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October 15, 2017 1:06 PM Does breast-feeding really decrease my cancer risk?

For babies, the benefits of breast-feeding are clear: a stronger immune system, reduced risk for some chronic health conditions and a closer bond with mom. But does breast-feeding also protect women against breast cancer? Nursing has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer risk in both pre- and post-menopausal women. But, says Virginia Borges 87

October 14, 2017 1:24 PM “Diarrhoea kills fourteen thousand children under five annually” – First Lady

Accra, Oct. 14, GNA – Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First lady of the Republic of Ghana, has said available statistics indicate that diarrhoea kills about 14,000 children under five years annually in the country. She said the figure gives cause for worry and called on all to join the forces to intensify efforts at preventing such avoidable deaths 27

October 13, 2017 7:18 PM Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to recertify agreement

US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a "fanatical regime" and refused to continue certifying an international nuclear deal. International observers say Iran has been in full compliance with the 2015 deal freezing its nuclear programme. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the US was "more than ever isolated" and could not change the nuclear 77

October 11, 2017 7:05 PM Transparency is essential to proper land administration – GGA West Africa

Transparency is a critical component of a functioning land administration system, particularly in view of the scarcity of clear and credible information on land availability and transactions, and the poor dissemination of public information on land rights and policies. The spectra of corruption and inequalities are very real in land allocation and management 45

October 7, 2017 6:15 PM MTN gives scholarship to 20 teachers

Accra, Oct. 7, GNA - The MTN Ghana Foundation, as part of improving quality and celebrating teachers, awarded 20 teachers with GH¢ 125,000.00 to improve themselves in their field of work. The award, which is under MTN Teachers Improvement Awards Programme (TIAP), was presented to the beneficiaries in Accra and covers the tuition, academic expenses and stipend 34

October 6, 2017 10:44 PM India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert tournament embarrassment'

2018 World Cup India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert tournament embarrassment' Thousands of children filled the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium to boost India's first major sporting event since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which was marked by vast open spaces in stadiums. Sales for the youth World Cup have been disappointing despite the presence of Brazil 65

October 6, 2017 4:07 PM Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan secessionists were working on Friday toward a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that could be adopted next week in defiance of a court order and increased economic pressure from Madrid. After Spain’s Constitutional Court suspended a session of the Catalan regional parliament set for Monday, which had been expected 70

October 5, 2017 11:32 AM President Akufo-Addo gives assurance of universal access to electricity

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged government’s commitment to ensuring universal access and coverage of electricity to all parts of Ghana by the end of his tenure. Addressing the Lawra Traditional Council, on the second day of his 7-day tour of the three Northern Regions, President Akufo-Addo was not happy that “the Upper West Region 35

October 3, 2017 10:05 PM Minority accuses Majority of 'breach of parliamentary procedures'

The Minority in Parliament is alleging breach of parliamentary procedure in processes leading to the resumption of sitting today. According to them, the standing orders of parliament require that Members of Parliament are given a 14-day notice before the house resumes from break but that was not the case. The Minority is also worried the tall list of items 39

October 2, 2017 3:31 AM EU looks away as Catalan crisis unfolds

So where the cries of outrage? Where the statements of condemnation, the tweets of shock at the violence meted out on the voters of Catalonia at the hands of the Spanish police? In the chancelleries of Europe, there has been an echoing silence. Most heads of government - who feel quite able to respond to the slightest turn of the Brexit saga - appear 53