November 30, 2014
by William Helbling
A Qatar appeals court on Sunday acquitted a US couple who faced charges of parental neglect after their adopted daughter passed away. Matthew and Grace Huang's daughter was eight years old and was adopted from an orphanage in Ghana. The daughter's cause of death reported by Qatar's Council of ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
UN Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez on Thursday expressed concern over the conditions in Ghana prisons. After visiting several prisons around the country, reviewing studies, and speaking with prison employees and inmates, Mendez concluded that the state of prisons in the country amounts to cruel, ...[read more]
August 29, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Supreme Court of Ghana on Thursday upheld the disputed election of President John Mahama last year. Mahama won the election with 50.7 of the vote, getting 300,000 more votes than the opposition. The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), had challenged the narrow victory, claiming that it ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The New Patriotic Party of Ghana (NPP) on Tuesday announced its plan to challenge the country's presidential election results after alleging that the victory of incumbent president John Dramani Mahama was due to fraud. Though Mahama was declared the winner of Ghana's December 7 election with 50.7 ...[read more]
July 22, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights Ghana (CEPEHRG) warned Friday that the nation is on the verge of an "anti-gay hate campaign," following reports of government-endorsed anti-gay sentiments. A spokesperson for the CEPEHRG said that the nation's largely underground LGBT community is ...[read more]
June 9, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
The International Labour Organization (ILO) Thursday called for a ban on child labor in mines and quarries as the focus for the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. The agency has urged labor unions, employers and governments to provide financial aid to small, family run mines in order to ...[read more]
November 9, 2004
by Chris Buell
A retired military officer appeared in a Ghana court Tuesday to face charges of plotting to destablize the government ahead of a presidential election. Nicholas Owuba was formally charged with illegally purchasing military supplies and weapons possession. Owuba was one of seven arrested over the ...[read more]
November 7, 2004
by Kate Heneroty
Authorities in Ghana have arrested 7 people believed to be plotting the overthrow of President John Kufuor (official biography). The suspects are former and current members of the military and the plan allegedly included sabotaging the upcoming presidential election. President Kufuor is expected ...[read more]
October 7, 2004
by Brandon Smith
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan named a five-member panel on Thursday that was created to investigate possible war crimes occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. The panel was created through the Security Council as per a US-drafted resolution approved last month. The panel is led by Italian ...[read more]
March 11, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
Philippe Kirsch of Canada was chosen as President of the International Criminal Court by the Court's newly-sworn judges at its inauguration at The Hague Tuesday. Judge Kirsch is a former Canadian diplomat and Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Establishment of the International ...[read more]

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