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14 million Ghanaians left ‘multidimensionally poor’ bracket in 7 years – MPI report

Between 2011 and 2017, the number of Ghanaians living in multidimensional poverty reduced by 14,115,572, the Ghana Statistical Service’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report has said. The MPI report used the seventh round of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS) conducted between 2016/2017 survey periods. It employed a strict harmonised dataset from the Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) conducted ...

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Did former president Jerry Rawlings really beat up his veep in a political feud?

Kow Arkaah, was Rawlings' first vice-president in a democratic Ghana.

Very few living statesmen on the African continent possess the myth-cum-fact biography of Ghana‘s former President Jerry John Rawlings, the country’s longest-serving head of state. For starters, Rawlings, by virtue of his initials J.J. was called Junior Jesus by the commonfolk from about 1979. He was the savior who was going to give back to the people what the ruling ...

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Addressing violence against women and children through the SDGs

Violence against women is usually executed by close relations mostly men; in some instances, we see women attacking their fellow women. This constitutes one of the biggest violations of human rights, a dent on dignity and the foremost impediment to achieving the Global Goals. Surprisingly, there are instances where women have committed violence against other women, in most cases against ...

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Government urged to step up efforts to review Disability Act

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD), has expressed worry over the continuous delay by the government to amend the country’s current Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715), to conform with international conventions. This, it said, was hindering its implementation, adding that, the situation was derailing efforts at demanding for the rights of disabled persons, to enable them to participate fully ...

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Abantu engages State Institutions on women’s participation in election 2020

Abantu for Development, a women’s right advocacy organization has put together a dialogue session for state institutions intended to increase the effectiveness of women’s actions for inclusive, credible and a peaceful general elections in December 2020. The Institutions include, the Electoral Commission (EC), National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. Held in ...

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Parliament approves €101.76m for Nima drain project

Parliament has approved a total of €101.76 million loan agreement to finance the design and construction of drainage and ancillary sewage system, that will cover the Nima drain from Kaokudi to the Odaw River Basin. The agreement is between the government and Standard Chartered Bank, London. The facility comprises of the Term Loan Facility of €91.4 million as well as ...

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Stop rehabilitating Boko Haram terrorists, they will never repent – Senator tells Nigerian govt

Senator Ali Ndume

The chairman of the Senate committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume has told the Federal Government to stop rehabilitating Boko Haram terrorists. 601 repententant Boko Haram terrorists were rehabilitated into society after they graduated from the Deradicalization, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration program organized by the Army. Speaking to BBC Hausa, Ndume who represents Borno South Senatorial District kicked against the rehabilitation. ...

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Killing of 90-year-old should end attacks on women – Gender Minister

Madam Cynthia Maamle Morrison

The killing of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality should be the end to barbaric and horrific attacks on women in the country – Madam Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has said. The Minister, who said this when she met the family of the deceased at their home at Salaga on Thursday, ...

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22 million Ghanaians suffered reduced income over coronavirus restrictions – Report

Approximately 77.4% of households in Ghana experienced a decrease in income since March 16 this year when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, the Ghana Statistical Service has revealed. The numbers meant that approximately 22 million Ghanaians are affected by reduced household income. The GSS in a research report titled ‘Brief on COVID-19 Households and Jobs Tracker – Wave 1,’ also revealed that 82.8% of households ...

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Mali crisis mediation falters amid opposition defiance

Mali’s opposition on Wednesday reiterated calls for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, again spurning a compromise floated by West African leaders seeking to resolve a weeks-old political crisis. Using the acronym by which the president is known, prominent opposition leader Choguel Maiga told a news conference that “the only watchword remains the resignation of IBK”. He said a “second ...

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