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Covid-19 Pandemic Fueling Child Labour

 The unprecedented economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, together with global school closures and inadequate government assistance, is pushing children into exploitative and dangerous child labor, Human Rights Watch and Friends of the Nation said today in a report released ahead of the World Day against Child Labor on June 12, 2021. The Ghanaian government and donors should prioritize cash allowances to ...

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UN calls for immediate release of Mali President Bah Ndaw

UN chief António Guterres has demanded the immediate release of Mali’s President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane, who have been detained by soldiers. They were driven by soldiers to a military camp near the capital, Bamako. The two men have been leading an interim government which took power after a military coup last August. They were detained just hours ...

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Revisit Emile Short Commission’s recommendations on National Security reforms – CDD

The Center for Democratic Development, CDD-Ghana has urged the government to revisit the Emile Short Commission’s recommendations on reforms at the National Security Secretariat. CDD believes that the need for broad reforms of the National Security architecture has become imperative, owing to recent incidents of heightened abuse of citizens, including journalists, by national security personnel. A Senior Programmes Officer at ...

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Can governments give up using fossil fuels to save the climate?

The International Energy Agency (IEA) calls for a ban on new coal, gas and oil projects to reach zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. The world’s leading energy agency warned global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to rise at their second-fastest pace ever this year. Now the International Energy Agency has released a landmark report listing ambitious steps that are ...

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Use of military is unsustainable way of stopping galamsey – Dr Graham

Coordinator of the Third World Network (TWN-Africa), Dr Yao Graham has stated that the deployment of military troops to safeguard water bodies is not a sustainable way of solving the country’s problem with illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). According to him, previous administrations have toed the line of using troops to guard the river bodies just as is being done currently, ...

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Ghana operating quantity education over quality education

Free things they say are very costly. With whatever lens you might be waring now, you cannot miss noticing we are slowly paying dearly for the option of free Education. Hey, do not get me wrong! Free Education is one of the best offers any government can offer her citizenry; however, in our case, we probably rushed into enforcing it; ...

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NIA to issue backlog cards in June

Persons who have registered but are yet to be issued with their Ghana cards by the National Identification Authority (NIA) will receive their cards by June this year, the authority has assured. This follows the opening of the regional and district offices of the NIA to facilitate the process as well as ensure that the authority has a strong presence ...

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Macron hosts Africa summit on post-COVID-19 economic recovery

With some two dozen African heads of state and financial institutions attending, the agenda of the gathering is to provide assistance for the continent. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting leaders of African countries and heads of global financial institutions for a summit that will seek to provide the continent with critical financing swept away by the impact of COVID-19. ...

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Adansi South District Assembly set to Prioritize Youth Development Issues

The Adansi South District Assembly has assured the teeming youth in the area their preparedness to engage them on pressing issues that affect them in order to deepen their participation in the local government processes. On this background the Youth in the District are encouraged to formally table their concerns through the appropriate channel for the needed attention. Speaking at ...

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Govt moves to flush out illegal miners destroying water bodies

200 military personnel have been deployed to flush out illegal miners destroying water bodies in the country. The Ghana Armed Forces took this decision based on a directive given it by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. A statement from the Information Ministry, which made the announcement, said the team commenced the operation on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, on the ...

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