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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.

Mars and Hershey's accused of avoiding fair pay for cocoa farmers

Abidjan - Two of the world's largest cocoa producers have accused Hershey's and Mars of avoiding paying a bonus that helps boost poor farmers' incomes, and have cancelled sustainability schemes run by the confectionary giants.

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.

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.

US holds up UN envoy on Libya, frustrating Europeans

New York - The United States said Wednesday it was waiting to build an "empowered" UN mission for Libya, frustrating France and Germany which say the delay in approving an envoy is jeopardizing momentum to end the conflict.

'We can get it done here': Africa's tech scene tackles virus

Nairobi - Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.

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.

Cocoa prices soar as ICoast, Ghana threaten supply cut

London - Cocoa prices rose sharply on Wednesday after key producers Ivory Coast and Ghana threatened to stop selling their production to buyers unwilling to meet a minimum price.

Two Canadian women kidnapped from golf club in Ghana: police

Accra - Two Canadian women have been abducted at a golf club in Ghana, police said Thursday, a rare attack in a country seen as one of the safest in West Africa.

Ghana bets on rejuvenated railways for growth

Accra - As Ghana's urban landscape gently slides by the train window, Shaibu Amoah swells with pride.The 37-year-old has been helping to renovate railway lines in Accra since June, clearing debris and shovelling ballast in the hot sun.

Ugandan mother jailed after becoming first convicted of FGM in UK

London - A British judge on Friday jailed a Ugandan woman for 11 years after she became the first person ever to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain.

Slain Ghanaian journalist hailed as 'national hero' at funeral

Accra - Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who helped expose corruption in African football, was hailed a "national hero" on Friday, as his friends and family gathered for his funeral.

Ghana urges people of African heritage to 'come home'

Accra - Sicley Williams was ready to escape what she found an unfriendly climate in the United States and take a leap of faith, leaving her native Chicago for Ghana.

Melania Trump kicks off Africa tour in Ghana

Accra - The US First Lady on Tuesday pulled faces at babies and handed out teddy bears as she kicked off her maiden solo trip to Africa, offering a softer side to the Trump administration after another turbulent week in Washington.

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

Accra - At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.

Final farewell to UN's Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

Accra - World dignitaries laid to rest former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a "stubborn optimist" to create a better, more peaceful world.

World leaders to attend Kofi Annan's state funeral in Ghana

Accra - Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be buried in his native Ghana on Thursday after a state funeral attended by world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty.
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El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin", 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
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"Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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