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Ghana: Parliament queries officials over electricity crisis.

Parliament Select Committee on Mines and Energy yesterday summoned officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Volta River Authority (VRA), GRIDCO and the Energy Commission over the current power crisis that has hit the country. Senior officials of the four electricity providers had a hectic time in the over four-hour grilling by members of the committee on challenges in ...

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PRESS RELEASE:ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

  CeDI-Africa would like to draw the nation’s attention to some fundamental issues on the occasion of International Women’s Day today.   Physical assault on any human being is a crime under our criminal code. It does not become any less criminal if the assault is on a woman. Any attempt to make it less offensive and customarily accepted for ...

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Ghana, 56 and crying

The Akans have a saying that literally translates: “A man doesn’t cry”. What this implies is that, an adult must not cry no matter what. It will therefore be deemed shameful for an old man, and for that matter, a man with only 4 years into his retirement to be crying every other day for lack of amenities as basic ...

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Goodbye Chavez, America Never Knew You

News of Hugo Chavez’s death is spreading rapidly. In America, we can anticipate a large collection of articles noting his activities, articles that are nearly all a product of our American/corporate view of the world. These American articles will be mostly negative, a one-sided portrayal of a complex leader who was beloved by much of his country, admired by large ...

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Mzbel gives birth to baby boy

Sexy songstress Nana Ekua Amoah popularly known as Mzbel has given birth to a baby boy. The musician bore her first child Saturday morning at an undisclosed medical facility in Accra. The songstrss confirmed exclusively to Myjoyonline.com that her son, named Zoe, was born at exactly 8:28am. She however refused to disclose the name of the facility in which she ...

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Simple Test for River Blindness Developed

Diagnosing the tropical parasitic illness Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, might soon be as easy as testing a urine sample. Such a simple test would permit more effective diagnosis and treatment of a disease that now afflicts nearly 18 million people around the world. People call Onchocerciasis “river blindness” because it’s caused by the bite of a parasitic-worm-infected black ...

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Man, 20, arrested for raping 100-year-old woman

Police in the Eastern Region have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a 100-year-old bed-ridden woman. Abdulai Alhassan is said to have raped Dora Yeboah yesterday when all tenants in the house had left for work. Deputy Eastern Regional Police Commander ACP James Azumah Abass told Joy News the suspect will be arraigned before court immediately after investigations. According ...

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Bronx Man Accused of Hacking Up Mom Killed Her While She Slept

MORRISANIA — The Bronx man accused of killing and dismembering his mother, and then taking a photo with her corpse, initially attacked her while she slept, sources told DNAinfo.com New York. Bashid McLean, 23, fatally hit his mother, 45-year-old Tanya Byrd, on the head with a heavy object while she was sleeping in their Westchester Avenue apartment late Sunday night ...

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