Ghana: MPs Seek Jail Terms for Gay Activists

Ghana: MPs Seek Jail Terms for Gay Activists

ACCRA, 24 July 2021 – A group of Ghanaian members of parliament (MPs) has finalized a draft bill which, if adopted and signed into law, would jail people for promoting same-sex relations. Anyone found guilty of promoting LGBT+ activities through mainstream or...
Ghana: Planting Five Million Trees

Ghana: Planting Five Million Trees

ACCRA, 11 June 2021 – Ghana on Friday embarked on an ambitious operation to plant five million trees in a single day, local media coverage said on Friday. All Ghanaians citizens were invited during long weeks of campaigns to take part in planting at least one tree as...
Ghana: Nine Killed in a Flooded Mine

Ghana: Nine Killed in a Flooded Mine

GBANE, 5 June 2021 – At least 12 miners have been confirmed killed in a mine that was flooded in a downpour in the northeastern Ghanaian town of Gbane. A search and rescue team recovered the nine bodies after pumping water out of the pit. Rescue workers said the risks...
Ghana: Calls for Release of LGBT+ Activists

Ghana: Calls for Release of LGBT+ Activists

ACCRA, 4 June 2021 – Rights groups have called for the immediate release of 21 lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender-diverse (LGBT+) activists detained in the Ghanaian town of Ho. On Friday, a group of United Nations human rights experts expressed...
Ghana: Defense for Burning Illegal Mining Gear

Ghana: Defense for Burning Illegal Mining Gear

ACCRA, 31 MAY 2021 – Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo has defended the action of his law enforcement agencies who burnt down mining equipment at illegal mining sites. The owners of the equipment can to to court, Nana Akufo Addo has said. Aggrieved mining...
Ghana: Mahama Withdraws as Envoy to Somalia

Ghana: Mahama Withdraws as Envoy to Somalia

ACCRA, 22 May 2021 – Former Ghanaian President John Mahama has withdrawn from the role of Special Envoy of the African Union (AU) to Somalia after his impartiality was questioned. The AU appointed Mahama last May 7 and the former Ghanaian leader initially accepted the...
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