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Ghana criminalises witchcraft accusations and abuse of victims

For centuries most African countries including Ghana have struggled with the practice of witchcraft accusations. Often elderly women risk banishment, physical abuse and sometimes lynched once they are accused of being a witch. Ghana’s parliament last Friday passed a bill into law to protect such vulnerable people. The new law makes witchcraft accusation and the abuse of victims a crime.… Read More
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Ghana’s parliament votes to abolish the death penalty

Ghana’s lawmakers have voted to abolish the death penalty and remove it from the country’s statute books. The parliamentarians on Tuesday approved for the death penalty to be replaced with life sentence as part of an amendment to the Criminal and Other Offences Act. The amendment bill, sponsored by one of the MPs was passed on Tuesday and now awaits… Read More
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Ghana: Minister quits job over alleged stashed cash

A Ghanaian minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has been forced to leave her job after court documents revealed that she may have stashed cash amounting to millions of dollars at her home. Media reports last Friday revealed that the minister who was in charge of sanitation, reported two of her maids to the police for stealing money from her. The maid… Read More
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Ghanaian lawmakers debate anti-LGBTQ bill

Ghanaian lawmakers on Wednesday started debating an anti-LGBTQ bill that is meant to tighten restrictions around gay activities and rights. The promotion of proper sexual human rights and the Ghanaian family values bill, is being sponsored by some Members of Parliament and not the government but has support of religious bodies. Should the bill be passed in to law it… Read More
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Ghana jails two women for lynching 90-year-old accused of witchcraft

A court in Ghana has sentenced two women to 12 years imprisonment for their roles in the murder of a 90-year-old women in 2020. The two women, Hajia Mohammed Serena and Latifa Bomaye were instrumental in the lynching of the elderly woman, Akua Denteh at Kafaba in the Savannah Region. The two convicts were charged with attempted murder and murder.… Read More
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Ghana’s tech innovators building AI tools for social impact

Benjamin Nortey joined by two of his staff at his Mingo Blox office in Ghana’s capital Accra operates his newly built robot which is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The machine called Cello has been programed by Nortey, a leading Ghanaian roboticist to provide several social services for users. “Cello can be used in several places where there is that… Read More
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Ghana’s power shutdown threat by producers called off after new deal

Ghana’s independent power producers (IPPs) on Friday called of an earlier threat to shutdown on Saturday. The producers were asking for the payment of a $1.58 billion debt owed them by the government. In late May, the IPPs rejected a government proposal to restructure the said debt as part of Ghana’s decision to seal a $3 billion loan deal from… Read More
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Ghanaian protesters storm parliament over sanitary pad tax

Some disgruntled Ghanaians stormed Ghana’s parliament on Thursday to demand the removal of taxes on sanitary pads. The high cost of sanitary pads, according to the campaigners, is causing absenteeism among girls in school and hygiene issues for the rural poor. Security officers stopped the protesters, who were clad in red and holding placards. They were chanting “we want free… Read More
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Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan retires from football

Ghana’s former national football team, Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan has announced that he has officially retired from football. He made the announcement on Tuesday in Ghana’s capital, Accra during a public event. Gyan said in a statement later on that “It is time to hang the jersey and boots in glory as I retire officially from active football.’’ “Will… Read More
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Statement: The Rights Of The Child In The Virtual Environment

As children increasingly navigate the online world, it is imperative that we address these concerns related to safeguarding their well-being, privacy, and future opportunities. The General Comment No.25 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the General Comment No.7 of Article 27 of ACRWC, revised ITU framework and the Malabo Convention provide a framework for African countries to… Read More