There is a growing concern for the life of Ghana international, Christian Atsu among his club and team mates after his Turkish club said they cannot find him at the hospital he’s reportedly been taken after being pulled out of the rubbles of a collapsed building.Read More »
GHANA: Nigerian LGBTQ Rights Activist Bags Traditional Title
Nigerian born gay rights activist, Davis Mac Iyalla has been installed Amankorehen of the Yamonransa Nkusukum traditional area in the Central Region of Ghana and has pledged to use his title to defend human rights.Read More »
GHANA: Police Warns Against Harmful New Year Prophecies
Police in Ghana have warned faith leaders against making traditional New Year prophecies which can cause fear, anxiety or death.Read More »
AFRICA: Grammy Hints Of Moves To make ‘Afrobeat(s)’A Grammy Category
Going by the content of the speech given at a recent press conference in Ghana, by CEO of the recording academy, Harvey Mason Jr Afrobeats’ could be a stand-alone award at next year’s 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.Read More »
GHANA: President Akufo-Addo Joins Call For Reparations
Ghana President Akufo-Addo contrasts lack of reparations for enslavement to the awarding of reparations for other atrocitiesRead More »
GHANA: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions Against Mali’s Military Junta
Following the meeting of heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, Mali’s military rulers has pledged to return to constitutional rule after Ecowas lifted punitive sanctions against the country for failing to hold elections earlier this year.Read More »
GHANA: Spanish Firm Fined $6M For Truck Explosion That Killed 13
The Spanish company whose truck exploded and killed 13 people last month in Ghana has been fined $6 million by the lands ministry for violating explosive storage and transport laws.Read More »
GHANA: Foreign Ministry Distances Nation From UK’s Asylum Seekers Hosting
The Ghanaian foreign ministry has publicly rebuffed the UK Ghanaian government’s proposal to host asylum seekers pending processing as referenced in a leaked “Operation Red Meat” proposal to save the British PM’s job.
Reports leaked to the media suggested the Government would seek to “offshore” asylum seekers to Ghana and Rwanda.
The official Twitter account for Ghana’s foreign ministry sent out the blunt rebuke later om Tuesday, in which it claimed the UK Government had not been in touch about the plans. It also stated the plans would be opposed by the Ghanaian government.
The statement said: “It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration that UK newspapers this morning reported details of a document dubbed ‘Operation Dead Meat’ [sic], which contains, among others, a measure supposedly being drawn up by UK authorities to ‘send migrants to countries such as Rwanda and Ghana for processing and resettlement’.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to state categorically that Ghana has not engaged with the UK on any such plan and does not intend to consider any such operation in the future.”
Under the proposals, a rear admiral would direct the Border Force, coastguard, fisheries protection and customs and excise to keep track of and “intercept” those crossing the Channel.
The policy is viewed as being part of “Operation Red Meat” – a raft of big policies thought to be designed to distract attention from the Prime Minister’s ‘party gate’ scandal and potential impending resignation.
Google Announce Five-Year $1 Billion Investment In Africa
Google has announced plans to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years to ensure access to fast and cheaper internet and back start-ups to support the continent’s digital transformation.Read More »
UK: Ghana In Talks To Host, Process UK Asylum Seekers
As the UK tackles its asylum challenges, government appears to be talking to the government in Ghana with a view to serve as a third country detention and processing base to alleviate the problems, according to a now-deleted tweet issued by the Ghanaian Foreign Ministry.Read More »