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Twenty children drown in Ghanaian river

At least 20 children are feared dead after drowning in Apam River located in the Central part of the country. Local media reported that the incident became public on Monday with police saying eight bodies have so far been retrieved from the river. Police and a search team have been deployed to retrieve the remaining bodies of the victims. A Police Commander in the region, DSP Moses Osakono was quoted by news outlet Joy FM as saying that “We were able to retrieve six bodies in the morning. We are…

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2 Nigerians sentenced to death in Ghana for kidnapping four girls

– Advertisement – Two Nigerians have been sentenced to death for their roles in the kidnapping and disappearance of missing girls in Ghana. A court in Ghana on Friday sentenced the two suspects, Samuel Udeotuk Wills and John Oji for the alleged crime. They were charged for kidnapping and murdering Ruth Abakah, 19; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Ruth Love Quayson,18 and Priscilla Koranchie, 15. Picture of three of the four girls that were kidnapped. Their bodies have now been found. The trial ending up in a conviction and sentencing of…

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Global celebrities sign letter to back LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana

– Advertisement – Global celebrities including Actor Idris Elba and fashion icon Naomi Campbell have signed an open letter showing support for the LBTQ+ community in Ghana. 67 of such celebrities and influential figures with Ghanaian origin signed the letter in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community amid recent uproar over gay rights activities. In the letter published in the media, the celebrities said “In recent weeks we have watched with profound concern as you have had to question the safety of your vital work at the LGBT+ Rights Ghana Centre…

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Covid-19: Ivory Coast, Ghana begin roll out of Covax vaccines

– Advertisement – Ivory Coast and Ghana have started rolling out their secured Covid-19 vaccine under the UN-backed Covax programme. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. On Monday healthcare workers in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan started receiving the Covid vaccination. They would be followed by teachers and members of the security forces, according to the government. The country last month secured over half a million doses of the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine. – Advertisement – Ivorian Health Minister Eugene Aka Aouélé told…

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Ghana’s President is first leader to take the Covax vaccine

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the first global leader to take the coronavirus vaccine from Covax. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. After taking his jab, Akufo-Addo said, “It is important that I set the example to show you that the vaccine is safe by being the first person to receive it so that everyone in Ghana can feel comfortable about taking the vaccine. It is important that everyone is vaccinated.” Ghana🇬🇭 kicks off #COVID19 vaccination campaign with vaccines from…

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Ghana is working to develop and manufacture vaccines

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he has set up a team of scientists to produce a plan towards developing and manufacturing vaccines. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in late 2019, no single African country has worked towards developing a vaccine. Many of the vaccines produced have been done in Europe, Asia and America. African countries have had to struggle to secure adequate number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for their citizens. Ghana’s President, Akufo-Addo in a nationwide TV broadcast said he supports the manufacturing of…

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Government, media, and religious homophobia in Ghana

– On February 17, during the vetting of Adwoa Safo, the nominee for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mahama Ayariga the MP for Bawku Central asked whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are human. The question, accompanied by laughter in the background, made a mockery of queer lives and denied the humanity of a group of Ghanaians. As shown in the video, in response, the minister-designate referred to vague colonial code against “unnatural carnal knowledge” and sided with parliament in refuting the humanity of queer Ghanaians.…

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Ghana approves new law to jail publishers of nude pictures

– Advertisement – Ghana has approved a new law that seeks to punish persons who publish indecent images especially of children and women online. The new law under the country’s Cybersecurity Act 2020 is an attempt to crackdown on taking and circulating or publishing of naked and sexual images of people. Under the new law, persons who circulate naked images of others could face fines of between $5200 and $10,000 (GH 30,000 to GH60,000). They can also face jail term as well from five, 10 to 15 or 25 years.…

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Ghana’s President says same-sex marriage ‘will never happen’ under him

– Advertisement – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has publicly commented on recent uproar over activities of LGBTQ+ persons in the country. For weeks now, there has been a public outcry over the activities of LGBTQ+ persons in Ghana. It followed the opening of a meeting space for persons of such sexual orientation in the capital, Accra. The centre for the LGBTQ+ was raided by police and shutdown last week to the delight of many Ghanaians who oppose same-sex related activities. Ghana’s President during the weekend told a religious gathering in…

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Opinion: The reflections of a day-old Lesbian

As one would expect, I have done my fair share of introspection on the events of the past 24 hours (from February 24-25, 2021) and I can understand how anyone with subpar or at best average intellect would make the inference that was made from my earlier post. I did say I was grateful for the community of like-minded people I have by which I meant the feminist community on social media, other allies and friends I could call and vent to about some of the ludicrous arguments being made…

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