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Ghana’s anti-LGBT+ bill seeks 10-year jail term for activists

– – Ghana’s lawmakers are pushing for tougher laws to deal with LGBT+ persons and those who promote their activities with a new draft bill. The bill titled “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021″ is being sponsored by some individual lawmakers who are anit-LGBT+ activists. Details of the bill have now emerged with those behind the draft law seeking a jail term of up to ten years for culprits depending on the crime. According to details of the bill, anyone of the same sex…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: 15 MPs and 56 parliamentary staff infected with Covid-19

– – Ghana’s parliament has announced that at least 15 lawmakers and 56 other parliamentary staffers have tested positive for Covid-19. The rate of infection was detected following a mass testing of legislators and workers at the legislature. Speaker of Ghana’s parliament Alban Kingsford Bagbin had threatened to publish names of MPs who showed up in the chamber despite their Covid-19 positive status. The speaker said the infected MPs have been asked to isolate and use prescribed medication to speed up their recovery. Bagbin said “Out of those who submitted…

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Kenyan MPs fight at a funeral over corruption tag

– – There was drama at a Kenyan funeral after two Kenyan MPs exchanged blows. The fight broke out after one of the MPs accused the other of being corrupt. “We have several leaders here in the company of our deputy president who have a tainted life. These are fraudsters who should not be allowed to take up any leadership position,” said Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, Standard news site reports. Reports say MP Sylvanus Osoro jumped from his seat and confronted Mr Arati. – – Although it’s unclear if…

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Ghana: Police clash with opposition MPs amid post-election protest

– – Minority MPs in Ghana’s parliament are livid after clashing with police during a protest march to the Electoral Commission on Tuesday. The minority MPs were marching to the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC) to challenge the results of the Presidential elections declared in favour of the incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo. They were also demanding a recollection of some of the parliamentary results declared for the candidates of the ruling NPP. But they were blocked by armed police who have mounted barricades to stop them from entering the premises of…

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Ghanaian lawmaker shot dead after campaigning

– – A lawmaker in Ghana has been shot dead by persons suspected to be armed robbers in the central part of the country. Ekow Quansah Hayford who is the Member of Parliament for Mfantsiman was shot dead on Friday morning after campaigning in his constituency. He was campaigning for re-election in the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections scheduled for December 7. Eyewitnesses say the MP was driving back to his community when highway robbers blocked a road to rob motorists. While the robbery was ongoing, Mr. Hayford identified himself…

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Angry Malawian lawmakers reject condom donation

– – Lawmakers in Malawi have rejected more than 200,000 condoms donated to them by the Aids Health Foundation. The Members of Parliament are angry about a media publication that said that parliament dispenses about 10,000 condoms every month. The media report further noted that the Malawian legislature sometimes “runs out of stock” of condoms placed in toilets within the parliament building. The Deputy Speaker of parliament, Madaliotso Kazombo, has refuted the report and demanded an apology. The donation was given to the chairperson of the wellness committee, Maggie Chinsinga.…

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Lesotho lawmakers fight in parliament

Lawmakers in Lesotho have been captured on videos and images fighting each other and vandalizing property in parliament. Videos and images of the MPs engaged in the brawl have gone viral on social media. The incident occurred during a debate over related to a long-running dispute over regulations controlling the sale of the produce from the country’s important wool and mohair industry. In October this year lawmakers called for the regulations to be repealed, giving the government seven days to come up with new regulations. But on Thursday when the…

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Video: Kenyans in shock as two MPs fight in church

Kenyans have been left in shock after two of their Members of Parliament fought in church on Sunday. The incident took place at a Sunday service at a Catholic Church in the town of Kiharu, in central Murang’a county. Both MPs had addressed the congregation but chaos broke out after an argument ensued between the two lawmakers. Local media reported that the fight started when Kiharu constituency MP Ndindi Nyoro refused to hand back the microphone to another politician Maina Kamanda. Kamanda, a politician from the capital, Nairobi, was overseeing…

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Lie: An order from President Kagame of Rwanda

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW

Ntanganda(left) Kagame(right)Rwandan National Congress (RNC) Speaks on Rwanda’s issues in the CongoThe last few weeks have seen the Central Africa region, particularly the Congo and Rwanda; face many dualities of challenges; from the sentencing of warlords at the ICC to new rebel groups surfacing in the Congo. A central player in all of this has, once again, emerged as Rwanda and the Kagame Regime. For many years President Kagame has been pulling strings and controlling the lives of millions in the Congo through private political deals and troops continuing to brutally take resources from the Congolese. In a surprising move, On Friday June 1, 2012 many Congo MP’s walked out of closed door meeting stating that secret dealings with Rwanda be debated in public,

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