"And that's how a Speaker of Parliament in Ghana dresses, in full African attire. This is beautiful," wrote @ibrahimmalcolm.
@SirRay92 tweeted: "You look splendid Mr Speaker. This is good for Ghana for that matter Africa. Keep it up Sir."
Ghana closes mining company after fatal explosion
BBC News, Accra
Following a deadly explosion last week, Ghanaian authorities in Ghana have shut down Maxam Mining Company Limited - the company
responsible for manufacturing, storing, and transporting explosive materials for mining operations in the country.
Ghana's Chief Inspector of Mines has also been
Investigations are under way, the authorities say, into Thursday's blast near the mining town of Bogoso, that killed at least 14 people and injured dozens of others.
has raised a lot of questions regarding safety protocols as trucks transport
explosive materials on busy roads.
The National Disaster
Management Organisation says more than 40 critically injured people are being
treated in hospitals, and more than 500 homes have been destroyed.
non-governmental organizations have been sending relief items to survivors.
These photos show the site of the blast in the village of Apiatse before, and afterwards:
Ghana denies alleged plan to host UK asylum seekers
Ghana has denied reports that it would
consider hosting a processing centre for asylum seekers on behalf of
Several British news
outlets had reported that the UK was drawing up plans to send thousands of
asylum seekers to countries "such as Ghana and Rwanda" for processing and
It is reportedly part of an initiative codenamed "Operation Red Meat".
In a statement on Twitter, Ghana’s
Foreign Ministry referred to the policy as "Operation Dead Meat" and said it had not engaged with the UK on the matter and did not intend to consider "any such operation in the future".
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has met two American rappers, Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa, to discuss how to improve links between musicians in the two countries, as well as how to promote Ghana's musical talent.
Photos of the meeting were posted on the Instagram page of Beyond The Return, a follow-up campaign of Ghana's Year Of Return in 2019, which encouraged members of the African diaspora to visit the country.
While some people left comments praising the meeting, others thought it a waste of time.
One person commented on Twitter that the president was meeting "unnecessary people" and should "get better things do".
Correction 19 January 2022: This post has been amended for editorial reasons
Three suspected pirates detained for six weeks on board a Danish naval frigate off West Africa have been released at sea, after Denmark's justice minister waived charges of attempted manslaughter against them.
The men were detained in November following an exchange of fire with the Danish vessel in the Gulf of Guinea, off Nigeria, that saw several other suspected pirates killed.
They could have
been brought to Denmark for criminal prosecution, but the justice ministry said
there was a risk that they could not subsequently be deported, irrespective of
any possible conviction.
This fact might prove an incentive for
others to commit criminal acts in an attempt to get prosecuted in Denmark, it said.
A fourth suspect, who was injured in the incident and taken to a hospital in Ghana, has been flown to Denmark where he is expected to be prosecuted for attempted manslaughter.
Denmark said it had no other option as diplomatic efforts to find a solution with Ghana failed, and it was felt he could not be released at sea.