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Women Advocacy Group Amplifies Call for Passage of an Affirmative Action Law in Ghana

The calls for Ghana to pass an affirmative Action Law in order to facilitate gender equality and diversity in representation in political processes have become increasingly imperative. Development debates including global economic frameworks like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are placing the issue of equal participation in public life as a core concern in the struggle for social justice and ...

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Participation of women in politics and decision-making is a necessity – Hanna Tetteh to Africa

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union, Hanna Tetteh has said for the African continent to develop to the fullest, women have to be recognized, represented and their needs, aspirations and protection adequately considered. The former Minister of Foreign Affairs under the Mahama administration said the ...

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ECOWAS meets over Guinea as junta holds more ‘transition’ talks

A meeting is underway in Accra, Ghana by West African bloc ECOWAS to discuss possible steps after Guinea’s president was ousted in coup earlier this month. On Wednesday, the army rulers held talks with the country’s civil society, a day after meeting with politicians and leaders of political parties. ECOWAS already suspended Guinea last week after a special forces commander ...

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Why are coups making a comeback in Africa?

In just over a year, Africa has experienced three successful coups (two in Mali and one more recently in Guinea), one unsuccessful coup attempt in Niger, and an arbitrary military transfer of power in Chad following the assassination of its president. These power grabs threaten a reversal of the democratization process Africa has undergone in the past two decades and ...

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Record number of environmental activists murdered

A record number of activists working to protect the environment and land rights were murdered last year, according to a report by a campaign group. 227 people were killed around the world in 2020, the highest number recorded for a second consecutive year, the report from Global Witness said. Almost a third of the murders were reportedly linked to resource ...

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Harvard University to end investment in fossil fuels

Harvard University is ending its investments in fossil fuels, the school’s president said on Thursday, drawing praise from divestment activists who had long pressed the leading university to exit such holdings. In a letter posted on Harvard’s website, President Lawrence Bacow said the school’s endowment had no direct investments in fossil fuel exploration or development companies as of June and ...

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417 people attempted suicide between January and June this year – Mental Health Authority

A total of 417 Ghanaians attempted suicide from January to June this year. This is according to the Mental Health Authority in its press release dated September 10. The Authority noted that “these figures could potentially even be higher than we know.” To commemorate Suicide Prevention Day held on the tenth day of September annually, the Authority shed light on ...

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Coup puts spotlight on Guinea’s huge bauxite reserves

The latest coup in bauxite-rich Guinea is reverberating across the market for aluminium, although for now it appears the global production chain is not under threat, analysts say. Aluminium prices, already buoyed by a gradual economic recovery, topped $2,800 a tonne to reach a 13-year high on Wednesday after the coup. Here’s why Guinea is such a big market factor: ...

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‘Unacceptable’ deals and delays, hampering lifesaving COVAX deliveries

While 80 per cent of citizens in high and upper-middle income nations have had a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, that figure stands at just 20 per cent for those living below the top tiers, according to a joint statement issued by UN and partner agencies, responsible for the multilateral COVAX initiative to provide equal access for all.  It’s a year since the ...

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U.S Provides Life-Saving Support to Ghana’s COVID-19 Response

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan today announced new support for Ghana’s COVID-19 response, including oxygen generation equipment to support critical care patients nationwide and equipment to aid in the treatment of infectious disease.  She joined representatives of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service and members of Ghana’s national COVID-19 case management team at the Ghana Infectious ...

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