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“Unveiling” directed by Kuukua Eshun premiered at The Museum Ostwall in Dortmund, Germany

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Budding Ghanaian filmmaker and director Kuukua Eshun recently released her new film “Unveiling”, a powerful rape documentary.

 

“Unveiling”, directed by Kuukua Eshun, is a documentary created due to two women being vulnerable with each other—unveiling their truths allowing each to see herself in the other. Akpene Diata Hoggar and Kuukua Eshun produced this film.

 

This film was commissioned by the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge and was first shown at the Museum Ostwall Im Dortmunder U On December 10th and would be showing till March 6th. This same museum has works of the famous Pablo Picasso and celebrated Ghanaian artist El Anatsui.

 

This film shows us as part of an exhibition by Ghanaian author and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta Ayim envisioned when she curated “EFIE: The Museum as Home” at the Dortmunder U culture center. Kuukua met the German Official in charge of Culture and Arts in the Dortmund area at the film’s private screening. She expressed her heartwarming satisfaction to the official and was excited about this opportunity given her by the curator Nana Oforiatta Ayim.

 

Kuukua Eshun is one of the fast-rising young female directors based in Ghana. Having worked with artists and platforms like; Michaela Coel, Wizkid and Vic Mensa, Huawei, Facebook, Variety Magazine, Lifetime TV, The Economist, etc. Kuukua Eshun has built a legacy of telling stories that express strength and dominance through accessing spaces of feeling, sensitivity and dichotomous human experiences in her work.

Many women who experience sexual violence find it hard to report or come forward about their incidences; exact rape numbers are challenging to report. While many countries have laws against the act of sexual assault and violence, many of them are insufficient, inconsistent, and not systematically enforced.

 

They must tell stories of violence against women as a form of raising awareness to put a stop to rape, sexual abuse, and assault. This project hits close to home for Kuukua and the women who were part of the film. They share experiences of first-hand sexual assault on different occasions at different times in their lives.

 

Ultimately, Kuukua hopes to set up organisations and collectives that will consistently create a safe space for survivors of sexual violence to be held a few times a month. She believes this will encourage more people to share their stories and experiences without fear or doubts of being judged due to the stigma against the survivors.

 

Story by Justice Okai-Allotey

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Prophet Mbonye’s prophecy about Turkey’s earthquake serves as a reminder of the importance of listening to prophetic voices!

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Prophet Elvis Mbonye, a Ugandan prophet, has gained worldwide attention for his accurate prophecies of major events before they happen. Mbonye is a fellowship leader who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, and his prophecies come through divine inspiration.

During his weekly Tuesday fellowships in Kampala, Uganda, Prophet Mbonye predicted two significant events. On September 13, 2022, he prophesied that the Silicon Valley bank would collapse in 2023. Many were skeptical of his prediction, but in early 2023, the bank indeed experienced a major financial crisis and ultimately collapsed. The accuracy of his prophecy has stunned even the most ardent skeptics.

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Prophet Mbonye also foretold of the Turkey earthquake before it happened. On November 22, 2022, he warned of the impending disaster during his weekly fellowship. His message was shared on social media and news outlets, urging people to take precautions. The earthquake hit Turkey on November 26, 2022, causing significant damage and loss of life. The accuracy of his prophecy helped many to prepare and take necessary measures to ensure their safety.

The prophecies of Prophet Mbonye have garnered widespread attention, especially among the faithful who see his gift of prophecy as a sign of divine intervention. His prophecies have helped save lives and have brought hope to those who believe in his message.

In conclusion, Prophet Mbonye’s prophetic voice has warned and guided people through the prediction of the Turkey earthquake and the Silicon Valley bank collapse. The fulfillment of his prophecies shows the importance of paying attention to prophetic voices, especially in times of crisis. His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ has been a guiding light in his ministry, and his prophecies have provided hope and direction for many.

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The Educators’ Network holds 12th Teaching And Learning conference

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On Saturday, March 25, The Educators’ Network (TEN) held its 12th edition of the Teaching and Learning Conference at the Lincoln Community School in Accra. (more…)

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Vodafone Ghana Cable Thief Sentenced to 7 Years in prison

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The Odumase-Krobo Circuit Court convicted a man, William Ntow, to a 7-year prison sentence today after he was found guilty of stealing Vodafone telecommunication cables in the area.

The Akosombo District Police arrested Ntow near Sakora Park, a suburb of the town, after Vodafone Ghana lodged a complaint regarding frequent cable cuts, which had been causing disruptions to the company’s services for the past few weeks. Officers arrested Ntow with a 200-pair size cable measuring 1,400 meters and valued at GH₵552,500.00.

The conviction comes as a relief to Vodafone Ghana, which had been grappling with the ongoing issue of cable theft and its impact on services. John Animah, Corporate Security Manager at Vodafone Ghana, spoke about the arrest and subsequent conviction, stating, “We are grateful to the Akosombo District Police for their swift action in apprehending the suspect. Cable theft has been a persistent issue for our company, and this arrest sends a strong message to would-be thieves that such criminal activities will not be tolerated.”

Vodafone Ghana has been working closely with law enforcement agencies to tackle the problem of cable theft and mitigate its impact on the company’s services and customers. The arrest and conviction of William Ntow are significant steps forward in addressing the issue and deterring potential criminals.

Preba Greenstreet, Legal and External Affairs Director at Vodafone Ghana, also commented on the case. “The conviction of William Ntow serves as a warning to others who may consider engaging in cable theft. It’s important to understand that this isn’t a victimless crime. It disrupts vital communication services and affects businesses and individuals alike. We will continue to collaborate with law enforcement and other relevant stakeholders to combat this problem and protect our infrastructure.”

The cable theft issue has far-reaching consequences, affecting not only Vodafone Ghana but also its customers and the larger community. Service disruptions caused by cable theft can cause significant financial losses for businesses and create inconveniences for individuals who rely on stable telecommunications services for work, education, and daily life. As Vodafone Ghana continues to invest in and expand its infrastructure across the country, ensuring the security and integrity of its networks is a top priority.

The company has implemented various measures, including enhanced surveillance and security systems, to protect its assets and ensure reliable services for its customers. This recent conviction highlights the need for continued vigilance and cooperation among all stakeholders to protect critical infrastructure and ensure a stable, secure, and connected future for all Ghanaians.

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OB Amponsah, Lekzy Decomic, Jeneral Ntatia Set To Thrill At Kwahu Easter Comedy Show

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All is set for the maiden edition of the KWAHU EASTER COMEDY SHOW scheduled to take place on 10th April, 2023 at the PARISH HALL in Nkawkaw.

The sensational OB Amponsah, Lekzy DeComic, Jeneral Ntatia, Ebenezer Dwomoh, Oh Joo and many other wonderful Comedians are billed to entertain patrons to a night of endless laughter, with the show starting at 7pm prompt.

The KWAHU EASTER COMEDY SHOW is the first ever Comedy event in Kwahu as it also marks the first time a Comedy show will be added to the many events during the Kwahu Easter Festival. According to the organizer, Mr. Dennis Boateng, C.E.O of Creative Republic, the KWAHU EASTER COMEDY SHOW forms part of the Episodes of Laughter, a Comedy project dedicated to projecting Comedy and taking it closer to patrons and lovers of the craft across the length and breadth of the country.
“Easter has always been flooded with musical concerts so we are putting up the first Comedy event in Kwahu as part of the festivities to provide an alternative source of entertainment to the numerous patrons of the Easter celebrations” he said.

The program is a unique platform that is not only seeking to entertain patrons but also to provide an opportunity to new talents and also businesses who want to be visible through marketing of the event.

The KWAHU EASTER COMEDY SHOW is here to stay as it will be an annual event that will form part of the Easter festivities calendar going forward. For tickets and enquiry hotlines of the event, call 0503948567 /0544437308 or dial *227*2104 # on all networks.

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The 5 best strains that help alleviate PTSD symptoms

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People who have experienced shocking, scary, or horrifying events like assault, and natural disasters, might face Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Its associated issues are fear, nightmares, and losing the ability to fight against or avoid danger. People with PTSD may experience stress and fears, even when everything is normal.

PTSD can seriously affect someone’s routine life. Some of its non-pharmaceutical solutions are Group therapy, one-on-one counseling, and an enhancement in lifestyle like meditation. Other medicated ways to treat PTSD are; prescribed Zoloft, Prozac, or Paxil. Medical cannabis or medical marijuana is also used to treat the symptoms of PTSD, like anxiety and insomnia.

The 5 best cannabis strains for PTSD

Medical marijuana helps people with symptoms associated with PTSD. It helps them cope with nightmares, flashbacks, and frightening conditions that prevent them from sleeping. Medical marijuana improves the immunity system, reducing anxiety, stress, and all the triggers of patients’ panic attacks.

There are different cannabis strains, some with high CBD and others with high THC. Cannabis strain that is high in CBD is ideal for mood stabilizing. In contrast, marijuana strains high in THC are considered a strong weapon to use at night for peaceful sleep. Remember that the higher CBD strain has less chance of providing a “high.” CBD products that contain less than 0.1% of THC will not cause any high.

However, marijuana should be taken under the guidance of a registered physician. In West Virginia, you require a recommendation to avail the WV Medical Marijuana Card in order to have access to cannabis that will help in mitigating the symptoms of your condition.

Up to a hundred cannabis strains are available online. The five most effective marijuana strains for PTSD are:

Blue Dream cannabis strain

This is the most known strain of marijuana. This Sativa-dominant cannabis strain is mostly grown in the state of California. As well as providing mental relaxation, it also helps to soothe the entire body’s stiffness. With a pleasant Haze and Blueberry aroma, Blue Dream cannabis is a balanced hybrid. It contains a high amount of THC, 17 to 27%, and has the lowest amount of CBD, which is 0.1 to 0.25 only.

The use of the Blue Dream marijuana strain is to help people to uplift their mood and relax their minds to make public interaction easy for them. Medical marijuana helps people with symptoms of PTSD by reducing their depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and nausea.

OG Kush cannabis strain

OG kush cannabis strain has a high concentration of THC, about 25%, and a low quantity of CBD, around 0.2% only. It has a relaxing effect that makes it popular among consumers. The exact origin of the OG kush cannabis strain is still a mystery.

Because of its pleasant and euphoric effects and remarkable calming job, the OG kush is ideal to use for people with PTSD. This marijuana strain is famous for controlling the symptoms of PTSD like, chronic pain, depression, stress, and insomnia. OG kush aids in the reduction of inflammation. This is a quick-response treatment for the patient.

Pineapple Express cannabis strain

It is a smooth and very balanced strain of marijuana. People who used it report that they experienced clear-headedness, which makes it ideal for creatives. If you have PTSD and are experiencing anxiety, fear, and depression, it may be the best treatment option. It has a higher level of THC, around 27%, and contains only 0.1% CBD.

It has a sweet and fruity aroma and can make you buzz within minutes. Pineapple Express is a well-known strain of marijuana. It helps reduce mental and physical trauma. The higher amount of THC helps you be mentally relaxed, but the presence of CBD performs even better.

Cannatonic cannabis strain

Cannatonic strain of marijuana has a higher level of CBD, up to 17%. This CBD-enriched strain has 6% THC. The High effect you experience depends on the THC: CBD ratio in the quantity of marijuana strain you take. Through the calming effects of Cannatonic, people experience relief from anxiety and anger management issues.

After smoking the Cannatonic marijuana strain, it will give you a mildly high effect that surprisingly uplifts your mood and causes powerfully relaxing effects. It is also helpful in reducing pain, stress, anxiety, depression, muscle spasms, and migraines.

Harlequin

Harlequin is an ideal strain for consuming during the day. Due to its cannabidiol-enriched properties, it is suitable for treating anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. It has a sweet fruity flavor. It has a CBD level similar to Cannatonic, so it is ideal for people who do not want to get high after consuming marijuana strains that contain THC.

It provides a clear-headed effect and the ability to relax without the intoxicating effect. The higher level of CBD makes it popular for treating pain, anxiety, and symptoms associated with PTSD.

Frequently asked questions:

Is marijuana helpful in treating PTSD?

Marijuana is an ideal product to treat specific symptoms of PTSD. Psychotherapy, anger management, traditional drugs, and medical marijuana help to control the symptoms and keep the PTSD patient calm.

While taking antidepressants, can I use marijuana for PTSD?

Usually, antidepressants and marijuana are not good compatibles. This combination may increase the risk of adverse side effects. If you take any antidepressants, consult your doctor before starting marijuana use.

PTSD is one of the medical conditions which helps you to get qualify for accessing medical marijuana. Reach out to a licensed medical professional before making any decision.

Final words

Nowadays, marijuana strains are becoming a need for every individual with PTSD symptoms. The experience of using cannabis strains may vary from one person to another. Remember that every person reacts differently to cannabis strains. So consult a therapist or a medical professional before starting any self-medication and get better guidance for choosing the right marijuana strain according to your need.

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Galaxy S23 Series: Samsung adopts sustainable ways to meet the urgency of climate crisis

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With its new, cutting-edge design, the Galaxy S23 series demonstrates that innovation brings both high performance and sustainability for the ultimate premium experience.

The Galaxy S23 series raises the bar for both quality and aesthetics with less environmental impact than previous generations. To achieve this, Samsung has incorporated recycled materials in more device components than in any other previous Galaxy smartphone and designed the packaging box using 100% recycled paper. The presence of recycled materials in the Galaxy S23 series has also been increased, rising from six internal components made from eco-conscious materials in the Galaxy S22 Ultra to 12 internal and external components incorporating recycled materials in the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

The Galaxy S23 series makes living more sustainably easier and without compromise. By continuing to increase recycled materials in Galaxy devices, this helps to reduce the impact on the environment. Specifically, the use of recycled ocean-bound plastics in the Galaxy S23 series could prevent more than 15 tons of discarded fishing nets from entering the world’s oceans by the end of 2023, helping to reduce ocean pollution. These devices are built to last with better durability and reliability, so consumers can now enjoy a premium Galaxy experience for as long as possible.

This series is revolutionising how sustainability and innovation coincide. Building on Galaxy’s use of ocean-bound plastics, Samsung has now added even more recycled materials to the Galaxy S23 series, including aluminium and glass. It is the first Galaxy device to feature Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2, which offers improved strength for long-term use and contains an average of 22 percent pre-consumer recycled content.

These next Galaxy flagship smartphones will also be the first to deliver improved drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete2 – the world’s most abundant engineered material, it redefines tough for consumers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

This series is therefore UL ECOLOGO® certified3, meaning that the product has been certified for reduced environmental impact. It puts a focus on the environment and has achieved an Environmental Claim Validation for containing an average of 22 percent pre-consumer recycled content, as validated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). (Products bearing the UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark undergo routine audits and testing to retain their status).

With Gorilla Glass Victus 2, Corning’s Mobile Consumer Electronics business that includes its ground-breaking cover glasses as well as glass and optics for semiconductor products, which enhance performance, deliver new connectivity features, and support immersive user experiences with augmented reality and 3D sensing.

Lucas Lee, Managing Director at Samsung Ghana says: “As Samsung, we are committed to combatting climate change, and we are guided by our new environmental strategy that strives to make the technology we depend on more sustainable. That is why we consider every phase of the product lifecycle with sustainability top of mind.

“We are now also equipping and encouraging customers to partake in product sustainability efforts with standby power-saving technology and remote management for devices.

Galaxy S23 series also provides four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security updates, so users are protected for longer.

 

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