Ghana

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:08:47 GMT
Ghana's New Anti-Homosexuality Bill Violates Everyone's Rights, Not Just LGBTIQ+ People - Expert
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana's new anti-homosexuality bill infringes several rights and freedoms, not only of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people but of heterosexuals too. The bill has been in the works since 2...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:37:06 GMT
Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill - 'Deep Concern' From UNDP Director Kanem
[UNFPA in WCA] I note with deep concern the Parliament of Ghana's passage of the "Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill".

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:52:50 GMT
Parliament Begins SONA Debate
[Ghanaian Times] Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is asking government to account for the US$200,000 it has received from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to support the victims of ...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:50:48 GMT
All Must Be Involved in Securing Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] As part of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) he delivered in Parliament in Accra on Tuesday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cautioned that the country can no longer take its territorial integrity for granted in the face o...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:42:52 GMT
Ex-President Mahama's Running Mate for 2024 Election - It's Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyemang Again!!
[Ghanaian Times] The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has settled on Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the December 2024 presidential election.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:03 GMT
LGBTQ+ People in Fear After Passage of New Law
[DW] The anti-LGBTQ+ bill is yet to be signed into law by Ghana's president but many LGBTQ+ people already feel threatened. Human rights groups say the bill has far-reaching implications for other minority groups.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:13:52 GMT
Can Contract Farming Help Smallholder Farmers Build Resilience to Climate Change?
[The Conversation Africa] In northern Ghana, many smallholder farmers who grow crops on less than one hectare of land each are entering into contract farming. This gives them guaranteed buyers for their crops. Human geographer and climate change adap...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:06:29 GMT
Migration Policies Skewed Against African Countries - President Akufo-Addo
[GhanaToday] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the fullest potential and benefits of human migration will remain elusive unless there is an effective international corporation and greater solidarity.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:04 GMT
President Nana Akufo-Addo Must Not Sign Deeply Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Law
[AI London] Responding to the passing of the "Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill, 2024" by Ghana's parliament on February 28, Amnesty International's Ghana Country Director, Genevieve Partington, said:

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:20:23 GMT
76th Christiansborg Crossroads Shooting Incident Marked in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] A solemn ceremony was held in Accra yesterday to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the February 28 Christiansborg Crossroads shooting incident.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:18:55 GMT
President Appoints Dr Dacosta Aboagye As NHIA CEO
[Ghanaian Times] The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed the Director of Health Promotion, Ghana Health Service, Dr Dacosta Aboagye, as the new Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:31:34 GMT
Next Gen Black Stars - Is Kudus the New Leader?
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana is known for producing some of the most talented footballers in the world. What stands out is the country's ability to do this continually. There seems to be a 'natural' transition from one generation of stars to the next. For ...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:52:14 GMT
Parliament Passes Anti-LGBTQ Law
[DW] Under the new law, the promotion of rights of those who are lesbian, gay or other non-conventional sexual or gender identities in Ghana is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:54:13 GMT
Street Vending Helps Migrants to Survive in Accra, but It's Illegal
[The Conversation Africa] Moving to the city is a common strategy for the rural poor in the global south. Economic hardship pushes individuals out of their rural communities in search of opportunities. These tend to be found in urban centres, where f...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:38:07 GMT
Ghanaian Parliament's Passage of Legislation Undermines Human Rights
[State Department] The United States is deeply troubled by the Ghanaian Parliament's passage of legislation, officially called the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill, which would threaten all Ghanaians' constitutionally protected freedoms of ...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:23:43 GMT
LGBTQ+ Ghanaians Face Eviction As Tough Bill Nears Vote
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] What's the context? Bill set for parliament vote in the coming days could prompt landlords to evict LGBTQ+ tenants and order neighbours to report them

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 07:45:34 GMT
World News in Brief - Air Travel Boom Erases Covid Dip, 'Disturbing' New Anti-LGBT Bill in Ghana, Rights Abuses in Crimea
[UN News] The UN aviation agency on Wednesday announced that air traffic levels are operating at around two per cent above their high in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the world's population in lockdown.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:03:21 GMT
Benefits of Using Cleaner Cooking Fuels Are Blunted in Urban Areas Where Outdoor Air Is Polluted
[The Conversation Africa] Household air pollution from cooking, heating and lighting with fuels like wood, charcoal and kerosene poses a substantial global health problem.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:03:11 GMT
Legislature Demands Clarity On Boakai's Ghana Trip
[New Dawn] The House of Representatives has voted to invite the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and the Minister of Finance and Development Planning next Tuesday to update lawmakers about President Joseph Nyumah Boakai's travel.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:49:05 GMT
Ghana's Delegation Champions Social Policy Framework At UN Commission Session
[GhanaToday] Ghana's delegation to the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development has again taken centre stage, advocating for transformative social policies under the African Social Policy Framework (ASPF).

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 10:59:24 GMT
Replace Voter, Other Cards of Flood Victims - Ablakwa Appeals to EC, Others
[Ghanaian Times] Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is appealing to state institutions to put in place immediate measures and a special dispensation to replace national cards of victims of last year's Akos...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 10:58:29 GMT
NDC Holds National Policy Dialogue in E/R
[Ghanaian Times] The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, is expected to address a two-day National Policy Dialogue in the Eastern Region, aimed at deliberating on the party's Policy Priorities for the 2024 Pr...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 11:10:22 GMT
800m Champ, Comfort James, Targets Podium Finish in Ghana
[Daily Trust] After winning gold medal in 800m at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Trials in Asaba, Comfort James, has shifted attention to the All Africa Games in Ghana where she is hoping to make a podium appearance.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 15:40:03 GMT
President Akufo-Addo Swears in Dr Aggrey-Darko As Head of Civil Service
[GhanaToday] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday swore in Dr Evans Aggrey-Darkoh as Head of the Civil Service of Ghana.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:41:24 GMT
Angola and Ghana Sign MOU to Strengthen Cooperation
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Nine legal instruments to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas of common interest were initialed on Monday, in Luanda, by the Republics of Angola and Ghana.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 12:04:05 GMT
All The Fired and New Ministers in Akufo-Addo's Major Cabinet Shake-Up
[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reshuffled his government, relieving finance minister and other key members of his administration of their duties with immediate effect.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 07:35:54 GMT
Questions About Boakai's Ghana Trip
[New Dawn] There are particles of dust in the air amidst dark clouds over the main purpose of President Joseph N. Boakai's recent trip to Ghana.

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 18:17:18 GMT
New Vehicle Tax Aims to Tackle Pollution - Expert Unpacks How It'll Work and Suggests Reforms
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana has introduced an annual carbon levy on vehicles and industrial emissions. It's only the third African country to introduce an explicit carbon tax, after South Africa and Mauritius. The tax is intended to address harm ...

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 10:12:48 GMT
Ghana's President Reshuffles Cabinet 10 Months to General Elections
[Premium Times] In a statement from the Office of President, Mr Akufo-Addo relieved 13 ministers including embattled finance minister Ken Offori-Atta and 10 deputy ministers of their duties as a result of the reshuffle.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:38:01 GMT
MFWA Builds Capacity of Journalists On Fact-Checking Ahead of Ghana 2024 Elections
[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has rolled out a series of capacity-building workshops to enhance the knowledge and skillset of journalists on fact-checking ahead of the 2024 elections.

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