During the week, there were lots of stories that came up and some of them, which will be discussed in this piece are, President Akufo-Addo encourages diasporans to help in the growth and development of Africa as a whole; coping with and surviving the harmattan and DJ Switch being named as part of hundred talented children in the world. The others that will be looked at are the tension between the Irans and the United States and some fishermen who have been killed near the Cameroon border. Stay tune as Fofoofo Market brings latest news in Ghana
As this year was marked as the year of return by the President of Ghana, His Excellency Akufo Addo, encouraged the diasporans to not just come, view places and go but also aid in the growth and development of Africa as a whole. He said this on Tuesday at an address to Essence Global Black Economic Forum in Accra. He added, “The vision is of a black world on both sides of the Atlantic which leverages hard work, enterprise, creativity, and innovation to engage in mutually beneficial trade and investment cooperation that will guarantee the prosperity of Black people the world over”.
The President of Ghana at the Essence Global Black Economic Forum
“Beyond the return” has also been initiated by the president for Diasporans to also ponder on what they can do to aid in the growth and development of Africa.Latest News In Ghana By Fofoofo Market
Ghana is in the season of harmattan and everywhere looks dusty and dried.
Harmattan is usually referred to as the dry season, where dry winds blow from the Sahara towards West Africa. Since Ghana is a part of West Africa, Ghanaians experience the harmattan.
An example of how blurry the atmosphere can be during harmattan.
Improper care of the skin can lead to dried skin, skin sores and sore throats.
This is how bad harmattan can treat one who does not take very
good care of his or her skin.
Harmattan though makes one more cautious of his or her skin, also dries washed clothes faster than the other season. Here are a few tips on how to cope and survive the harmattan. Latest News In Ghana By Fofoofo Market
- Take in a lot of warm water. Since the weather is usually cold, warm water is advised to be taken to compliment the temperature of the body. Though one hardly sweats in this season and therefore might not see the essence of taking in water intermittently, it is advisable to take in a lot of water, especially those who stay outdoors for most of the days. This is because the throat gets dried up easily because of the dry weather and this can lead to a sore throat.
- Take in many fruits. In every season, every time, fruits, according to researchers and medical practitioners, are to be taken often if not regularly. In this season too, fruits have been recommended to be taken often. They help in keeping the skin fresh in addition to the intake of water.
- Always have a hand or body cream on you for use, in case you feel your skin is dried up. Shea butter, lip balms, and other skin essentials help in coping with the harmattan and still make the skin look fresh.
- Try as much as possible to prevent burning, especially around dried up leaves, forest or anywhere susceptible to the fire which can cause havoc such as bush burning, burning of homes and other disastrous situations.
- The harmattan usually comes with cold weather. Appropriate clothes are advised to be worn to keep the body warm and prevent the exposure to cold air which can also lead to one getting coryza or a common cold.
These are some tips to guard each other.
Now some international news.
Recently, the news of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards leader and a top commander, Qassem Soleimani, who was killed on January 3, 2020, at Baghdad in Iraq, by the American military has hit the media and there are assumptions of a World War 3.
From globalnews.ca, the president of the United States, Donald Trump said that the late Qassem had disturbed the United States with terrorist attacks and they have finally gotten rid of him. He added that they are ready and well-armed if the Irans want to take revenge and that they have the best weapons and the best army.
In his tweet on December 31, he made this comment: “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!
The Irans on the other hand are planning to avenge Qassem’s death. According to global news, Iran made itself clear to the United Nations that they have the right to defend themselves against the harm caused by the Americans. Some experts claim that the Irans are likely to a cyber attack the Americans and take their revenge.
Iraq, a close relation to the Irans are also contemplating whether to retain the American troops in their country or send them away.
This tension between the Irans and the United States has shaken the world because if there is to be a war, the whole world will be affected. Countries like Germany, France, China, and other countries are concerned about the situation.
According to globalnews.ca, The German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, “A further escalation that sets the whole region on fire needs to be prevented,”.
Amelie de Montchalin, France’s deputy minister for foreign affairs, told RTL radio. “We are waking up in a more dangerous world. Military escalation is always dangerous. “When such actions, such operations, take place, we see that escalation is underway.” The United Nations is trying to curb the situation so it does not aggravate to a point where nothing can be done. Latest News In Ghana By Fofoofo Market
A young Ghanaian disc jockey, known as DJ Switch publicly and known in her private life as Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh has made Ghanaians especially, proud as she was named as one of the hundred children prodigies. She got her early fame from ‘talented kidz’, a program for children on tv3, where she was awarded winner for that season. From there, she has been invited to numerous places like Goalkeepers 2018, held in New York City, where she had the chance to meet Bill Gates, his wife Merlin Gates and the France President. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FWFtFrPyYt8M%2Fhqdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWFtFrPyYt8M&tbnid=eVTnjv-GIjhCZM&vet=1&docid=KGQ8elTQ8V-wkM&w=480&h=360&q=dj%20switch%20performance%20in%20france&hl=en-GB&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim. The link shows a picture of her standing with the persons mentioned above.
In 2019, one of her outstanding achievements was the award for her being the best DJ in Ghana.
This year too, she has been named one of the 100 very talented children in the world at the Global Child Prodigy awards. As part of her awards, she will be featured in a book about the child prodigies in the world Aside that, she with other awardees will be recognized as influential persons and will get the chances to meet great people.Latest News In Ghana By Fofoofo Market