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392,000 babies born on first day of new year 2020

Written by | January 2, 2020 | 0
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 392,000 babies will have been born on the first day of 2020. However, while children’s lifespans are improving, too many infants die before reaching the age of five years, the UN fund noted on Wednesday. In 2018, the number of babies who died in their first month amounted to 2.5 million, a third of them on their first day. Most of these deaths were avoidable, according to UNICEF. Deaths within one month of life made up 47% of all deaths among children under the age of five years in 2018, up from 40% in 1990. UNICEF reiterated its calls for better protection and care for mothers and their newborns, who, in many cases, are not assisted by a trained midwife or nurses, which has devastating consequences. According to the fund, the

Prayer And The One Praying

Written by | December 28, 2019 | 0
By Kennedy Adarkwa    Listen  It is possible to preach without being right with God. Preaching is person-to-person encounter. We can teach a Sunday school class or even witness to a lost person without being right with God. These are person-to-person encounters. Prayer, however, is a person-to-God encounter. It is an audience with one to whom all things are open and naked. We can’t fake it with Him. What we are when we are alone with God is what we are. It is “the effective fervent prayer of a righteous man” that avails much (James 5:16). Robert Murray McCheyene said, “What a man is in his prayer-closet is what he is.” No Christian is greater than his/her prayer life, and his/her prayer life can be no greater than his personal life (Ronald Dunn, Don’t Just Stand There

Sgt. Akata-Pore apologises for involvement in December 31st coup d’état

Written by | December 14, 2019 | 0
2 HOURS AGO  POLITICS  2 COMMENTS Jerry John Rawlings led the 31st December Revolution in 1981.  Listen Now A member of the defunct Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) military junta, Sergeant Daniel Alolga Akata-Pore, has apologised for his involvement in the December 31, 1981 coup d’état. The military revolt led to the overthrow of the constitutionally-elected government led by President Dr. Hilla Limann and the crimes committed against humanity that followed. Sgt Akata Pore’s apology comes in the wake of the recently aired JoyNews documentary, ‘Scars of the Revolution’ which revisits the events of the 1979 and 1981 revolutions organised by Ft. Lt. J. J. Rawlings and what they did to the country. Speaking on JoyFM’s Super Morning Show, Sgt. Akata Pore

Trump to Sign Executive Order Declaring Jewish People a ‘Nation’ Just as Written in Genesis

Written by | December 14, 2019 | 0
“I will make of you a great nation, And I will bless you; I will make your name great, And you shall be a blessing.” Genesis 12:2 (The Israel Bible™) PM Benjamin Netanyahu with then-President-elect Donald Trump in New York, Sunday, September 25, 2016. (GPO/Kobi Gideon) FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsAppPrintShare159k Once again, President Trump is attaching himself to the words of the Bible by passing an executive order which explicitly enacts God’s promise to Abraham; the Jews are a nation. One prominent American Israeli rabbi noted the sole Biblical character who referred to Judaism as a religion; Haman. President Trump announced that he will be signing an executive order on Wednesday intended to withhold federal funding as a means of forcing universities to cope with growing

Photos: Tears flow for late Cyril Acolatse

Written by | December 13, 2019 | 0
A pre-burial service has been organised in Accra in memory of veteran journalist, Cyril Harry Kwasi Acolatse who died in October at the Tema General Hospital. At the auditorium of the Christ The King Parish on Friday, December 13, was a congregation of family and friends, staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and politicians who paid their last respect to the legendary Cyril Acolatse. READ ALSO: Govt doesn’t have capacity to fix all roads – Akufo-Addo Mr Acolaste worked with the national broadcaster, GBC Radio and GBC Television. Notable personalities among the mourners were Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, widow of former Vice president Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur; former Information Minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah and Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group,

Farmers’ Day: Rawlings Salute Farmers

Written by | December 7, 2019 | 0
10 HOURS AGO  AGRICULTURE  1 COMMENT Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has asked Ghanaians to purchase and consume local rice as a way to support the work of farmers. Celebrating the 35th National Farmers’ Day today [Friday] he commended all farmers and fisherfolk for the good work done in providing food for Ghanaians. In a statement, the former President, while commending the Ministry of Agriculture and rice farmers, indicated that “it is our responsibility as Ghanaians to support this effort by committing to consume locally produced rice and by so doing helping to improve the quality of what is produced, as increased income for farmers means increased investments in improved yields and packaging”. He urged the government to educate the farmers to use and adapt easily

Over 400 refugee children have disappeared without a trace in Belgium

Written by | December 6, 2019 | 0
Missing Children Europe stressed the importance of cross-border collaboration. Credit: Pixabay In Belgium, 427 refugee children have disappeared from the Fedasil reception centres without a trace, according to new figures from Missing Children Europe and Child Focus. It is estimated that over 30,000 minors who arrived among the refugees who have arrived in Europe have gone missing, with authorities and police forces seemingly overwhelmed by the phenomenon. The ‘Missing Children Europe’, the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, stated that the majority of missing children disappear just before or during their asylum procedure. They are not always cared for adequately, and the slow and complex procedures drive many children to disappear, reports RTBF. Previously,

Farmers’ Day: Demand Accountability, Good Governance — NDC Urge Farmers

Written by | December 6, 2019 | 0
7 HOURS AGO  GENERAL NEWS The Volta Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has charged farmers nationwide to demand accountability and good governance from government as they prepare to celebrate the 35th National Farmers’ Day on Friday. The party in a goodwill message to the country’s farmers said, “even as we congratulate our farmers and fishers, we urge them to use the 35th edition of the National Farmers Day celebrations to demand accountability and good governance from the President Nana Addo/Bawumia-led NPP government.” The statement signed by the Regional Secretary, Mr. James Gunu added that the NPP government in the last three years has failed to support the farmers across the country. “For the past three years, farmers

Peace Council Commends Akufo-Addo For Aborted Referendum

Written by | December 5, 2019 | 0
15 HOURS AGO  GENERAL NEWS  1 COMMENT The Chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, has disclosed that the decision of President Akufo-Addo to abort December 17 referendum is a commendable one. According to him, it is very important for the President to seek broad consensus on such a delicate issue as the amendment of entrenched clauses. Speaking in an interview with Citi News, Rev. Asante, reiterated that the decision is a step in the right direction. “It is important that you put on hold once you begin to see that polarisation is coming on such an important issue. Once you see that positions have been clearly stated – that could create division in the country, it is better for us to hold on, educate the public until such a time that we begin

Video: An ex-president wants to kill Wontumi, Ken Agyapong, Abronye before 2020 elections – Owusu-Bempah

Written by | December 5, 2019 | 0
Reverend Isaac Owusu- Bempah The Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Reverend Isaac Owusu-Bempah, claims an ex-president wants to kill five prominent Ghanaians before the 2020 elections. The individuals, he mentioned, are Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah himself, Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti regional chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka Chairman Wontumi, and NPP Bono regional chairman, Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye. The other one is the Communications Director of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Ernest Owusu Bempah.