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Put an end to Female Genital Mutilation E-mail

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20th June 2014

Launch of new video to help communities put an end to Female Genital Mutilation

Video reveals the devastating health consequences of Female Genital Mutilation

A new video titled ‘Ending Female Genital Mutilation’ which addresses the harsh long-term health and emotional consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), female circumcision, and ‘cutting’ through stories of survivors and advice from healthcare professionals, has been launched to help communities put an end to this practice.

The ‘Ending Female Genital Mutilation’ video draws attention to the lifelong and life threatening health consequences of this illegal practice which includes pain, infection, menstrual problems and difficulties during childbirth. In addition, the video signposts the help and support available to girls, women, families and communities, through the anonymous, free, 24 hour NSPCC FGM helpline (0800 028 3550).

Nigerian found dead in Odaw river at Kwame Nkrumah Circle E-mail

A Nigerian, who has been identified as Uche is alleged to have drowned in the Odaw river at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Wednesday night.
Reports said his lifeless body was recovered several hours after he fell in the river.
The river, has over the years taken some innocent lives due to its gaping nature. It has no culverts to protect the lives of the hundreds of persons plying the route each day.
Squatters have also taken over the area as residents while engaging in brisk businesses.
They are mostly housed in make-shift structures and unkempt environment, which tend to endanger their lives through ill-health.

Police clash with angry Neoplan station GPRTU leaders; three arrested E-mail

Three leaders of the Circle-Neoplan station branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) are in police custody after a demonstration to remove the station chairman, turned violent.

The drivers are accusing the chairman, Kwabena Badu of over-staying his tenure in office and allegedly embezzling over Gh¢600,000 meant for a building project.

They also claim the chairman has turned his office into a dynasty by appointing only family members and close associates into executive positions.

Joy News' Michaela Anderson reports, the drivers claim they have not seen any development in the terminal since Mr. Badu took office some 22 years ago. They also accuse him of failing to account for monies charged as "booking fees" from the drivers.

700 African migrants intercepted off Italian coast E-mail

Three boats with about 700 African migrants onboard have been intercepted off Lampedusa island in southern Italy, local reports said on Thursday.

The boats were sighted 315 km from the Italian coast by a police patrol aircraft which was flying over the area, according to Adnkronos news agency.

A navy ship of the Italian government’s “Mare Nostrum (Our Sea)” search-and-rescue mission was on the way to the signaled waters, Adnkronos added.

A day earlier, two other navy ships carrying over 2,000 migrants arrived at the southern ports of Reggio Calabria and Trapani, the latest of a string of arrivals.

I’m not planning to marry Nadia Buari - Jim Iyke E-mail

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has debunked rumours that he and award-winning Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari were planning to get married.

The two stars have been reported to be dating each other and were said to be planning to get married, after Jim was recently alleged to have been delivered of an evil spirit which had prevented him from getting married.

Reacting to the widely reported marriage rumour between him and Nadia, Jim disclosed on his twitter handle, @jimikyeofficial that he’s not planning of legalising his affair with Nadia.

He wrote, “I’ll resolve this issue by stating as clearly as possible that this marriage rumours is unfounded and far-fetched. My prerogative is known to me only.”





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