quick succession. But she is a survivor.

It was going to be a very big wedding. I was a pastor, so all our church members were coming, as well as all our relatives. My fiance, Harry, and I were very excited – we were Continue Reading »

Weight related deaths can affect non obese too

Posted On: 2017-06-13

You don’t have to be diagnosed as obese to be at risk of dying from illnesses related to excess weight, a global study suggests.

Of the 4 million deaths attributed to being overweight in 2015, nearly 40% were not considered clinically obese.

The study found more than 2 billion children and adults suffered from health problems linked to being overweight.

These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

But an increasing Continue Reading »

20 years in journalism the Dzifa Bampoh story

Posted On: 2017-05-19

In a profession which has an attrition rate as fleeting as the love of a playboy to a new found girl, one woman has remained so faithful to her second love- journalism.

For 20 years, Dzifa Bampoh has blazed the trail in a profession that brings popularity, leaves out prosperity in a material sense and offers lots of confrontation - on the job and on the field.
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Heart attack risk for common painkillers

Posted On: 2017-05-15

A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers – such as ibuprofen – and heart attacks.

The paper, published in The BMJ, builds on a previous body of work linking these drugs to heart problems.

This research suggests the risk could be greatest in the first 30 days of taking the drugs.

But scientists say the findings are not clear cut. They say other factors – not just the pills Continue Reading »

Parents mobile use harms family life Report

Posted On: 2017-04-24

An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils.

More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices.

And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it.

The research was carried out by Digital Awareness UK and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Continue Reading »

Vigilante groups in Ghana a necessary evil Article

Posted On: 2017-04-19

The proliferation of vigilante groups in Africa and Ghana in particular, has been attributed by many scholars to the failure of the security services to guarantee safety.

But this is only a part of the story. In the book “Global Policing Research and Practice” it is noted that, the rise of such groups may be part of the package of transition from post-conflict and post-authoritarian rule to democracy and free market systems.

The authors argue this led to Continue Reading »

Spending to survive The story of a 12 year olds struggle on dialysis

Posted On: 2017-04-11

12-year old Kimbly suffered a kidney failure in June 2016, just two days after his sister, Vanessa, wrote her final exam paper to bow out of Junior High school. Her desire to continue her education currently hangs in the balance.

Several weeks after being admitted at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital (KBTH), Kimbly was eventually diagnosed with a kidney problem.

The doctors prescribed dialysis treatment for Kimbly, and for the past eight months, the hospital has Continue Reading »

What can creative artists do to help fight galamsey

Posted On: 2017-04-05

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” This is one of my favourites quotes from Martin Luther King Jnr.

Every human being lives in a community whose activities directly or indirectly affect their lives. In keeping with this, it is prudent that either individually or collectively, we embark on social responsibility programmes when the need arises.
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Why a Gospel musician may never win VGMA Artiste of the Year award

Posted On: 2017-03-31

Since the inception of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards eighteen (18) years ago, no Gospel musician has won the ultimate award before; and this has been the bane of Gospel musicians and their fans.

The closest they have ever come to winning the prize, is to get nominated and, as usual, there is one Gospel artiste nominated in this year’s Artiste of the Year category for the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards – Joe Mettle.

This year, I have seen fans and Continue Reading »

Celebrating women in the Ghanaian telecom and ICT space

Posted On: 2017-03-09

This International Women’s Day I want to celebrate the New faces of telecommunications’ players in Ghana – they are SMART, they are experiencing, and they are fierce. Above all, they are women making waves in this traditionally male-dominated sector.

A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a historic event organised by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications to welcome the new Minister for Communications and the new Director-General of the National Continue Reading »

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