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Ghana sacks national team coach after poor AFCON showing

– Advertisement – Ghana’s Football Association (GFA) has sacked Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac. The Ghanaian team performed poorly at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon, exiting at the group stages. #Ghana has sacked its national team coach, #Milovan Rajevac after the country’s poor showing at the #AFCON2021 . pic.twitter.com/PLAWGQ3mwO — Isaac Kaledzi (@IsaacKaledzi) January 22, 2022 The Serbian has now been relieved of his duties as Ghana prepares for its World Cup qualifiers in March. Local media reported that the Sports Ministry of Ghana had…

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Many feared dead in an explosion in Ghana

– – Many people are feared dead in Ghana’s western region after an explosion sparked by a collision between a mining explosive vehicle and a motorcycle. Police in Ghana have said that the explosion in Bogoso happened on Thursday afternoon. There were videos of the explosion circulating on social media with bodies seen scattered on the floor near the accident site. The exact number of people who died from the incident isn’t yet known but police have said most of the victims have been rescued and taken to the hospital.…

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153 children rescued from slavery in Ghana

– – A total of 153 children trafficked into forced labour and domestic servitude in Ghana have been rescued. The victims comprise of 106 boys and 47 girls, between the ages of six and 17 from 12 out of the 16 regions of Ghana. This brings to over 1,700 the total number of children rescued by Challenging Heights, an NGO in fishing communities in Ghana since its establishment in 2003. The data from Challenging Heights also showed that out of 10 children on the Volta lake, six of them were…

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Ghana: Doctors in a tussle over efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines

– – Two groups of medical doctors working in Ghana are at loggerheads over the efficacy of Covid -19 vaccines being administered in the country. On January 10, the first group petitioned President Akufo-Addo to stop the mandatory covid-19 vaccination in the country due to potential dangers. According to the concerned doctors, the vaccines do not prevent infection or spread, adding that “recent studies show that the vaccinated are becoming more relevant in the spread of COVID-19.” “Many studies show outbreaks within fully vaccinated populations. Other studies show vaccinated populations as…

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ECOWAS leaders impose harsher sanctions on Mali

– – ECOWAS leaders have imposed harsher sanctions on Mali after their meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra. The new sanctions include the withdrawal of all ECOWAS ambassadors in Mali and closure of land and air borders between Ecowas countries and Mali. Other sanctions include the suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between ECOWAS member states and Mali, with exception of essential consumer goods, pharmaceutical products , medical supplies and equipment including materials for the control of Covid-19, petroleum products and electricity. The ECOWAS leaders have also decided to freeze…

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ECOWAS leaders meet in Accra over political situation in Mali

– – ECOWAS leaders are meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra to discuss the political situation in Mali, after the ruling military junta there said it cannot hold elections next month. Mali’s military leaders carried out a coup in August 2020, deposing then president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. A transition team led by the military has been ruling the country since then and was given a deadline of February 2022 to hold fresh elections. But the military junta headed by current President Assimi Goita has now proposed holding elections only in five…

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Ghana: Outrage over $19k Xmas decorations at national airport

– – The decision by Ghanaian officials to spend some $19,000 on Christmas decorations at the country’s main airport, the Kotoka International Airport in Accra has sparked outrage among Ghanaians. The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) was reported largely by local media to have spent a whopping GHC 84,000 Cedis an equivalent of $13,625 to provide Christmas trees at the Airport. The development reportedly left airport staff livid due to delays in the payment of their December salaries. This has not go down well with some Ghanaians who took to…

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Ghana probes suspected bomb scare at major airport

– – Ghanaian officials have said that the country’s army is investigating a suspected bomb scare at the Kotoka International Airport in the capital Accra. There was a discovery of an unattended to bag at the arrival hall of the airport’s Terminal 3 on Tuesday evening. A viral video showed an individual in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal outfit working in an area that had been cordoned off. According to local media reports, the airport was put under lockdown as passengers and staff were asked to avoid parts of the airport. The…

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Beenie Man arrested in Ghana for evading Covid quarantine

– – Ghanaian officials are reported to have confirmed that popular Jamaican dancehall artiste, Beenie Man, was arrested for flouting COVID-19 quarantine protocols. The musician traveled to Ghana to perform at a number of concerts but tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport. He was placed in quarantine by health officials, as was required by the country’s Covid-19 protocols. Beenie Man was however reported by local media to have evaded quarantine in the capital, Accra and appeared on several media outlets for interviews. The artiste went…

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Ghana: NIB compensates ex-worker for demotion, ill-treatment

– – The National Investment Bank (NIB) in Ghana has paid 12 months Basic Salary as compensation for the demotion and I’ll treatment of its former Head of Human Resources, Senyo M. Adjabeng. The payment followed the 2021 ruling of the National Labour Commission after a complaint filed by Mr. Adjabeng against the Bank in 2017. In its ruling, the NLC held that “the removal of the Complainant as Head of Human Resource of respondent bank and reassignment to Manager, Performance Development and Training, reduction of remuneration by GHc1,000 per…

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