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Committee probing Ejura disturbances begins sitting today

The three-member ministerial committee tasked to investigate the disturbances at Ejura in the Ashanti Region that saw soldiers open fire on protestors last week will have its first sitting today, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The sittings will be held at the Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi from 10: 00 am to 4.00 pm each day. The members of the committee ...

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Lands Ministry: Outright ban on export of rosewood

Whereas the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (hereinafter called “the Ministry”) is responsible for ensuring the sustainable management and efficient and effective utilisation of the nation’s lands, forests, wildlife and other natural resources for the socio-economic growth and development of the country; Whereas Rosewood remains a restricted wood species under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ...

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Nigeria kidnap: Gunmen seize 140 schoolchildren in Kaduna state

Gunmen in Nigeria have kidnapped at least 140 schoolchildren in the north-west of the country, police say. At least eight people were also abducted from the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria early on Sunday morning. Two nurses and a 12-month-old child were among those seized, said a hospital worker. There has been a recent spate of abductions from ...

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ARHR Wants CSOs to develop interest in monitoring Budget Allocations to Health Sector

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR), a health advocacy group has encouraged Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country to develop the interest and capacity to track and monitor the deliverables reported in the budget to ensure resources allocated to health reach people in their communities. The Group also calls on Government to increase tax allocations to goods, services ...

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Driving Africa’s energy future with the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement

Launched on 1 January the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of countries participating. The pact connects 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at $3.4 trillion. It has the potential to lift 30 million people out of ...

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Report on Ejura disturbances must be made public – CHRI

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Africa Office is of the view that every probe conduct on the disturbances at Ejura in the Ashanti Region must be made public. Although President Nana Akufo-Addo has tasked the Interior Ministry to conduct a public enquiry into the disturbances at Ejura, a team is yet to be constituted to begin the exercise. CHRI ...

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Government slapped with $15 million judgment debt over unlawful seizure of excavators

A Kumasi High Court has slapped government with a $15.3 million judgment debt for the unlawful seizure of excavators. It has also ordered that government pays the mining company, Heritage Imperial Limited an amount of ¢600,000. This amount was awarded to the mining firm prospecting for gold in the Apamprama Forest Reserve in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti ...

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Savannah Region: Four suspected kidnappers killed at Busunu

Four men suspected of being kidnappers have been killed on the outskirts of Busunu in the Savannah Region. The incident according to a police report happened at about 2.00 pm on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. According to the police report, the “Chief Linguist of Yagbonwura; Alhaji Afoli Losina, accompanied by Gbanfuwura; Alhaji Abudu all of Damongo, and the Busunu Fulani ...

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Climate activists oppose oil exploration, call for a Fossil Free Virunga in new film

Climate activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expressed strong opposition to plans for oil exploration in the Virunga National Park. In a short film dubbed ‘Fossil Free Virunga’, that was released by 350Africa.org worldwide today, the activists raised concerns with the environmental impacts, as well as the impact to local communities’ livelihoods.The short film, which was launched during ...

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Ahwerease- Darmang gets New Central Mosque

The Muslim Communities of Ahwerease –Darmang, Noka, Annoff, Kwesi Tenteng, Mason Lane, Yaw Krow Duayeden and its surrounding areas in the Nsawam -Adoagyiri Municipality of the Eastern Region have been handed a new Central Mosque for their congregational prayer and other Islam-related activities. The modern-day Mosque, dubbed, Masjid Sa’ad Bin Muaz was constructed under the auspices of Rahma International Society ...

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