A plant grown in Nigeria shows potential for epilepsy treatment

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that arises from imbalances of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. This disorder manifests as recurring seizure, unconsciousness and momentary loss of memory. These events are frequent and unpredictable. This is because the brain cells called neurons either overwork or are unable to balance the release of two chemicals that are vital […]

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Challenging the internet’s colonial structure starts with looking to media history

Historically , many media institutions were at the service of “the colonising empire”, both in how they were modelled and used. They were meant to advance the ideology of colonisers in colonies. Today some print and electronic media remain at the service of coloniality and imperialism . They play out colonialism’s legacy, coloniality – the […]

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Postponing South Africa’s local elections: what the Constitutional Court must decide

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way elections are conducted across the world. South Africa, too, is faced with an unprecedented situation of having to decide whether to postpone its municipal elections, scheduled for 27 October . President Cyril Ramaphosa gave almost six months’ notice by announcing 27 October 2021 as the date for the […]

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Court cages suspect in Awutu Bereku Festival shooting incident

The suspect in the killing of a 9-year-old boy at Awutu Bereku during a festival ritual performace at Awutu Bereku in the Central Region, Henry Opoku, has been remanded into police custody. A charge of murder has been brought against the suspect at the Ofaakor Magistrate Court, presided over by His Worship, Eric Oheneba Antwi […]

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This is why six former Lighthouse pastors say they won’t appeal SSNIT decision

The lawyer for the six former pastors of Lighthouse Chapel International has said his clients won’t appeal the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) decision that they are not entitled to any outstanding social security contributions. Kofi Bentil said his clients would focus on the legal action they had already taken at the Labour […]

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Six suspects grabbed for murder and robbery

The Ghana Police Service has arrested six suspects in connection to murder and robbery. Three of the six suspects allegedly stabbed and snatched the handbag of one Sheriff Yakubu, a 22-year-old apprentice hairdresser at the Kumasi Academy SHS junction, while on her way to Asokore Mampong. She was rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital, but […]

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13 containers of impounded Rosewood given to National Intelligence Bureau

Government has handed over 13 impounded Rosewood containers to the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) for a comprehensive investigation. The investigation will seek to unravel the persons behind the importation of the commodity into the country. The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Jinapor, said this when he inspected the confiscated containers in Tema on Monday, […]

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I carried him for 10 months, his pregnancy was troubling — Mother of Volta tallest man recounts

Mrs Comfort Agbafufu, the Mother of Charles Sogli, the tallest man in the Volta Region of Ghana, looks well but walks with some difficulties. She said her intermittent waist pain started after she gave birth to the giant. The mother of five, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that, that pregnancy was the most challenging […]

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