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Ghana: Nine pupils drown in a boat disaster

At least nine children in Ghana have drowned at Faanaa, an island community in the Greater Accra region of the country. Local media reported that the boat that capsized was being paddled by a minor of twelve years. The pupils are said to have drowned while returning from school. Three of the children on the boat managed to swim to… Read More
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US visa fees increased effective May 30

Applicants seeking to secure a nonimmigrant US visas effective May 30, 2023 would have to pay more. In a statement, the US government has said fees for visas have now been increased from this month. “The fee for B1/B2 visas for business and tourist travel, F visas for international students, J exchange visitor visas, and other visa classes not requiring… Read More
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Ghana welcomes over 1,000 Burkinabe refugees

Ghanaian authorities have said they have so far registered over 1,000 refugees from Burkina Faso. There has been an influx of Burkinabe nationals into Ghana for months now due to the political and security crisis in that country. Some locals in Northern part of Ghana have complained to local media about the invasion of their community by hundreds of people… Read More
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Ghana gives approval to Oxford’s malaria vaccine

Ghana has become the first country to give approval to a malaria vaccine developed by the Oxford University. The African country at the moment is expanding its malaria vaccination drive and the latest approval would help shore that up. Ghana is already using the first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix from British drugmaker GSK which was last year endorsed by the World… Read More
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Most countries at risk of climate disasters are in debt distress, research shows

New research by humanitarian organisation, ActionAid International, has revealed a shocking 93% of countries at the forefront of climate disasters are drowning in debt. The organisation is calling for the most climate vulnerable countries to have their debts cancelled, along with a radical reform of the way global debt is managed, to stop this crisis. With countries forced to pay… Read More
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Africa’s impact: US Vice President’s visit to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia

In late March 2023, the United States (US) Vice President Kamala Harris visited Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia to discuss, among other things, increasing investment between the US and African countries, the economic empowerment of women, girls and young businesspeople, digital inclusion and food security. On her arrival in Ghana in March 2023, Vice President Harris noted that she was “very… Read More
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From Chicago to Chorkor: US students travel to Ghana to teach and play chess

With passports and chessboards in hand, six Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students have traveled 6,000 miles to Chorkor, a small fishing community in Accra, Ghana. There, they will teach and play chess and learn about local culture from the experts: Ghanaian students. Sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, this trip is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding… Read More
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US Vice President Kamala Harris visits Ghana’s slave castle

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has visited a slave castle in Ghana’s central region as part of her tour of the West African nation. She was joined by her husband, Doug Emhoff for the tour of the 17th-century slave fortress in Cape Coast. The Cape Coast castle is one of many fortresses built along the coasts of Africa to support… Read More
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Kamala Harris stirs controversy over LGBTQ with Africa visit

Visiting US Vice-President Kamala Harris’s comments on LGBTQ has ruffled feathers within Ghana’s legislature, with the Speaker describing it as “undemocratic”. Ghanaian lawmakers are currently discussing the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Value Bill – which criminalises advocacy for gay rights. It also proposes jail terms for those that identify as LGBTQ. Harris had not directly… Read More
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Ghana jails five separatists following death of their leader

Ghana has sentenced five members of a banned separatist group Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF) to five years imprisonment. Each of them would serve the five years in prison with hard labour, a court judgment said. They were arrested in 2020 for attacking a police station and freeing inmates. The separatists also blocked roads in an attempt to prevent people… Read More