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Ghana's Parliament has passed a law banning smoking in public places such as restaurants, pubs, after nearly seven years of intense lobbying and agitation.
Ahead of Ghana’s presidential and general elections in less than five months, the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIA) has launched a code of conduct for Journalists during the 2012 polls.
A new law has been passed in Ghana banning the use of mobile phone while driving, with authorities citing serious safety reasons.
Just months before Ghana’s presidential and general elections in December, four political parties—including the ruling NDC and the main opposition NPP---are jointly taking the country’s electoral commission to court.
--but ECOWAS MPs take exception
Foreign nationals, including citizens of ECOWAS member countries, operating shops and engaging in general retail business are being compelled to cease their operations by the Ghanaian government.
Thousands of Liberian refugees in Ghana and other countries across the West African sub-region have now lost their status as refugees, after the June 30 voluntarily repatriation deadline expired over the weekend.
Ahead of December’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Ghana’s authorities have banned political activities on school campuses and threatened to sack teachers and school administrators who violate this order.
After being on strike for nearly three weeks now, Polytechnic Teachers in Ghana have resumed classes, amid weeks of serious disruption in the academic calendar.
Ghana’s President John Atta Mills proved rumour mongerers wrong over the weekend, when he appeared at the Kotoka International airport in Accra to dispel rumours of his death.
Ghana’s Vice President John Mahama is calling for calm, after pre-elections communal violence, which has reportedly left up to 8 people dead in parts of the country.