Gov’t petitioned to ban trade, consumption of dog & cat meat

Gov’t petitioned to ban trade, consumption of dog & cat meat

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 was widespread across African countries, making them unattractive to tourists who were aware of the “cruel” industries and unwilling to invest in those countries. It said besides the…

High blood pressure driven by obesity, poverty – WHO study

High blood pressure driven by obesity, poverty – WHO study

Nearly 1.3 billion people globally suffer from hypertension, a silent killer often driven by obesity that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Hypertension can be easily diagnosed by monitoring blood pressure, and treated with low-cost drugs, but half of the affected people are unaware of their condition which is left untreated, the WHO and Imperial College London said in a joint study published in The Lancet. While hypertension rates have changed little in 30 years, the caseload has…

Côte d’Ivoire records first case of Ebola in 25 years

Côte d’Ivoire records first case of Ebola in 25 years

The health minister, Pierre N’Gou Dimba, says an 18-year-old female who travelled to Abidjan from neighbouring Guinea has tested positive for Ebola Côte d’Ivoire has recorded its first case of the Ebola haemorrhagic virus in 25 years, the country’s health minister has announced. On Saturday, Pierre N’Gou Dimba said on national television that officials confirmed the case after testing samples from an 18-year-old female who had travelled from neighbouring Guinea. “This is an isolated and imported case,” he said, adding that the patient was being treated in intensive care in Abidjan, the commercial…

Stop expecting vag*na to smell like perfume – Actress advises men

Stop expecting vag*na to smell like perfume – Actress advises men

Amma Serwah, a popular Ghanaian actress and fashion designer, has advised men to stop expecting the private parts of their partners to smell like perfume. She explained that sometimes, people say that when women get candidiasis, they cannot see it but the men can see. However, she clarified that in reality, a woman knows when she has candidiasis because the smell of her vagina changes. According to her, it is when a woman has gonorrhoea that it may be difficult to see from start because it is more obvious in…

Govt takes up cost for separating ‘Ridge’ conjoined twins

Govt takes up cost for separating ‘Ridge’ conjoined twins

The government has decided to take up the cost for the surgery to separate the conjoined twins at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge). The Chief of staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare announced this Monday morning on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Ridge Hospital to separate Siamese twins Specialists at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge in Accra have offered to perform the medical procedure to separate a set of Siamese twins delivered at the hospital recently. The Siamese twins are conjoined at the head, and the procedure to…

Christian Eriksen to be fitted with an under-skin ‘heart starter’ after going into cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

Christian Eriksen to be fitted with an under-skin ‘heart starter’ after going into cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

The former Spurs player suffered a cardiac arrest during Saturday’s Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland. Denmark footballer Christian Eriksen is to be fitted with an under-skin heart starter device after suffering a cardiac arrest during his side’s opening Euro 2020 match. The decision was made following several “different heart examinations” and Eriksen has “accepted the solution”, the national team doctor said. The heart starter, known as an ICD, is designed to correct the rhythm of the heart if it notices a potentially dangerous pattern by issuing a number of small…

Revealed: ‘My household use nkuto’ – Sarkodie drops his family skincare secret [+Video]

Revealed: ‘My household use nkuto’ – Sarkodie drops his family skincare secret [+Video]

Multiple Award-winning Ghanaian hip-hop/hiplife musician Sarkodie has disclosed that nkuto (shea butter) is what his entire household uses. Regardless of his fame, Sarkodie and his family don’t chase after expensive spas. He and his family sticks to Shea butter. He shared this during an Instagram live streaming session on his page on Tuesday, June 15. “I do nothing to my skin. I actually use nkuto (shear butter),” he told comedian SDK, a guess on his live streaming session. When SDK told him that his revelation it’s a lie, he said “No, no,…

C. Ronaldo snub sees Coca-Cola market share drop by $4bn

C. Ronaldo snub sees Coca-Cola market share drop by bn

Cristiano Ronaldo’s removal of two Coca-Cola bottles at a Euro 2020 news conference resulted to a $4 billion drop in the share price of the American drink giant. The captain of the Portugal National team was not comfortable when he saw two bottles of the carbonated soft drink in front of him as he sat down to speak to the media on Monday in Budapest ahead of his national team’s Group F opener against Hungary. Ronaldo, a strong advocate of a healthy living, moved the glass bottles out of the…

Policemen on bullion vans receive GH¢125.00 weekly – Police officer reveals

Policemen on bullion vans receive GH¢125.00 weekly – Police officer reveals

The unfortunate demise of a police officer who was providing security to a bullion van that was attacked by armed robbers around Korle-Bu on Monday, June 14, 2021, has opened conversations on how resourced police officers on such escort duties are treated. The police officer, who was providing security, was shot dead by the gang of robbers at Adedenpo, near Jamestown. Another woman, who is yet to be identified, also lost her life as a result of the shooting. An eyewitness stated that the men, after shooting the policeman in the head,…

‘If holy water can heal the sick, the pastor who sold them to you wouldn’t have died young’ – Nollywood director

‘If holy water can heal the sick, the pastor who sold them to you wouldn’t have died young’ – Nollywood director

Popular Nollywood actor and director Ugezu. J. Ugezu has aimed subtle shots at Christians who have literally been held captive by religion and its associated buffoonery.  In an Instagram post, the astute filmmaker advised his followers to seek medical help and not holy water or anointed handkerchief when they are sick. Ugezu reminded them that if all these paraphernalia that are sold to them wield power, the cleric who sells them wouldn’t die young (we are sure he had TB Joshua in mind when was saying this). Here’s what he…