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RE: Rawlings slams Nigerian gov’t for allowing corrupt politicians to escape justice

The attention of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has been drawn to a scurrilous news report originally published by the Premium Times of Nigeria, which has received wide coverage on the Internet and other social media. We wish to state strongly that the report is laced with irresponsible falsehoods, fabricated quotations and wrong allusions that bring the image of His ...

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President Mahama Retains Accra Mayor

President John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with Section 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462, made some new nominations to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions. A statement from the office of the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Akwasi ...

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Health Topic of the week: A Fresh Look at Hysterectomy

….For quicker hysterectomy recovery, many women are choosing laparoscopy. Just make sure your surgeon is skilled.  Last year, Nicole was miserable — heavy periods, lots of cramping. Not only did she have fibroids, but her uterus and bladder were slipping downward, causing serious discomfort. Nicole needed a hysterectomy, plus bladder repositioning, her doctor said. He advised her that abdominal hysterectomy ...

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Africa Looks to the Final Frontier – Space by Anita Powell

  Space, the final frontier, and one that African nations have largely left unexplored.  But with the emergence of space agencies around the continent, some intrepid space-gazers are studying ways to boldly go where few Africans have gone before. Observers looking at Africa today will see a new reality.   Satellite dishes monitor hundreds of privately owned satellites above Africa ...

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ILO: Millions of Children in Slave-like Conditions as Domestic Laborers

GENEVA — The International Labor Organization estimates 10.5 million children around the world are working as domestic workers in hazardous, sometimes slave-like conditions.  The ILO is marking World Day Against Child Labor June 12 by calling for action to eliminate child labor in domestic work. The International Labor Organization reports all regions of the world employ children as domestic laborers, ...

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American Medical Association Recognizes Obesity As Disease

……The Chicago-based board hopes the designation will advance obesity treatment and  prevention because this paves the way for insurance companies to cover the cost! The American Medical Association this week approved policy  that recognizes obesity as a disease, a move the Chicago-based board hopes will  advance treatment and prevention. “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way  the medical community ...

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The 4-Minute Workout

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Thanks to an ingratiating new study, we may finally be closer to answering that ever-popular question regarding our health and fitness: How little exercise can I get away with? The answer, it seems, may be four minutes. For the study, which was published last month in the journal PLoS One, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science ...

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Dictionary finally acknowledges humans can tweet, too

(CNN) — The Oxford English Dictionary has finally gotten around to acknowledging that tweeting isn’t just for the birds. In its latest update, the dictionary that describes itself as “the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium” has revamped the entry for “tweet” to include its social networking usage. Although the move may seem ...

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