Africa Ghana West Africa World 

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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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Anglican Church probes priest for kissing female students

– – The Anglican Church of Ghana has condemned an incident in which a priest allegedly kissed some female students. It follows a viral video in which Father Obeng Larbi was captured kissing three students of the St. Monica’s College of Education in the Ashanti region. The video shows the priest on stage inviting the three students for a mouth-to-mouth kiss, one after the other, after directing the students to drop their face masks for the kiss. According to a student, Father Obeng Larbi during a service last Sunday decided to kiss…

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Africa Nigeria World 

[Video]: Thousands queue to bid farewell to TB Joshua

– – Thousands of mourners from around the world have been queuing to view the body of popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, who died last month at the age of 57. The influential preacher has been lying in state at his Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) auditorium in Nigerian state of Lagos. He will be buried on Friday but funeral rites started on Monday with a candlelight procession. TB Joshua was running a megachurch that also owns the popular Emmanuel TV television station based in Lagos. – – The…

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Africa Featured Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia’s ex-president Kaunda buried despite family’s protest

– – Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda has been buried at a memorial site for former presidents. He was laid to rest on Wednesday at the Embassy Park national site in the capital Lusaka despite a court appeal by his family members against this arrangement. Kenneth Kaunda who was in office from 1964 to 1991 died on June 17 aged 97. The government decreed that Kaunda would be buried at the Embassy Park where the other past presidents have been laid to rest. But some of Kaunda’s children, grandchildren and…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

The gift of queer and trans* Ghanaian activists

– – On June 23rd, 2021, Rightify Ghana called attention to an exchange of letters between Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Alban S. K. Bagbin and a certain Emmanuel Abankwah Kesse, who dubs himself a political activist. Dated May 28, 2021, Kesse’s letter to the Speaker of Parliament seeks to curtail efforts by various activist groups to ensure the release of 21 individuals wrongfully arrested for “unlawful assembly.” Kesse writes, “I think there is a need to amend section [sic] of our laws that makes these LGBTs think what they are…

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Africa Madagascar World 

Madagascar: Families eating mud due to worst drought in 40 years

– – Some families in southern Madagascar are reportedly eating mud as the country experiences its worst drought in four decades. The World Food Programme which made the shocking revelation said the worst drought in southern Madagascar is causing hunger and famine-like condition. Its director, David Beasley, who’s just visited the area, said that without immediate assistance more than half a million people would soon be “knocking on famine’s door”, with another 800,000 marching towards it. He said he was shocked by what he’d seen in southern Madagascar – children who…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

21 LGBT activists arrested in Ghana granted bail by court

– – A high Court in Ghana on Friday granted bail to some 21 activists of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender society. They have been denied bail multiple times since their arrest on May 20, 2021 at a meeting in Ghana’s Volta region. The UN asked the government of Ghana to release the suspects including 16 females and 5 males, arguing that their detention was a violation of international human rights. The suspects who were said to have been at a conference in the Ho Municipality where the arrest was…

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Africa West Africa World 

Detention of 21 LGBT activists in Ghana sparks protests in U.S

– – There have been protests outside the Ghana Embassy in the United States of America over the continuous detention of some 21 LGBTQ activists in the West African country. If follows the latest decision of a court in Ghana’s Volta Region to deny them bail for the fourth time. The court also ordered that the suspects be put into prison custody until their next appearance. Julia Selman Ayetey, a lawyer for the defendants has told journalists that no justification was given for their continuous detention. Update on #ReleaseThe21 The…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua is dead

– – Popular Nigerian preacher and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua has died a few days away from celebrating his 58th birthday. He died suddenly on Saturday evening after a church service in Lagos, with his church confirming the news of his death on Sunday morning. Prophet TB Joshua as he is popular called is reported to have fallen ill a few days ago before his sudden death. A source told Saharareporters in Nigeria that TB Joshua “conducted a service yesterday (Saturday) evening.…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s family rejects order to exhume his remains

– – The family of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has rejected an order from a traditional court for the exhumation of his remains. A traditional chief   has ordered the exhumation of Robert Mugabe’s remains and their reburial at the national heroes’ shrine in Harare after accusing the late leader’s wife of breaking local custom by interring him at his rural home in 2019. Mugabe, who was removed in a coup that brought Emmerson Mnangagwa to power in November 2017, was buried in the courtyard of his home at his…

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