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Sophia Akufo urges government to introduce legislation to ensure true gender inclusion

Sophia Akuffo

Former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo is challenging authorities to take real steps to enforce legislation that gives quota for women to occupy certain positions to ensure true gender inclusion. She said “If you look at the proportion of women in parliament and their participation in the top-level within the corporate world, it is not good. But at the middle level, ...

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Affirmative Action Bill to be passed before 2020 ends – Gender Minister assures

Cynthia Maamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

Gender Minister, Cynthia Morrison has assured citizens that the Affirmative Action Bill, which is to promote gender equality in the country will be passed before the end of 2020. This comes after numerous calls by activists to get the Bill which has been drafted for over 15 years to be passed into law. Speaking on Joy Fm’s Newsnite, the Minister said the ...

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Tony Yeboah praises Jordan Ayew for breaking long-standing record in England

Jordan Ayew

Ghanaian legend, Tony Yeboah has lavished praises on Jordan Ayew after the latter broke his long-standing goal scoring record in the English Premier League. Tony Yeboah netted 24 goals between 1995 and 1997 for Leeds United in the English top-flight league to set the record as a Ghanaian with the highest number of goals. However, his 24-year goal scoring record ...

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If no one will invite you to the table, take your chair there – Otiko Djaba to women

Otiko Djaba, former Gender Minister

Former Gender Minister Otiko Afisa Djaba has challenged government to pass the Affirmative Action Bill to help accelerate women empowerment in the nation-building agenda. Underscoring the essence of tackling challenges forestalling its passage, the former Gender Minister questioned, “what is stopping the government from passing the Affirmative Action Bill this month as a birthday [gift] to all Ghanaians? Because the ...

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International Women’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone

The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world”, the chief of UN Women said in her message for International Women’s Day (IWD) at UN Headquarters on Friday, being celebrated in New York, ahead of the official day. As a “massive year for gender equality”, ...

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Rising number of young people excluded from jobs, education and training

The number of young people around the world who are neither employed, studying or in some kind of training, is on the rise, according to a new report released on Monday by the International Labour Organization (ILO). And young women are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to be affected. Increasing automation, a narrow focus of vocational ...

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Nigeria’s emir of Kano dethroned for ‘disrespect’

Muhammad Sanusi II

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, one of Nigeria’s most influential Muslim traditional leaders, has been removed from his throne. He was deposed for showing “insubordination” to the authorities in the northern state of Kano. Mr Sanusi, an ex-central bank chief, has had frosty relations with Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje since 2017. His supporters believe he was sacked for ...

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Coronavirus: Italy extends strict quarantine measures nationwide

Italy is extending its coronavirus quarantine measures, which include a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that people would only be permitted to travel for work or family emergencies. He said the measures, which come into effect on Tuesday, were to defend the most fragile members of society. Italy’s coronavirus death toll jumped ...

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Let’s create gender sensitive academic environment – Prof Opoku Agyemang

Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, former Minister of Education has said it was not enough to increase the number of females and professionals in education without creating gender sensitive academic environment for them to thrive. She believed that creating a gender sensitive academic environment represented a unique way of advancing the course of women through effective mentorship, coaching, sharing of experiences ...

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Gas is critical for Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy future

Energy experts discussed the importance of gas for Africa’s current and future energy needs, pointing out that Gas will be critical for creating industry, manufacturing and attracting investment capital. With recent major gas discoveries in Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal, Mauritania and South Africa, Africa is poised to use gas technologies that are faster, more reliable, more cost-effective and more environmentally-friendly than ...

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