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Nana Akufo-Addo: Ghana's veteran runner-up strikes gold

Accra - It was a case of third time lucky for Ghana's Nana Akufo-Addo, who struck a chord with voters fed up with corruption and a flagging economy to win the presidential election.

Nana Akufo-Addo wins Ghana presidential election

Accra - Challenger Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana's national election on Friday, tapping into an electorate fed up with a sputtering economy and ready for change.The erudite 72-year-old human rights lawyer cruised to victory winning 53.

Ghana opposition celebrates as media projects vote win

Accra - Opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo has a clear lead in Ghana's hotly contested presidential election, local media reported Friday, although official results have yet to be released two days after the vote.

Ghana votes in tight election amid economic slump

Accra - Counting was underway after presidential and parliamentary polls in Ghana Wednesday, with incumbent John Mahama taking on rival Nana Akufo-Addo for the top job with no clear favourite in a high-stakes race.

Ghana mourns revered Ashanti queen

Kumasi - Dressed entirely in black, Tina Owusu Panin joined thousands making their way to a Ghanaian palace to mourn their "mother" -- the revered queen of the powerful Ashanti kingdom.

On Africa tour, French PM rules out slavery reparations

Accra - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls issued an appeal on Sunday to overcome the legacy of slavery, dismissing claims for financial compensation while acknowledging the "horror" of the slave trade.

Ghanaian women look to drive stereotypes off the road

Accra - Faith Lawson carefully backs a large silver pick-up truck through cones placed on the red soil of a military camp in Ghana's capital, Accra.As she checks her mirrors and slowly reverses, 14 young women standing in military formation look on.

Ghana to hold elections December 7: Electoral commission

Accra - Ghana's presidential election will now be held on December 7, after parliament voted against an amendment to push the vote forward by one month, the electoral commission said on Friday.

Nine dead in Ghana Eid party stampede

Accra - Nine people were killed in a stampede at a party in central Ghana to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a public official told reporters on Thursday.

Autism aid app developed for children in Ghana

Accra - The HopeSetters autism center in Ghana is trialing a new app designed to help children identified with an autism spectrum disorder. The center is located in the Ghanaian coastal city of Tema.

Ghana, Togo boost security after attack warning

Accra - Security has been beefed up in Accra and Lome following a leaked intelligence report that indicated Islamist militants were likely to launch their next attacks in Ghana and Togo.

Ghana road accident leaves 'at least 53' dead

Accra - At least 53 people died when a passenger bus collided with a truck carrying tomatoes on a Ghana highway, police said Thursday after one of the country's most deadly road disasters.

Former Guantanamo inmates want to 'live normally' in Ghana

Accra - Two Yemeni men transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Ghana are looking to rebuild their lives and are not out to avenge their detention, they said in an interview broadcast late Monday.

Ghana suspends Ebola vaccine trial after 'guinea pig' backlash

Accra - Ghana has suspended a trial for an Ebola vaccine after complaints that locals were being needlessly used as "guinea pigs" in a country currently free of the deadly disease.

UN raps Ghana's failure to stamp out slavery of virgin girls

Accra - UN rights experts on Wednesday said Ghana had failed miserably to stamp out a centuries-old tradition in which virgin girls are offered as slaves to local priests for a lifetime.

More than 150 killed in Ghana petrol station blast, floods

Accra - More than 150 people have died in a devastating petrol station blast during heavy flooding in Ghana's capital, prompting the nation's leader to call three days of national mourning over the "catastrophic" loss of life.

At least 90 killed in Ghana petrol station fire

Accra - At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said Thursday.

Victory against Ebola 'within our reach': New UN mission chief

Accra - Ending the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a difficult task, but it is "within our reach", the UN's new mission chief on the disease said, warning that the world has no choice but to beat back the infection."This is a global crisis.

Closing of borders due to Ebola threatens chocolate availability

The spreading of the Ebola virus in countries with the worst outbreaks are near three countries that produce close to 60 percent of the world’s cocoa production — Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria.

New UN Ebola chief vows swift response to crisis

Accra - The new head of the UN Ebola response team vowed Tuesday to take swift action on the crisis, saying ambitious targets must be met to prevent the spread of the virus worldwide.
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