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Forestry Commission, Greenland Resources sign MoU to plant pulpwood in Savanna Region

The Forestry Commission and Greenland Resources AB, of Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for large scale forest plantations in the Savanna Region of Ghana under a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The plantations are expected to supply pulpwood for the production of paper and paper products in Ghana, for both local use and for export. Over the past ...

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Abantu courts support for Women candidates in District Level Elections

A clarion call has been made on Ghanaian electorates to consider voting massively for women candidates who will be contesting the upcoming District Level Elections. The advocate, Abantu for Development, a women’s right Policy and Advocacy Organization says it considers the upcoming local government elections as another opportunity to deepen efforts to promote gender sensitivity in the electoral process and ...

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CHRI rally Ghanaian youth to stand up for human rights

The Commonwealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI) has encouraged Ghanaians, particularly the youth to get themselves abreast of issues relative to human rights to enable advance a world of rights, dignity and choice for everyone. Mina Mensah, Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative made the call at the Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools in Accra, where her ...

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Burkina Faso gets US$20m loan to support Agricultural value Chain Project

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA). Dr Alkhalifa signed the loan in Ouagadougou with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, LassanéKabore. PAPFA aims to contribute to poverty alleviation and to enhance ...

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Partnerships key to taking landlocked countries out of poverty: UN Chief

The challenges faced by landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), some of the poorest in the world, can be overcome through more effective partnerships, UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared on Thursday, at a conference held at UN Headquarters in New York. The Midterm Review of the 10-year Vienna Programme of Action For Landlocked Countries, is an opportunity for the international community to renew ...

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Africa’s rights court suffers setback as Tanzania blocks cases

Tanzania’s government is planning to stop individuals and groups of people directly filing complaints against it at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), according to Amnesty International. The East African country’s government has the highest number of cases brought by individuals and NGOs as well as judgments issued against it by the human rights court, according to Amnesty. ...

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Africa must make conscious efforts to accelerate development- Lumumba

The Director of the Kenya School of Law, Prof Patrick Lumumba has charged African leaders to take pragmatic steps to address the myriad of factors derailing the Continent’s development drive. He noted that many African countries continued to wallow in abject poverty because their leaders were reluctant to avail funds to implement policies that could spur rapid economic growth and ...

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Parliament summons ministers over off-taker agreements with waste managers

The Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye, on Tuesday summoned the ministers for Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) and Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to answer questions regarding their delay in signing off-taker agreements with a number of waste management companies. These waste management companies are said to have invested over $1.5 billion in constructing waste management infrastructure such as ...

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Nigeria named among highest new users of bitcoin

Nigerians usage of bitcoin has continued to rise despite warnings by the Central Bank of Nigeria that digital currencies are not legal tender. The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria disclosed this in its release on ‘The Nigerian Banker’, in its December 2019 edition. Part of its report on digital currencies read, “The CBN has also declared that digital currencies ...

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Vigilantism and Related Offences Act will not stop electoral violence – Research

Some Ghanaians do not have faith in the newly passed Vigilantism and Related Offences Act (2019) to stop the act of political vigilantism and electoral violence in the country, a research by the Centre for Democratic Development -Ghana (CDD-Ghana) has established. According to the research, some Ghanaians believe that the law will not work because of the absence of the ...

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