Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

– – A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal leaves and prekese, a traditional African spice and medicinal plant product. Customs officials found the items in the man’s luggage when he arrived on a flight from Ghana. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists were however concerned about the giant African snails found in the luggage. They considered the snails highly invasive, consuming at least 500 types of plants, wreaking havoc on tropical and…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s President orders creation of Covid-19 task force

– – Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has ordered her government to form a special task force on the Covid-19 pandemic. President Hassan said the special task force will have to examine the trend of Covid-19 in the country. Speaking at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, the President said Tanzania cannot stand alone at this moment. “On the issue of Covid-19, I think I should form a Committee of Experts to look at it professionally and then advise the Government, it should not be silenced…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Dead dolphins and fishes washed ashore in Ghana

– – More than 60 dead dolphins and tonnes of different species of fish have been washed ashore along the coasts of Ghana. In Axim-Bewire in the Western Region, over 60 dolphins were washed ashore on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Prior to that discovery, tonnes of large species of fish have also been spotted in Osu in the capital Accra and Keta in the Volta Region. Environmental officers have taken samples of the species of dead fish and sea mammals to the laboratory for analysis following suspicious that they did…

Read More
Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigeria: Patients stranded as strike by doctors disrupts health services

– – Hundreds of patients have been stranded in Nigerian hospitals as a result of an indefinite strike by doctors. The strike follows an ultimatum issued by National Association of Resident Doctors to the federal government to improve wages and allowances of doctors. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, the head of the association has hinted that they will lay down their tools if their demands are not met. “The National Executive Council (NEC) has unanimously agreed that NARD should proceed on a total and indefinite strike on April 1, 2021,” he announced after a meeting…

Read More
Africa World 

Scientist warns human penises are shrinking due to pollution

– – Penises are shrinking and genitals becoming malformed because of pollution, an environmental scientist has warned in a new book detailing the challenges facing human reproduction. Dr Shanna Swan writes that humanity is facing an “existential crisis” in fertility rates as a result of phthalates, a chemical used when manufacturing plastics that impacts the hormone-producing endocrine system. As a result of this pollution, a growing number of babies are being born with small penises, Dr Swan writes. Her book, titled Count Down, examines “how our modern world is threatening…

Read More
Africa World 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) condition in women

– – Health experts describe Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem with hormones that affects women during their childbearing years, usually between the ages 15 to 44. As high as 26.7 percent of women in this age group experience PCOS, according Health Line. Not many women know they have PCOS with majority of women with the condition not even diagnosed. PCOS isn’t a new condition. Italian physician Antonio Vallisneri first described its symptoms in 1721. PCOS affects a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce estrogen and progesterone —…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Lecturer files suit against teaching of evolution theory

– – A Ghanaian lecturer has filed a suit at the country’s apex court against the teaching of the evolution theory in schools. Dr Johnson Anane who is an Assistant Lecturer at the Sunyani Technical University wants the Supreme Court to declare that man was created by God and not through the evolution theory propounded by some scientists. Local newspaper, The Mirror reported that the plaintiff argued that the evolution theory is an affront to the Christian faith. He also contended that the theory and the solar system theory were…

Read More
Africa World 

Africa has no option but to keep faith with AstraZeneca jabs

– – African governments have been urged not to lose faith in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after several European countries suspended use of the jab. Two people have already died from sinus vein thrombosis, and others had to be treated in hospital after they received vaccinations with the Oxford vaccine. 13 European nations that paused the use of the vaccine expressed concern over blood clots in those who received the jabs. The countries are seeking further clarification on the safety of the vaccine but the UK health secretary says the Oxford-AstraZeneca…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana certifies 10 locally made natural hair and skin products

– – Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority has always reiterated it’s commitment to fight for consumer interest, without reneging. In recent times, the Board has alerted the public on unsafe product and certified products that meet safety and quality standards. A company recently certified with confidence from the FDA is skin and hair care brand, Golden Oil Naturals. The company that recently received certification for all it’s butters, creams, shampoo and lotion, had it’s first encounter with the FDA when they received their first set of certifications, in 2019. The…

Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Covid-19: Ghanaian-born leaves UK hospital after 8 months in coma

Staff at a UK hospital were filled with joy at news of the discharge of one of their patients who contracted Covid-19. Ghanaian-born Richard Frimpong was greeted with applause from onlookers and hospital staff as he left the facility. He was being discharged after eight months in coma haven contracted the Covid-19 in 2020. A Facebook User shared the video of Frimpong’s discharge and the excitement that greeted it. He wrote “What a miracle??!! To God be the glory.”   Frimpong was receiving treatment for Covid-19 at a health facility…

Read More
RSS
Follow by Email