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Ghana vows improved safety to stop gas fires, blasts

October 13, 2017 2:38 pm
Ghana vows improved safety to stop gas fires, blasts

A picture taken on October 8, 2017 in Accra shows burnt vehicles on the site where a gas tanker caught fire, triggering explosions at two fuel stations on the evening of October 7, 2017. At least three people were killed and dozens injured after a tanker truck carrying natural gas […]

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Huge gas blast rocks Ghana’s capital of Accra, leaves casualties

October 8, 2017 2:30 pm
Huge gas blast rocks Ghana’s capital of Accra, leaves casualties

Fire and smoke rise into the sky after an explosion at a natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra on October 7, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) A huge explosion has rocked a gas station in Ghana’s capital of Accra, claiming the lives of an unknown number of people, and triggering the […]

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17 declared dead in Ghana goldmine collapse

July 6, 2017 10:30 pm
17 declared dead in Ghana goldmine collapse

A group of illegal gold panners wash sand collected from the river bed as they look for speck of gold, in Kibi area, southern Ghana, on April 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Rescuers have called off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in […]

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14 miners missing in collapsed Ghana mine

July 4, 2017 10:30 pm
14 miners missing in collapsed Ghana mine

A Galamseyer, an illegal gold panner, collects soil to check as he looks for speck of gold, in Kibi area, southern Ghana on April 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 14 people were missing and feared dead after an illegal gold mine in western Ghana in which they were […]

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Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana’s new president

January 8, 2017 5:30 pm
Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana’s new president

Ghana’s President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo takes the oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony, January 7th, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Ghana’s new president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has been sworn in after defeating incumbent John Dramani Mahama in last month’s peaceful elections. On January 7, thousands of officials and guests from across Africa […]

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Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo wins presidential polls, vows prosperity

December 10, 2016 2:20 pm
Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo  wins presidential polls, vows prosperity

Supporters of Ghana’s president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo celebrate on a street in Accra, Ghana, December 9, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) The leader of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has won Ghana’s fiercely-contested presidential election, pledging to put the resource-rich West African state back on the path of development. Late on Friday, Ghana’s Electoral […]

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Ghana’s local media declare opposition candidate winner of presidential election

December 9, 2016 10:30 pm
Ghana’s local media declare opposition candidate winner of presidential election

The supporters of opposition presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, are seen in Accra, Ghana, on December 8, 2016. Two local media outlets in Ghana have claimed that main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has won the country’s presidential election. The private radio stations Joy FM and Citi FM said on Friday that […]

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Ghanaians casting ballots in presidential, parliamentary elections

December 7, 2016 10:30 pm
Ghanaians casting ballots in presidential, parliamentary elections

Polling agents carry electoral materials at a village considered a stronghold of Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), in Kibi, Ghana, December 7, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Voters in Ghana are casting their ballots in presidential and parliamentary elections amid an economic downturn in […]

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Sham US embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade

December 4, 2016 9:30 pm
Sham US embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade

The undated photo purportedly shows the exterior of a fake US embassy in Accra, Ghana. (Photo by the US Department of State) Washington says a fake US embassy run by organized crime gangs has been shut down in Ghana’s capital, Accra, following almost 10 years of issuing counterfeit visas and […]

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urges facilitation of banking relations with Ghana

July 26, 2016 8:30 pm
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urges facilitation of banking relations with Ghana

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stressed the importance of facilitating banking relations with Ghana in a bid to improve bilateral cooperation. “To facilitate relations in the private sector, we should facilitate some issues such as banking cooperation with Ghana,” Zarif told reporters […]

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Iran ready to help Ghana fight terrorism, extremism: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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Iran ready to help Ghana fight terrorism, extremism: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is ready to cooperate with Ghana in the fight against terrorism and extremism. “A new chapter has begun in the very good relations between Iran and Ghana,” Zarif said in a meeting with Ghana’s President […]

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Ghana is a major economy in Africa – Jim Yong Kim

October 16, 2015 1:46 pm
Ghana is a major economy in Africa – Jim Yong Kim

Jim Young KimNotwithstanding its challenges, Ghana remains one of the leading African countries that have achieved marked improvement in various sectors of their economies, especially on human development indicators. The country is among several African countries that have made progress in reducing extreme poverty, having reduced poverty to 25.2 per […]

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Ghana School of Law entrance exams challenged at Supreme Court

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Ghana School of Law entrance exams challenged at Supreme Court

Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare has in recent times been critical of the Ghana General Legal Council and the School of Law over the admission processes. A US-based Ghanaian professor on Wednesday filed a suit at the Supreme Court to nullify the use of interviewing and entrance examination as the basis […]

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Ghana women in Northern region bribe husbands for sex

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Ghana women in Northern region bribe husbands for sex

Some young women in polygamous marriages in the Northern Region have revealed that they are using cigarettes, cola nuts, or meals to lure their husbands to have sex with them. This has compelled many men, especially in the rural Northern Region, to marry more than one to receive abundant gifts from their […]

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KNUST student in Ghana arrested with 20 parcels of wee

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KNUST student in Ghana arrested with 20 parcels of wee

Gbagbo, who claimed ownership of the bag and its content, was immediately arrested. He, however, pleaded with the police to set him free A Level 200 student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Courage Gbagbo, 22, is in the grip of the law for possessing narcotic […]

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