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Ghana Enacts Legislation Criminalizing LGBTQ+ Identification

Ghana’s parliament has enacted stringent new legislation targeting the LGBTQ+ community, with provisions for up to three years in prison for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and up to five years for individuals involved in forming or funding LGBTQ+ groups. The bill,
February 28, 2024

 A majority of Ghana’s MPs want finance minister sacked

 A majority of Ghana’s ruling party parliamentarians on Tuesday asked the president to sack finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta and his deputy, in order to “restore hope in the financial sector”. At least 80 lawmakers drawn from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP)
October 26, 2022
Ukraine crisis: First batch of students arrive in Ghana

Ukraine crisis: First batch of students arrive in Ghana

Ghana has become the first African country to evacuate its citizens fleeing the conflict in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion. The first group of 17 students arrived on Tuesday morning at Kotoka International Airport, in the capital, Accra. Ghana’s foreign ministry had earlier
March 1, 2022

Ghana presidential hopefuls disqualified over ‘faked’ papers

Five presidential candidates have been disqualified from taking part in December’s election because their nomination papers included “defective signatures and fake endorsements”, the electoral commission has announced. The candidates are have been recommended to the police for further investigation, according to an official
October 20, 2020

Ghana extends ban on gatherings as infections rise

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of the month as the country’s coronavirus cases continue to rise. Schools will remain closed while religious activities, conferences and festivals are banned during the period. All border
May 11, 2020
Kenya confirms its first coronavirus case

Ghana’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 2,719

Ghana’s Health Service on Monday confirmed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 2,719 with death toll at 18. According to the Service, the number of recovered persons has risen to 294. The West African praised
May 5, 2020

Domestic flights in Ghana set to resume by the weekend

Domestic flights in Ghana are set to resume by the weekend, according to the aviation minister. Joseph Kofi Adda said Kotoka airport in the capital, Accra, had been disinfected and the other airports, including the one at Kumasi, were being cleaned in
April 29, 2020

Ghana plans 90 new hospitals in wake of pandemic

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced plans to construct more than 90 hospitals to beef up Ghana’s health system in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the president, the pandemic has exposed the weakness in the country’s health system following
April 27, 2020

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