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File image - Ghana FA President, Mr. Kwes Nyantakyi.

Ghana Premier League

The Ghana Football Association has announced the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd as the start date for the 2017/2018 football season. The various leagues run by the organization are all included in the new start date.

High Court dismisses Olympics injunction application agaisnt GFA

Ghana Premier League

Olympics wanted the court to place an injunction on the start of the 2017/2018 Ghana Premier League pending the determination of a protest involving two other clubs by the Ghana Football Association's disciplinary committee.

 The High Court in Accra has dismissed an interlocutory injunction application by Accra Great Olympics Club Limited against the Ghana Football Association.

Coach Frank Nuttall

Ghana Premier League

Many within the club's fan base are worried that the suspension may lead to an eventual firing of the coach, something they believe will not augur well for continuity within the coaching ranks of the club, as the club seeks to end a premiership title drought that is nearing a decade.

Coach Frank Nutall, of Ghana Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, has been suspended by the club’s Board of Directors for unsporting and unethical behavior that are contradictory to the club’s code of conduct.

GN Bank DOL Week 30 Roundup: Premier League bound Eleven Wonders end season on winning note, Techiman City, and Guan FC all win

GN Bank Division One League

Season ending matches for GN Bank Division one - Zone one – teams came on this midweek with winners of the zone, Premier League bound side – Techiman based Eleven Wonders - notching a second straight win in as many outings to end the season with a tally of 60points.

Action in the GN Bank sponsored Division One football League returned this past weekend with penultimate matches devoid of the usual fanfare.

GN Bank DOL Week 30 Roundup: Karela FC and Dreams FC Promoted to Premiership Division. Eleven Wise, Wassaman, Dunkwa Utd, Dynamo FC and Zein FC Relegated

GN Bank Division One League

The ultimate weekend of this year’s GN Bank Division One League came to a triumphant conclusion for Zones two and three sides - Karela FC and Dreams FC - as they were officially handed their promotion papers to the elite division and a bitter end for Dunkwa Utd and Wassaman United as they joined relegation bound Eleven Wise, Dynamo FC and Zein FC into the abyss of Division One soccer.

Sergio Arguero hits a sensational strike from the edge of the area that crashed into the net off the crossbar for his fourth goal of the afternoon against Leicester City.

English Premier League

The second half began just like the first when Aguero struck from close-range within three minutes and soon added another, both from De Bruyne deliveries, before sealing his hat-trick from a Kasper Schmeichel error and blasting in a late fourth off the crossbar.

Four second half goals from Sergio Aguero saw Manchester City maintain their blistering pace for this year’s title as they moved sixteen points clear at the top of the Premier League table following a 5-1 drubbing of Leicester City.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is pictured chipping the onrushing Jordan Pickford to put Arsenal 4-0 ahead after just 37 minutes on Saturday

English Premier League

New Arsenal signing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut, as on and off Arsenal continued their chase for a top-four spot with 5-1 rout of Everton, Brighton completed the double over West Ham with a 3-1 win at home, and hitherto second off the bottom Southampton earned their first Premier League win in 13 matches with a 3-2 win over West Brom.

Runaway Premier League leaders, Manchester City, saw their run take a light jolt at Turf Moor after Burnley came from a goal down to deny them their 23rd league win of the season on Saturday , a result that saw rivals, Manchester City, reduce the gap for the top spot to 13points following their win over bottom Huddersfield.

Jordan Ayew (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring a crucial goal in his team's fight against relegation.

English Premier League

Liverpool grabbed a comfortable three to nothing win over Huddersfield to consolidate their hold on the fourth spot, Swansea boosted their survival hopes with a shocking 3-1 win over Arsenal at home, and Everton held off Leicester at home for the full spoils.

The English Premier League returned from a short break this past Tuesday, and Wednesday with runaway leaders, Manchester City, continuing their record setting pace for the title with a 3-0 rout of West Bromwich that saw them extend their lead to 15points over the closest competition, as Chelsea succumbed to a 3-0 drubbing at home to Bournemouth, and Tottenham knocked off Manchester United by two goals to naught at home.

Students lead call for gun control in aftermath of Florida shooting

General

Wednesday’s shooting is Florida’s third major shooting incident since a gunman massacred 47 people at the gay nightclub “Pulse” in Orlando in 2016. Yet the only victories for gun-control advocates have been the defeats of legislation aimed at loosening gun control, like a proposed law that would allow some people to take guns into airports.

Victims of last week’s Florida school shooting gathered with thousands of supporters on Saturday to say “enough is enough”. The crowd chanted “shame on you”, denouncing politicians’ inaction in the wake of the country’s latest mass shooting.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces that a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process.

General

None of the defendants charged in the indictment are in custody, according to a spokesman for the special counsel’s office.

The special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election announced charges Friday against a Russian social media troll company, 12 of its employees and its financial backer in the first indictment brought against Russians allegedly involved in the effort.

Nikolas Cruz appears in a police booking photo after being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder following a Parkland school shooting, at Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Feb. 15, 2018.

General

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting.

Merck Foundation commits to building cancer care capacity in Africa and developing countries.

Health

Merck Foundation Marks ‘World Cancer Day’ this Year in Uganda and Tanzania. Merck Foundation conducts their post-training evaluation for their first graduate of ‘Merck Oncology Fellowship Program’ in Tanzania. Following the ‘We Can. I can’ theme of ‘World Cancer Day 2016-18’ Merck Foundation commits to building cancer care capacity in Africa and developing countries

Merck Foundation, a non-profit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, marks ‘World Cancer Day 2018’ to create awareness around cancer and build cancer care capacity with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa and developing countries.

Sex Hurts. Help! - NYT photo.

Health

Pain that is more persistent affects 7 to 22 percent of women, and up to 45 percent of menopausal women and 60 percent of cancer survivors report pain with sex. Pain with sex is up there in prevalence with migraine and low back pain, and yet it is woefully understudied and rarely discussed. The number of articles indexed in PubMed, a search engine for scientific literature, for dyspareunia is 3,694, and the number for erectile dysfunction, one type of sexual problem for men, is 19,796.

Written By Jen Gunter - It is a relatively common myth that penises can be too large. As a professional, I can assure you they generally are not.

Doctors Warn of Heart Risk From Some Breast Cancer Therapies

Health

Health experts are stepping up warnings as more cardiac side effects of some breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first guidance on the issue, released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the American Heart Association urges that women and their doctors carefully weigh the risks and benefits of any therapy that may cause heart damage.

Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light.

Smoke rises from buildings following bombardment on the village of Mesraba in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on February 19, 2018. © Hamza Al-Ajweh / AFP

World

At least 250 civilians have been killed since the escalation began on Sunday, among them dozens of children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syrian and Russian air strikes on Tuesday slammed into the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave, leaving more than 100 civilians dead for the second straight day and putting another hospital out of service.

IS group claims deadly church attack in Russia's Dagestan

World

An unidentified gunman fired at worshippers at the church in the town of Kizlyar in the mainly Muslim region, local press reports said.

Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault.

Police inspect the site of a deadly explosion in Oruro, Bolivia, Feb. 14, 2018.

World

An ally of Morales publicly implied that opposition forces were behind the attack, while opposition members urged government supporters to refrain from blaming anyone without evidence. Bolivia has seen very little political violence over the last 12 years and a politically motivated bombing would be highly unusual.

A bomb caused an explosion that killed four people and wounded 10 during Carnival celebrations, Bolivian authorities said Wednesday.

President Akufo-Addo (R) shakes hands with a member of the Togolese delegation (back to camera).

Africa

An issue that was raised by the Coalition of 14 Opposition Parties, on the return to the plenary, was the need for the state to hold on to planned local and parliamentary elections, and referendum until the dialogue had considered and taken decisions on the Electoral and Institutional Reforms contained in the Rules of Procedure.

The Togolese Government and the Coalition of 14 Opposition political parties have agreed to implement a number of measures aimed at building trust and confidence amongst the political actors in Togo.

The event will encourage dialogue on how to strategize and mobilise valuable African resources that are critical to shaping the continent’s emerging economies

Unlocking Africa’s economic potential by increasing trade, collaboration and philanthropy within the commonwealth will be at the forefront of conversations at next month’s Commonwealth Africa Summit in London.

‘DEAL 2018’ trade show in Dubai set to propel the African leisure and amusement industries

Africa

Upcoming retail clusters and high demand for family entertainment concepts will drive the industry to the next level.

'DEAL 2018' is the largest show in the amusement industry that is held closer to the African region. The show aims to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African leisure, entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. Recent developments in the countries within the African continent have created the necessary demand for the leisure amusement industry operators.

“My wife will return home shortly” - Man

Humor

She is my neighbor’s wife… mine will return home shortly responded the man.

 An armed robber broke into a house one midafternoon.

Student speaks the truth about his father in class

Humor

You don't know my father, he won't pay you back...

A teacher was trying to explain a simple mathematic concept to a student, and decided to use the student's father in his example:

“God will save me” – Preacher

Humor

A little later, another boat came by and a fisherman asked, “Hey, do you need help?”

 There was a preacher who fell in the ocean and he couldn’t swim. When a boat came by, the captain yelled, “Do you need help, sir?”

Press Release: Hearts of Oak Suspend Coach Frank Nuttal

Press Release

 

Press Release: Hearts of Oak Suspend Coach Frank Nuttall

Press Release: Update on Kwabenya Police Station shooting incident and jailbreak

Press Release

Press Release: Accra Police Command issue statement on seven escapees from Kwabenya Police cells

Press Release

Econet Media’s Kwesé and iflix Deepen Partnership

Arts and Entertainment

Kwesé and iflix partner to strengthen SVOD service in sub-Saharan Africa

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, and Econet Media’s pan-African media company, Kwesé, are thrilled to announce an expansion of their ground-breaking partnership in sub-Saharan Africa.

Edem fights for royalties for musicians

Arts and Entertainment

Many industry players have complained about being denied royalties to help them seek medical assistance and also fend for their families.

 Hip hop Musician, Denning Edem Hotor, known in the music industry as Edem has called for royalties for musicians.

Ebony Reigns Will Live Forever- Bullet

Arts and Entertainment

The Chief Executive Officer of Ruff Town Records and manager of the late Dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns, has assured fans of the late artiste that she will live forever.

Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu

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There is no need worrying again to either travel outside or pay a huge amount of fees to study holistic medicine outside. It is now here in Ghana and this is made possible by the partnership between Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine in Cyprus rated amongst the Top Five Alternative medicine schools in the USA by Shannon Walker in 2012 inforBarrel and Dr. Nyarkotey Alternative Medical College located in Dodowa-Akoto House.

The Da Vinci College operates a modular degree system by which degrees are obtained via a process of credit accumulation. Modules are self-contained units of teaching, learning and assessment which usually run for one semester. Modules are worth a fixed amount of credit, so if you pass the module you gain the appropriate number of credits which then count towards your degree.

Each module is assessed in the semester in which it is taught. Assessment will normally comprise of examinations, continuous assessment or, in most cases, a combination of these. Students who fail the assessment for a particular module are offered an opportunity to be re-assessed.

Passing a module entitles the student to receive credits for that module. Students will also receive a grade for each module taken which will appear on the individual Diploma awarded for that module, as well as on the transcript given to the student upon completion of their studies.

Here is a summary of the curriculum for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine – DSc (HM). Based on the fact that Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology have been covered in undergraduate courses, then there are 8 modules required in total for completion, plus the Doctoral Dissertation. Seven of these are from the Compulsory List, and one topic is chosen from the Elective List – making 8 modules in total, along with the Doctoral Dissertation and the clinical practicum which is also compulsory:

Compulsory courses required (unless exemption is awarded):

Anatomy and Physiology

Pathology for Natural Medicine

Clinical Nutrition – Part 1

Herbal Medicine

Bach Flower Remedies

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 1

Energy Medicine and Bioresonance

Detoxification and Toxicology

Electives List:

Homeopathic Medicine

Su Jok Therapy

Iridology

Clinical Nutrition – Part 2

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 2

Holistic Psychology

Live Blood Analysis

Naturopathic Sexology

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Sclerology

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

The Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine consists of many separate modular courses covering a whole spectrum of health topics – each of these modular courses is a stand-alone and can be taken as an individual Diploma Course with Certification. This encourages the student to implement this knowledge-base in clinical practice as soon as they have completed each Diploma course, as they will have the Certification to prove that they have passed these exams for the said course.

The modular course structure based on distance-learning allows the student to work at their own pace while working elsewhere without having to disrupt family or working life. The student can even work while they are travelling as most of the course materials are in downloadable files that can be stored on the hard disc of the computer. There are hundreds of pages of reading material with each course.

There are also many interactive videos and documentaries to watch and you can even copy these directly to your laptop and watch them while on a plane. There are also hundreds of links to many other sources of helpful information – these courses have taken many years to write and develop and are at a cutting-edge level that is difficult to match.

The courses should ideally be taken in sequential order to benefit from prerequisite knowledge required to build on. The College and its courses have been accredited by the Pastoral Medical Association in the USA, and registered with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) in the UK, as well as the Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists (AEPT) in the UK. It also has obtained full professional board accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in the USA.
Students in Ghana are eligible to be members of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG)
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It is very rare to find a College that takes all these modalities and more and puts them into a Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine course – this is the essence of this course – you will not only be studying homeopathy or herbal medicine or naturopathy, but in fact you will study enough of each to be able to practice as a competent Holistic Health practitioner, dealing with many health issues that using only one healing modality will not be able to help.

This is made possible because the Founder and Academic Dean of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Dr. George J Georgiou, Ph.D.,N.D.,DSc (AM).,MSc.,BSc has been studying natural methods of health for over 25 years and has amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, Su Jok acupuncture, energy medicine, iridology, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with a lot more training in other modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications.

Not only did he spend a life-time studying all these topics in depth, but he has applied this knowledge by building a bespoke Holistic treatment centre called the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Cyprus that uses all these modalities and more and sees patients from all over the world, specializing in the treatment of chronic disease. Students taking the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine will be able to spend time undertaking clinical work at this cutting-edge Holistic Centre as part of their requirements.

To understand more about the Holistic Model and Dr Georgiou’s work at the Center read his latest book entitled: Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine

Course Completion

To gain maximal benefit from your studies, it is recommended that the student plan to take at least two, but preferably three courses per semester (4 chronological months). There are a total of 8 Diploma courses required to complete the D.Sc (HM), making for approximately 1,600 physical hours of study. The average student should be able to complete all nine compulsory courses to be awarded the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine in about 12 – 18 months. A maximum of 60 months is allowed for completion for students with heavy work commitments.

If the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine is completed, then the Doctoral degree can be began immediately without further ado.
Medical students usually study for just about 4,200 physical hours in the entirety of their course – most of the academic study is crammed into the first two years – they also have practical work on top of this. The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine covers 9 courses which comes to a total of 1,800 hours (9 x 200 hours = 1,800). This means that 200 hours per course is equivalent to about 12 hours physical study per week.
If a student decides to go on to complete the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine, there will be a further eight courses to complete, chosen from the electives (8 x 200 hours = 1,600 hours), along with the dissertation of about 20,000 words. The Bachelors and Doctoral level will result in close to 4,000 hours of study which is what most medical schools cover.
Clinical Practicuum

Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine students will have an opportunity to study with Dr. Georgiou at the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre and will be able to get hands-on training in all aspects of the holistic healing arts. This will be the students opportunity to see the application of everything they have learned on real patients with real diseases.

There is also the flexibility of studying in other Holistic Centers closer to home, but these must be assessed by the College before being certified to accept students.

Take this opportunity for the low fees for Ghanaians compared to what the main college charges in Cyprus and Start your enrolment now at the College’s affiliate in Ghana by calling Dr. Nyarkotey on 0541090045 or pick a form at Dodowa Akoto House, Dangme News Office.

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Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a Research Professor of Prostate Cancer and Holistic Medicine –faculty lead- Holistic Urology, Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca City, Cyprus. He is the National President of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG). A registered alternative Medical practitioner with specialty in orthomolecular oncology, Prostate Cancer Policy maker and researcher. He can be reached on 0541090045. E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How IT Threatens Democracy - Kofi Annan

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Social media could be just the start of a slippery slope leading to an Orwellian world controlled by Big Data Brother, accelerated by convergence with the sensors in our devices and rapid advances in artificial intelligence. Some authoritarian regimes are already marshaling these developments to exercise control on an unprecedented scale.

The Internet and social media were once hailed for creating new opportunities to spread democracy and freedom. And Twitter, Facebook, and other social media did indeed play a key role in popular uprisings in Iran in 2009, in the Arab world in 2011, and in Ukraine in 2013-2014. Back then, the tweet did at times seem mightier than the sword.

Full Text: President Akufo-Addo's Second Stated Of The Nation Address

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I would like to start by expressing my sincere gratitude to the House. When I told you I was in a hurry, you promptly rose to the challenge. You assisted me to appoint my excellent team of ministers, and constitute the government, in record time. I understand that, since the inception of the 4th Republic, this, the 7th, has been the busiest Parliament. You have had 140 days of sittings, and I am told no Parliament, in its first session, has done more than 130 days.

Mr Speaker,

I am happy to be here again in this august House, a place where I have experienced some of the most memorable moments of my political career, and made some cherished friendships across the political divide. I am glad too that, in accordance with protocol and convention, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, Second Lady Samira Bawumia, Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, and the Justices of the Supreme Court, Chairperson Nana Otuo Siriboe II, and Members of the Council of State, Chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen O.B. Akwa, Inspector General of Police David Asante Apeatu, and the Service Chiefs, are all present. Mr. Speaker, the House is duly honoured by the welcome attendance of the former Presidents of the Republic, their Excellencies Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama, His Excellency the former Vice President of the Republic, Paa Kwasi Amissah-Arthur, and former First Lady, Her Excellency Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.

World cancer day: Liver cancer topples all cancer death in Ghana… Prostate cancer also beats breast and cervical cancer. Image credit - askideas

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Interestingly, the ruling NPP party led by President Akufo-Addo, in their 2016 manifesto promised a special cancer policy, the nation is yet to see any green light. The government in their manifesto also promised to recognize the increasing incidence of cancers (childhood cancers, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate and other cancers) as a national problem,...

World Cancer Day is an annual occasion on the global calendar that the entire world bands together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.

Open Letter To The Mighty Prophets - KSM

Letters

Please next time you are in the spirit and God talks to you, I beg o, can you ask him to tell you how Ghana can fix the unemployment wahala.

Dear mighty and powerful prophets of Ghana,

I know God talks to you directly when you are "in the spirit “as you put it. I beg o. I have one small request.

DELA GOLDHEART'S LETTER TO ACE ANKOMAH; DINOSAUR OF THE GUTTERS

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Mr. Ankomah, let us look at some of your specific arguments. I am sure our audience could pick one or two things from it. You said that whether a woman works outside the home or not, she must make sure the house is cleaned, food is cooked and served you, clothes washed etc. When I asked you what your reason for such an argument was, you said that there are roles specific to men and women. So I asked another question: "does your wife use her vagina to cook?"

This is from the little worm who has no spine to you - a Dinosaur of the Gutters.

For the past four days, I have watched you intentionally misconstrued my words, deliberately misrepresented my comment on your post, attacked me incessantly and inspired hate towards me on social media and beyond. What was my crime? I dared to challenge you - the almighty Ace Annan Ankomah who happens to be the demigod of knowledge in Ghana. You described yourself as having been married for 25 years, did Gender Studies in addition to Law which you have been practicing in Ghana for some years now. So I ask, which of the characteristics stated above makes you the demigod of knowledge that you think you are? In other words, do the above listed endeavours make you too knowledgeable to be enlightened? If you think that you have nothing more to learn, then please stop reading books and interacting with people because you learn from them when you do. I think that believing that you are too enlightened to be enlightened was your first act of stupidity. Borrowing your own words, "I am not insulting you, I am only describing you".

The writer - Nathaniel Alpha

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In your verdict on Casely Hayford vs. GIJ students, you stated that clearly “Sydney Casely Hayford does not owe the GIJ students an apology". I am sure, senior, that when we summarize your arguments and place them in the context of the specific discussion, you may understand, or at least appreciate our reaction.

Dear Mannasseh,

I bring you greetings from our SRC-your SRC, that through you and mentorship from others, I have been privileged to serve as its General Secretary.

It is always refreshing to see that you are still concerned about matters of our great Institute and would take time to offer opinions to that effect.

An Interview with Farida Nabourema - Part 2

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Farida Bemba Nabourema is a Togolese author and activist. Farida is also the co-founder of the Faure Must Go movement and is the Executive Director of the Togolese Civil League. In this three part interview, which was conducted via email, Farida discusses the struggle against the fifty year dictatorship in Togo, her work as an activist and writer, and unity among African people.

An Interview with Farida Nabourema - Part 1

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Sourced from huffingtonpost.com - Farida Bemba Nabourema is a Togolese author and activist. Farida is also the co-founder of the Faure Must Go movement and is the Executive Director of the Togolese Civil League. In this three part interview, which was conducted via email, Farida discusses the struggle against the fifty year dictatorship in Togo, her work as an activist and writer, and unity among African people.

Meet Farida Nabourema, Togo - Photo courtesy of Farida Nabourema.

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“The only compensation any activist should expect is posterity. Fight for others because others fought for you.”

Social activist and blogger. Farida has been a fearless advocate for democracy and human rights in Togo since she was a teenager. Through over 300 articles written on her blog and other sites, Farida denounces corruption, dictatorship and neocolonialism. In 2014, Farida published a book in French titled” La Pression de l’oppression” (The Pressure of Oppression) in which she discussed the different forms of oppressions that people face in Africa, and highlighted the need for youth and women to be politically engaged.

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