Africa Senegal World 

Woman’s unfailing love for husband still in coma for 37 years

The story of Bernadette Adams, the wife of former French footballer, Jean-Pierre Adams has resonated with many around the world. Bernadette’s love for her husband who is still in coma for over three decades now continues to excite and marvel many. Her husband’s life was brutally turned upside down in 1982 when then 34 years he walked into a Lyon hospital for some routine surgery. Jean-Pierre Adams had gone to the hospital to correct a troublesome knee but he left not able to talk, walk or move any of his…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Doctor turns truck into ambulance to save baby’s life

A doctor in Eastern Ghana has been praised by many for converting a pick-up truck into an ambulance just to save a two-day old baby. Dr. Emmanuel Addipa-Adapoe shared a photo of the said pick-up which had to be used as an ambulance on social media. He wrote on his Facebook page that “This is the mode in which I have had to carry a 2-day old baby from my hospital.” Addipa-Adapoe said the said baby was “delivered via Caesarean section on account of Severe Preeclampsia and meconium stained liquor.”…

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Africa Central Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda abolishes over 1,000 colonial-era laws

Rwanda‘s parliament has passed a law scrapping over 1,000 laws considered colonial and outdated. For months the country debated and discussed plans to scrap all the country’s colonial-era laws. Local media New Times reported that some of these laws were put in place by colonial countries like German (1900-1916), and Belgium between 1916-1962. Some of the laws abolished include a decree of July 22, 1930, that prohibited transfer on credit or for free of all alcoholic beverages. One of the laws also made it possible for massive land grab by…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana and it’s mass law school exams failures

The legal profession is a noble one for many around the world and yearly Ghanaians both young and old aspire to gain admission into the country’s school of law. Although various institutions run law programs, to become a lawyer and be able to practice, one needs to gain admission first into the Ghana School of Law. But it is not that easy. The Ghana School of Law is the only institution mandated to train lawyers. The school is the only one that provides training for law graduates in the Barrister…

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Africa Central Africa World 

W.H.O accused of ‘rationing Ebola vaccines’ in DR Congo

A medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières is accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The group said the global health body is not being transparent in its dealings when it comes to making vaccines accessible to people. Dr. Natalie Roberts, MSF emergency coordinator said in a statement that “Every day we see known contacts of confirmed Ebola patients who have not received their dose despite being eligible for vaccination.” “It’s like giving firefighters a bucket of water to put out…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

The inspiring story of Ghana’s first female Aircraft Marshaller

Success they say will not come on a silver platter but it will always take a dent of hard work for one to achieve. That is the story of a Ghanaian single mother who defied all odds in-spite of all the challenges she had to go through to achieve her dream job. The success journey of Felicia Edem Attipoe whose dream was to reach greatness was duly noticed in her home country. She has been honoured with Ghana Most Inspiring Women’s Award in Accra. Ms Attipoe at age 23, became…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Clinician dumps baby in morgue ‘alive’

A physician assistant at a hospital in Ghana’s Upper East Region has reportedly dumped a baby in morgue despite being told the child is alive. The physician declared the baby boy dead, unaware that the infant was only in “coma”. Even though the baby reportedly jerked back to life, the health officer insisted the boy was dead and dispatched the body to the morgue. Grieving relatives are outraged at the development claiming their child was killed prematurely by the health official. They want to take action against the hospital as…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

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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Africa World 

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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Africa Gambia West Africa World 

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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