Ghana urges people of African heritage to 'come home'

2019-01-16 17:00

Sicley Williams was ready to escape what she found an unfriendly climate in the United States and take a leap of faith, leaving her native Chicago for Ghana.

Tutu pays tribute to 'outstanding' late UN chief Annan

2018-08-25 10:10

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has described Kofi Annan as "an outstanding human being who represented our continent and the world with enormous graciousness, integrity and distinction".

Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

2018-07-16 11:53

Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval.

West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

Mob justice fears after soldier's gruesome death in Ghana

2017-06-09 21:02

An off-duty soldier in Ghana who was lynched while out running has been laid to rest with full state honours, in a case that has sparked fears about the "growing menace" of mob justice.

Ghana to roll out free senior high school programme

2017-04-28 06:59

Ghana is planning to make senior high school free for all teenagers, whatever their background, in a move experts say could transform the lives of millions.

Post-election vigilante violence flares in Ghana

2017-04-12 12:28

Ghanaians were horrified when members of a vigilante group loosely affiliated with the ruling party stormed a court to free 13 members standing trial for assault late last week.

Ghana leader defends decision to appoint 110 ministers

2017-03-19 07:05

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has defended his controversial decision to appoint a 110-minister government, calling it a "necessary investment" in the small west African country.

Most of our cars are missing - Ghana's presidency

2017-02-10 12:33

Ghana's new government has set up a special task force to track down more than 200 missing vehicles that should have been handed back when President Nana Akufo-Addo took office.

Ghana MPs push for probe into bribery claims

2017-01-30 15:30

Lawmakers in Ghana have called for an investigation into claims that a minister in new President Nana Akufo-Addo's government bribed the committee vetting his candidacy.


Merkel's Africa tour arrives in Ghana as migration a concern

2018-08-30 17:30

Merkel's Africa tour arrives in Ghana as migration toward Europe remains a concern

Ghana declares week of mourning after death of Annan

2018-08-18 15:33

Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo has declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan.

Togo's president visits opposition stronghold after protests

2017-11-27 19:59

Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, says he remains convinced of national unity after a weekend visit to the country's second city that was hit by anti-government protests.

All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

2017-08-11 20:50

Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called "the Gold Coast" during its colonial era.

Ghana president vows justice after mob kills soldier

2017-05-30 21:31

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the killers of a soldier who was lynched by a mob while out running would be brought to justice for this "heinous crime".

Ghana MPs face British travel bans over 'visa fraud'

2017-04-27 12:01

Three members of Ghana's parliament and a former lawmaker are facing travel bans to Britain over apparent visa irregularities, according to a leaked document seen by AFP.

Ghana seeks new dawn for struggling power sector

2017-03-29 19:03

Ghana's new government is looking to fix a crippling power crisis with a complete overhaul of its deficit-ridden energy sector including a boost for solar energy.

Ghana president says 'inherited' debts from predecessor

2017-02-21 18:01

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he has inherited an economy reeling from huge fiscal deficits, rising inflation and high unemployment despite an IMF programme designed to stimulate growth.

Most of our cars are missing, says Ghana's presidency

2017-02-09 16:18

Ghana's new government has set up a special task force to track down more than 200 missing vehicles that should have been handed back when President Nana Akufo-Addo took office.

Beacon of African hope

2017-01-29 06:09

The peaceful transition of Ghana’s government is a reminder of the leadership void South Africans have been tolerating for years.

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