Ghana security forces shut down LGBTQ office: Rights group

The LGBT+ Rights Ghana group says its Accra office was raided and closed by security forces. Ghana security forces raided and shut down the office of an LGBTQ rights group in the capital, Accra, the organisation has said, after politicians and religious leaders called for its closure. Gay sex is a criminal offence in the […]

Ghana receives first COVID vaccine doses as part of COVAX scheme

At least 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine arrive in Ghana’s capital as part of efforts for equitable global access to COVID jabs. Ghana has become the first country to receive vaccines through the UN-backed COVAX scheme, which aims to get COVID-19 vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable people, in a global effort to contain […]

Ghana Parliament shuts down over COVID outbreak among MPs, staff

At least 17 members of parliament and 151 support staff infected with the coronavirus. Ghana’s Parliament has shut down for at least three weeks over a surge in coronavirus cases among lawmakers and staff. At least 17 members of parliament and 151 support staff have been infected with the coronavirus, which had already forced lawmakers […]

‘Complete mess’: Ghana army steps in to quell parliament clash

Chaotic scenes erupted after the governing party deputy tried to seize the ballot box during the vote for parliament speaker. Ghanaian soldiers intervened overnight to quell a clash between opposing parties in parliament ahead of the body’s swearing-in set for Thursday, witnesses said. Chaotic scenes erupted after a governing party deputy tried to seize the […]

Ghana’s opposition rejects election results

President Akufo-Addo won Monday’s polls with 51.59 percent of the votes as deadly violence gripped the country. Ghana’s opposition has rejected the presidential and parliamentary election results after President Nana Akufo-Addo was announced the winner with 51.59 percent of the vote. “Overwhelming evidence available makes it impossible for us to accept this spurious and hurried […]

Five killed in Ghana election violence

Five people have been killed in election violence in Ghana as tensions boil over during a tightly contested race that both sides say they are on track to win. The Ghanaian Police Service said it recorded more than 60 incidents at Monday’s vote, in which President Nana Akufo-Addo ran for re-election against his main rival, […]

‘They were afraid of us’: The legacy of Britain’s Black Panthers

In March 1968, the streets surrounding Trafalgar Square in central London were crowded with an estimated 10,000 people demonstrating against the Vietnam War. It was during these protests that Sam Arugha Sagay, a Nigerian student, and other anti-war activists stormed into the South African embassy to confront “the white power structure” of the Apartheid regime, […]

Ghana votes in tight race between incumbent and former president

Ghanaians set to elect the new parliament and president in a race dubbed ‘the battle of two giants’. Ghanaians are voting in presidential and parliamentary elections, with the race for the top job, dubbed “the battle of two giants”, expected to be a close fight between incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo and longtime opponent John Mahama. Nestled […]

Old rivals square up again in Ghana’s tight presidential election

Voters in Ghana will head to the polls on Monday to pick the country’s next president, in what is expected to be a tight race between incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor, John Mahama. The two longtime rivals, who are squaring off for the third straight time as they seek a second and final term, […]

At least 22 killed in Ghana church collapse #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Officials say 11 women, 10 men and a baby died after an under-construction three-storey building collapsed. At least 22 people, including a baby, were killed when an unfinished three-storey building collapsed in eastern Ghana, emergency officials said on Friday. The accident happened on Tuesday while a church community held a service in the building, which […]