Ghana: Parliament Suspends to Curb COVID-19

Ghana: Parliament Suspends to Curb COVID-19

ACCRA, 9 February 2021 – The Ghanaian parliament has suspended sitting for three weeks in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus among the country’s lawmakers. The decision was announced Tuesday by the speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin, adding...
South Africa: Gold Losing Shine to Ghana

South Africa: Gold Losing Shine to Ghana

JOHANNESBURG, 4 February 2021 – South Africa, once the undisputed “king of gold”, is now tied with Sudan in eleventh place for global production, according to recently updated data. As South Africa’s gold loses its shine, Ghana has claimed the crown of...
Ghana: Rawlings Lies in State ahead of Funeral

Ghana: Rawlings Lies in State ahead of Funeral

ACCRA, 25 January 2021 – Ghana’s former president, Jerry Rawlings, is lying in state in the capital, Accra, ahead of his funeral Wednesday. Many, many thousands of Ghanaians and visitors in the country have been invited to pay the late statesman their their last...
Ghana: Baby Trafficking Ring Busted

Ghana: Baby Trafficking Ring Busted

ACCRA, 21 January 2021 – Authorities in Ghana have busted a ring of people suspected of trafficking in new-born babies stolen from unsuspecting mothers in health facilities across the West African nation. Two babies were rescued in a raid which has been in planning...
Ghana: Re-run Case Seeks More Time

Ghana: Re-run Case Seeks More Time

ACCRA, 20 January 2021 – Lawyers for Ghana’s opposition who seek a re-run of the last presidential election say the date fixed by the supreme court for hearing the matter is too soon. The court on Tuesday asked Ghana’s president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo and runner-up...
Ghana: Typo Delays Re-Run Court Case

Ghana: Typo Delays Re-Run Court Case

ACCRA, 15 January 2021 – The hearing of the case for a re-run of Ghana’s presidential election was delayed Thursday by a typo in the court papers submitted by the applicant, defeated presidential candidate John Mahama. Instead of calling for a re-run between...
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