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Sugar Mummy-Sugar Daddy, Friends-with-benefit cause of high HIV infections – AIDS C’ssion

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The Ghana AIDS Commission has discovered “new behaviours” among young people which the commission says are the cause of the high rise of HIV infections.

Figures from the commission show that 12,000 people died from HIV related causes in 2020 while 5,000 young people contracted the virus. The data revealed that more women were infected than men.

Director-General of the Commission, Steve Kyeremeh Atuahene, says the emerging lifestyles of young people are to blame for the phenomenon.

“Young people have adopted new behaviours apart from the Sugar Daddy- Sugar Mummy syndrome, we also have what we call friends with benefit where they will have girlfriends, boyfriends and the idea is that if you sleep with me you’ll have to give me money”, he explained.

Regarding the dominance of women in the infected numbers, he said transactional sex is one of the causes.

“Majority of young women are into transactional sex; that is where they think that whenever they have sex with someone they should get something back, it can be money, it can be a gift, it can be any other thing in exchange for sex”, he explained in an interview with TV3.

He added that “they don’t see themselves as prostitutes but it is a practice that exposes them to HIV transmission”.

Mr Atuahene however added that prostitution is also a major cause of the increasing HIV infections among women.

“The other thing is that more and more women are exchanging sex for money on the streets, what we call sex work and that is also quite worrying”, he noted.

The AIDS Commission boss believes that if they are a change in these behaviours “we can make a headway towards achieving epidemic control and ending Aids”

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Breaking: Western Togoland Leader Papavi Confirmed Dead

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Leader of the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), Charles Komi Kudzordzi, popularly known as Papavi Hogbedetor, is reportedly dead.

Family sources told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) Mr Kudzordzi died in the late hours of Friday, October 15, 2021, at a hospital in the Volta Region.

Until his demise, Papavi Hogbedetor was championing the separation of the “Western Togoland” from Ghana through his secessionist group, the Homeland Study Group Foundation.

After many failed attempts, he unsuccessfully declared independence for “Western Togoland” and was arrested for the first time and charged with treason.

Mr Kudjordji was arrested again for similar offences, airlifted from Ho to Accra and charged for treason with some of his accomplices.

He was again granted bail due to old age and after his release, heard days later declaring independence for Western Togoland and had since gone into hiding till information on his death.

He was born on April 7, 1934.

Source: GNA

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Just In: Two Articulator Trucks Involved In An Accident At The Nsawam bypass N6 (photos)

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News information coming has revealed that an accident has just taken place on the Nsawam bypass (N6) after two articulators were said to have had a head-on collision.

Tho the real cause of the accident is not known Nsawam traffic Police officers have been said to have rushed to the scene of the event as they try to remove the cars from the road.

The Ghana police service the post on their Facebook handle wrote saying;

“Public Notice!The Police wish to bring to the attention of the public, a road-traffic crash involving two articulator trucks on the Nsawam-Accra bound carriageway on the Nsawam bypass (N6). Nsawam traffic Police officers are currently at the scene managing the situationThe Road Safety Management Services Limited Team has been called to proceed with a towing truck to tow the trucks off the road to allow free and safe flow of traffic. Meanwhile, motorists are advised to drive cautiously when approaching since the dual carriage has been converted to a single lane.The public would be updated soon.

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Google to invest $1 billion to lift Africa internet access

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Google said on Wednesday it will invest $1 billion over the next five years to allow for faster and more affordable internet access and support entrepreneurship in Africa.

Internet reliability is a problem in Africa where less than a third of the continent’s 1.3 billion people are connected to broadband, according to the World Bank.

But the continent, where nearly half the population is under 18, is a promising market.

According to Google and Alphabet boss, Sundar Pichai “huge strides” have been made in recent years, but more work is needed to make “internet accessible, affordable and useful for every African”.

The investment will support digital transformation by ensuring improved connectivity and access, he said in a statement.

The funds will, among other things, go towards infrastructure development including the Equiano subsea cable that will connect South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria and St Helena with Europe.

The deal expands Google’s pledge announced four years ago to train around 10 million young Africans and small-scale businesses in digital skills.

“I am of the firm belief that no one is better placed to solve Africa’s biggest problems than Africa’s young developers and startup founders,” said Google’s Africa managing director Nitin Gajria.

Internet access is also hampered by the affordability of smartphones.

Google said it will partner with Kenya’s telecoms giant Safaricom to launch affordable Android smartphones for first time users.

The project will later be rolled out across the continent with other carriers such Airtel, MTN, Orange and Vodacom.

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