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Electing women into District Assemblies a sound investment- Abantu declares

A call has been made on Ghanaian voters to consider voting massively for women candidates who will be contesting the District Level Elections in 2023. Even though processes for the said election have not begun, ABANTU for Development, a leading women’s rights policy, and advocacy organization has started rallying to ensure that more women partake in the district level to ...

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MindFreedom Ghana Launches Shadow Report for UPR Process

After over five months of touring the country, MindFreedom Ghana has completed a Shadow Report on the Universal Peer Review (UPR) process and readying itself to submit it to the UN Human Rights Council by the close of Thursday, July 14. With funding support from OSIWA, MindFreedom Ghana in collaboration with non-state actors and the media organized in-country consultations which ...

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Ghana’s inflation rate jumps further to 29.8%

Ghana’s inflation has gone up again, rising to 29.8 percent in June 2022. This is up from 27.6 percent recorded in May 2022, according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). The consumer price index for June was 167.7 relative to 129.2 in June 2021. The month-on-month inflation between May 2022 and June 2022 was 3 percent. Food inflation stood at ...

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IMF advises Parliament to approve a $1bn loan to prevent economy from grinding to a halt

The team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised Ghana’s Parliament to approve a $1bn loan that is before the House in order to prevent the economy from grinding to a halt, TV3’s Parliamentary correspondent Komla Kluste has reported. The team met the Finance Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, July 12 as part of its initial discussions with the government for a potential ...

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Senior Staff of Universities in Ghana dare FWSC boss to withhold their salaries as they declare strike

Members of the Senior Staff Association of the Universities of Ghana (SSA UOG) have dared the Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC),  Benjamin Arthur to go ahead and withhold their salaries after they declared their strike starting today, Wednesday, July 13. Announcing the declaration of the strike at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, July 13, ...

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Nigerian businesses turn to solar as diesel costs bite

Nigeria’s solar companies are seeing a surge in demand for mini-grids and equipment as businesses in Africa’s biggest oil producer look for alternative power sources after the cost of diesel soared locally due to rising global oil prices. Supply constraints could, however, hamper their ability to capitalize on the trend, with some saying they have begun to turn away customers ...

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Uganda arrests protesters over rising cost of living

The Ugandan police on Monday arrested at least a dozen protesters against the rising cost of living in Jinja, in south-eastern Uganda. “Eight of the leaders were arrested and will be charged with inciting violence on Tuesday, police spokesman James Mumbi told AFP. Witnesses said the protesters burned tyres and blocked a busy road in Jinja, about 80km east of ...

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World is moving backward on eliminating hunger and malnutrition, UN report reveals

The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, according to a new UN report that provides fresh evidence that the world is moving in reverse, away from the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms, by 2030, when the SDGs are supposed to be realized. ...

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Boris Johnson resigns

Less than three years ago, Boris Johnson led the Conservatives to their biggest election victory since 1987. Now, the prime minister has lost the support of his MPs and is set to resign. How did it come to this? The Chris Pincher affair On Wednesday 29 June, the MP Chris Pincher – at the time, the Conservative deputy chief whip ...

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Environmentalists sue Dutch airline KLM for ‘greenwashing’

Environmental groups are suing Dutch airline KLM, alleging that adverts promoting the company’s sustainability initiative are misleading. The groups say it’s the first lawsuit to challenge the so-called airline industry “greenwashing”. They argue that KLM adverts and their carbon-offsetting scheme create the false impression that its flights won’t make climate change worse. But KLM says the company’s statements are “based ...

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