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Why did Meghan and Harry split?

They cited what they described as bullying and racist attitudes toward the duchess, who is African American



Meghan and Harry split

The Duchess of Sussex has said she found life within the British Royal Family so difficult that at times she “didn’t want to be alive anymore”.

In a deeply personal TV interview, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she did not get help when she asked for it.

She said a low point was when Harry was asked by an unnamed family member “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be.

Prince Harry also revealed that his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his calls when he wanted to step back.

The highly-anticipated interview with Oprah, which the couple were not paid for, aired overnight in the US.

During the two-hour CBS special, to be screened in the UK on ITV at 21:00 BST on Monday night and on ITV Hub, Courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS, the couple covered a range of topics, including racism, mental health, their relationship with the media and Royal Family dynamics.

They also announced their baby, which is due in the summer, is a girl and revealed they actually married three days before their public wedding in May 2018, in a simple ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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The couple moved to California after formally stepping down from royal duties in March 2020, and it was announced last month that they would not be returning as working members of the Royal Family.

Meghan said that she started to feel lonely when limits were placed on what she could do, revealing that at one point she did not leave the house for months.

At one point she thought she “could not feel lonelier”, she told Oprah.

Asked by Oprah if she was thinking of self-harm and having suicidal thoughts at some stage, Meghan replied: “Yes. This was very, very clear. Very clear and very scary. I didn’t know who to turn to in that.”

Meghan said that she felt “haunted” by a photograph from an official event she attended with Harry at the Royal Albert Hall while she was pregnant.

“Right before we had to leave for that (event), I had just had that conversation with Harry that morning,” Meghan said.

Winfrey asked: “That you don’t want to be alive anymore?”

“Yeah,” Meghan confirmed.

She said that she attended the event with Harry that night because she felt she could not be “left alone” and recalled Harry gripping her hand tightly while in attendance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Oprah also asked Meghan why she thought the Royal Family did not make her son Archie a prince.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children do not automatically become princes or princesses because of a rule that has been in place since 1917 – unless the Queen steps in.

“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time so we have in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born,” Meghan said.

She said the remarks were made to Harry and he relayed them to her.

Asked by Oprah whether there were concerns that her child would be “too brown” and that would be a problem, Meghan said: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”

When pressed, she refused to reveal who the individual was, saying: “I think that would be very damaging to them.”

Harry also refused to give further details, saying: “That conversation, I am never going to share.”

“At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked,” he added.

He said that none of his relatives spoke out in support of Meghan following the racism he said his wife faced from the media.

“No-one from my family ever said anything over those three years. That hurts,” Harry said.

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Huge Strawberry farm spotted at Jos in Nigeria



Huge Strawberry farm spotted at Jos in Nigeria

Huge Strawberry farm spotted at Jos in Nigeria

One may wonder if strawberries can grow well in high-temperature regions like the Sub-Saharan regions. Though Strawberry per its agronomic classification can grow under both temperate and tropical conditions, it is also known that it thrives better under optimal temperate conditions.

A picture making rounds on Twitter shared by @NigeriaStories shows vast farmland of strawberries in Nigeria’s Jos.

Harvested Strawberry in Jos Nigeria | CREDIT: Twitter @NigeriaStories

This is good news for the West Africans. If governments are able to invest in greenhouse and biotechnologies, we will be able to grow virtually every type of temperate crop here so that the huge importation of foreign fruits and vegetables will be reduced or even stopped.

Strawberry Farm in Jos, Nigeria

Strawberry Farm in Jos, Nigeria | CREDIT: Twitter @NigeriaStories

Ghana has been investing in the development of Greenhouses for the production of certain tropical crops such as tomatoes, pepper, onion, and herbal spices.

In August 2020, the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo inaugurated 75 greenhouses as part of the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs Initiative in Ningo Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region, and Akumadan in the Ashanti Region. In his statement, the greenhouse farm is the biggest in West Africa and would produce 45,000 tonnes of vegetables, valued at GH¢11 million, annually.

Currently, produce from these facilities are being sold to Shoprite, the Farmers Market, Eden Tree, and many other grocery shops in the country.

The government of Ghana should look further into the growing of temperate fruits and vegetables such as Kiwi Fruit, Strawberry, Apricot, Broccoli, Apple, Asparagus, and many others which drain the country millions of US Dollars in importation.



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How to hide your MTN number when making a call



How to hide your MTN number when making a call

How to hide your MTN number when making a call

Have you been wondering if it’s possible to hide your phone number in order to make anonymous calls? Yes, it’s possible on MTN network.

Subscribers of MTN can easily hide their caller IDs at a fee. Before you proceed, note that spam control apps such as Truecaller have a function to block all calls from hidden numbers. If this function is activated on the recipient’s phone, it becomes impossible for you to reach that person with your phone number hidden.

Some mobile phones also have similar functions that allow calls from hidden numbers or anonymous to be rejected. Take note of all these before switching this module on your SIM card.

Now let’s dive into how to hide your phone number or caller ID if you are using an MTN number.


Follow these steps to activate this function

  1. Dial 1333 on your phone and listen to the voice prompt
  2. Set a new PIN code (4-digit)
  3. Confirm the set PIN code
  4. Open your messaging app
  5. Compose a new SMS by typing: clir[leave a space]activate[leave a space]PIN
  6. Sent the message to 1333
  7. The Caller Hide Feature on your SIM will then be activated.

After the Caller hide feature has been activated on your SIM, you have to dial *67 first and add the phone number you want to call. For example, if I want to call 02434540001, I have to dial *6702434540001.

Without adding the *67, your number will not hide on the recipient’s phone.

Cost of using this service

This is MTN CLIR/SO service and a monthly fee of GHC2 is deducted from your account once this is activated on your SIM.

Once again note that if the person you are calling has activated a rejection of CALLS FROM HIDDEN NUMBERS, your call to him or her will be rejected.



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Akufo-Addo assents bill to merge GIJ, NAFTI and GIL



Akufo-Addo assents bill to merge GIJ, NAFTI and GIL

Akufo-Addo assents bill to merge GIJ, NAFTI, and GIL

A new Bill which seeks to merge the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), and the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) into a single university has received Presidential Assent.

The government commenced processes to merge the institutions into a fully-fledged university of communication studies in 2019, leading to the formulation of the University of Media Arts and Communication (UMAC) Bill to give legal backing to the merger.

It explained that the move would help create synergies and improve communication studies in the country.

The Rector of the GIJ, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, announced this at the fourth session of the 14th Congregation of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the institute’s new campus at North Dzorwulu, Accra, yesterday.

Prof. Kwansah-Aidoo said the GIJ was excited about the development because it would provide opportunities to build on synergies and also safeguard the history and identity of each institution.

“As the firstborn of the institutions in this merger, and also the only institution in this triumvirate with a Presidential Charter to award degrees, we would like to assure the President that we are ready to provide the necessary leadership for the realization of our objectives,” he added.


A total of 197 students graduated from the university. They consisted of seven Master of Arts Degree in Journalism and 86 Master of Arts in Public Relations students.

Thirteen others graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Media Management and 91 in Master of Arts Degree in Development Communication.

The Photo Editor of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GGCL), Mr. Douglas Anane-Frimpong, and a member of staff at the Adverts Unit of the GCGL, Mr. Azure Imoro Abdulai, were among the graduands.

Mr. Seshie Edem was adjudged the Overall Best Student in all disciplines.

Financial clearance

Prof. Kwansah-Aidoo said the GIJ had received financial clearance to recruit more staff in all departments to augment its staff strength.

“As a relatively young and fast-growing tertiary institution, we are still putting in place necessary structures and processes that require more staff and infrastructure,” he added.

The Head of Marketing and Communications at Stanbic Bank, Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, who was the guest speaker, advised the graduands to continuously upgrade their skills to match up with the changing demands of the industry.

He also encouraged them to find creative solutions to everyday problems to give practical meaning to the training they had received for national development.

“The speed of change in the workplace over the past four years has been like none ever. Remind yourselves that the course of education never ends. Keep immersing yourselves in new knowledge and don’t be trapped in the orthodoxy of the past,” Mr. Afadzinu added.

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