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Africa Today” Wednesday 17th January, 2018

In Africa Today, the standard media disclosed  “Kenya ranked low in women representation in parliament”. According to the news portal, Kenya has been ranked as one of the countries with the lowest number of women legislators in the region despite the Two Thirds gender rule. Elected women leaders have expressed concern ...

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Uganda: Four MPs Quit Lango Parliamentary Group

Four members of Parliament have quit the Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG), a loose coalition of members of Parliament from Lango sub region. The four are, Amolatar Woman MP, Ms Doreen Amule; Kioga County MP, Mr Anthony Okello; Ms Christine Acen, the Alebtong Woman MP and Mr Bonny Okello who represents ...

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In Africa Today: Tuesday 16th January, 2018

On the African news front today, various news outlets have disclosed issues which made headlines across Africa. From Malawi to Ghana, here is a review of African news for Tuesday 16th January,2018. AllAfrica news reports “Angola Minister Defends Greater Rigour in Registration of Former Combatants”.  According to the online news, ...

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Ghana’s PPC congratulates counterpart in Nigeria for success election

Members of the Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) of Ghana has congratulated Mr. Ezrel Tabiowo, Chairman of the Senate Press Corps of the National Assembly of Nigeria and all newly elected principal officers on their successful election. A statement issued in Accra by the Nana Agyeman Birikorang, Dean, Parliamentary Press Corps ...

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World:IPU data confirms link between democracies in crisis and surge in human rights abuses against MPs

Human rights abuses against parliamentarians reached a new high in 2017, according to Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) statistics. Parliamentarians from Cambodia, Maldives, Turkey and Venezuela alone, where the political situation has been worsening in recent times, account for 35% of the cases. Cases of abuses against women MPs have also reached ...

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GHANA:PRIVATE SECTOR READY TO PARTNER WITH GOVERNMENT, CSOs ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)

The CSO Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has expressed the readiness of the Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations to partner with government on the implementation of the SDGs. As part of efforts to encourage a multi-stakeholder partnership on the SDGs, Government of Ghana has made civil society an ...

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Ghana: Integrated Aluminum, Bauxite Development Authority Bill to be presented to parliament soon- Vice President

Government is in the process of drafting a bill to be presented to Parliament for the establishment of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium and Bauxite Development Authority, to reflect President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment to establishing an Integrated Aluminium Industry to serve Ghana and Africa. The Authority will play the ...

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Slavery in Libya : Ablekuma Central MP urges Ghanaian youth to venture into agriculture

The Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma Central Constituency , Hon Ebenezer Gilbert Nii Narh Nartey,  has expressed dismay at the shameless sale of  African immigrants into slavery in Libya urging Ghanaian youth to channel their desire into maximising the opportunities created by the government in agriculture. According to him ...

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Ghana: GIZ salutes Farmers, Government of Ghana on Farmers Day

GIZ has saluted the hardworking farmers and fishers of Ghana as the country celebrates its National Farmers Day. Every year on the 1st of December, National Farmers Day is commemorated to honour Ghanaian Farmers and Fishers who work tirelessly to feed the growing population, provide raw materials to the nations ...

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