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Cardinal Burke, a Covid-19 vaccination critic, hospitalized and on a ventilator: “Pray for me.”

Cardinal Raymond Burke, an ardent Covid-19 vaccines sceptic and critic, who had repeatedly spread misleading information and conspiracy theories about the vaccines, is hospitalized with the coronavirus and fighting for his life on a ventilator. The 73-year old Raymond Burke, former archbishop of St. Louis,  Missouri (USA), an outspoken conservative Roman Catholic Church Cardinal who has publicly clashed with the views of Pope Francis on several issues, including Covid-19, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and asked his…

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Fighting Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Through the resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the United Nations General Assembly declared 26 June the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The aim is to create awareness of the danger of drug abuse and illicit trafficking and put action and cooperation in place to achieve a drug-free society. Simply put, drug abuse means using illegal drugs or prescription or over-the-counter medicines in excessive amount or for other purposes than they are intended to be used….

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Rice, Beans and Fried Sweet Potatoes with Beef-Tomato Stew.

  Cuisine:   Rice, Beans and Fried Sweet Potatoes with Beef-Tomato Stew. Country: Nigeria       Ingredients (for 4 people): 400g Basmati rice, 300g black-eyed beans, 500g beef,  600g potatoes, 1kg tomatoes, two onions, five tablespoons olive oil, one pepper, garlic, water, salt, bouillon.   Preparation time: 20 minutes        Cooking time: 65 minutes                     Preparation method: 1. Cut the beef, wash and cook it for 40…

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Kids’ Corner: Common foods that can choke children

Arguably, it is the joy of every parent to see their child happy and healthy. According to the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), a baby needs to be fed on the mother’s breast milk a minimum of 6 months before the child can start feeding on solid food.  How can you know that your baby is ready for solid food? Child experts mentioned sure signs such as when the child starts holding the head in a steady and upright…

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Erectile Dysfunction: A condition that frustrates men

Some would call it men’s ego, and others name it machoism or male chauvinism; regardless, one of the most embarrassing moments for many men is when they cannot perform in the bedroom with a lady. Poor sex performance on the part of men can be demoralizing, resulting in low-esteem and embarrassment, unworthiness, and sometimes unattractiveness. On the other hand, most women hardly take it kindly if a man cannot satisfy them sexually. Available research has shown that in the…

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Asthma Attack: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Asthma is a persistent respiratory disease that causes the inside walls of the bronchial tubes to become swollen and inflamed. It is a chronic disease that affects people of all ages, sizes, colours. Signs The common signs are wheezing and a rattling sound in the chest. Often, Asthma starts in childhood but can also develop in adults. Sometimes one can outgrow Asthma in the adult stage, but it is not always the case. statistics Globally, approximately 235 million people…

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Health: Common causes of a runny nose and headache

 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost everyone has experienced a headache in life. Everybody is susceptible to headache regardless of age or colour. The UK’s Medical News Today, a web-based medical news outlet, stated that headache could be a sign of stress, emotional distress or medical disorder like migraine, high pressure, anxiety or depression. On the other hand, a runny or stuffy nose occurs when the tissue lining the nose becomes swollen, according to the US’ MedlinePlus….

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Ivory Coast: The office of Prime Minister and the abysmal omen

Ordinarily, the prime minister’s office in many countries is powerful; it is a position everyone would dream of and do everything to occupy. Sure, the second in command, after the President. Ask Kamala Harris and the likes; they would wholeheartedly tell you it is a political position some would rather die for to reach. Die for, or perhaps die in, if you are familiar with the political climate of Ivory Coast. Hum!  For sure, it is a desirable influential…

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Road Accidents and Preventable Deaths

Road accidents are a significant problem facing the world for decades, and their consequences are heart-wrenching. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) figures, even though road accidents have affected numerous people worldwide, the survival chances are higher in high-income countries than in low and middle-income countries. That is a good reason for concern. The WHO 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety noted that the proportion of patients who die before reaching a hospital in emerging countries is…

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Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage

The Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have divorced after 27 years of marriage. In a Twitter message, the couple announced they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple.” “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” they added. The billionaire couple jointly runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has spent billions in philanthropy.  How it all…

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