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I was born blind – Chidinma reveals

Nigerian Singer, and MTN Project Fame winner, Chidinma Ekile, aka Ms Kedike, has revealed she was born blind. The star singer in an Interview with Guardian said, according to her parents, she just could not see for some months. Chidinma said she would love to be seen more as someone …

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Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled “monster”, alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Writing in the New York Times, Ms Hayek said Mr Weinstein once told her: “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.” Holly Baird, a spokeswomen for Mr Weinstein, disputed …

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Deal secured for construction of West Africa’s first vaccine factory in Ghana

Ghana is on course to becoming the first country in the West African sub-region to get a vaccine manufacturing factory. German company, Merck KGaA, and Ridge Management on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the factory. The deal follows discussions between Germany’s …

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Congestion at SHSs exposes students to meningitis – Ghana Health Service

The Head of Disease and Surveillance Unit at the Ghana Health Service has identified congestion at senior high schools (SHSs) as one risk factor for the spread of meningitis. Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoi told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Top Story Wednesday, the crowded nature of classrooms and dormitories at …

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‘Collapse of SHS students a major health crisis’ – Coalition of NGOs in Health

A coalition of non-governmental organizations has asked the Ghana Health Service to roll out a major campaign to educate the public about the health crisis in the country. The Coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Health says recent incidents of students collapsing on campus signal a looming health crisis that …

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Meryl Streep bemoans Hollywood inequality

Meryl Streep has said sexual harassment wouldn’t have been tolerated in Hollywood if there were more women on the boards of entertainment companies. The star is getting together with other well-known actresses to demand equal representation in boardrooms. She said balanced boards wouldn’t have approved pay-offs like those given to …

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Egypt singer jailed for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

A court in Egypt has reportedly jailed for two years a singer who appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana. Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known professionally as Shyma, was arrested last month after the video sparked outrage in the conservative country. On Tuesday, she …

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Why am I not losing weight?

Weight loss is still incredibly challenging for most people, as evidenced by the growing global obesity epidemic. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, more than two in three US adults are considered overweight (defined as a body-mass index between 25 and 30), and 36.5% of …

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Golden Globes: Plummer nominated for Kevin Spacey role

Christopher Plummer has been nominated for a Golden Globe for the role in which he replaced Kevin Spacey. The actor took over the role in All the Money in the World after a string of sexual harassment allegations were made against Spacey. The nominees for best drama film include Call …

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‘My rapist is now a deputy minister

At the launch of her new novel, Jackie Phamotse has spoken out about being gang-raped by five men when she was 17, one a powerful politician. Popular author Jackie Phamotse dropped a bombshell during the launch of her second novel in Johannesburg yesterday. When she was 17 years old, and …

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