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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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Gaza: Number of children killed higher than from four years of world conflict

Amid reports of fresh Israeli airstrikes in Gaza overnight into Wednesday, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said that more children have been killed there in recent months than in four years of conflict worldwide.  “This war is a war on children. It is a war on their childhood and their future,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini, who described as “staggering” ...

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Ghana Gas has failed the good people of Nzema – Youth leader

The Leader of the Western Nzema Youth League, Dr Patrick Ekye Kwesie, has bemoaned the lack of development in the Nzema areas of the Western Region despite the siting of Ghana’s foremost gas company, the Ghana National Gas Company. Dr Kwesie claims there is nothing to show for in Nzemaland despite hosting the gas company. These were contained in a ...

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Inflation for February 2024 drops to 23.2%

Latest data from the Ghana Statistical Service has revealed a decline in inflation, with the February figure standing at 23.2%. This represents a 0.3 percentage point decrease from the 23.5 percent recorded in January. During a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday, Government Statistician Prof. Samuel Kobina Anim provided a breakdown of the figures, explaining that the 23.2 percent indicates ...

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Election 2024: Limited voter registration slated for May 7 – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) will commence this year’s limited voter registration exercise on Tuesday, May 7, ahead of the December 7 general elections. The 21-day exercise will end on Monday, May 27, 2024. It aims at individuals who have turned 18 years old since the last registration to be enrolled in the national album. According to the EC, the exercise ...

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KATH records 500% increased stroke cases, introduces new remedy

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital admits over one thousand stroke patients every year. The figure is in contrast to some 200 cases recorded 40 years ago. A time-bound and minimally damaged treatment has been launched at the hospital to improve stroke treatment.  A decreased blood flow stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked or ...

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TAMA Foundation set to release three major reports on mining in Northern Ghana

TAMA Foundation Universal, a Policy, Research, and Advocacy think tank is set to release three major comprehensive research reports on mining in northern Ghana on Wednesday, March 14, 2023, in the northern regional capital, Tamale. TAMA with funding support from Ford Foundation completed the research assignments in partnership with the Water Research Institute and the Faculty of Natural Resources and ...

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Prof. Opoku-Agyemang is the ideal candidate to help me regain power – Mahama

John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has explained his reasons for choosing Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the 2024 polls. Prof Opoku-Agyemang was announced as Mr Mahama’s running mate during a party meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2024. She also served as Mr Mahama’s running mate in the 2020 general ...

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Gaza: ‘Children are dying from hunger’, says UN aid coordinator

“Hunger has reached catastrophic levels,” Jamie McGoldrick, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, told journalists at UN Headquarters on Wednesday, describing a two-day visit to war-ravaged Gaza. “Children are dying from hunger,” he said via videolink, as media reports indicate that at least 20 children have succumbed to starvation in the besieged and bombarded enclave, including most ...

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Women in parliament: Slow progress towards equal representation

Progress on women’s representation in national legislatures was “slow and mixed” in 2023, registering a growth of 0.4 per cent over the preceding year, the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) reported on Tuesday. The global proportion of women in the world’s voting chambers inched up to 26.9 per cent on the back of elections and appointments through the year, the international organization said ...

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