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Nigeria’s anti-graft agency recovers nearly $30 mln in corruption probe

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has recovered $28.88 million after launching an investigation into alleged fraud at a government ministry responsible for tackling poverty, a spokesperson said. Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, was suspended in January less than six months after her appointment by President Bola Tinubu, who came to power last year on a promise to revive growth ...

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Ghana’s medium-term macroeconomic outlook positive – Amin Adam

The Minister of Finance, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, has reaffirmed that Ghana’s medium-term macroeconomic outlook and prospects remain positive and promising. He also highlighted the government’s dedication to implementing comprehensive structural reforms to bolster growth and enhance revenue mobilisation. Speaking during a joint press conference by the government of Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Saturday, April 13, ...

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Kagame blames world’s ‘cowardice’ as Rwanda remembers 1994 genocide

Rwandan President Paul Kagame blamed the inaction of the international community for allowing the 1994 genocide to happen as Rwandans on Sunday commemorated 30 years since an estimated 800,000 people were killed by government-backed extremists. Rwanda has shown strong recovery and economic growth in the years since, but scars remain and there are questions about whether genuine reconciliation has been ...

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Northern Region: Aggregators oppose Ghana’s embrace of biotechnology in agriculture

A group of Aggregators in Northern Ghana has raised serious concerns regarding Ghana’s recent approval of genetically modified (GM) products across various sectors, emphasizing the potential long-term effects on human health and the environment. They argue that the safety of GM foods has not been definitively established, with fears of unforeseen consequences on biodiversity and the ecosystem. Fredrick Saah, a ...

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Ex-speaker of parliament appears in court, charged with corruption

The former South African speaker of parliament was arrested on Thursday over allegations that she received about $135,000 in bribes, in the latest corruption scandal to face the governing African National Congress party. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula turned herself in to police in the capital, Pretoria, on Thursday and was taken to Pretoria Magistrates Court, where she was released on 50,000 rand ...

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Akufo-Addo swaps Upper East and Upper West Regional Ministers

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has swapped the Upper East and Upper West regional ministers. In a statement signed by the Communications Director at the Presidency Eugene Arhin, the Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Stephen Yakubu, will assume the role of Upper West Regional Minister. Similarly, the Upper West Regional Minister, Hafiz Bin Salih, will become the new Upper East ...

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Ghana’s democracy inspires Africa – William Ruto

Kenyan President, Dr William Kipchirchir Samoei Arap Ruto, has described Ghana’s democracy as a beacon of hope and an inspiration to many countries, especially with the emergence of unconstitutional governments from all directions. He explained that Kenya was proud of Ghana’s democracy, particularly the almost equal Members of Parliament for both the Minority and Majority which, he said, demonstrated the ...

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‘Equip the youth with legal knowledge on Human Rights’- Activists urge CEPIL  

A section of the youth  in the Keta Municipality of the Volta region have called on the Centre  for Public Interest  Law( CEPIL) and other stakeholders  to commit more resources towards training youth activists in mining affected communities to become paralegals. According to them, when activists and community members in mining-affected areas are equipped with knowledge on issues relative to ...

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 ‘Let’s minimize the harm and optimize benefits of mining in northern Ghana’- TAMA Foundation   

The Board Chairman of TAMA Foundation Universal, a Policy, Research and Advocacy Organization, Mr Charles Abugre, has asked stakeholders in the mining sector to find innovative ways to minimize the negative social and environmental impacts of extractive activities in the  Northern part of the country. Mr Abugre acknowledged that the northern part of Ghana is blessed with mineral resources, especially gold, and ...

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Largest water body in Northern Ghana under heavy pollution-research reveals

A Water Quality Assessment conducted on the largest water body in Northern Ghana, the White Volta has revealed that the river is highly polluted with heavy metals,  including Mercury Copper, Zinc Cadmium, and Lead among other chemical contaminants. This is as a result of illegal mining activities taking place in communities bordering the White Volta in the northern part of ...

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