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Akufo-Addo calls for end to stigmatisation of infertility

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for the elimination of stigma associated with infertility in Africa. He said from being abandoned, depressed, humiliated, insulted and maltreated, women suffered the most when it came to issues of infertility. Quoting a World Health Organisation (WHO) source, the President added that “even though infertility in men is the cause of 50 per ...

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‘Homosexuals deserve no rights, they’re deviants’ – Speaker roars

A staunch critic of homosexuality, Professor Mike Oquaye, has hit hard at persons engaged in the abhorrent practice, describing them as deviants in society who should not be accorded any rights as homosexuals. The legal luminary, who is also Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, argued that apart from the fact that persons engaged in homosexuality are humans, they “cannot have a ...

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Don’t judge women by their ability to be outspoken – Ursula Owusu

Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has said women who are confident, assertive and articulate are deemed to be arrogant by the public’s definition of the word which should not be so. She explained on JoyFM’s Super Morning Show, Thursday, that due to how people are socialised, some are not used to a woman who exudes confidence. To her, though, outspokenness is ...

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Ghana to criminalize inappropriate social media content – Ursula

The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that Ghana would soon criminalise the sharing of inappropriate social media content. Addressing stakeholders on the second day of the National week celebration of the Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019, being held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful cited sexual images as an example ...

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87% of children in Sub-Sahara Africa cannot read well by age 10 – World Bank

The World Bank has revealed that 87% of children in Sub-Saharan Africa cannot read and understand a simple story at the age of 10. World Bank Acting Country Manager, Dr Beatrix Allah-Mensah revealed this at the International Day for Education of Poverty-End (EPD) Poverty Day event held at the World Bank office in Accra on Saturday. “Failing to address the situation would ...

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Trokosi is still practised – Reverend Minister discloses

Manager of the Baptist Vocational Training Centre, Reverend Grace Akunor, has revealed that some people are still practising Trokosi, although it was outlawed many years ago. While blaming the existence of the practice on ineffective enforcement of the law, and failure of communities to accept the empowered women and ladies back, she also attributed it partly on the adamant attitude of the ...

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Psychologist urges universities to re-orient lecturers on sexual harassment

Psychologist and lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Collins Badu Agyeman, has called for proper orientation on sexual harassment for lecturers. According to him, legal orientation should be given to make lecturers aware of the implications of sexual harassment. He said just like the university ensures a rigorous process is observed before hiring a lecturer, the same rigorous should be ...

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Ghana committed to reducing carbon footprints – Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana is committed to reducing her carbon footprints and will contribute significantly towards helping to win the fight against Climate Change. Describing Climate Change as “the biggest threat to the realisation of the SDGs”, President Akufo-Addo explained that the issue has become an issue of grave concern to most leaders ...

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Giving Boost to the Climate Chance Summit: A review of two Declarations

About three decades ago , the world converged in Rio in Brazil,  marking  a significant   footprint of the  international community’s concern  about  Climate Change  and  related induced risk on humankind  growth and development .Since  then, Climate  Change  which  manifest  in   global warming have  gained  prominence  in  international development  discussion  landscape,   leading to    the creation  of  a  dedicated  convention  under the ...

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Death penalty no longer relevant, abolish it – Amnesty International to gov’t

Amnesty International Ghana has renewed calls for abolishing of the death penalty in Ghana, as recommended by the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC). According to the agency, the sentence has lost its usefulness and has had adverse effects on relatives and children of incarcerated parents who are on the death row. In a Citi News interview, Board Chair of Amnesty International ...

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