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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

V/Region: Magician dies from self-inflicted knife wounds

A 29-year-old man who believed he had spiritual protection from knife cuts died days after cutting himself with two sharp knives at Afokpa Kope at Fodzoku in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region. Afelete Amewuga, who was a member of Korku, a group believed to have spiritually fortified its members from knife injuries, died after his magical act ...

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Afia Kobi Ampem Nursing faces closure over insanitary conditions

The Environmental Health Director of the Old Tafo Municipality in the Ashanti Region, A.G Offin Boateng, has indicated that his outfit will ensure the closure of the Afia Kobi Ampem Nursing Training School for flouting sanitation laws. The school is reported to have directed its sewage pipe, to a nearby open drain, dumping faecal matter directly into it at Tafo ...

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China to build new ECOWAS headquarters as ‘gift’

The new headquarters for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be built by China, the group confirmed in a press statement on Wednesday March 14, 2018. The political bloc and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the projected that is expected to cost $31.6 million, an amount that will be provided by China as ...

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Farmer jailed for slashing co-tenant with cutlass

A Circuit Court in Tarkwa has sentenced a farmer to four years imprisonment for slashing his co-tenant’s head and hand with a cutlass. Kojo Takyi, who was charged with causing harm, pleaded guilty to the offence and was convicted on his own plea. Police Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman, told the court presided over by Mr. Emnanuel Bart-Plange Brew, that ...

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Young billionaire pays company $10,000 to kill him and preserve his brain

A Silicon Valley billionaire is paying $10,000 to be killed so that his brain can be preserved in the hope that it will one day be uploaded to a computer so he can live on digitally forever. Sam Altman, 32, a tech entrepreneur, has paid to join a waiting list at Nectome — a start-up that promises to preserve your brain so it ...

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Ejura police officers flee as angry youth attack police station

About two hundred angry youth from Ejura in the Ashanti Region on Thursday besieged the Ejura-Sekyedumase District Police station and attacked police personnel on duty. Their action was to demand that a driver who knocked dead two female students in an accident and his vehicle be released to them. The deceased persons, students of the Ejura Islamic Senior High School, Iddrisu ...

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Malaysian ‘snake-handling celebrity’ dies of cobra bite

A Malaysian man who became famous for his snake-handling skills has died after being bitten by a cobra. Abu Zarin Hussin, a firefighter, first shot to fame after British tabloids published a story incorrectly identifying him as a Thai man who’d allegedly married his pet snake. Mr Hussin had trained other firefighters on how to handle snakes. But he was ...

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Looking at possible causes for ‘Unhappy Ghanaians’ [Article]

My concern as a transformational coach and Healing of Memories trained is not with the 2018 World Happiness Report and how Ghana was placed per say but the years of denial that all is not well is my greatest worry. Our means to discuss such aspect of our society is very limited. We have grown very intemperate in so many ...

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Blackberry modified to ‘help drug cartels’

The chief executive of a company that created highly-secure smartphones allegedly used by some of the world’s most notorious criminals has been indicted. Canadian-based Phantom Secure made “tens of millions of dollars” selling the modified Blackberry devices for use by the likes of the Sinaloa Cartel, investigators said. The charges marked the first time US authorities have targeted a company ...

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Arsene Wenger wants to avoid Atletico Madrid

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said he would prefer to avoid a Europa League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid after beating AC Milan in the last 16. England striker Danny Welbeck scored twice – either side of a long-range strike from Granit Xhaka – as the Gunners won the second leg 3-1. Hakan Calhanoglu had opened the scoring for Milan, but the Italian ...

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