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If my wedding irritates you then my dear you are nothing but a witch – Mrs Dumelo

Gifty Mawuenya wife to award-winning actor John Dumelo isn’t taking it lightly with critics of her marriage. She recently bashed a social media user who made a distasteful comment about her recent wedding.

Gifty Mawuenya, yesterday posted a photo of herself, John, mother and father taken at her wedding ceremony on Instagram.

She captioned the post;

“Mummy and daddy”. ????

An Instagram user, @tizzlin9524 for unknown reasons commented;

“I don’t know but this wedding irritates me so much, no had feelings tho I just don’t know why… sorry”.

In response to this Mawunya wrote;

“I don’t know why but I think this is certainly the highest form of withcraft… thank you”

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Mummy and daddy 😘😘😘😘

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Black Queens have gotten over defeat to Nigeria – Coach Mercy Tagoe

Head Coach for the Black Queens of Ghana, Mrs. Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has disclosed that her players have already gotten over their painful defeat to Nigeria yesterday as they prepare for their final match against Mali on Saturday.

The Ghanaian side after playing a goalless draw with the Super Falcons on Thursday evening, eventually lost on penalties and had to kiss their hopes of defending their WAFU Zone B championship title goodbye.

The disappointing results means they now have to fight for the 3rd place spot in the competition and are expected to play Mali who also lost to the host nation – Cote d’Ivoire – in the semi-finals.

Speaking to the communications team of the Queens, Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo shared that her team has put the defeat behind them and are looking forward to getting a good result against Mali on Saturday.

“Just as you saw this morning during training, you could see that everybody was fine and have gotten over what happened yesterday”.

“I have really spoken to them. I have told them at least we are left with just a hurdle that we need to cross. At least a medal will do. So I think everybody have put what happened yesterday behind her”, she said.

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In Angola’s oil region, separatists accuse president of crackdown

Since he came to power in 2017, Angolan President Joao Lourenco has promoted himself as a transparent, moderate leader keen to draw a line under the 38-year rule of Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

But in the northern oil-rich province of Cabinda, Lourenco is accused of turning the screws on separatists who say they have been targeted by a new wave of state repression.

Cabinda is a small, poor, coastal province that produces 60 percent of Angola’s oil — despite being entirely cut off from the rest of the country, sharing its borders instead with the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In January, the security forces targeted supporters of the Independence Movement of Cabinda (MIC), a small secessionist group.

About 70 people were arrested as they prepared for a demonstration to mark the 134th anniversary of the treaty that made Cabinda a Portuguese territory in 1885.

“What the Angolan state is doing to us is persecution. The authorities treat us as terrorists,” Jeovanny Ventura, a longtime Cabinda independence activist, told AFP.

“And it has not improved under Joao Lourenco — everything we organise always ends up with supporters being taken into detention.”

With a population of 400,000, Cabinda has experienced a low-level separatist insurgency since it officially became part of Angola at independence in 1975.

The struggle has been led by FLEC (the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda) and fuelled by anger over the government taking huge profits from the province’s oil reserves that make Angola one of Africa’s top two producers.

  • ‘Angola is doing nothing here’ –

“The people of Cabinda have never benefited from its oil,” said lawyer Arao Bula Tempo, who campaigns for independence.

“The unemployment rate is 88 percent and the infrastructure that exists dates back to colonial times — Angola is doing nothing here.”

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have denounced cases of torture and arbitrary detention in Cabinda.

“Unlike other parts of Angola where we have seen progress in the right to protest and in freedom of expression, the situation in Cabinda remains tense,” Zenaida Machado, Angola specialist at HRW, told AFP.

“Arbitrary arrests happen on a monthly basis.”

Driving from Cabinda city airport, the pot-holed road reveals the province’s dire plight.

The city’s roads flood every time it rains, and many neighbourhoods have no electricity, drinking water or sewage systems.

Last November, Lourenco held a rare cabinet meeting in Cabinda. “I will personally follow up on all the Cabinda projects in order to improve the situation,” he told the gathering.

For residents, such promises mean little.

“The government regularly promises new infrastructure but these are just lies,” said Carlos Vemba, general secretary of MIC.

“So our fight continues. We will do everything we can to raise awareness and fight for our independence.”

For Vemba and his fellow activists, the fight comes at a high cost — two weeks in jail for him, up to three months for others, until they are released without charge.

The government’s tactics include harassment and manhunts, all carried out by the thousands of police and soldiers deployed in Cabinda, say independence campaigners.

  • Angolan soldiers killed? –

“It is catastrophic because the Angolan government does not want to talk to us,” said Alexandre Kwang N’sito of the Association for the Development of Human Rights Culture (ADCDH), a Cabinda civil rights group.

Provincial governor Eugenio Laborinho disagrees.

“I speak with all opposition parties,” he said. “I do not talk to them every day but every time they ask for an audience, I receive them.

“The situation is calm and under control. There was a bit of social unrest around unemployment but no more. Everyone says ‘FLEC, FLEC, FLEC,’ but I’ve never seen it.”

FLEC regularly claims to have killed Angolan soldiers in guerilla ambushes, but military and civilian authorities in Luanda never comment and independent verification is often impossible.

As the conflict grinds on, FLEC’s bold statements claiming victory have become rarer.

“Our will to defend Cabinda against Angolan colonisation remains intact,” insists FLEC spokesman Jean-Claude Nitza.

“We are open to dialogue, but the Luanda government does not want to negotiate a solution.”

FLEC has recently asked for a mediation process led by Felix Tshisekedi, the new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

That suggestion — like others in the past — has received no response from Luanda, but the separatists say they are still pushing for a breakthrough.

“I ask Lourenco to be flexible,” said Arao Bula Tempo, the lawyer. “

If nothing is done, more Cabindans will die, and so will Angolan soldiers.”

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Stop jubilating over EIU report; be worried instead – Kwesi Pratt to NPP supporters

The Editor-in-chief of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has called on supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to stop jubilating over the prediction of the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) that the party will retain power in 2020.

The EIU predicted victory for the NPP in the 2020 elections.

“The 2016 legislative election was won by the NPP; and the campaign was dominated by the faltering economy, which many Ghanaians still associate with Mr Mahama.

“The Economist Intelligence Unit believes that it will be difficult for the NDC under Mr Mahama to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth outlook is fairly strong,” EIU stated in its report.

The opposition NDC has since rejected the report as according to them, Ghanaians are the best judges.

Commenting on the outcome of the report on Accra-based Peace FM as monitored by Atinkaonline.com, the veteran journalist said he thinks supporters of the NPP ought to be worried over the predictions as it does not entirely go in their favour.

Quoting a portion of the report that said the 2020 elections will be a close call, Mr Pratt said the ruling party ought to be worried.

“We just finished with an election which the NPP won by a huge margin so if the EIU is now telling us, it will be a close call, then this should be a major source of worry for every NPP member…,” he said.

The National Organiser of the NPP, Sammy Awuku, who was on same show with him said the party will never relax because the prediction is in their favour.

He replied that the NPP will be working more than the opposition party in next year’s polls.

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Ghana has progressed but people have retrogressed – Rawlings booms

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has gone ballistic over the “uncivilized behavior” of citizens which he says, is responsible for the eyesores of filth constantly dotted over cities.

In his characteristic explosive speech where he mixes English and Ga, the former President choked as he struggled to comprehend the level of indiscipline in the country.

Open defecation persists in Ghana and despite the creation of a Sanitation Ministry, it is widely believed Ghana’s sanitation situation has not improved.

“This is retrogressive!” Jerry Rawlings screamed at a sensitization ceremony ahead of the construction of a mother and child center in Maamobi, a community in Accra

The former President said he had expected that with improvement in social infrastructure as a measure of development, there will be a corresponding improvement in public behaviour.

But he has been disappointed. There has been a worsening public behaviour, he observed.

“Look at our roads and infrastructure…the universities,” he pointed to improvement in Ghana’s infrastructure since he left the scene as President in 2001.

He said while Ghanaians did not experience the volume of development in the past, they conducted themselves “in a very responsible and disciplined manner.”

“It was a better reflection of the quality of the human being,” a quality he found to be dying among the current generation of Ghanaians.

Rawlings complained of how Ghanaians are losing their lives in preventable deaths because medical professionals are growing lackadaisical.

He charged good nurses, doctors and medical professionals to bring their influence to bear on the bad nuts otherwise, they will destroy the good names within the profession.

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3m mansion allegation is ‘cock and bull’; I dare Amidu to drag me to court – Felix Kwakye

Former Deputy Information Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has described as a “cock and bull” story, allegations that he purchased a mansion valued at $3million-dollar days after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost power in 2016.

According to him, eventhough the Board Chairperson of the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP), Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo has come out to rubbish the supposed list of corrupt officials under investigations by the OSP, he still finds his inclusion on the list as “funny”.

Earlier this week, Mrs Ofori-Kwafo questioned the authenticity of a list of 25 cases purported to be cases of interest that the Special Prosecutor has started investigating and asked the public to disregard the list.

She said the list, if authentic, should rather be a cause for concern for all, as it would mean that there was a mole in the office leaking information not meant for the public yet.

The list, which was widely reported in the media, includes opposition figures as high profile as former President John Mahama and government appointees under the Akufo-Addo administration such as Board Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Company and National Chairman of the governing NPP Freddie Blay; Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, among others.

Reacting to the list on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, Mr. Kwakye Ofosu insisted there is an iota of truth in the story since the source of the publication cannot just concoct that list out of the blue.

“We are not kids in this country, it was myjoyonline.com which published the list believed to have come from the office of the Special Prosecutor and such institution has a pedigree and integrity to protect and so it cannot go to the roadside to pick up the list,” he asserted.

The former government appointee strongly believed “it is either Martin Amidu himself or someone from his outfit gave the list to myjoyonline.com to publish it and so it is incumbent on Martin Amidu to come out to respond to the list circulating in town before we can trust him”.

To him, if that list got leaked to the by Martin Amidu, then he has flouted the law.

“If you look at Act 959 (3), it is the law that binds the office of the Special Prosecutor. It explains that if office of the Special Prosecutor will come out to announce his activities to Ghanaians, there are two things he has to do; he can only publish cases he is done with investigations and also cases which the court has decided on or before the court for arbitration,” he explained.

He churned out therefore that “there is nowhere in the law which allows him to publish cases he is investigating or about to investigate; so that list if it is true, it is illegal”.

Big Fat Lie

He however maintained his innocence, insisting that “I have never bought a mansion worth $3 million dollars anywhere in the country”.

“Let me take this opportunity to emphasize on this matter that it is never true that I have bought a mansion worth $3 million dollars anywhere in Ghana. It is a big fat lie; fabricated story being peddled out there to tarnish my name which does not make sense one bit”.

Amidu Should Be Man Enough

Felix Kwakye Ofosu subsequently threw down the gauntlet to the Special Prosecutor to be “man enough” by dragging him to court if he has any evidence to the contrary.

“As for Martin Amidu, I am throwing a challenge to him that if he is man enough, he should take me to court if he believes that the allegation is true and he will see the disgrace he carry home because there is no truth in it; it has no basis. I have not bought any mansion of that sort and he will not find any evidence because I have not done anything of that sort,” he dared.

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Rawlings, NDC remember P.V. Obeng five years on

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, National Democratic Congress (NDC) party chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and other leading members of the NDC were among the congregants at a memorial mass marking the fifth anniversary of the demise of Mr. Paul Victor Obeng held at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tema Community Two on Friday.

Former Minister of State, Akwasi Oppong Fosu in paying tribute to the former leading member of the PNDC and the NDC said he had generous heart, was humble and possessed a modest temperament.

He said P.V. Obeng was a committed and devoted servant of God who had the ability to embrace diversity and promote inclusiveness.

Speaking of the impact Obeng had on his family, friends and colleagues, Oppong Fosu said, “Those we love and cherish never die because they live in our hearts.”

Widow of P. V. Obeng, Madam Rose Obeng thanked all who had in diverse ways assisted the family to overcome the loss of their loved one.

She disclosed that a foundation will be established before the end of the year in memory of the legacy of P.V. Obeng.

She also said plans were afoot to beautify the Tema Community Two roundabout named after Obeng.

The Memorial Mass was led by Very Reverend Father John Amoah.

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Balotelli acknowledges Sarkodie & Stonebwoy in Africa solidarity post


The continent of Africa was well created by the Ultimate Reality or otherwise known as God but due to slavery and colonialism masterminded by the Europeans, the continent has refused to grow.
So, it’s no surprise that Tony Bird on November 2012 released a song dubbed “Sorry Africa” to apologise openly to Africans on behalf of the Europeans on how they’ve (Europeans) contributed in the past to sabotage the growth, progress and development of Africa especially Gold Coast – Ghana.
Well, Italian player born to Ghanaian parents, Mario Bawuah Balotelli has added his voice to the mess created by the Europeans in Africa as he has acknowledged two Ghanaian musicians (Sarkodie and Stonebwoy) in an Africa solidarity post.
The controversial footballer decided to use his stature in world football to lash out at European leaders for sabotaging the growth and progress of Africa.
In the message shared on his various social media platforms, Mario Balotelli tagged African football icons and musicians.
Check out the post below:

Anointing from God alone can’t make you shine – Anita Afriyie provokes Christians

Beautiful Gospel singer Anita Afriyie seems not believe in the power of God according to the Christian Religion which she is a member of.
According to Christian believes and doctrine, God is alone is able to do everything for His people.
But Anita Afriyie, the Gospel singer has disputed this by saying God’s anointing alone is not enough to make an artiste make it in the music industry.
Speaking on Kumasi based Fox FM in an interview the famous singer noted “I disagree with those who say we musicians have made the singing a business. This is because, in every work, no matter how anointed you are if you do not have money, your anointing will be wasted.
Anita Afriyie again continued that, “it’s somebody who will push you to fame, and that person is going to use money to promote you. Therefore if your promoter does not invest in the music, you cannot make it”, she noted.
According to her, even at TV station owned by pastors one have to pay money before you can get airtime to promote ones music.

Source: MynewsGH.com / Syxtus Eshun / 2019