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March 29, 2018 12:22 PM U/E to get database on vulnerable people

The Upper East Region will soon have a register of all vulnerable groups and households to guide the execution of government social intervention programmes. The ongoing household data collection under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) targets over two hundred thousand households in the region, with a population of over One Hundred 127

March 27, 2018 5:54 PM Importance of reforestation to wildlife in Ghana [Article]

Ghana is geographically located in the tropics, endowed with diverse natural resources. And one of these resources that have been most abused is its forests resources and by extension its wildlife. The interdependency of forest and wildlife and the need to take appropriate measures to optimize resource utilization , to ensure future supplies of wood and non-wood 127

March 27, 2018 5:54 PM Importance of refforestation to wildlife in Ghana [Article]

Ghana is geographically located in the tropics, endowed with diverse natural resources. And one of these resources that have been most abused is its forests resources and by extension its wildlife. The interdependency of forest and wildlife and the need to take appropriate measures to optimize resource utilization , to ensure future supplies of wood and non-wood 126

March 14, 2018 4:06 PM Facebook bans Britain First pages

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders. The social media company said the group had repeatedly violated its community standards. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were jailed after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. The pages 128

March 7, 2018 11:39 AM Clar Weah named CAF ambassador for women’s football

The first lady, Clar Weah has been named Ambassador for Women’s football in Africa at CAF’s first ever women’s football symposium held in Morocco. According to CAF, Mrs. Weah was appointed by the federation’s president Ahmad Ahmad during the end of the historic symposium. Mrs. Weah who was invited by CAF for the symposium said through additional effort 99

March 6, 2018 8:25 AM Child marriages declining – UN

There has been a significant drop in the number of child marriages worldwide, the United Nations children’s agency says. Unicef estimates that 25 million child marriages have been prevented in the past decade. One in five girls are now married before they are 18, compared with one in four a decade ago. South Asian countries have seen the biggest reduction 97

February 27, 2018 4:45 PM Whiskey brand Johnnie Walker to replace famous man for woman

For the first time ever, the top-hatted man who appears on bottles of Johnnie Walker whiskey is being replaced by a woman. Johnnie Walker, which is owned by liquor giant Diageo, said Monday that it will launch a special edition of its Black Label blend next month featuring the female logo. “As a brand that has stood for progress for nearly 200 years 98

February 15, 2018 3:00 PM Old students storm Education Ministry over Katanga, Conti conversion

Some alumni of the Unity Hall at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) besieged the Ministry of Education to protest the University’s decision to convert all male halls into mixed residential accommodation. Arguing its case against the conversion, the group, which calls itself the Old Continentals Association, said the decision 73

February 11, 2018 1:30 PM Pepper Dem Ministries eulogises Ebony

Feminist group, Pepper Dem Ministries has paid tribute to the late singer, Ebony Reigns, describing her as someone who stood for gender empowerment through her art. The group lauded the 20-year-old singer for living her dreams and urged Ghanaians to learn from her life. The group added that “Ebony embodied our goals effortlessly in her own way and held a dear spot in our hearts 91

February 9, 2018 7:41 AM Nana Addo meets Belgian Queen today

The Queen of Belgium, Her Royal Majesty Queen Mathilde, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Alex De Croo, will today [Friday], hold bilateral talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo as part of their three-day visit to Ghana. The Queen and President Akufo-Addo, as Co-Chair of the UN Advocates on Sustainable Development Goals, will proceed to address 73