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The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI Announces Rabat's Intention to Return to African Union
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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to visit Ghana

King Mohammed VI of Morocco will pay an official visit to Ghana from Wednesday, the Flagstaff House said in a statement on Tuesday. The visit is aimed at deepening the existing cordial relations between Ghana and Morocco as well as present an opportunity to define new areas of co-operation that […]

Ms Gloria Akuffo - Attorney-General designate
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Tribunal to hear Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire dispute Feb 6-16

Hearing of the dispute concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean has been scheduled for hearing from February 6 to 16, 2017. The President of the Special Chamber constituted to deal with the dispute, Judge Boualem Bouguetaia, will preside over […]

Cocoa beans and Chocolate
Business

Chocothon Seeks to Save Cocoa Production in Ghana

According to research at the University of Reading, cocoa contributes between 70 to 100 percent of Ghanaian farmers’ annual household income and employs about 3.2 million workers there. Ghana is the second largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans, after Côte d’Ivoire. Taking place in Accra, Ghana, Chocothon’s short-term goal […]

Ghana's players look relaxed in training in Gabon
Soccer Sports

Afcon 2017: Ghana avert potential bonus issues

Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations squad has agreed to accept any win bonus proposal from the government in order to avoid a recurrence of past rows. The Ghana football Association announced the decision, saying the players wanted to show they are ready to play for their nation and not motivated […]

Prof. Aaron Mike ocquaye (right) in an interaction with Mr Ami Mehl Picture: Nii Martey Botchway
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Ghana, Israel to deepen co-operation

The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Ami Mehl, has lauded Ghana for the peaceful and successful conduct of the December 7, 2016 elections. Speaking during a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye, yesterday, Mr Mehl said the successful conduct of the elections had further boosted […]

André Ayew leads the Ghana celebrations after his winner put Avram Grant’s side in pole position to qualify from Africa Cup of Nations Group D. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
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Afcon 2017: André Ayew gets Ghana off to winning start but Egypt stutter

André Ayew scored a penalty as Ghana beat Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday in a lacklustre opening to the four-time champions’ bid for a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 35 years. The West Ham United winger scored in the 32nd minute of the Group D game after Asamoah Gyan was […]

Otodo Gbame, a poor fishing community on the shores of a lagoon in Lagos, was razed by the police and a group of young men, according to residents and local activists, who say the motive was to take the land for development. Credit Pius Utomi Ekpei/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Lagos Slum Was Razed for Its Waterfront, Residents Say

LAGOS, Nigeria — Dazed and wearing a blood-spattered undershirt, Blessing Dacodonu sat on the floor of a clinic propped above a murky lagoon, wondering where his brother was. The men had been walking past a demolished slum on their morning commute when a mob wielding machetes attacked them, making them […]

Women walked past a stall selling cola nuts in Banjul, Gambia. The cost of living has soared in the country, prompting thousands of Gambians to try to reach Europe. Credit Marco Longari/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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A Soccer Star Caught in Poverty, a Risky Trip, and a Sorrowful End

SEREKUNDA, Gambia — The pregame warm-up for the Red Scorpions, Gambia’s top women’s soccer team, used to begin with joyful singing and dancing. But now the players in their yellow shirts and blue shorts begin every match in a somber prayer circle under the shade of a baobab tree. Three […]

A rail project by a Chinese construction company in Lagos, Nigeria in 2015. The Trump transition team asks, “How does U.S. business compete with other nations in Africa? Are we losing out to the Chinese?” Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times
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Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have, until now, been a mystery. But a series of questions from the Trump transition team to the State Department indicate an overall skepticism about the value of foreign aid, and even about American security interests, on the world’s second-largest continent. […]

The aftermath of Tuesday’s bombing at a camp for displaced people in Rann, Nigeria. Credit Doctors Without Borders
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Nigerian Jet Mistakenly Bombs Refugee Camp, Killing Scores

DAKAR, Senegal — A Nigerian fighter jet searching for Boko Haram members on Tuesday accidentally bombed a camp for displaced people who had fled the militants, killing dozens of camp residents and at least six humanitarian workers, and wounding numerous others. The bombing struck a government-run camp in Rann, Nigeria, […]