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Gandhi statue removed after student protest in Ghana

2018-12-13 12:34

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.

The West exported homophobia, not homosexuality

2018-12-02 12:00

Historical evidence dispels the notion that LGBT people as well as alternative gender expressions and identities are alien to African culture, writes Gerbrandt van Heerden.

Lessons for South Africa's SOEs from other African countries

2018-11-20 06:00

Since independence many failing African SOEs have been bailed out by governments without introducing non-patronage-based competent management with devastating effects, writes William Gumede.

Ghana says on track to exit IMF bailout

2018-11-15 21:31

Ghana is on track to exit its almost $1.0bn bailout programme with the International Monetary Fund by the end of the year, finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe's absence noticed at his rural home, Mohamed Salah statue

2018-11-07 08:00

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe has been abroad 'for past the month' and his absence is being noticed at his rural home, and a Mohamed Salah statue in Egypt has been criticised for poor resemblance.

Top Africa stories: August 1 Zim massacre, pictures of Prince Charles in Ghana

2018-11-06 08:01

A Zimbabwean journalist recounts how he survived the August 1 violence that killed at least seven people, and Prince Charles and his wife have attend a traditional celebration of leaders in Ghana.

Prince Charles and Camilla in Ghana on second Africa stop

2018-11-03 11:58

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Ghana for the second stop of their West African tour.

11 African leaders meeting in Germany at development summit

2018-10-30 16:50

Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the heads of 11 African nations, international organisations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched under the German Group of 20 presidency last year designed to encourage private investment in Africa.

Togo opposition leader in Ghana after hunger strike

2018-10-11 05:45

A Togolese opposition leader who had been on hunger strike has been evacuated to a hospital in Ghana after his health deteriorated, his relatives say.

Top Africa stories: MDC slams new Zim tax law, Melania Trump in Ghana

2018-10-04 08:00

Zimbabwe’s MDC party has slammed a new 2% tax on electronic transactions, which it says is meant to "pick-pocket the poor", and Melania Trump has visited a former slave trading fort in Ghana.

 

Meet the cocoa farmers who have never tasted chocolate

2018-12-11 08:57

Where does SA's chocolate come from? In Ghana - the world’s second-largest cocoa bean producer - farmers have spent their entire lives producing cocoa for industrialised nations, and never tasted chocolate.

WATCH: Ghana's Atewa Range Forest Reserve 'under threat'

2018-11-26 08:00

It's been described as "one of the best places for biodiversity on the planet". But there are fears the Atewa Range Forest Reserve in Ghana is under threat because of what's under the soil - bauxite.

Accra waterfront development leaves artists fearful

2018-11-17 09:17

Yussif Ayibesa stands in front of the ramshackle Centre for National Culture that backs on to the seafront in Ghana's capital, Accra, trying to encourage visitors to come in.

Ghana raising $500m in loans to fund education pledge

2018-11-09 21:09

Ghana is raising $500m in loans to help finance President Nana Akufo-Addo’s pledge to provide free secondary education at public schools.

Prince Charles condemns slavery, climate change in Africa

2018-11-06 13:02

Britain's Prince Charles has condemned the slave trade during a stop in Ghana, saying that the atrocity has left an indelible stain on the world's history.

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Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have visited Osei Tutu II, the Asantahene or king of Ghana's Asante people, at Manhyia palace in Kumasi, Ghana. Take a look at this picture gallery.

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have visited Osei Tutu II, the Asantahene or king of Ghana's Asante people, at Manhyia palace in Kumasi, Ghana. Take a look at this picture gallery.

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PICS: Prince Charles, Camilla land in Ghana on second Africa stop

2018-11-03 08:57

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived in Ghana for the second stop of their West African tour

Burkina Faso attacks open new front in France's anti-terror fight

2018-10-11 17:25

An alarming increase in deadly jihadist attacks has led to expanded French military action in Burkina Faso, a marked shift after years of reticence by the west African nation to call in help from its former colonial master.

Hunger strike puts Togo opposition leader in hospital

2018-10-04 20:22

A Togolese opposition leader who has been on hunger strike for two weeks has been taken to hospital, his associates have said.

Top Africa stories: Tourist survives elephant attack in Zim, Melania Trump in Africa

2018-10-03 08:00

A tourist is luck to be alive after a second elephant attack in Zimbabwe, and US First Lady Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden Africa tour.

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