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Sri Lankan President Re-introduces Death Penalty for Drug Convicts

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will impose the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months after he vowed to free...
Amber Rose

Amber Rose Tried Becoming a Drug Dealer

The 35-year-old reality star admitted that she attempted "selling crack" in her neighbourhood" growing up but her fears of being robbed due to her...
Court

Three Women posts bail on drug offences

Three women, including a pregnant woman, were on Tuesday granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court for possessing various quantities of dried leaves suspected...
jailed

Drug peddler handed 10-year sentence

A Tarkwa Circuit court has sentenced a drug dealer, Iddrisu Yobi, to 10 years imprisonment for possessing cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) weighing 902.59 grammes...
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Policy formulation on drug and substance abuse must include Journalists

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has called for the involvement of the media in policy formulation so they could champion guidelines more effectively and...
Tramadol

UWR: Drug Agencies to Fight Tramadol Abuse

Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in partnership with Narcotics Control Board and Pharmacy Council on Tuesday engaged stakeholders in a six-hour forum on combating...
hard-drugs

Ugandan police arrest Rwandese drug trafficker

Ugandan police on Tuesday said it has arrested a Rwandese female drug trafficker with 1.59 kg of cocaine worth 397 million Ugandan shillings (over...

Youth, Farmers in Upper West abusing Tramadol

The name and usage of Tramadol, a pain relief drug used to treat moderate or severe pains is a household word in the lips...
Kwaku Agyemang-manu

Health Minister appeals to striking staff of Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, has called on the leadership of the aggrieved staff of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central...

Kenya acquires six modern boats to fight terror, drug trafficking

Kenya said on Wednesday that it has acquired six modern patrol boats to help boost the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking. Inspector General of...
drug addiction

Ways to Fight Drug Addiction

Beating drug addiction could be curbed by cutting off ties with friends and cliques that do same or you use to smoke with. Sobriety can...
Rafael Marquez

Footballer Rafael Marquez sanctioned over ties with drug cartel

US authorities on Wednesday announced sanctions against Mexican football captain Rafael Marquez over suspected ties to a notorious drug cartel. Marquez is accused of being...
Wpid Nacob

Interior Minister Assures NACOB Of Narcotics Bill Passage

Mr Ambrosse Dery, the Minister of the Interior, has assured management and staff of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) of the Ministry’s commitment to...
hard-drugs

Afghanistan: 180 recovered drug addicts rewarded with jobs

An Afghan ministry has provided 180 recovered drug addicts with permanent jobs, in the latest efforts to help drug users to rejoin the society,...
hard-drugs

Tanzania releases new list of suspected drug traffickers

A Tanzanian senior official on Wednesday released a new list of suspected drug traffickers that included politicians and business tycoons. Paul Makonda,...

Cattle farmers in rural Uganda battle drug resistant ticks

Tom Muzoora gave up his profession in the city and returned to a village in western Uganda to pursue his passion: cattle rearing. Muzoora takes...
drugs

Australian drug that “melts” cancer cells approved for human use

A drug that could "melt away" cancer cells has been approved for human use in Australia. Developed in Melbourne, Venetoclax, which will...

Nigeria’s restive NE state may declare emergency on drug abuse

Illicit drug abuse among the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state was becoming alarming, Kaka Shehu, the State Commissioner for Justice told reporters...
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Drug overdose crisis hits Australians middle-aged

A report by Victoria's Penington Institute found that eight out of every 10 overdose deaths in Australia in 2014 involved men and women aged...

SMC administered to over 150,000 children in Upper West

The targeted population aged from 3-59 months received the drug between 8th and 13th of August (2016) and it is expected to fortify them...
drugs

International Day Against Drug Abuse Marked in Upper East

Mr Albert Abongo, the Upper East Regional Minister, who made the call in Bolgatanga, expressed concern about the upsurge of drug and alcohol addiction...
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Nigerian Senate proposes life imprisonment for drug, food counterfeiters

President of the Senate Bukola Saraki told a public hearing in Abuja, Nigerian capital city that such convicts could be fined up to two...

447 Inmates Try To Escape From Vietnamese Drug Rehab Center

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening as patients at the facility in Ba Ria Vung Tau province - where convicted drug users are compelled...
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South Africa and Russia join forces to tackle drug trafficking

This emerged from the Russia-Africa Anti-drug Dialogue taking place in Durban, with the participation of delegations from several African countries. The...

Australia moves to certify medical cannabis

A cannabis-derived capsule will be made available to 300 cancer suffers in New South Wales state who have not responded to traditional anti-nausea and...
canabis

Drug Filled With Cannabis To Ease Menstrual Pains Flood US Market

Many women experience period pain - or dysmenorrhoea - as the muscular wall of the womb contracts and presses against neighbouring blood vessels. This...

Kenyan police arrest 2 Bulgarians over fraud, drug trafficking

Kwale police boss Joseph Omijah said the 44-year-old Dimitar Velicov Hristiv and Borislan Todorov (43) were arrested as they were making bank transaction by...
FDA

Transport owners should discourage drug peddling in buses

Stakeholders at a public forum and media interaction in Wa have appealed to transport unions to charged drivers who allow drug peddlers to advertise...
Deeper Life

DLAiD to bridge gap between rich and poor

Dr Yao Yeboah, Executive Director of Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), who made the call also urged them not to depend on overseas donors and...
Karl Andree, who is facing 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia for breaking alcohol ban

Teach people against alcohol and drug use in Saudi

This is a true story in Saudi Arabia and therefore what we need to know is that all sovereign nations have...