Home » Breaking News

Breaking News

CHRAJ aims at Supreme court over anti-LGBTQ+ Bill – Joseph Whittal

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has served notice that it will be joining any group that heads to the Supreme Court or even lead the charge if President Akufo-Addo gives his assent to the anti-LGBTQ+ bill passed by Parliament. The bill imposes a prison sentence of up to three years for anyone convicted of identifying as ...

Read More »

Anti-corruption fight more rhetorical than action-oriented – GII

Mary Addah, the Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), has raised concerns about the country’s approach to combating corruption. According to her, the fight against corruption has been more rhetorical than action-oriented. Ms Addah points out that institutions mandated to address this menace, often fall short by merely talking about it rather than taking decisive actions. Despite widespread ...

Read More »

Cholera vaccine stocks run out as Africa battles outbreaks

The vaccine shortage comes as southern Africa battles a protracted cholera outbreak which has killed 700 people in Zambia alone. Medical charity Doctors Without Borders said that the shortage has affected its teams trying to respond to outbreaks in more than 16 countries. Public health experts have urged manufacturers to speed up the production of the oral vaccine. All drugs ...

Read More »

Mahama criticises NPP’s hypocrisy in Free SHS policy review

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of double standards in the ongoing discourse surrounding the review of the Free Senior High School Policy. Despite consistent calls for a review of the free SHS program introduced in 2017, the NPP government has steadfastly rejected such propositions. According to ...

Read More »

Ghana passes bill making identifying as LGBTQ+ illegal

Ghana’s parliament has passed a tough new bill that imposes a prison sentence of up to three years for anyone convicted of identifying as LGBTQ+. It also imposes a maximum five-year jail term for forming or funding LGBTQ+ groups. Lawmakers heckled down attempts to replace prison sentences with community service and counselling. It is the latest sign of growing opposition ...

Read More »

US ‘deeply troubled’ by Ghana’s anti-gay bill

The United States has said it is “deeply troubled” by the passing in Ghana of a stringent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, which it says threatens constitutional freedoms. “The bill would also undermine Ghana’s valuable public health, media and civic spaces, and economy,” the US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said in a statement. It has called for the “review of the constitutionality ...

Read More »

Nigerian workers start two-day nationwide protest

A two-day protest kicked off in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos on Tuesday (Feb. 27) morning shortly before other locations nationwide followed. One of the country’s main unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has called workers to demonstrate outrage at the mounting hardship and insecurity. The watchword was “endhardshipnow”. Nigerians are living through one of the West African nation’s worst ...

Read More »

Akufo-Addo pledges govt’s commitment to fair elections

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged full government support to ensure the smooth functioning of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the upcoming 2024 general elections, stressing the commitment to free, fair, and transparent polls. During the State of the Nation address on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in Accra President Akufo-Addo affirmed, “Government is doing its part to facilitate the ...

Read More »

Ghana cannot take its territorial integrity for granted – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana has instituted necessary measures to protect its territorial integrity against extremist activities. However, he says, the country cannot afford to take its territorial integrity for granted.  He said whereas many countries in the Sahel region have experienced terrorist attacks, Ghana is the only country in the coastal region of West Africa that has ...

Read More »

Women’s Manifesto Coalition questions Gender neutrality of Political Parties

The Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) has raised concerns about political party cultures that are failing to include gender equality and women’s rights as salient issues in the process of building a democratic Ghana. The Coalition argues that the continuous underrepresentation of women in decision–making positions does not augur well for women’s ability to contribute to critical decisions that have implications ...

Read More »