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Ethiopian Women Given Birth Control Shots Illegally.

A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera. Health Minister Director General Prof. Ron Gamzu has instructed the four health maintenance organizations to stop the practice as a matter of course. The ministry and other state agencies had previously denied knowledge or responsibility for the practice, ...

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Is Investing in Africa a Good Bet?

Many sub-Saharan countries have had sustained economic growth despite the global recession. But conflict, political instability and weather extremes in some areas may keep investors away. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, African leaders and others talked about what’s being done to make the continent more attractive to investors. From the start, those on the panel questioned the ...

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About billion women fall short of economic potential – UN

The United Nations (UN) said the world will lose from gender discrimination but acknowledged that countries with greater equality are more competitive and grow faster. It said about a billion women fall short of their potential economic contribution due to barriers in decision-making, labour markets, financial services, education and training, among other areas. The UN Women 2011-2012 report , made ...

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ECOWAS and USAID trade and food security conference to be held in Accra

The Economic Community of West African States, with technical and financial support from the United States Agency for International Development Agribusiness and Trade Promotion project, will host a trade and food security conference in Accra. The three-day conference on regional trade in locally produced food commodities is expected to begin on January 29-31. The conference which is on the theme: ...

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Court jails Man seven years for defilement

An 18-year -old factory hand, Kwabena Abubakar who defiled a 13- year- old girl at the Kokomba market in Accra was on Friday sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court. Abubakar pleaded guilty to defilement and the court presided over by Mr Ebenezer Osei-Darko convicted him accordingly. Prosecuting Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the victim was a ...

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Never Too Late To Kick The Smoking Habit….You will Still Get Health Benefits

It’s never too late to quit smoking, and researchers have new data to prove it. Even at the age of 64, kicking the habit can add four years to a person’s life, while quitting by age 34 can increase life expectancy by a decade, according to a study published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. After analyzing ...

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Ghanaians Spend Lavishly On Funerals

Sankofa: Archived News Worthy Of Notice…. The Head Pastor of the Washington DC Ghanaian Seventh-day Adventist Church Pastor Enoch Afum has noted that Ghana is gradually being crippled by the lifestyle of ‘endless self-indulgence’ which is leading to destruction of family life, apathy to others’ welfare and consequently, breakdown of love and concern for one another in society. He said the ...

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Ghana:Death From Stroke Highest In Eastern Region

The 2012 Annual Statistical Report of the Koforidua Regional Hospital has stated that Cardiovascular Accident (CVA) or “stroke” would gradually top the chart of prominent diseases that are causing many deaths in the country. According to the report, CVA topped the ten major causes of deaths recorded at the hospital in 2012 with a figure of 141 representing 14.1 percent ...

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