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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 […]

When Ghana’s president-elect challenged African leaders on change
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When Ghana’s president-elect challenged African leaders on change

When the President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo addressed the 11th edition of Africa Futures Award at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, he sounded as if he was in for a peer review of African leadership. But midway into his written speech, the President-in-waiting, who would be sworn into office on […]

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This is a season for renewed hope – President-elect

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president-elect, has said this Christmas season is a period for renewed hope and a time to remember our neighbours in need. The president-elect in his goodwill message said: “As we give and receive the goodwill of Christ in this Christmas season, let us be mindful […]

Cocaine plot Ghana fugitive jailed
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Cocaine plot Ghana fugitive jailed

A drugs fugitive who was in hiding in Ghana has been jailed for 13 years following his extradition to the UK. David McDermott, 43, originally from Ormskirk, was the last man wanted in connection with a plot to import 400kg of cocaine from South America. The father-of-six was arrested in […]

Chill on chairs and tables created out of wooden pallets at Kona © Elio Stamm / Lonely Plane
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Feeling the rhythm: Accra’s top 10 spots for a night out

West Africans have music in their blood, so if you’re planning a night out in Accra, you don’t have to decide between conversations over a drink or dancing the night away. As the night grows older, every bar and lounge in the city can turn into a club. From stylish […]

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 […]