Author Archives: larryehu

Ramaphosa condemns xenophobic attacks

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the latest spate of xenophobic attacks in the country and called on security agencies to arrest perpetrators. He said the violence, which mostly targeted Malawian and other African nationals, in KwaZulu-Natal was regrettable, “particularly on the eve of Freedom Month” marking 25 years since the country’s first democratic elections. Last week, dozens of ...

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Albinism in Africa: The struggle for survival

Albinism is an inherited condition caused by the absence of melanin production in one’s body. According to Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit organisation, “the type and amount of melanin your body produces determines the colour of your skin, hair and eyes”. Melanin plays different roles on a human body; from protecting the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays to the ...

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I don’t mind being Sarkodie’s second wife – Pamela Odame

Ghanaian internet sensation, Pamle Odame Watara has confessed in an interview on Adom FM that she wouldn’t mind becoming Sarkodie, the Ghanaian rapper’s second wife. According to Pamela, she likes Sarkodie for several reasons with his gentle nature being one of them and if they (She and Sarkodie) can reach an agreement she wouldn’t mind being the second wife the ...

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New suicide machine that kills without discomfort

Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine”, which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke. The well-known advocate of individuals’ right to die has regularly caused controversy by assisting what he calls “rational suicides”. Having developed machines in the past that could be used by individuals to inject themselves with lethal doses of barbiturates, ...

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Halep closes on world number one Osaka

Simona Halep cut the gap to world number one Naomi Osaka in the WTA rankings on Monday after the Romanian made the semi-finals at the Miami Open last week. French Open champion Halep, who last held the top spot in January, would have returned to the summit had she reached the final in Florida following Osaka’s early exit. Halep reduced ...

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Wrongfully dismissed doctor turns hospital’s ‘messiah’ after Reinstatement

Dr Francis Ibrahim-Betonsi, a General practitioner who was wrongfully dismissed for 6 years from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) for exposing corruption and reinstated recently, is winning the hearts of patients and staff at the Upper East Regional Hospital. The forthright talented doctor had openly criticised some alleged wrongdoing at a public hospital in the Western region and was accused ...

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