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World's first Covax jab injected as US eyes J&J rollout

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine under the global Covax scheme, as US health workers prepared to distribute nearly four million doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson jab.

Ghana president receives world's first free Covax jab

Accra - Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world's first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

Ghana receives world's first doses of free Covax vaccines

Accra - Ghana on Wednesday became the first country to receive vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute Covid inoculations for free for poorer countries.Launched last April, Covax said it planned to ship two billion doses by year's end.

Ghana prepares to bury ex-leader Rawlings as parties vie over legacy

Accra - As Ghana prepares for the funeral of former president Jerry Rawlings, the two main political parties are squabbling over his legacy.Rawlings held sway for two decades, first as military ruler and later as elected president.

Ghana army moves to quell parliament clash ahead of swearing-in

Accra - Ghanaian soldiers intervened in parliament to quell a clash between opposing parties in chaotic scenes overnight ahead of the body's swearing-in on Thursday.

Ghana president narrowly re-elected as opposition rejects results

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has won a second term in office, the electoral commission announced Wednesday, a result his rival John Mahama's party said it would appeal.

Ghana president narrowly re-elected as supporters celebrate

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo narrowly beat his long-time rival John Mahama to win a second term, the electoral commission announced Wednesday, sending thousands of his supporters onto the streets to celebrate.

Ghana president wins second term with 51.59%

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has won a second term after a tightly contested presidential election, the country's electoral commission announced Wednesday, beating long-time opponent John Mahama.

Ghana opposition warns against electoral fraud ahead of results

Accra - Ghana's opposition leader on Tuesday warned President Nana Akufo-Addo against any attempt to steal this week's election, as both sides claimed they were winning ahead of official results of the vote, largely deemed free and fair by observers.

Ghana set for close vote as rivals square off for third time

Accra - Ghanaians voted Monday in an election seen as a close fight between President Nana Akufo-Addo and his longtime rival John Mahama, vying to lead the country long viewed a beacon of stability in a troubled region.

Ghana set for close election in 'beacon of democracy'

Accra - Ghanaians voted Monday in an election seen as a close fight between President Nana Akufo-Addo and his longtime rival John Mahama, in a country long viewed a beacon of stability in a troubled region.

Ghana heads for two-horse presidential vote

Accra - Ghanaians go to the polls on Monday in a contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor, John Mahama.

Ghana heads for two-horse presidential vote

Accra - Ghanaians will go to the polls on Monday in a heated contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor John Mahama.

Former Ghana leader Jerry Rawlings dies at 73

Accra - Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings, a member of the radical and charismatic generation of figures who emerged in West Africa in the 1980s, died on Thursday aged 73, the presidency said.

Jerry Rawlings: Ghana's towering former leader

Accra - Jerry Rawlings, who died Thursday aged 73, was a hulking figure who towered over West African nation Ghana for two decades first as military leader and then elected president.

West Africa leaders press Mali junta over transition

Aburi - West African leaders met the head of Mali's military junta on Tuesday to press for the return to civilian rule nearly a month after rebel officers seized power in the fragile state.

Ghana library showcases black and African literature

Accra - A small group of visitors waits eagerly at the entrance to a single-storey building in Ghana's capital Accra, looking to explore the literary treasure inside.

Ghana president self-isolates despite negative virus test

Accra - Ghana's president has gone into self-isolation for two weeks as a precautionary measure despite testing negative for coronavirus, the government said, after one of his contacts was confirmed to have the illness.

Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard

Accra - As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard.

Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians

Accra - Two young Canadian women freed from their kidnap ordeal by Ghanaian security forces were unharmed, the government said Wednesday, after the development volunteers were snatched at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week.
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