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Three takeaways from Stevie Wonder’s plan to ditch the US for Ghana

“I wanna see this nation smile again,” Stevie Wonder told Oprah Winfrey calmly and matter-of-factly in a recent interview. “And I want to see it before I move to Ghana because I’m going to do that.” “You’re going to permanently move to Ghana?” Winfrey asked the famous singer-songwriter and producer, to make doubly sure. “I am,” Wonder replied with the …

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Sarkozy: Former French president jailed for corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and two former associates have been sentenced to three years in jail – two of them suspended – for corruption. Sarkozy, 66, was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate, Gilbert Azibert, by offering a prestigious job in Monaco in return for information about a criminal inquiry into his political party. Sarkozy’s ex-lawyer Thierry …

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Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell sign letter backing gay rights in Ghana

Some of the UK’s most prominent people of Ghanaian heritage have joined together to condemn their former homeland for its stance on gay rights in what will be seen as an extraordinary show of diaspora power. The influential names in fashion, film and media, including Idris Elba and the Vogue editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, have signed an open letter in support …

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Ghana Lights Up Nkrumah Museum to mark 2021 Global Rare Disease Day

Ghana has joined the world to mark this year’s 2021 Global Rare Disease Day which falls on the 28th of February every year. On Sunday 28th February 2021, a symbolic observation of the 2021 edition of the Rare Disease Day, saw the lighting up of the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, a national monument performed by the Rare Disease Ghana Initiative team. …

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28th FEBRUARY – THE DAY OF CATALYSIS & THE CATALYST FOUR

We’ve sucked so much myth that we’ve forgotten the importance of 28th February 1948 in our history. Burns Constitution was adopted on 29/03/1946 and was followed by legislative elections in June 1946. For the 1st time in colonial Africa, Africans formed the largest block in the assembly; 21 members out of 32 were Gold Coasters. The path to independence had …

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Ghana approves new law to jail publishers of nude pictures

Ghana has approved a new law that seeks to punish persons who publish indecent images especially of children and women online. The new law under the country’s Cybersecurity Act 2020 is an attempt to crackdown on taking and circulating or publishing of naked and sexual images of people. Under the new law, persons who circulate naked images of others could …

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Ghana’s President says same-sex marriage ‘will never happen’ under him

Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has publicly commented on recent uproar over activities of LGBTQ+ persons in the country. For weeks now, there has been a public outcry over the activities of LGBTQ+ persons in Ghana. It followed the opening of a meeting space for persons of such sexual orientation in the capital, Accra. The centre for the LGBTQ+ was raided by police …

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Tema Konnect meetups of GhanaThink now going virtual amidst COVID-19

This year, TheAfricanDream.net is excited to be a media partner for the Tema Konnect Virtual meetups. Due to COVID-19, GhanaThink has not been organizing any Barcamps – since 2020. The good news is that GhanaThink has mostly gone virtual with its events as a way of keeping engaged with its programs including the Tema Konnect meetups. #TemaKonnect is a group for Barcamp Tema participants and …

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IN THE SHADOW OF A GIANT: CAMEROON’S ILLS WITH NIGERIAN MUSIC

Like many Cameroonians, I am torn between two worlds — a French-speaking one and an English-speaking one. Navigating between these two worlds daily is hard enough; although for my own case, I like to think that I have acquired a particular ability at blending into whatever world I am in, at any given time. That being said, it is in …

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Liberia: Eight found dead in flat after a graduation party

Police in Liberia are investigating the circumstances under which a young woman and seven others died after party in a flat. The woman and the seven others were found dead in an apartment in the country’s capital Monrovia, following a party to celebrate her graduation from university. Local media reported that the woman, her young daughter and mother were among …

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