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Develop traceable systems to reduce Illicit Financial Flows in the Mining sector- ISODEC advises Gov’t

The Integrated Social Development Centre, (ISODEC) a leading Policy, Research and Advocacy Organization in the country has advised the government of Ghana to develop and implement traceable structures that track gold from extraction to final sale.  ISODEC believes that such traceable systems would help reduce Illicit Financial Flows(IFFs) from the Mining sector, increase domestic revenue mobilization and boost Ghana’s quest ...

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SOLAR SCRAPS – THE NEXT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN AFRICA?

Around the World, Energy from Solar sources is being promoted for very good reasons. As far as environmental desirability and impacts are concerned, solar is about as good as it gets and is only getting better as sophistication of design and project development improves. As the solar revolution catches up, many models are being developed to ramp up adoption of ...

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South Africa’s ex-leader Zuma barred from standing in election

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma is barred from running for parliament in this month’s election, the country’s top court ruled on Monday, a judgment that could influence the outcome and trigger unrest from Zuma’s supporters. The constitutional court ruled that Zuma’s 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court in 2021 disqualified him from standing in the May 29 election, ...

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slippery slope if Ghana’s second Special Prosecutor ever is removed from office

As required by Article 146 of the Constitution, the Chief Justice is determining whether there is a prima facie case to form a committee to impeach Mr. Agyabeng. Kissi Agyabeng is the nation’s second-ever special prosecutor. He is facing the possibility of impeachment, which is a charge of wrongdoing brought against the holder of a public office in which his ...

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Speak out on 2024 electoral concerns – Mahama to Church leaders

Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the church, as the moral voice of society, to speak out on issues surrounding the 2024 electoral process. He expressed concern over several matters related to the Ejusu by-election and the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, calling on the church to address these issues. During an interaction with the Christian Ecumenical Council on ...

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I won’t allow LGBTQ activities in Ghana, no matter the consequences – Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated unequivocally that he will not permit the activities of LGBTQ+ in the country if he is elected president, regardless of the potential repercussions. He said such activities are contrary to the country’s values and, as such, cannot be permitted. Dr Bawumia pointed out that neither the Bible ...

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Trade Minister halts cement price increases

The Minister for Trade and Industry, K. T. Hammond, has directed the Cement Manufacturing Development Committee (CMDC) to instruct cement manufacturing companies in Ghana to immediately reverse the recent increase in cement prices. The Minister, recalling his directive to the CMDC at its inauguration on 8th March 2024, further requested the publication of the retail prices of cement by all ...

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Swiss court jails Gambian ex-minister for crimes against humanity

A Swiss court on Wednesday convicted a former government minister from Gambia of crimes against humanity under ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh and jailed him for 20 years, in a historic verdict using universal jurisdiction in Europe. The Federal Criminal Court found Ousman Sonko guilty on several counts of intentional homicide, torture and false imprisonment. Sonko, who was dismissed as Gambia’s interior ...

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Two Tunisian journalists jailed pending trial, bolstering fears for free speech

 A Tunisian judge on Wednesday ordered the imprisonment of two prominent journalists pending trial, their families and lawyers said, reinforcing fears of a widespread campaign aimed at silencing dissent and curbing free speech. IFM radio journalists Mourad Zghidi and Borhen Bsaiss were detained on Saturday over political comments made on the radio, their lawyers said. Public Prosecution spokesman Mohamed Zaitouna ...

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Cocoa in Crisis: The bitter truth behind Ghana’s declining cocoa story

In the heart of Ghana’s economic landscape lies the cocoa industry, a cornerstone of the nation’s agricultural heritage and a vital source of livelihood for thousands of farmers. However, recent revelations and happenings in the cocoa subsector have cast a pale shadow over the sector, sparking market rigidities and increased smuggling to neighboring markets. Once celebrated as the land of ...

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