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Supporters of Ghana’s president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, celebrate victory in Accra, Ghana, on Dec. 10. The longtime opposition leader won the presidency on his third run for office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy. (Sunday Alamba/AP)
Politics

Ghana shows a troubling willingness to accept political corruption, our recent survey shows

In the wake of national elections Dec. 7, Ghana’s president, John Mahama, conceded to challenger Nana Akufo-Addo. The election marks the first time an incumbent has stood for reelection and lost since this West African nation became independent in 1957. Power has changed hands between parties before, but only when […]

Cycil Jones Abban at his studio Parables Production.
Business Entertainment Science & Tech

Meet the Passionate Artists Who Are Building An Animation Industry in Ghana

For almost two years Cycil Jones Abban, now 37, managed a pharmacy and spent his nights animating. Like the cartoonist Batman of Ghana’s capital, Accra, Abban started by working from his home, and eventually, he became the head of his own studio, Parables Animation Studios (pictured at top). The movies […]

Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel wanted to do more to help Syrian refugees AP
World

Israel is taking in injured Syrian refugees from Aleppo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says country is responding to ‘the tragedy of terrible suffering of civilians’ Israel is to take in injured refugees from Aleppo and arrange for them to be treated in the country’s hospitals, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced. Evacuation efforts are underway in the devastated Syrian city […]

Jose Mourinho of Manchester United and Antonio Conte of Chelsea
Soccer Sports

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd cannot catch negative Chelsea in title race

Jose Mourinho believes it will be hard for Manchester United to make up ground on Chelsea in the title race because his former club adopt an overtly defensive approach he refuses to employ at Old Trafford. Antonio Conte’s side are six points clear at the top of the Premier League […]

Ebola Vaccine
Health

Ebola vaccine shown to be ‘highly protective’ against deadly virus in major trial

Scientists on Thursday announced a milestone in the fight against Ebola, reporting that a major trial of an experimental vaccine shows that it may be “highly protective” against the virus, which has infected nearly 30,000 people and killed 11,000 worldwide since 2013. Although the current outbreak has been contained, health officials fear the deadly […]

Catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons
USA World

Trump says he wants to ‘greatly strengthen and expand’ U.S. nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday called for the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, after Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said his country’s nuclear potential needs fortifying, raising the specter of a new arms race that would reverse decades of efforts to reduce the number and size of the two […]

Erich Burger, of Baltimore, is recovering at home from a rare and often fatal disease. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
Health

Medical detectives raced to save a man from a rare, ‘universally lethal’ disease

The problems started after Erich Burger returned from an unforgettable safari in Botswana and Zambia last month. The Baltimore software engineer got sick the day after he got home. He headed to a community hospital after about a week of fever and chills, thinking he might have malaria given his […]

A construction site in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit in the West Bank. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)
USA World

Trump, Obama on possible collision course over Israeli settlement vote

President-elect Donald Trump warned the Obama administration Thursday against a possible abstention in a key U.N. Security Council vote that would declare illegal all Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory in the West Bank and the mostly Arab East Jerusalem. The resolution, initially scheduled for a Thursday vote, urges Israelis and […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Ballon d’Or as Player of the Year
Soccer Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Ballon d’Or as Player of the Year

After giving a European Championship title to Portugal and another Champions League trophy to Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo ends the year with something just for himself — his fourth world player of the year award. Ronaldo on Monday won his third Ballon d’Or award, which this year is being handed […]

LeBron James, right, led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the N.B.A. championship over Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors in the series decider in Oakland, Calif. Credit Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports, via Reuters
Basketball Sports

LeBron James Delivered on His Promise in 2016

LeBron James was present at two Game 7 thrillers in 2016 but played in only one of them. It was on the night of June 19 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., where James and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the N.B.A. Finals. […]