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October 30, 2017 5:58 PM Kenya president wins 98% of vote in repeat of disputed election

Supporters of opposition leader prevented polling stations from opening in 25 constituencies Kenya's incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 per cent of the vote in a repeat presidential election in Kenya, although only 39 per cent of voters turned out due to an opposition boycott, the country's electoral commission said on Monday. The announcement 133

October 30, 2017 1:10 AM Ghana gets $5m from US to fight child trafficking

The United States government through the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office has supported anti-human trafficking institutions in Ghana with $5 million to fight child trafficking and forced child labour. The beneficiary institutions include; IOM and Free the Slaves, an NGO, which formed part of the Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership signed between 65

October 29, 2017 4:35 PM Faces of media excellence: Multimedia journalists sweep honours at 2017 WAMECA

Three Multimedia Group journalists, Seth Kwame Boateng, Manasseh Azure Awuni and Albert Sore were honoured at the West Africa Media Excellence Conference & Awards (WAMECA) 2017 held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Saturday. WAMECA, which is under the stewardship of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), a media rights champion in Africa 267

October 28, 2017 1:05 PM 7 African countries lead battle against malnutrition

Source: IFPRI Director for Africa, Ousmane Badiane A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition as they have successfully implemented a range of actions that have started to improve nutrition for all. Good nutrition contributes to cognitive development, better opportunities for children to realise their potential, and higher 121

October 28, 2017 11:57 AM Samson’s Take: Paralegals in court – giving true meaning to legal aid in Ghana

A couple of weeks ago, Ghana had 208 new lawyers. 90% or more of that number must have started their pupilage in Accra and will remain in Accra after that. A good number will not do litigation because their plans will see them employed in state and private institutions as some get to specialise or they will say “courtroom practice is just too demanding 71

October 28, 2017 8:57 AM Gender Ministry moves to seek justice for 4-yr-old defiled victim

The Minister of Gender, children and Social Protection says her outfit is liaising with other agencies for justice to be carried out for the four-year-old girl who was defiled at Assin Adadientem in the Central Region. The move, according to Otiko Afisa Djaba, will serve as a deterrent to perpetrators of such crime. “The Ministry wants to assure Ghanaians 55

October 27, 2017 1:19 PM Special Prosecutor’s Bill back to Parliament

Accra, Oct.27 GNA - Parliament has agreed on the establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) Bill with both majority and Minority sides advancing cogent argument in support of the office meant to check public office corruption. This was after Sophia Akuffo, the Attorney General had presented the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill for the second 49

October 27, 2017 12:56 PM 4-year-old defilement: CDD pushes IGP to speed up probe, prosecution

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) is calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the police service speeds up actions and processes to arrest and prosecute the 17-year-old suspect. The Center also has also called on the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry to, as a matter of urgency, reach out to the family of the victim 73

October 27, 2017 11:53 AM Poverty Not Excuse For Child Trafficking – Otiko Djaba

Minster for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba has stated that poverty should not be an excuse for parents and guardians to indulge in child trafficking. She said her ministry is working hard with all stakeholders and agencies to deal ruthlessly with persons who are caught engaging in child trafficking. The Minister made this comment 49

October 27, 2017 6:05 AM US Ambassador satisfied with Ghana’s progress in curbing child labour

Mr Robert P. Jackson, the Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Ghana, said he was satisfied with the progress being made so far by the government, to curb the incidence of Child Labour and Human Trafficking. Mr Jackson stated at a press conference at the conclusion of the First Annual US-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership 82