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Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws

Accra - Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales.

Anger in Ghana after four die in fuel station fire, blasts

Accra - Ghanaians on Sunday pushed the government to improve safety at fuel stations after four people were killed when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the nation's capital, triggering explosions.

Three dead in Ghana as gas truck fire causes explosions

Accra - At least three people were killed and dozens injured after a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in Ghana's capital, Accra, triggering explosions at two fuel stations, emergency services said Sunday.

Ghana wakes up and smells the coffee

Kintampo - Like many people around the world, 80-year-old Kofi Afadi can't start his morning without a cup of coffee.

All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

Accra - Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called "the Gold Coast" during its colonial era.

Ghana eyes surfing to boost tourism numbers

Kasoa - Brett Davies paced up and down the sloping sands of Kokrobite beach in Ghana, organising surfers from 20 different countries at his annual international competition.

The prize-winning tech helping Ghana's farmers to grow

Accra - Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana's central Ashanti region. He used to struggle to access markets and capital.

Ghana court rules transfer of ex-Guantanamo detainees unconstitutional

Accra - Ghana's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the transfer of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to the country was unconstitutional without parliamentary approval.

Ghanaians take aim at corruption

Accra - Ghana's government is facing growing calls to keep its promises after it won elections on a pledge to stamp out corruption.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Ghana president vows justice after mob kills soldier

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said Tuesday the killers of a soldier who was lynched by a mob while out running would be brought to justice for this "heinous crime".

Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20

Kintampo - Frank Adansi-Bonnah sat on his bed Monday in the Kintampo Municipal Hospital in central Ghana, his lips covered in bruises and cuts, and his arm in a sling.

Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20

Kintampo - Frank Adansi-Bonnah sat on his bed Monday in the Kintampo Municipal Hospital in central Ghana, his lips covered in bruises and cuts, and his arm in a sling.

Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20

Kintampo - Frank Adansi-Bonnah sat on his bed Monday in the Kintampo Municipal Hospital in central Ghana, his lips covered in bruises and cuts, and his arm in a sling.

10 dead in Ghana chieftaincy power struggle: police

Accra - Seven women and three children were killed and 11 people injured when a dispute among members of a traditional ruler's family in northern Ghana turned violent, police said Friday.

'Our food, our stories': bringing west African cuisine to the world

Accra - It took a move to the United States from Ghana to convince food entrepreneur Essie Bartels that the world deserved to know more about west African cuisine. "You would always end up having to put on tons of stuff -- hot sauce, lots of salt, pepper.

Akufo-Addo to be sworn in as Ghana's new president

Accra - Nana Akufo-Addo is to be sworn in as Ghana's new president on Saturday after beating incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama in elections last month.

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.

Tougher Europe borders push more migrants towards U.S.

- Europe's toughened borders are prompting migrants to switch focus to the United States, but their trek is being thwarted in Central America, where a bottleneck has formed, according to the International Organization for Migration.

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.

Review: 'Girls Don't Fly' is a complex tale of passion and colonialism Special

A group of girls in Ghana are training to become pilots, under the tutelage of a British man who started his school as a charity. But something insidious worms its way through this uplifting narrative.
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Members of the Ghana Black Stars wave their national flag on the pitch
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The universal symbol of gay pride
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Hopesetters Autism School, Tema, where the new app is being tested.
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Detail from  Amemo (Mask of Humankind)   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (vari...
Detail from "Amemo (Mask of Humankind)", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (variable) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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Ghana High Commissioner to Canada, Dr. Richard Turkson (centre, front row) and some members of the Ghanaian community in Vancouver.
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El Anatsui   Earth’s Skin   2007. Aluminum and copper wire  177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Cou...
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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El Anatsui   Gravity and Grace   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 c...
El Anatsui, "Gravity and Grace", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Andrew McAllister, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.
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Detail from  Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measure...
Detail from "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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John Atta Mills, President of Ghana (right)
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 Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 i...
"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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Yida (Comb), 1994/2010. Wooden relief, 24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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The city of Accra, Ghana
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A former slave fort in Keta, Ghana
 Motley Crowd   1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Cou...
"Motley Crowd", 1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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The app developed by the AUTISM AMBASSADORS OF GHANA. This is an organization that brings together students, various individuals and volunteers who help to create awareness and also help to support lives of children living with Autism in Ghana.

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