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US Embassy honours Mensah-Kutin, Debra with 2018 Martin Luther King Award

The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana has honoured Dr Rose Mensah-Kutin and Yaw Ofori Debra with the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice. At the ceremony at his residence Thursday, Robert P. Jackson praised the award winners for courageously taking a stand for justice. “Dr King taught us that the greatness of a nation is not ...

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UK Names First Black Ambassador To Mozambique

The first black female ambassador to be appointed by the UK has called her promotion “an honour and a privilege”. NneNne Iwuji-Eme has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique. She will take up her post in July. Ms Iwuji-Eme, who has worked in the UK Foreign Office for 16 years, is quoted in the Guardian as ...

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Ghanaians in Denmark express mixed feelings on ROPAL

Some Ghanaians in Denmark have expressed mixed reactions to a ruling from a High Court ordering the Electoral Commission (EC) to allow Ghanaians in the diaspora to vote in general elections. An Accra High Court on Monday directed the EC to implement, within 12 months, the Representation of the People Amendment Law also known as the ROPAL, 2006 [Act 699]. ...

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Jerusalem: Israel warns Ghana not to make another mistake

Israel has expressed regret over Ghana’s vote against America’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as its (Israel) capital. Ghana was among one of the 128 countries that voted against the US proposal at an emergency session of United Nations Thursday. However, in a statement, the Israeli Embassy said, “The Embassy of the State of Israel in Ghana therefore regrets the mistaken ...

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Judgment on ROPAA by the High Court

The Electoral Commission has 12 months, starting January 1, 2018, to register every eligible Ghanaian resident outside the country and enable them to vote in the 2020 general elections and any referendum. This was the main thrust of the Accra High Court’s judgment on the Representation of the People Amendment Act, also known ROPAA law [Act 699] on Monday. “It ...

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Ghanaians in diaspora to play key role in national development

Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, says government is keen to effectively mobilize the resources and skills of Ghanaians in the diaspora to help transform the country. According to her the role of the Ghanaian Diaspora in national development has won unprecedented recognition from the current government. Speaking at the maiden end of year interaction with Ghanaians in Denmark, ...

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Ghanaian Pharmacists Association inaugurated in US

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the Ghanaian Pharmacists Association (GPhA) in the United States held an inauguration ceremony to induct new officers into office. The theme for the celebration was “Partners for Better health.” The association which began with a small group of working and student pharmacists in the community has now grown to over 50 members. It is the ...

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Meet the 22-year-old Ghanaian already pursuing a PhD

Samuel Fiifi Hammond is a remarkable student. Not just because of his in-depth understanding of technical issues but his unwavering determination to break the traditional educational status quo. He is only 22, yet he is pursuing a doctorate at the Newcastle University in Australia. Samuel, only in 2016 graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with ...

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Ghana is pride of Africa – German President

The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has described Ghana as the pride of Africa and a beacon of stability on the continent. Speaking at a state dinner in his honour as part of his three-day state visit to Ghana, President Steinmeier said the entire world is proud of the many peaceful transitions witnessed in Ghana since the coming into force ...

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Paedophilia a ‘sexual orientation – like being straight or gay’

Paedophilia is a “sexual orientation” like being straight or gay, according to a criminal psychologist. The idea that sexual attraction to children is an “orientation” is highly controversial as it suggests that offenders cannot change. But, writing on the Reddit networking website, the psychologist said it was possible to treat child sex abusers on “the understanding that the attraction may ...

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