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Indomie, MoMo Major Cause of Rising Teenage Pregnancies in Ghana– Researchers Reveals

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New research conducted by Star Ghana Foundation has revealed the love and desperation for Indomie, mobile money and social media addiction by young girls has been the cause of the increased rate of teenage pregnancies in Ghana.

According to the research, young girls in their teen ages allow men to take advantage of them to be able to get access to their phones to take pictures and post on social media.

They also easily give out their bodies if a man would be able to buy them indomie at night and send them mobile money no matter the amount.

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The research findings were shared at a National Dialogue on sexual and Gender based violence in a COVID-19 pandemic: prevalence, drivers and response measures held in Tamale.

Organized by Star Ghana Foundation in collaboration with Songtaba, the dialogue seeks to identify, share and suggest solutions to the continuous vulnerability of women in the country.

Key in the discussion was about the inhumane treatments meted out on women based on witchcraft accusations as well as sexual abuse of young girls.

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Speakers at the forum have also lamented the negative impact of COVID-19 on young girls and women in the last six months. The impact they noted was devastating as several young girls especially teenagers got pregnant during the period.

Key speaker and consultant to Star Ghana Foundation, Bashiratu Jamal with reference to a research conducted by Africa Education watch and Ghana health service, concluded that teenage pregnancy is on an increase despite several efforts by NGOs to reduce and or end the menace.

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On their part, the accused witches group shared their plight on the unbearable life situations they face. Recounting how they were accused, assaulted and banished from their communities, the accused witches appealed to the government and other relevant organizations to work hard to end witchcraft accusations.

They also appealed for support from the government and public to be able to survive.

The dialogue brought together gender based organizations, youth groups, PWDs and Association of accused witches.

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British Prime Minister Drops Covid-19 Restrictions Eventhough Omicron Is At It’s Peak

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British Prime Minister Drops Covid-19 Restrictions Eventhough Omicron Is At It's Peak
Face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places and schools in England and Covid-19 passports will be dropped for large events as infections level off in large parts of the country, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said Wednesday.

Johnson told lawmakers that the restrictions were being eased because government scientists believed it was likely that the surge of infections prompted by the highly contagious Omicron variant “has now peaked nationally.”

While hospitals in northern England are still under pressure because of high caseloads, Johnson said hospital admissions and patients in intensive care units elsewhere in England were stabilizing or falling.

The government will no longer advise people to work from home and beginning next Thursday mandatory COVID-19 passes will not be required to gain entry to large-scale events.

Compulsory face masks will be scrapped in classrooms starting Thursday as well, and from next week they will not be legally required anywhere in England.

“We will trust the judgment of the British people and no longer criminalise anyone who chooses not to wear one,” Johnson said.

The restrictions were introduced in December to slow the rapid spread of Omicron variant and buy time for the population to get their booster vaccine shot.

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Johnson said Wednesday that more than 90 per cent of those over 60 in the U.K. have now had their booster shot. Official figures showed that COVID-19 infections have dropped in most parts of the U.K. for the first time since early December, with 94,432 new positive cases recorded on Tuesday.

The requirement for those infected to self-isolate for five full days remains, but Johnson said that measure will also end in the coming weeks. He said while the self-isolation rule expires on March 24 he will seek to scrap it earlier if the virus data continues to improve.

“As COVID-19 becomes endemic, we will need to replace legal requirements with advice and guidance, urging people with the virus to be careful and considerate of others,” he said.

Britain has the second-worst pandemic death toll in Europe after Russia, with over 153,000 confirmed virus-related deaths.

 

 

 

 

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YouTube Star Adalia Rose Passes Away At The Age Of 15

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YouTube Star Adalia Rose Passes Away At The Age Of 15

Adalia’s family revealed her passing to her millions of fans on Instagram and Facebook in a touching statement.

“January 12,2022 at 7pm Adalia Rose Williams was set free from this world,” the statement read. “She came into it quietly and she left quietly, but her life was far from it. She touched MILLIONS of people and left the biggest imprint on everyone that knew her. She is no longer in pain and is now dancing away to all the music she loves.”

Adalia Rose amassed more than 15 million followers on social media as she documented her journey with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome–a rare genetic disorder that causes children to age eight years for very year they are alive. Diagnosed with the disorder at only 3 months old, Adalia experienced symptoms like delayed development and alopecia.

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Despite living with progeria, Adalia found joy in sharing videos about makeup tips, fun times with her family members, and showcasing her great personality.

Many fans and stars, including designer Michael Costello, sent their condolences to Adalia’s family, sharing sweet messages about the impact she had on this world.

“My heart is broken. I received a message at 7pm last night, Adalia Rose Williams was called home to God. I am at a loss for words and cannot stop crying,” Costello, who previously designed a gown for Adalia, said on Instagram. “She was an angel. Despite the card she was dealt with, she had the most positive attitude and such big dreams of helping everyone around her.”

Adalia’s family has not revealed her cause of death at this time. Continue to keep her loved ones in your prayers.

 

 

 

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45-year-old Lynched For Shooting 5 Persons In Tamale

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45-year-old Lynched For Shooting 5 Persons In Tamale
Musah Yussif, 45, has been lynched for sporadically shooting five persons at ‘Agric’, a suburb of Tamale.

Mr. Yussif is said to have gone to a funeral ceremony to attack one Kambo Naa. In the process, he rather shot bystanders and injured five of them.

Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga in an interview  with JoyNews monitored  by GhArticles.com said some of the victims are in critical condition on admission at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. The remaining two have been treated and discharged.

According Superintendent Ananga, the Police received a distress call that someone came to the funeral grounds with a gun and disturbed public peace.

He said a team of officers were dispatched to the scene where they reported that one person was found lying in a pool of blood. Their suspicion was that the person was lynched.

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Superintendent Ananga added that a team of investigators who also visited the scene reported that the deceased was lynched.

According to the crime officer, the Police have invited one Kambo Naa for questioning, while investigations are underway.

He said initial investigations showed that Kambo Naa seems to have had a problem with the deceased, hence his being invited by the Police to assist in investigations.

Superintendent Ananga said details of the investigations would be made public in due course.

 

 

 

 

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