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Meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday, Mr. Trump said he looked forward “to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel.” Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
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Obama, in a rare move for an ex-president, breaks silence to criticize Trump on immigration

Criticism of President Trump’s immigration orders continued on Jan. 30, as former president Barack Obama issued a statement urging demonstrations to continue and Democrats rallied in protest. Trump hit back by firing the acting attorney general Sally Yates, who instructed Justice Department lawyers not to defend the order. (Video: Reuters […]

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
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We Can Do It … Akufo-Addo Assures, Invites Ghanaians Abroad Home

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to Ghanaians living in and outside the country to rally behind his administration, as he seeks to return the country onto the path of progress and prosperity. Addressing a gathering of Ghanaians resident in Bamako, Mali, on Friday, January 13, 2017 after his […]

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CCB sleuths of the Mangaluru City Police on Monday arrested a Ghana citizen and seized cocaine worth Rs 5.5 lakh, which he was attempting to sell in the city. The CCB police on reliable information that a citizen from Ghana had come to Mangaluru via Goa in search of customers, […]

Seidu Mohammad, seen here with Maggie Yeboah, volunteer coordinator of the African Communities of Manitoba, says he fled from Ghana in 2015 because of his sexual orientation, and believes he will be harmed if he’s returned.   (MAGGIE YEBOAH)
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Refugee from Ghana survives extreme cold to reach Canada

Seidu Mohammad is recovering in hospital after trying to reach the border crossing at Emerson on Christmas Eve when the temperature was -20 C. WINNIPEG, CANADA—A man from Ghana expects to lose most of his fingers after nearly freezing to death last month while trudging from North Dakota to Manitoba […]

Patrick Awuah Jr, Founder of Ashesi University
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Ex-Microsoft program manager founds university in Ghana

Sometimes in life, we are called upon to something bigger and better, something selfless. Such was the case with one Ghanaian man who left his Microsoft job to return to his native country to start a university, building up tomorrow’s engineers and future leaders. “It is amazing to change somebody’s […]

Jasir Robert Ryan-Lee, a descendant of Venture Smith, looks out to the shore from the roof of the fort in Anomabo, Ghana, where his ancestor was held as a slave, then taken to a ship through its Door of No Return. Credit Jane Hahn for The New York Times
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On Slavery’s Doorstep in Ghana

Mandred Henry was a health care sales rep from Hartford whom people often stopped on the street, saying he was a dead ringer for Morgan Freeman. Throughout his life he identified strongly with his African-American background. He was president of the local N.A.A.C.P. chapter. He remembered his mother keeping her […]

Acheampong could be on his way to Anfield (Photo: Simon Hofmann)
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FRANKLY SPEAKING Liverpool transfer news: Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp chasing Anderlecht’s Frank Acheampong

The Ghana man has been in fine form for the Belgian club this season, and can operate as a winger or left-back FRANK ACHEAMPONG could be on his way to Liverpool. The Ghana winger has shone for his club Anderlecht this season. And Kop boss Jurgen Klopp has had him […]

President Mahama,  at 37 Military Hospital, visiting some of the victims of the gas explosion
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Ghana government to foot bills of Labadi gas explosion victims

The survivors of the Labadi gas explosion accident, currently receiving medical attention, will have all bills paid by the government. According to the Health Minister, Alex Segbefia who was at the 37 Hospital earlier today to visit some survivors, “the President has indicated that all the cost of treating the victims […]

Scores of anti-Kabila protesters have been shot dead, like those during election demonstrations in September in Kinshasa. Credit John Bompengo/Associated Press
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As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along the Congo River, with a collection of expensive watches, expensive motorcycles and a chimpanzee in a cage, Joseph Kabila, the president of this vast and troubled country, should be packing up. Instead, he is digging in. His second term is […]

The president of the NAACP paying tribute to Dr. George Cleland (arrowed) at the ceremony in Georgia
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Ghanaian doctor honoured in the US

Dr George Cleland, a US-trained Ghanaian medical practitioner, based in Athens, Georgia, has been presented with the Elbertonian Award by the National Association of Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), Elbert County branch, a national umbrella association for African Americans in the USA. At a ceremony in Athens, Mr John Clark, […]