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Ghanaian election officials use a lantern and a smartphone torchlight to assist people voting late at a polling station in Tamale this month. Credit Pius Utomi Ekpei/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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The End for Ghana’s ‘Power-Cut’ President

  ACCRA, Ghana — Last December, my family gathered at my grandmother’s house for the one-year anniversary of her death. Her house in Akim Oda, a small town in southern Ghana, was filled with well-wishers. I walked into the kitchen to fetch drinks for the guests, and as I opened […]

Adou Issa looking over his stunted crops in the Zinder region of Niger.
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Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road on Fire’

AGADEZ, Niger — The world dismisses them as economic migrants. The law treats them as criminals who show up at a nation’s borders uninvited. Prayers alone protect them on the journey across the merciless Sahara. But peel back the layers of their stories and you find a complex bundle of […]

Boko Haram extremists in Bama, Nigeria, told Mariam Sandabe they would kill her if she did not stop teaching. She fled the town and now teaches in a displaced person's camp in Maiduguri. (Robyn Dixon / Los Angeles Times)
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In Nigeria, schoolboys turned killers and came after their ex-teachers and students

The killers came hunting their former teachers, gunning them down in their offices and in their classrooms. At the top of Boko Haram’s kill list: head teachers, examiners, primary school staff and science and geography teachers, whose curriculum contradicted the group’s flat-Earth ideology. The second lesson of the day was under way when terror […]

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday that the Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed. (Sunday Alamba / Associated Press)
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Boko Haram is finally crushed and has no place to hide, Nigerian president declares

The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed — driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria’s president declared Saturday. His victorious statement came as the Islamic State group, with which one faction of Boko Haram is allied, claimed that […]

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 Buhari with H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo and Mr Kenneth Ofori-Atta as he receives in audience President elect of the Republic of Ghana in State House on 20th Dec 2016.
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Ghana, Nigeria’s relationship important for Africa- Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s President-elect

ABUJA – Ghana’s President-Elect, Nana Akufo-Addo has underscored the need for a deepened relationship between Nigerian and Ghana, saying it was important for the growth of Africa. Akufo-Addo made the remarks after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday. He said that he was […]

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 […]

A Market Scene in Ghana
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After suspending operations in Nigeria, a controversial Russian Ponzi scheme has set up in Ghana

Marvodi Mondial Movement (MMM), a 27-year old Russian Ponzi scheme that’s caused distress in a few African countries is adding a new country to its list. A week after suspending operations in Nigeria, the scheme which describes itself as a “mutual aid fund” has started operations in Ghana, Nigeria’s West […]

Scene at the exploded gas station
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5 killed, 42 injured in gas explosion, fire in Ghana

Five people were killed and 42 others were severely burnt in the Thursday night fire resulting from an explosion at a gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra, authorities said on Friday. The five killed were attendants of the Louis Gas Station behind the Trade Fair site. They were helping in […]

People in the town of Nakpayili voted in the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana on Dec. 7. Following the vote, people from both major political parties danced arm-in-arm in the streets to celebrate their democracy.
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A lesson for U.S. in how Ghana celebrates its democracy

I was surprised by the outcome of the vote, but not by the response.   A hotly contested, closely watched presidential election is won by a man whom political experts, media and many citizens expected to lose. After his surprise victory, people pour into the streets. The victors are jubilant. […]