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A Ghanaian movie poster for 'Fright Night,' by the artist Joe Mensah

How Ghana’s Gory, Gaudy Movie Posters Became High Art

In the ’80s and ’90s, artists were charged with making films seem as lurid and enticing as possible, regardless of plot. When Frank Armah began painting posters for Ghanaian movie theaters in the mid-1980s, he was given a clear mandate: Sell as many tickets as possible. If the movie was […]


World Bank sets aside $517m to boost oil production in Ghana

THE World Bank Group has said it would provide $517 million to Ghana in debt and guarantees to support the $7.7 billion Sankofa oil and gas project being developed by Italy’s oil giant ENI and upstream trader Vitol Ghana. The finance adds to a $700 million guarantee package and brings […]

Chill on chairs and tables created out of wooden pallets at Kona © Elio Stamm / Lonely Plane
Homeland News Lifestyle

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 […]

President Obama and Michelle Obama at an event to thank service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Sunday. In an interview released Monday, Mr. Obama said he was “confident” that if he had run for a third term, he could have “mobilized a majority of the American people.” Credit Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press

Obama Says He Would Have Defeated Trump for a Third Term

HONOLULU — President Obama expressed confidence that, if he had run for a third term, he would have defeated Donald J. Trump, according to an interview released Monday with David Axelrod, his friend and former adviser. “I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, […]

Mona Nemmer, Liverpool’s new head of nutrition, discussing a menu with the chef Leigh Lawson at Liverpool’s training base. Credit Rob Stothard for The New York Times
Health Soccer

New Head of Nutrition Gives Liverpool a Taste of Premier League Success

LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp did not introduce his Liverpool players to the woman who would subtly change their lives right away. When she joined the team, at the club’s preseason camp in Palo Alto, Calif., last summer, Klopp waited a couple of days, eager to see if her actions […]

A search-and-recovery operation was underway near Sochi, Russia, on Monday after the crash of a plane a day earlier in the Black Sea. A large part of the fuselage was found. Credit Yevgeny Reutov/European Pressphoto Agency

Russia Mounts Search After Plane Crash and Says Terrorism Is Unlikely

SOCHI, Russia — Russia mounted an expansive search-and-recovery operation in the Black Sea on Monday for the passengers and the fuselage of a military passenger plane that crashed a day earlier, killing all 92 people on board, including dozens of members of a storied army choir. In Moscow, famous performers […]

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
Homeland News Politics

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.
Homeland News

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 […]

This photo taken on Jan. 15, 2015 shows a Tu-154 plane at Chkalovsky military airport near Moscow, Russia. (Dmitry Petrochenko / AP)

Russian plane carrying famed chorus crashes into Black Sea; all are believed dead

A military plane carrying members of a renowned Cold War-era musical ensemble that was going to perform for Russian servicemen at a Syrian air base crashed into the Black Sea early Sunday, apparently killing everyone aboard, officials said. The flight also carried nine journalists and a prominent Russian philanthropist. Authorities initially […]

Serena Williams at the 2016 US Open Getty Images
Sports Tennis

Serena Williams: I’m not a white man, so I’m underrated

Serena Williams says recognition of her rightful place in the tennis pantheon — and she’ll say it: No. 1 all-time — has been withheld because she is a woman and because she is black. “I think if I were a man, I would have been in that conversation a long […]