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Ghanaian-born serial feces-thrower arrested in Canada

A Ghanaian-born man, Samuel Opoku has been arrested by police in Toronto, Canada for carrying out feces attacks. Opoku is accused of dumping buckets of feces on people in a series of attacks, the Toronto Star reports. The 23-year-old is now facing five counts of assault with a weapon and five mischief-related charges. Police said he carried out the series of feces attacks over the course of four days, with the most recent taking place on Monday evening. “A young girl had a bucket of waste, feces, dumped on her,” Toronto…

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126 Africans in the diaspora take up Ghanaian citizenship

Ghana has approved the applications of one hundred and twenty six (126) members of the African-American Diaspora Community to become Ghanaian citizens by registration. Section 10 of Ghana’s citizenship Act (2000) Act 591 makes provisions for other nationals to gain Ghanaian citizenship after meeting some conditions. The Ministry of the Interior based on the aforementioned Statute and after much scrutiny, recommended approval of the applications for citizenship. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo Addo approved the applications this month. Speaking at a ceremony to confirm the citizenship of the applicants he said the…

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Ghana: Young innovators push for reforms in visa processing

Young innovators in Ghana have called for reforms in visa processing at various foreign embassies in the country. Gathering under a program called “innovators and migration” the young people lamented the continuous struggle in securing visa for regular and legal travels to Europe. Many of these young people are students and some just starting their own businesses but often get opportunities to visit Europe to fulfill their aspirations. But many a time visa acquisition procedures mean that they are rejected visas to travel for fear of them not coming back…

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Ghana’s faith healers defy ban on chaining of patients

Faith-based and traditional healing centers in Ghana are reported to be defying a ban on chaining up patients considered to be suffering mental health conditions. According to Human Rights Watch, the ban on chaining patients at these healing centers was announced in 2017 but such a treatment continues. On Wednesday the rights group said in a statement that from November 4 to 8, 2019, it “interviewed 25 people, including people with psychosocial disabilities, mental health professionals, staff at prayer camps and traditional healing centers, mental health advocates, religious leaders, and two…

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Toilet facility made from plastics in Ghana

The Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE), in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Building and Road Research Institute (CSIR-BRRI), have built a sanitation facility constructed out of modified concrete. The facility which is a six-seater Aqua Privy Toilet Facility block constructed with post-consumer plastics forms part of GRIPE’s commitment to demonstrate and provide a second-life solution to post-consumer plastics and to reinforce the fact that plastic waste is a resource which can be harnessed to unlock socio-economic benefits for the country. The sanitation facility constructed…

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Ghana’s plan to build national shrine stirs controversy

Ghana’s government has sparked controversy by announcing plans to build a national shrine. The country is already executing a plan to construct a national cathedral in fulfillment of an election pledge by its President Nana Akufo-Addo. That decision to build a national cathedral sparked controversy and protest but the government insisted on going ahead with the project. This week Ghana’s Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi announced that some traditional groups have been canvassing for a national shrine. Dzamesi said the government will explore the possibility of satisfying…

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Ghana: Two lecturers ‘breached rules’ in sex-for-grades film

Ghana’s premier and prominent university has found two of its lecturers guilty of breaching its code of conduct after they were implicated in a sex-for-grades film. The BBC’s Africa Eye’s sex-for-grades film implicated two lecturers of the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor in the scandal. They were filmed allegedly making sexual advances towards some women who posed as students. The university said those actions were against its rules. The two lecturers will face a disciplinary commission after an investigation by the university found evidence…

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170 suspected terrorists arrested at Ghana-Togo border

Over 170 suspected criminals and terrorists have been arrested in a swoop near the Ghana -Togo border. The joint operation named Koudanlgou III was simultaneously carried along the borders of Ghana and Togo and selected areas within their national territories. Officials said it was aimed at clamping down on the activities of criminals and suspected terrorists groups. “The exercise is aimed at preventing terrorist activities, illegal resource extraction, drug trafficking, dealing in illicit arms, smuggling, among other transnational crimes,” Ghana’s national security minister Albert Kan Dapaah said in a statement. Some of the suspects…

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#IAmUNLEARNING: Sparking new conversation on African masculinity

A project aimed at engaging African men on the issues of masculinity, power, love, loss and violence has been launched in Ghana’s capital Accra. The initiative which was unveiled on Tuesday, November 19 which also marks International Men’s Day will last for three years. In a statement lead team coordinating the project EEA Media Production said “For this first year, the project has produced a video featuring men revealing their experiences and lessons by answering questions and sharing their thoughts on power, women, respect, love, and being witness to gender…

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Young Ghanaians create Wikipedia pages on migration

A group of organizations has launched a project targeted at making available adequate information on migration to help young Africans hoping to travel out of the continent. The initiative involves among others creating new Wikipedia pages with relevant information about traveling to European countries like Germany. This should help young people especially innovators equip themselves adequately with relevant information ahead of applying for visas for foreign events and business meetings. It should also be useful to them when deciding on whether to move out of their countries or otherwise. As…

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