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Ghana's defensive solidity sinks an incoherent Canadian side

In a match that provided very few scoring opportunities, Ghana snuck past host nation Canada at the National Soccer Stadium.

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.

Ronaldo shines as Portugal edges battle of width against Ghana

In a widely open match between two counterattacking sides, there was no surprise that all three goals were created in wide areas.

European Union ECOWAS trade pact problematic for West Africa

This February after a decade of negotiations the European Union (EU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) negotiators have agreed on the wording of a trade pact between the two groups.

Defensive errors dominate Germany's draw with Ghana

James Kwesi Appiah watched his side suffer a heartbreaking defeat against the USA despite dominating possession, and a tilt against Germany saw Ghana’s World Cup dreams hanging in the balance.

Delta Airlines apologizes to Ghana for giraffe tweet

Delta Airlines sent out a tweet last night with a picture that was supposed to represent Ghana. Unfortunately that picture was of a giraffe. Giraffes do not live anywhere in Ghana.

USA wins battle in wide areas to sink Ghana

Jurgen Klinsmann couldn’t ask for a better start when Clint Dempsey’s impressive individual goal handed the USA a lead over Ghana 32 seconds into their third consecutive World Cup match.

Ghana is rationing electricity to watch the World Cup

While Americams are looking for free streaming of the match, the citizens of Ghana are hoping that the electricity will be flowing during the match, showing just how far apart the opponent home countries are.

Op-Ed: World Cup 2014 - Teams capable of overachieving in Brazil

Over the past week, I’ve provided in-depth previews of the legitimate favourites heading into the World Cup, but the great thing about this sport is the element of surprise.

Concern grows over rising piracy off West Africa

Kintampo - Grey, sleek, bristling with massive cannon and an assortment of machine guns, the French navy's Commandant Birot is well-equipped to patrol Africa's most dangerous stretches of ocean.Vessels like it played a key role in curbing pirate attacks off the c...

Successful project delivers malaria nets to Ghana

Accra - The Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment (ProMPT) Project has proposed a model for distributing over 12 million mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Ghana.

Review: ‘Big Men’ are drenched in oil money Special

‘Big Men’ is a black gold exposé that goes behind closed doors with key players in the African oil industry, including government officials, foreign investors and local militants.

Heavy metal at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is enjoying his first solo exhibition at a New York Museum. His artwork is constructed from found materials, and offers a thoughtful commentary on his homeland as well as the cultural implications of reclaimed materials.

Ghana aims to construct an ‘IT City’

Ghana has announced plans of a project to build a $10 billion IT hub close to the capital Accra. The project is scheduled to be finished by 2016.

Ghana bans second-hand fridges

Ghana is enforcing a ban on the import of second-hand refrigerators it says consumes too much electricity and harms the environment.

Ghana bans secondhand refrigerators

The government in Ghana has placed a ban on the import of secondhand refrigerators. This has been put in place in order to reduce energy consumption and to protect the environment.

Argentine tall ship seized in Ghana, released and ready to leave

Accra - After more than two months of being held in the port of Tema, Ghana, the Argentine frigate “Libertad” was freed following the Ghanaian government's decision to comply with a UN court ruling ordering its immediate release.

Ghanaians vote in presidential and parliamentary elections

Accra - Ghanaians are voting in their sixth presidential and parliamentary elections since democratic rule returned back in 1992. Ghana, unlike many countries in the region, has had many free and fair polls.

Ghana: Melcom department store collapses in Accra suburb

Accra - A multi-storey department store, the Melcom Shopping Center, in the relatively highbrow Achimota suburb of Accra, capital city of Ghana, collapsed suddenly on Wednesday morning, trapping dozens of people in the rubble.

Heroic Ghanaian farm dog saves abandoned 2-week-old baby

Accra - A dog was hailed a hero after it was discovered that he protected a two-week-old baby abandoned by the mother under a bridge in Winkongo, near Bolgatanga in the Upper East regional capital of Ghana.

10 killed in cargo plane crash in Ghana

Accra - A Boeing 727 cargo plane attempting to land at the international airport in Ghana’s capital crashed Saturday, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, killing all 10 people inside the vehicle.

Airplane hits bus in Ghana

Accra - An airplane belonging to Allied Air Cargo has run into problems landing near Kotoka International Airport, Ghana today. Ten people were killed.

Illegal mining & corruption in Ghana related to gold rush

The gold boom of Africa's Republic of Ghana is tragically fueled by foreign speculators and criminals. This is the main cause of widespread corruption and illegal gold trade in one of the world's top gold-producing countries.

Ghana to send 'witches' banished to refugee camps back home

Accra - A report by Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), says about 1,000 women and 700 children are living in "witches" camps in northern Ghana where they were forced to take refuge after their communities accused them of "witchcraft."

Minister orders crackdown on gays in Ghana

A comprehensive crackdown on gay people has been ordered by a minister in Ghana, including asking landlords and tenants to inform on people they think may be gay.

Ghana High Commissioner visits Vancouver Special

Vancouver - Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Dr. Richard Turkson recently paid what could be described as a very fruitful visit to Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia during which he met with members of the Ghanaian community.

Ghanaian and Canadian students learn from Classroom Without Walls Special

Surrey - The popular Ghanaian greeting “Akwaaba (Welcome) to the Global Classroom” welcomed Kwantlen Polytechnic University students in Surrey, British Columbia when they signed into Dr. Charles Quist-Adade's Sociology of Global Inequalities and Globalization.

Interview with Ghanian-Canadian award winner Special

Vancouver - Lois Addo is a young Ghanaian-Canadian. She is is one of the students that recently won scholarship awards from the Ghanaian Canadian Association of British Columbia (GCABC). In this interview she tells a bit about herself and her plans.

Ghanaian community leader speaks on Cote d'Ivoire crisis Special

Vancouver - Ernest Daddy is a former president of the Ghana association of British Columbia and a vibrant voice in the Black community in BC. His native country, Ghana, is one of Cote D'Ivoire's neighbours.

BC: Kwantlen professor takes students to Ghana Special

Surrey - Canadian students now extensively travel around the world, experiencing new cultures and enriching their knowledge not only through books but by actually interacting with diverse people in their home turf.
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John Atta Mills  President of Ghana (right)
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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A former slave fort in Keta, Ghana
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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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Rex Edeckor engineer
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The city of Accra, Ghana
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Ghana High Commissioner to Canada  Dr. Richard Turkson (centre  front row) and some members of the G...
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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Children of Africa playing football
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"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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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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Members of the Ghana Black Stars wave their national flag on the pitch
Members of the Ghana Black Stars wave their national flag on the pitch
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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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Yida (Comb)  1994/2010. Wooden relief  24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the a...
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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