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Menstruating girls and women in western Nepal
Lifestyle

15 year old girl dies after being banished for menstruating

Police in Nepal are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who was banished to a poorly-ventilated shed because she was menstruating. They say the girl suffocated after lighting a fire to keep warm. Under an ancient Hindu practice, called chhaupadi, women who have their periods or who have just […]

Rev. Osei Kofi
Soccer

GFA bribes Sports Ministers – Rev. Osei Kofi

Former Black Stars player Reverend Osei Kofi has incontrovertibly slapped a damning and image-tarnishing allegation on the Ghana Football Association and previous Sports Ministers insisting the FA have been bribing them (Sports Ministers) to tow their line. According to him, he has evidence to show that the FA always bribes […]

Nana Akuffo Addo, President elect
Politics

NPP to review Mahama’s last minute appointments, contracts

The incoming Akufo-Addo government has condemned the last minute appointments of people to key state institutions as well as the signing of contracts by the outgoing John Mahama-led government, and served notice to review same within the remit of the country’s laws. President Mahama who leaves office on January 7 […]

President John Mahama
Politics

Mahama swears in new CHRAJ and NCCE bosses

President John Dramani Mahama has appointed two new substantive chairpersons for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). They are Madam Josephine Nkrumah for the NCCE and Mr Joseph Whittal for CHRAJ. They are both lawyers. Madam Nkrumah prior to […]

Hannah Tetteh, Foreign Affairs Minister
Politics

Online passport application launched

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has launched an online passport application system to ease the process of passport acquisition in the country. Under the new system, actual passport processing times and delivery deadlines would take fifteen working days for standard applications and five working days for express […]

Ghana votes
Politics

The Ghanaian General Election: Ghana bets on change

It was the phone call he thought he would never have to make. The fifty hours between the close of polling and making that call was testament to the time it took to come to terms with defeat. At 7.41pm on Friday 9 December 2016, Ghana’s President John Mahama of […]

Don Livesay, president of the Lake Union Conference
Religion

Is the SDA Church changing position on Human Sexuality?

  The North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church proposed a “Statement on Human Sexuality” at their Year-end Meeting on Oct. 29, 2015. After more than two hours of discussion, several revisions were incorporated into the statement, and the statement was approved on Nov. 2, 2015, by a […]

FILE PHOTO: Cocoa beans are pictured in Ghana's eastern cocoa town of Akim Akooko September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kwasi Kpodo/File Photo
Business

Incoming Ghana government gives cocoa sector chance of fresh start

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg | ACCRA Ghana’s incoming government could give the country’s $2 billion cocoa industry a boost if it installs a more transparent executive at industry regulator Cocobod and implements reforms, industry sources said. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) said its priority is to push annual cocoa output […]

Sen. Cory Gardner took pains to cast his proposal as far broader than the Russian hacking of U.S. election officials. | AP Photo
Politics USA World

Pressure grows on McConnell for special Russia hacking probe

Sen. Cory Gardner plans to introduce legislation to create a select committee to investigate an array of cyber security threats. By BURGESS EVERETT John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s bipartisan push to create a special committee to investigate Russia’s election-season hacking and other cybersecurity threats received a potential boost Monday as […]

Scores of anti-Kabila protesters have been shot dead, like those during election demonstrations in September in Kinshasa. Credit John Bompengo/Associated Press
Africans Abroad Others World

As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along the Congo River, with a collection of expensive watches, expensive motorcycles and a chimpanzee in a cage, Joseph Kabila, the president of this vast and troubled country, should be packing up. Instead, he is digging in. His second term is […]