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Melania Trump wants people to stop focusing on her colonist fashion choices

During her tour of Ghana she donned a white pith helmet – a symbol of colonial oppression

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October 8, 2018


Smugglers pave path for migrants from Africa to Europe

Ninety percent of migrants who enter Europe are helped by human traffickers, he added, citing a 2015 study.

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September 18, 2018


England, Portugal enjoy easy warm-up wins, Iceland held

England and Portugal enjoyed comfortable home wins in their final World Cup warm-up matches on Thursday, beating Costa Rica 2-0 and Algeria 3-0 respectively. South Korea were held to an unimpressive 0-0 draw against Bolivia while Iceland, the surprise packages of Euro 2016 who are looking to pull off more upsets in Russia, drew 2-2…

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June 8, 2018


“Can a drone take me to Mecca?”

Al-Hassan Abdullah, a poor Ghanaian villager whose story went viral on Turkish social media when he asked a TV crew if “a drone can take him to Mecca” will travel to the Muslim holy land courtesy of the Foreign Ministry and charities. Abdullah had naively asked a Turkish film crew flying a drone with a…

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August 20, 2017


Fake US embassy shut down

The U.S. State Department says it has shut down a fake embassy in Ghana’s capital that operated for “about a decade” issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas to West Africans. A statement says authorities recovered 150 passports from 10 countries and visas from the U.S., India, South Africa and the European Schengen zone. The statement…

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December 5, 2016


Chance encounter: Ghanaian boy with organs outside his abdomen to undergo surgery

LONDON: A three-year-old boy born with his organs outside his abdomen is to undergo a life-saving surgery later thanks to a chance meeting with an English couple. Ethan Suglo, from Ghana, has exomphalos which can be fatal but is routinely treated in the UK. Last year, his father Charles met doctors David and Jacquie Williams when…

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July 12, 2016


Ghana bans sale of live poultry to stop bird flu spread

ACCRA: Ghana has banned the sale and transport of live poultry after the H5N1 virus killed thousands of birds, while there has been no record of human infection, the ministry of agriculture has said. The statement from the ministry, published on Wednesday, said people would no longer be allowed to transport live birds — and…

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July 19, 2015


Ghana petrol station blast, flooding leave estimated 150 dead

ACCRA: An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana's capital and flooding caused by torrential rains killed around 150 people, President John Mahama said on Thursday, marking the worst disaster to strike the West African country in more than a decade. Around 96 people who sought shelter from floods overnight at the state-owned GOIL gas…

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June 4, 2015


Blast at Ghana petrol station kills 90 seeking shelter from storm

ACCRA: An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana's capital killed around 90 people sheltering from a storm early on Thursday, emergency services said, in the worst disaster to strike the West African state in more than a decade. The force of the blast gave few a chance to escape. People were burned beyond recognition…

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June 4, 2015


70 dead in Ghana petrol station fire

GHANA: More than 70 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, the police and Red Cross said Thursday. “This loss of life is catastrophic and almost unprecedented,” a visibly shaken President John Dramani Mahama said as he…

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June 4, 2015


FIFA WC: Portugal beat Ghana but both out of cup

BRASÍLIA: Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner for Portugal as they beat Ghana 2-1 in Brasilia in Group G on Thursday but both sides still crashed out of the World Cup. Ronaldo missed three chances with only goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda to beat that would have been enough to put his side into the last 16. An…

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June 26, 2014


FIFA WC: Germany draw 2-2 with Ghana

FORTALEZA: Miroslav Klose equalled Brazilian legend Ronaldo's record of 15 World Cup goals with the equaliser for Germany in their 2-2 Group G draw with Ghana in Fortaleza on Saturday. Mario Goetze had given Germany the lead before goals from Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan turned the game on its head and threatened to cause…

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June 21, 2014


German-born Brooks gives USA memorable win over Ghana

NATAL: German-born United States defender John Brooks came off the bench to stun Ghana with a late winner in a 2-1 victory in Natal on Monday to put a huge dent in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists hopes of emulating that feat this time round. Clint Dempsey scored the opener after just 30 seconds and…

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June 17, 2014


Ghana win and Niger draw in sluggish Nations Cup

PORT ELIZABETH: Ghana took a significant step towards the quarter-finals and Niger secured their first ever point as the African Nations Cup continued to unfold like a slow-moving drama rather than a Hollywood thriller on Thursday.The only goal on the sixth day of the tournament came from a Ghanaian penalty in their 1-0 win over…

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January 25, 2013


Ghana awaits new president in test of democracy

ACCRA: Ghanaians waited anxiously on Sunday for results to a leadership election that was fraught with technical problems, but which officials hope will still burnish the country's reputation as a pillar of African democracy.A leading local news outlet that was compiling results credited incumbent John Dramani Mahama with victory on Sunday, contradicting claims from the…

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December 9, 2012


Mahama named Ghana ruling party boss, lined up for poll

ACCRA: Ghana's ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has confirmed newly sworn-in President John Dramani Mahama as its leader in a move seen as boosting his chances of becoming the party's candidate in a presidential election later this year.The West African oil, cocoa and gold producer has seen a smooth transition of power following the sudden…

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July 26, 2012


As Ghana mourns president, focus turns to election race

ACCRA: Ghana has seen a smooth transition of power after the sudden death of its president, but as the nation mourns attention is already turning to who will replace him as the ruling party's candidate in a December vote.Vice-President John Dramini Mahama was sworn in hours after the announcement of the death through sudden illness…

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July 25, 2012


Ghana boat capsizes, 10 missing, dozens swim ashore

ACCRA: A boat carrying over 90 passengers capsized on Ghana's Lake Volta, killing two and leaving 10 missing, a rescue official said.”The boat was carrying 92 passengers when the disaster occurred. Some survivors were rescued by the villagers while others managed to swim ashore,” Amadu Baba Seidu, a disaster management coordinator in the area told…

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September 8, 2011


President of Ghana receives football team

ACCRA: Ghana's World Cup players will be given national honours and 20,000 US dollars each after their quarter-final performance in South Africa. “As far as I'm concerned, they have won the World Cup in the minds and hearts of not only Ghanaians, but Africans and people all over the world, who love fair play and…

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July 7, 2010


Uruguay beat Ghana on penalties

JOHANNESBURG: Uruguay ended Ghana's dream of being the first African team in the World Cup semi-finals when they won a penalty shootout 4-2 after their quarter-final finished 1-1 at the end of extra time on Friday. Uruguay substitute Sebastian Abreu got the decisive penalty with a cheeky chip over goalkeeper Richard Kingson to set up…

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July 3, 2010


Ghana carry Africa's prayers, Brazil face Dutch

JOHANNESBURG: Ghana's “Black Stars” hope to go where no African team has been before and reach the World Cup semi-finals on Friday while Brazil face Netherlands in the day's first and equally intriguing quarter-final. After a two-day lull, the action restarts at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth where five-times champions Brazil take on…

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July 2, 2010