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The ‘miracle baby’ living without a nose in Ghana

– – A baby –born without a nose who has lived for a year and eight months has shocked many in Ghana. Ramatu Musa’s condition called Congenital Arhinia is a rare condition and just one of some hundred cases recorded in the world. Doctors at the Mother and Baby Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana where the baby was born reportedly had little hope she would live on after her birth. Dr. Gyikua Plange Rhule, Consultant Pediatrician with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital pointed out that Surgeons…

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Ghana: Move to stop consumption of cats and dogs sparks outrage

– – There is a raging controversy over a move to ban the trade in cats and dogs for human consumption. An International Animal Rights Activist, Natasha Choolun, has petitioned the Government of Ghana to ban the trade in cat and dog meat for human consumption. “Dogs and cats are not food, but loyal companion animals that should be treated with kindness and respect, not brutalised and eaten,” she said in a petition. The petition noted that the trade in dogs and cats is widespread across African countries, making them unattractive…

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Ghana investigates bird strike that disrupted a KLM flight

– – Ghana’s aviation authorities say they have commenced investigations into a bird-strike that disrupted a KLM flight at a major airport in the capital, Accra. The incident occurred last Friday evening preventing the KLM flight from taking off at the Kotoka International Airport. The Ghana Airports Company Limited said in a statement on Saturday that investigations have already started into the incident which led to the cancellation of the flight. The pilot for the Accra to Amsterdam bound flight had reported a bird strike to the windshield of the…

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Ghana arrests 21 foreign nationals for illegal entry

– – Ghanaian officials have arrested 21 foreign nationals for entering the country illegally. The country ‘s Immigration Service said 21 foreign nationals were arrested on Friday, September 3. Those arrested include 19 Malians, one Guinean and one Nigerian. They were on board a commercial bus en-route to the capital Accra. Ghanaian officials said the migrants comprised of 13 females and eight males between the ages of 19 and 54. In statement the Ghana Immigration Service said “Onboard a Yutong bus with registration number GE 852 Z, the migrants were…

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Ghana: Over 25 women murdered by abusive partners

– – The Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) has said that more than 25 women have been killed by abusive partners in homes, hotels and farms between January and August this year. The group said the women are either stabbed, poisoned, shot, strangled, clubbed, or battered to death. In a statement to demand an immediate action from government, NETRIGHT said homes are no longer safe for women whose bodies are being used as battlefields whether they chose to stay or leave abusive relationships. “This unacceptably high rate of femicides…

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Ghana: Police kill robbers behind UK-based journalist’s death

– – Police in Ghana have killed two suspected armed robbers believed to have played a role in the death of a UK-based journalist last week. The journalist, Syed Taalay Ahmad Sahib who works with London-based MTA Television Channel was killed by armed robbers on a highway in Ghana. Syed Taalay and his colleague, Umaru Abdul Hakim were attacked by the criminals while on a mission to film documentary on places where Khalafu had stayed in Africa. They were accosted on the Tamale Kintampo highway while traveling in a Toyota…

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Floods kill 9, displace hundreds in Ghana

– – At least 9 people have been killed by floods in Ghana’s North East Region. Three girls aged between 16 and 20 drowned in the Kanufor community in the Chereponi district while washing their clothes in the Lamm River. Local media reports say they drowned when they attempted to swim. In a statement the Ghana Disaster Management Organization (NADM0) confirmed the latest incident. “They were four but one of them managed to run out of the water. Their bodies have been found and arrangements are being are on the way for…

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Ghana: Highway robbers kill UK-based journalist on assignment

– – Investigations have begun into the killing of a journalist with London-based MTA Television Channel by armed robbers in Ghana. Syed Taalay Ahmad Sahib and his colleague, Umaru Abdul Hakim were attacked by the criminals while on a mission to film documentary on places where Khalafu had stayed in Africa. They were accosted on the Tamale Kintampo highway while traveling in a Toyota Hiace vehicle. According to the police report, the gun wielding men emerged from a nearby bush and opened fire on them after deflating the tyres of…

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Over 400 Fulanis displaced in fresh attacks in Ghana

– – Over 400 Fulanis in Ghana have been displaced in the latest wave of attacks on the nomads. The latest attack occurred at Widnaba, a community in the Bawku West district of the Upper East Region of the country. The incident led to the destruction of homes, properties and livestock, with some of the victims mostly women and children fleeing into the bush to seek protection. A team from the Tabitaal Kulaaku International is currently touring the affected areas to demand justice for those affected. In a statement the…

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Tulsa race massacre survivors visit Ghana, accept citizenship

– – Two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre in Oklahoma, United States of America are currently touring Ghana, their first visit to the continent. Viola Ford Fletcher, 107 and her brother Hughes Van Ellis, 100 are the last two known living survivors of the 1921 racist massacre in Tulsa. On May 31, 1921, a group of Black men had gone to the Tulsa courthouse to defend a young African American man accused of assaulting a white woman. They were met with a mob of hundreds of furious white…

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