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SafariBet refuses to pay a young man who won GHC57million bet

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A young gambler has been left in a state of shock after he reportedly won a bet of almost Ghc57 million ($12 million) but the betting company refused to pay him.

According to reports in a section of the Ghana media, Theophilus Morgan placed the bet with popular sports betting company Safaribet. Having tried many times in the past and lost, the young man finally hit the jackpot as all of his predictions materialized.

Theophilus reportedly bet on 24 teams, of which all ticked ‘green’ after he had the score lines correct. But reports suggest Safaribet has refused to pay him, and in addition have deleted all of his slips from his account and also blocked his account.

He placed a Ghc1 bet on this accumulator which had a potential win of Ghc261,833 but repeated the same bet 220 times. His long bet was a mix of games from the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League and the Serie A. The long bet reportedly run from November 7 to November 11, 2018.

Screenshot of Morgan's SafariBet Slip

Screenshot of Morgan’s SafariBet Slip

 

His win is reported to have sparked huge jubilation among his peers in Nungua who were waiting to accompany him to cash the money.

However, they were all left shocked when they realised his account had been blocked by Safaribet. Following hours of protests in one of the Safaribet shops at Labadi, his account was reactivated, but his winning cash was reportedly reduced from Ghc57 million to just Ghc286,991.

Meanwhile, Safaribet maintains that Theophilus placed just a single bet slip and that he did not repeat the bet 220 times as he claims. Interestingly, the aggrieved gambler has screenshots of his of the Ghc57 million in his account when he first won.

The report further suggests that Safaribet agreed to pay him the Ghc286,000 on condition that he signs an agreement that he won just one slip and not 220 slips.

 


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Woman gives birth to 10 babies at a go

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Woman gives birth to 10 babies

Woman gives birth to 10 babies at a go

A South African woman by the name Gosiame Thamara Sithole at age 37 has given birth to 10 babies in one pregnancy. This breaks the Guinness World Record held by Halima Cissé, a Malian, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco.

Gosiame successfully gave birth to her decuplets at a hospital in Pretoria last Monday.

Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, said that her pregnancy was natural and wasn’t on fertility treatment.

Speaking to Pretoria News a month ago, Ms. Sithole said her pregnancy was “tough at the beginning” and she had prayed for a healthy birth, with many a sleepless night worrying about what was to come.

“How would they fit in the womb? Would they survive?” she asked herself, but was reassured by doctors that her womb was expanding.

Gosiame Thamara Sithole

Gosiame Thamara Sithole when pregnant at a later month
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A family member, who did not want to be identified, told the BBC News that Ms Sithole has had 10 babies – 5 via natural birth and 5 via caesarean section.

“It’s seven boys and three girls. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much,” her husband Teboho Tsotetsi told Pretoria News after the birth.

Most pregnancies involving large numbers of babies end prematurely, says BBC Africa’s health reporter Rhoda Odhiambo.

Multiple births involving more than three babies are rare and often the result of fertility treatments – but in this case the couple say they conceived naturally.


CREDIT: BBC

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Is abortion legal in Ghana?

By law, abortions in Ghana are legal in cases of rape, incest, fetal abnormality or disease, or “defilement of a female idiot,” or if they are performed to protect physical or mental health; they must be provided by registered and trained health personnel in an approved facility.

Abortion in Ghana is faced with serious stigmatization to the extent that people who patronize it feel ashamed to make it known. This makes it difficult to capture accurate information on abortion incidence and unintended pregnancy in official records. This in effect has had a negative impact on planning reproductive health services in the country.

The legal status of abortion in Ghana

  • According to Ghanaian law, abortions are legal in cases of rape, incest, fetal abnormality or disease, or “defilement of a female idiot,” or if they are performed to protect physical or mental health; they must be provided by registered and trained health personnel in an approved facility.
  • Despite efforts by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to expand postabortion care and safe abortion services, several factors impede the use of these services. These include stigmatization of abortion, poor knowledge of abortion’s legal status among the public and medical professionals, misperceptions about the safety of legal abortion, and inadequate access to services.
  • Many women in Ghana seek illegal abortions, which vary widely in terms of safety. Complications from unsafe abortions contribute substantially to Ghana’s high maternal mortality, which was estimated at 310 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2017.

 


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Izwe Savings and Loans belongs to me – Abedi Pele reveals

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Izwe Savings and Loans belongs to me – Abedi Pele reveals

Abedi Pele owns Izwe savings and loans: Former Ghana star, Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew has revealed that he owns the biggest microfinance company in the West African country.

According to the Olympique Marseille legend, he is the owner of Izwe Savings and Loans, a microfinance company that has been in existence since 2011.

Speaking to the French ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie, he said his decision to set up a microfinance business was to lessen the burden on the ordinary Ghanaian.

“I have done so many things but my character is very calm, I am always in the dark and I believe in that,” he said.

“I have been in the country working very hard, I have a microfinance company which is very huge and number one in the country called Izwe Loans.”

“We give loans to teachers, military, police to support them in their daily lives.

“They have to send their children to school and so we give them these loans to manage and buy things for their children,” he stated.

Pele is one of the best footballers to have ever emerged from the country. He was part of the 1982 squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations.

He also won the Champions League with Marseille and also emerged as Africa’s best player of the year four times.

 

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