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Pokuase interchange workers demonstrate over GH¢20 wage per day

Construction workers on the Pokuase interchange on Thursday, October 22, 2020, demonstrated over what they label as maltreatment from their superiors. These workers told GhanaWeb they are unhappy with the GH¢20 they receive as their daily wages and GH¢1 allowance they receive for scaffolding Out of the meagre amount they receive, they are taxed. Also, anyone who takes a break ...

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Kasoa now a breeding ground for international criminals – Minister laments

The Central Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan has observed that Kasoa which is one of the populous communities in the region has now become a hub for breeding criminal activities. According to him, although the Central Region is a very secured area, the Kasoa enclave seems to be volatile considering the increasing crime rate in the area. “As a naive, novice ...

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These are four conflicts in Africa that Gaddafi funded or launched

If the company allows, it should be possible for Africans both on the continent and in the diaspora to have a nuanced conversation about the life and legacy of the former Libyan leader, Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi. The caveat here is important; Gaddafi divides opinion nine whole years after a section of irate Libyans killed him, ironically in Sirte, on the ...

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2020 Polls: CSOs urge government to adopt zero-tolerance for vigilantism

Some Civil Society Organizations including Community Focus Foundation Ghana (CFF-GH) and Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), have called on government, political parties and all other stakeholders to adopt a zero-tolerance for acts of vigilantism ahead of the 2020 general elections. According to the CSOs, the passage of the anti-vigilantism bill alone is not enough to put to ...

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School Reopening: Parents commend government, call for e-learning

Some parents have commended Government for successfully opening schools in the country gradually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some parents said, they were happy their 2nd-year children in Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools were having their turn from Monday, October 5th saying they have been home for too long and that once the schools have put in place the protocols, we ...

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Tanzania opposition leader suspended from campaign

Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has barred the main opposition presidential candidate, Tundu Lissu, from campaigning for a week. It comes at a critical time with the elections at the end of the month. The NEC said its ethics committee had taken the decision following complaints from the ruling CCM party and the opposition NRA party. The parties accused Mr ...

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Illegal crossings at Zimbabwe-South Africa border after reopening

Zimbabwean street vendor Memory Chauke did not get very far when she hopped over a fence into neighbouring South Africa on the first day its borders reopened after a six-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. South African patrol guards had anticipated that Zimbabweans would resume illegal crossings into the country to buy goods as soon as travel restrictions were ...

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CHRI pushes for women’s rights and economic empowerment

A section of women in Business and Head porters in Accra have benefited from a capacity building training meant to improve their administrative management skills and opportunities available toimprove their economic status. The workshop brought together participants from the Nima Market, Mallam Atta market, Agbobloshie market,Newtown market, fish mongers, the Greater Accra Market Associations among other interest groups. It was ...

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Why Nigerians are disappointed in FG – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said Nigerians are disappointed in the present administration because they are misplacing the functions of government at different levels. While he said some expected “magic results”, Fashola argued that many Nigerians don’t know the differences between the projects expected to be executed by the federal, states, and local governments. He said ...

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Lesotho: Violence against women costs economy $113 million annually

A Commonwealth report has revealed violence against women and girls costs Lesotho more than $113 million (about 1.9 billion Lesotho loti) a year. The report estimates the total cost, including loss of income and expenses associated with medical, legal and police support, equates to around 5.5 per cent of Lesotho’s gross domestic product (GDP). The cost of $113 million means ...

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