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Gun deaths were the leading killer of US children in 2020

Guns overtook car crashes to become the leading cause of death for US children and teenagers in 2020, new research shows. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that over 4,300 young Americans died of firearm-related injuries in 2020. While suicides contributed to the toll, the data shows that homicides form the majority of gun-related deaths. ...

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Governments Harm Children’s Rights in Online Learning

 Governments of 49 of the world’s most populous countries harmed children’s rights by endorsing online learning products during Covid-19 school closures without adequately protecting children’s privacy, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report was released simultaneously with publications by media organizations around the world that had early access to the Human Rights Watch findings and engaged ...

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Traditional Leaders in Duayaw-Nkwanta sensitized on Ghana’s Mining Laws 

A-Day’s Orientation Workshop on Ghana’s Mineral and Mining Laws has been organized for the Traditional Leaders in Duayaw-Nkwanta in the Ahafo Region of Ghana.   The workshop was organized by the Livelihood and Environment Ghana (LEG) and chaired by the Paramount Chief of Duayaw-Nkwanta, Nana Boakye Tromo III. Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Richard Adjei-Poku (Executive Director) of Livelihood & ...

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Terrorists have targeted Ghana, be vigilant – Nat’l Security Ministry warns

The National Security Ministry is making a passionate appeal to all Ghanaians to be extra vigilant in the face of threats of terrorism. According to a statement issued by the sector minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, today Tuesday, May 17, recent attacks in neighbouring countries have made Ghana a target of extremist groups. “The Ministry of National Security will like to draw the attention of ...

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COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health and Ghana’s Emergency Response

The corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s mental health and well-being throughout the world, raising public concerns about increasing suicide rates. World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described the COVID’s impact on the world’s mental health as “just the tip of the iceberg,” and said this was a wake-up call ...

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Lack of political will affecting passage of Affirmative Action Bill- Coalition

The Affirmative Action Bill Coalition has blamed the delay in the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill into law on a lack of political will by successive governments.  The Coalition argues that the continuous delay in the passage of the bill into law was affecting efforts to address the equal representation of women at all levels in the country. It ...

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GPRTU to increase fares by 30% on Friday, May 13

Commuters should expect an increase in transport fares by 30 percent come Friday, May 13. This is according to the Ghana Private Road Transport Union. According to the union, the decision is a result of an increase in fuel prices over the last few months. The union had earlier proposed that government scraps some taxes on petroleum products to cushion ...

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Journalists protest to demand press freedom in Tunisia

Tunisian journalists protested on Thursday against what they say is growing repression and intimidation against the press since President Kais Saied’s power grab last year. The demonstration was organised by the national journalists’ union, the SNJT, which has condemned authorities’ attempts to “tame” media outlets and turn them into propaganda channels. Protesters carried signs saying “our liberty depends on freedom ...

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E-levy: Panic withdrawals hit mobile money vendors – Spokesperson for Association

The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana has stated that there have been unprecedented panic withdrawals at the mobile money vending stations after five days of implementing the e-levy. Spokesperson of the Association, Charles Kwesi Addo, in an interaction with JoyNews said its members are overwhelmed by the numbers. “As at Friday even before the implementation of the levy on the 1st of ...

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Covid: World’s true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO

The Covid pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. That is 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years. The WHO believes many countries undercounted the numbers who died from Covid – only 5.4 million were reported. In India, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths, it says – ...

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