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Ghana goes back to the IMF for support amid economic distress

– – Ghana’s government has announced plans to seek support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it continues to struggle with worsening economic conditions. The West African nation’s economy continues to plummet as it struggles to improve the living standards of citizens. The country’s public debt stock now stands at GH¢341.8 billion ($45.5 billion) with a corresponding debt to… Read More
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Ghana: Chaos as police fire tear gas at protesters

– – Police in Ghana’s capital Accra have clashed with demonstrators who went unto the streets over alleged corruption and economic hardship. The police fired tear gas and used water canons to disperse the protesters during the scuffle on Tuesday. The chaos follows a stand off between the organizers of the demonstration tagged “Arise Ghana” and the police over the… Read More
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Witch Camps and Politics of Witchcraft Accusations In Ghana

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches(AfAW) urges state actors in Ghana to desist from playing politics with refuge centers for alleged witches, otherwise known as witch camps. AfAW is making this appeal following a declaration by a local politician Kennedy Agyapong from the New Patriotic Party. Mr. Agyapong noted that he would close down the witch camp if… Read More
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Police in Ghana shoot into student protesters

– – Over 20 students of the Islamic Senior High School in Ghana’s Ashanti Region are receiving treatment in a hospital after police fired shots during a protest. The police also fired tear gas to disperse the students who were demonstrating to draw attention to road accidents around the school. The students are said to have blocked the road in… Read More
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Ghana: Pro-LGBTQ billboard pulled down following uproar

– – City authorities in Ghana’s capital Accra have pulled down a pro-LGBTQ billboard at a strategic location following an uproar over its presence. The billboard, which has four hands joined as a team, is said to have been mounted at the strategic spot of the motorway with the inscription “When all Ghanaians are treated equal no matter where they… Read More
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Ghana on high alert over reported movement of suspected terrorists

– – Security agencies in Ghana have been placed on high alert following the reported movement of some suspected terrorists into the West African country. The country’s Ministry of National Security has notified the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Police Service of suspicious movement of some group of persons at Garu, Bunpurugu and Nanpanduri in the North East Region.… Read More
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Ghana’s police chief accuses UK envoy of interference

– – Ghana’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has accused the British High Commissioner to Ghana of interfering in the country’s security matters. It follows the High Commissioner’s tweet over the arrest of a social activist and one of the conveners of the #FixTheCountry movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, over a motor offence. In a four-page letter addressed… Read More
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Gold Coast Elmina: How Africa’s Gold Changed The World

– – In the new documentary film titled “Gold Coast Elmina” Ghanaian author Seyram Agbleze tells the story of Elmina. In present day Ghana, Elmina remains only a shadow of itself and an average community in the Central region however it was in this same community that Europe made its historic contact with Africa centuries ago. The first Portuguese sailors… Read More
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Ghana’s plan to reclassify popular forest reserve sparks concerns

– – More than fifteen Civil Society Organization (CSOs) promoting environmental management are fiercely resisting moves by the government to reclassify the Achimota forest reserve for redevelopment. There has been an outcry over reports that President Akufo-Addo has granted Executive Approval for the 92-year-old national forest reserve to be re-classified. The document widely circulated on social media, suggested that the… Read More
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Ghana’s inflation rises to highest level in 18 years

– – Ghana’s inflation rate has risen to the highest level in more than 18 years in April. Inflation for the month rose to 23.6% from 19.4% in March. Government Statistician Professor Samuel Kobina Annim told journalists in Accra that the rate is the highest since January 2004. Food-price growth surged to 26.6% year-on-year from 22.4% in March and non-food… Read More