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Ghana: Chaos as parents seek school placement for their kids

Tiring and a frustrating exercise – the cry of thousands of parents and their wards who trooped Ghana’s Independence Square to obtain placement into high schools. Placement in schools in Ghana for the past ten years has been computerized. The Computerized School Placement System, CSPS allots basic school students their places of studies in high schools. That system until recently proved effective and for many is still effective but the government’s free education policy meant there were more numbers than school facilities to accommodate them. The large numbers have become…

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Triplets complete same school with same GPA score of 4.0

It was all joy for authorities of a high school in McDonough, Georgia after a set of triplets scored the same Grade Point Average to graduate. Kendall, Kolby and Sydney Belcher made their parents proud graduating with a GPA perfect score of 4.0 this year. The Ola High School where the triplets graduated from had to honour them for their achievements. Their mother, Cathey Belcher told American media that she was happy and proud of her kids. Cathey’s children are all now enrolled in college pursuing different career paths. Sydney…

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Ex-Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh stole $362 million

The Gambian government has said that Ex-Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh stole $362 million from the state during his 22-year rule. The latest revelations were made public by the government in a report following a commission of inquiry into the presidency of Jammeh. The report said millions of dollars were stolen by Jammeh and his associates during his tenure before he exited power in 2017. The extent of theft under Yahya Jammeh was already known months after he left office. But a commission was set up to probe further and recommend…

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The Ghanaian woman changing sex conversations in Africa

In 2009, 41-year old Ghanaian feminist and blogger, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and another colleague, Malaka Grant launched a project to spark conversations around sex and sexuality. The aim at the time was to create a platform for African women to freely talk about their sexual experiences. A website for that was launched and for ten years now the digital platform has been a space for many women, who regularly write about their experiences in their bedrooms. Thousands of women have equally visited the “Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women”…

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Every 40 seconds one person dies from Suicide globally

The World Health Organization has said that every 40 seconds one person dies from suicide globally. The WHO’s latest report was released on Monday as part of activities to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. The global body however said the number of countries with “national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide.” It said “the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far too few and governments need to commit…

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Ghana: 51-year-old trader sits same exam with own child

A 51-year old trader’s quest to further her education in Ghana means she had to sit same basic school exam alongside her own child. Comfort Nutsugah is reported by Ghana’s News Agency to have taken advantage of government’s Free Senior High School Policy to further her education. The mother of six sells used clothing after school hours and has now gained entry into technical school in Ghana’s Volta region. The first-year General Arts Student of the Keta Senior High Technical School told the Ghana News Agency that she went back…

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Ghana’s urban dwellers offered a chance to own homes

Ghana’s quest to tackle it’s over 2 million housing deficit has been given a major boost by the decision of the United Nations Office for Project Services to spend $5 billion on the construction of 100,000 housing units across the country. The project will be completed within 10 years. 6,000 housing units will be constructed in a community called Amasaman, near Ghana’s capital, Accra. The ultramodern community is expected to be Eco-friendly, fitted with high-tech solar panels. According to Ghana’s deputy works and housing minister, Barbara Ayisi latest statistics showed…

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The culinary entrepreneur settling the Jollof battle in West Africa

There have been various attempts to settle the Jollof food debate once and for all especially among some West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Cameroon and Liberia. These attempts have however largely only succeeded in creating further debates as to which country prepares the best Jollof. Some have even gone ahead to describe the Jollof rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria as a war. But there is one and perhaps the only way of settling this debate. A culinary entrepreneur and organizer of Jollof Festival in…

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Nigeria’s target of getting 1 million girls into school by 2020

The United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and Nigeria’s Kano state government have announced a target of sending 1 million girls to school by 2020. The initiative is to help in improving social and economic opportunity for girls in Northern Nigeria. A UNICEF official in Kano state, Richard Sheyin Akanet told journalists at a media dialogue the target is expected to be actualized under the UNICEF Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3). UNICEF and the Nigerian Kanu state are targeting achieving this by 2020. The project is funded by the UK…

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Ghana: Ex-bipolar disorder patient helping others to recover

Mental health issues are often controversial globally and in many African societies they are discussed superstitiously. Those with mental conditions hardly speak out and families with persons with mental health conditions often suffer discrimination. But in Ghana, one young man who suffered from bipolar disorder has now recovered and is speaking about the condition. He is also helping other mental health patients and persons with bipolar to recover. When Africa Feeds met Bright Tavi in his community in Southern Ghana the former bipolar disorder patient revealed that he made an…

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