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Court warns Bishop Obinim

Source: dailyguideafrica.com An Accra Circuit Court (Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Division) has warned Bishop Daniel Obinim, Founder of International God’s Way Church, to stop giving excuses of being sick and come to court. The presiding judge, Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, said the excuses were many and charged Bishop Obinim to be present at the next adjourned date. Bishop Obinim, together with ...

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Kenya bans night prayers to reduce teenage pregnancy

Source:ghanaguardian.com The Kenyan government has banned evening prayers popularly known as “kesha” in Narok County. Narok County Commissioner, George Natembeya, made the directive following rising statistics of early pregnancies among school going teenagers in the county. The county commissioner was speaking at an affirmative action campaign during which bursary cheques were issued to students from various institutions. Early last month, 17 ...

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Woman sadly exchanges her 2-month-old baby for Fufu at Nkrumah Circle

Source: www.ghanaweb.com The story of mothers losing their newborns often is reported in hospitals where the birth took place. Rarely do you hear cases such as in the case of Madam Yaa who ‘accidentally’ gave her 2-month-old baby to a total stranger, in a bid to get some food to eat. Madam Yaa was in the company of her friend ...

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Now or Never : African Spectrum Editorial: OUR OVERCROWDED WEEKEND SOCIAL CALENDAR!

                  Several years ago on this page, we felt the need to draw attention to a situation that is all too often the source of controversy and bad feelings among fellow Ghanaians in the Chicago area.  It is the practice of celebrating every social event in the community on the weekend and how it creates problems for both the ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease — and How to Prevent It

Lyme disease is currently contracted by an estimated 300,000 Americans per year. As of now, there is no cure for the debilitating condition that causes chronic fatigue and other flu-like symptoms. The best way to prevent being infected is to be educated about precautions, warning signs, and how to remove a deer tick if found. We’ve compiled a list of ...

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Man walks for first time since lion attack

Source: BBC.com Kwaito musician Arthur Mafokate posted a picture of the recovering safari park owner on Instagram: “He is very upset about the loss of Shamba and I think he is trying to put up a brave face, but he is really battling to come to terms [with] what has happened,” Ms Maguire told local media. A wildlife park owner ...

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NRA convention bans guns to protect Mike Pence. Parkland survivors’ jaws drop.

Guns will be barred during Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance at an upcoming National Rifle Association convention to protect his safety — prompting survivors of the Parkland school shooting in Florida to wonder why the gun group won’t agree to gun restrictions elsewhere to protect children. Those attending the NRA Leadership Conference in Dallas are on notice that no firearms or “weapons of any kind,” or ...

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Synthetic cannabinoids, laced with rat poison, tied to fourth death in Illinois

  Earlier this month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned about life-threatening bleeding linked to the use of synthetic cannabinoids, often sold as spice, K2 or fake weed. A CDC “outbreak alert”noted that there were some bleeding cases also in Indiana, Maryland, Missouri and Wisconsin. Now, the number of hospitalizations and deaths is continuing to climb. “We ...

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