WHY THE UN IS INVESTIGATING EXTREME POVERTY … IN AMERICA, THE WORLD’S RICHEST NATION.

WHY THE UN IS INVESTIGATING EXTREME POVERTY … IN AMERICA, THE WORLD’S RICHEST NATION. At the heart of Philip Alston’s special mission will be one question: can Americans enjoy fundamental human rights if they’re unable to meet basic living standards?’ Deana Lucion, who lives in McDowell County, West Virginia. Life expectancy for men in McDowell County is 64 years old – the same as for men in Namibia. Photograph: Jeff Swensen. The United Nations monitor on extreme poverty and human rights has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour of the US to hold the world’s richest nation – and its president – to account for the hardships endured by America’s most vulnerable citizens. The

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ADIDOME: $100,000 ICT CENTRE LEFT TO ROT AS SCHOOLS LACK ICT LABS.

ADIDOME: $100,000 ICT CENTRE LEFT TO ROT AS SCHOOLS LACK ICT LABS. A $100,000 ICT project constructed by MTN Ghana and the United Nations Development Programme for some communities in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region, has been left to deteriorate in the bush, whilst schools struggle to provide ICT infrastructure for their students. The facility, which was constructed and handed over to the community in 2012, sought to serve over 100,000 people in eight communities, and also provide a learning centre for 8,000 students from 10 schools in the area.   But the facility became a white elephant after a year of operations. A visit by Citi News to the

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ICODEHS ACADEMY GETS COMPUTERS FROM A DUBAI BASED PHILANTHROPIST.

ICODEHS ACADEMY GETS COMPUTERS FROM A DUBAI BASED PHILANTHROPIST. A Charitable organization from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Bun Rashid Al Matoum Humanitarian and Charity, has donated a quantity of computers to the ICODEHS Academy at Baatsonaa Spintex in Accra. PHOTOS:       The items were presented by Islamic Council for Development and Humanitarian Services [ICODEHS] on behalf of the donors to enable the students of the school to have practical learning in ICT and computer studies. Students and teachers of the school revealed that before the donation was made, the school which has 500 students had only three computers, not enough to meet the needs of

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LIL WIN MUSICIAN AND MOVIES ARTIST ATTEMPTS AN EXPLANATION FOR ONE CORNER SONG SAGA

LIL WIN MUSICIAN AND MOVIES ARTIST ATTEMPTS AN EXPLANATION FOR ONE CORNER SONG SAGA. Some Ghanaians have since last week hit hard at the artiste after accusations by Patapaa that Lil Win was trying to ride on his fame by releasing a similar song which would bring down his One Corner. The management of Kumawood actor cum musician, Kwadwo Nkansah aka Lil Win has said that Ghanaians have not been fair to him over the brouhaha surrounding his latest single, Corner Corner. A spokesperson for Lil Win, Abdul Zach Amissah said it is rather unfortunate that Ghanaians will judge the musician without giving him the chance to explain what really

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DELL CEO MICHAEL DELL PLEDGES $36 MILLION TO HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS

DELL CEO MICHAEL DELL PLEDGES $36 MILLION TO HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS. The founder and CEO of Dell electronics has pledged to donate $36 million towards hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the largest aid till date, the media reported. Michael Dell and and his wife Susan made the announcement on Friday along with the launch of the Rebuild Texas Fund with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, reports CNN. (Reuters) The founder and CEO of Dell electronics has pledged to donate $36 million towards hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the largest aid till date, the media reported. Michael Dell and and his wife Susan made the announcement on Friday along with the launch of

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MTN GHANA CONSTRUCTS A MAGNIFICENT MATERNITY BLOCK FOR TEMA GENERAL HOSPITAL.

MTN GHANA CONSTRUCTS A MAGNIFICENT MATERNITY BLOCK FOR TEMA GENERAL HOSPITAL. As part of its efforts of ensuring that Ghanaians attain quality healthcare, MTN Ghana Foundation has taken another giant step by constructing a 40 bed capacity maternity block for Tema General Hospital. The magnificent edifice contains a 20-bed facility, first stage ward, a lying-in ward, one theater, 7 bed monitoring/recovery ward, nurses’ station and changing rooms, sluice rooms, pantry and a store, two consulting rooms, two doctors’ office/restrooms, nurses’ office, nurses’ restroom, kitchen, restrooms and a reception The Manager, Sustainability & Impact, MTN Mrs. Rhoderlyn Entsua-Mensah, visited the hospital with a team from MTN Foundation to assess the progress of

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FIRST LADY DONATES TOWARDS OSU HOMOWO FESTIVAL

FIRST LADY DONATES TOWARDS OSU HOMOWO FESTIVAL. The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has presented food items and money to the Osu Traditional Council towards the celebration of this year’s Homowo. The items included assorted drinks, cooking oil and maize, as well as GH¢5,000. She was accompanied by the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mr Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah; the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Ishmael Ashitey, and other officials.Support Making the presentation at the Osu Mantse Palace in Accra, Mrs Akufo-Addo urged the traditional council to support the government in the discharge of its mandatory duties to fulfil the promises it made in the run-up to

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ICODEHS OF GHANA IS PROMOTING EDUCATION, HEALTH, PROVIDING POTABLE WATER AND SUPPORT FOR ORPHANS AND THE NEEDY

ICODEHS OF GHANA IS PROMOTING EDUCATION, HEALTH, PROVIDING POTABLE WATER AND SUPPORT FOR ORPHANS AND THE NEEDY. As has been the case, governments across the world are required to promote the agenda for development by making life easy for the people. To meet the growing needs of the people in Ghana, succeeding governments have been pushing for the execution of infrastructural developments that include roads, educational institutions and health facilities. However, succeeding governments were not allowed to shoulder the nations development agenda all alone. Apart from known major European donor agencies, one organization among many local Non-Governmental Organizations that has become prominent in humanitarian activities in Ghana is Islamic Council

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PHOTOS: AKUFO-ADDO’S DAUGHTERS, GLAM AFRICA JOIN FORCES TO HELP AUTISTIC CHILDREN

PHOTOS: AKUFO-ADDO’S DAUGHTERS, GLAM AFRICA JOIN FORCES TO HELP AUTISTIC CHILDREN. Three sisters have come together to put the spotlight on autism and support scores of children on the Spectrum cared for at the Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre (AACT) in Accra. Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, Edwina Akufo-Addo and Valerie Obaze with diverse experiences and skills went out of their way to help autism which affects approximately one in every 150 children. Autism is a highly variable neurodevelopmental disorder, which usually affects children at the early stages and presents among other things, great communication and emotional challenges for them. My Sister’s Keeper Foundation on Thursday 29th June 2017, partnered with Glam Africa Magazine, to

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2ND LADY MOVES TO HELP REDUCE POVERTY IN GHANA

2ND LADY MOVES TO HELP REDUCE POVERTY IN GHANA. The Second Lady, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, has held talks with the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China (IPRCC) to join Ghana in the fight against poverty. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Communist Party has vigorously taken up the fight against poverty, moving over 700 million out of its clutches, according to officials of the IPRCC. The target is to lift everyone out of absolute poverty by 2020. “This is a very important topic to me, as it affects women and children the most”, Mrs Bawumia stated, when she paid a courtesy call on the top management

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GAYOBI ACHAWA FOUNDATION LEADS THE WAY IN CHARITY IN GHANA

GAYOBI ACHAWA FOUNDATION LEADS THE WAY IN CHARITY IN GHANA. Sheikh MUSTAPHA of ICODEHS receiving a Citation from Gayobi Achawa Foundation. Since the creation of humanity by God, countless number of people have inhabited the earth engaging in various activities. Of all these people, only a few, that include religious leaders, entrepreneurs, doctors’, scientists, politicians and philanthropists are remembered for their exceptional performances. Just mention Gods prophets like Jesus, Mohamed and icons like Nelson Mandela and Bill Gates and their names would ring a bell not because they were wealthy and powerful but due to their exceptional accomplishments that continue to make impact on humanity. A careful study of the

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