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Closed down! Fake US embassy in Ghana issued genuine visas for 10 years

The United States (US) Department of State has reported the closure of a fake US embassy in Ghana's capital, Accra. The embassy had operated for a decade and had managed to issue genuine visas to appl

The United States (US) Department of State has reported the closure of a fake US embassy in Ghana's capital, Accra. The embassy had operated for a decade and had managed to issue genuine visas to appl

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Ghana's president threatens to 'commit murder' against child marriage

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, in a bid to support a campaign against child marriage, threatened to commit murder if anyone attempts to

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, in a bid to support a campaign against child marriage, threatened to commit murder if anyone attempts to

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Ghana: doctors extend strike

Doctors in Ghana have extended a strike that is emptying hospitals and posing a stiff challenge to the government of President John Mahama. They are

Doctors in Ghana have extended a strike that is emptying hospitals and posing a stiff challenge to the government of President John Mahama. They are

Science_technology

Do you know: can waste be food?

Two food scientists from as far away as Accra (Ghana) and Kent (UK) happen to agree in a totally unexpected answer. Feel free to taste a mere

Two food scientists from as far away as Accra (Ghana) and Kent (UK) happen to agree in a totally unexpected answer. Feel free to taste a mere

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Ghana's president 'heartbroken' after explosion kills around 100

The president of Ghana says he is heartbroken by the heavy loss of lives after an explosion at a petrol station killed around 100 people in the

The president of Ghana says he is heartbroken by the heavy loss of lives after an explosion at a petrol station killed around 100 people in the

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Dozens killed in Ghana petrol station explosion

At least 78 people have been killed in an explosion at a petrol station in the Ghanaian capital Accra. It’s said to have been caused by a fire at a

At least 78 people have been killed in an explosion at a petrol station in the Ghanaian capital Accra. It’s said to have been caused by a fire at a

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Ghanaians protest over power cuts

Hundreds of angry Ghanaians took fridges, tvs and other electrical goods out onto the streets of the capital in a protest against an ongoing power

Hundreds of angry Ghanaians took fridges, tvs and other electrical goods out onto the streets of the capital in a protest against an ongoing power

Sport

AFCON champs Ivory Coast return to heroes welcome

The elephants have landed and with their latest piece of silverware firmly in hand. The Ivory Coast arrived home to a heroes welcome on Monday after

The elephants have landed and with their latest piece of silverware firmly in hand. The Ivory Coast arrived home to a heroes welcome on Monday after

Sport

World Cup 2014: Ghana hope to cause an upset

At the World Cup the underdogs can often bark as well bite. Four years ago in South Africa Ghana reached the quarter finals to the surprise of

At the World Cup the underdogs can often bark as well bite. Four years ago in South Africa Ghana reached the quarter finals to the surprise of

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Ghana honours poet killed in Westgate mall attack

Hundreds of mourners gathered in the Ghanian capital Accra on Friday to commemorate the poet Kofi Awoonor, who was killed in the Westgate mall attack

Hundreds of mourners gathered in the Ghanian capital Accra on Friday to commemorate the poet Kofi Awoonor, who was killed in the Westgate mall attack

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Ghana's opposition boycotts presidential swearing in

Ghana’s John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in as president pledging to focus on development and to unite the country. Despite an opposition boycott

Ghana’s John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in as president pledging to focus on development and to unite the country. Despite an opposition boycott

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Opposition allege fraud in Ghana presidential vote

Ghana’s incumbent President John Dramani Mahama is calling his election win “a victory for all Ghanaians” after the electoral commission confirmed he

Ghana’s incumbent President John Dramani Mahama is calling his election win “a victory for all Ghanaians” after the electoral commission confirmed he

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Ghana presidential vote extended by a day

Ghana’s election commisioner has given voters an extra day to cast their ballots after technical problems hit the presidential election. Although

Ghana’s election commisioner has given voters an extra day to cast their ballots after technical problems hit the presidential election. Although

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Three dead in Ghana shopping mall collapse

At least three people have been killed in Ghana after a shopping centre collapsed in the capital, Accra. Forty people have been pulled out

At least three people have been killed in Ghana after a shopping centre collapsed in the capital, Accra. Forty people have been pulled out

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Argentina seeks to broker seized ship's release

Argentinian officials plan to travel to Ghana to negotiate the release of a seized naval vessel. A Ghananian court ruled the Libertad ship could be

Argentinian officials plan to travel to Ghana to negotiate the release of a seized naval vessel. A Ghananian court ruled the Libertad ship could be

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Thieves steal Ghanaian king's crown jewels

A suitcase belonging to Ghana’s King Otomfuo Osei Tutu II has been stolen from his country’s embassy in Oslo, Norweigan police and diplomatic sources

A suitcase belonging to Ghana’s King Otomfuo Osei Tutu II has been stolen from his country’s embassy in Oslo, Norweigan police and diplomatic sources

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Ghana to aid Ivory Coast probe into deadly cross-border raids

Ghana has promised to help investigate attacks in Ivory Coast that are being blamed on the supporters of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbago

Ghana has promised to help investigate attacks in Ivory Coast that are being blamed on the supporters of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbago

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Caretaker leader takes over in Ghana after president dies

Hours after the unexpected death of President John Atta Mills, Ghana has a new leader. According to the country’s constitution, Vice-President

Hours after the unexpected death of President John Atta Mills, Ghana has a new leader. According to the country’s constitution, Vice-President

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Ghana President John Atta Mills dies

The President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, has died, according to a statement from his office. The official release says the 68-year-old leader

The President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, has died, according to a statement from his office. The official release says the 68-year-old leader

Special_reports

WISE prizes for educational innovation

Doha’s World Innovative Summit for Education (WISE) 2011 has awarded six prizes to educational projects from across the world. The winning projects

Doha’s World Innovative Summit for Education (WISE) 2011 has awarded six prizes to educational projects from across the world. The winning projects

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Nobel winners Tawakul Karman & Leymah Gbowee

Tawakul Karman is congratulated for her Nobel Peace Prize by other women in Yemen. Meanwhile Leymah Gbowee, the leader of the Women For Peace

Tawakul Karman is congratulated for her Nobel Peace Prize by other women in Yemen. Meanwhile Leymah Gbowee, the leader of the Women For Peace

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Back in the Day: the US, Ghana and the orange juice incident

October 10, 1957. The finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah stops to buy orange juice in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware, USA but is

October 10, 1957. The finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah stops to buy orange juice in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware, USA but is

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How do you train a leader?

This week we focus on the leaders of the future. We have three very different stories of how new generations are being primed for leadership roles

This week we focus on the leaders of the future. We have three very different stories of how new generations are being primed for leadership roles

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World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars return

Thousands of fans gathered at Accra’s airport on Monday night to welcome home Ghana’s national football team after they were knocked out in the

Thousands of fans gathered at Accra’s airport on Monday night to welcome home Ghana’s national football team after they were knocked out in the

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Ghana football fans celebrating

In the suburb of Yeoville, home to people who come from all over Africa, Ghana football supporters were out in force ahead of their team’s

In the suburb of Yeoville, home to people who come from all over Africa, Ghana football supporters were out in force ahead of their team’s

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Ghanaian fans react after World Cup match

Ecstatic Ghanaian football fans celebrated their national team’s win on Saturday following their 2-1 victory against the United States, taking them

Ecstatic Ghanaian football fans celebrated their national team’s win on Saturday following their 2-1 victory against the United States, taking them