Nearly 1 300 Nigerians repatriated from Libya in November

2017-12-02 12:56

Nearly 1 300 Nigerian migrants were brought home from Libya in November - nearly twice as many as in the previous month, the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

Camera operator dies in Ghana on set of Netflix drama

2017-11-21 14:58

A British camera operator has died on the set of the BBC/Netflix miniseries The Forgiving Earth.

Mugabe: The last of Africa's 'fathers of independence'

2017-11-17 10:35

At 93, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is the last living African head of state to have fought for his country's independence from a colonial power before becoming its leader.

Ghana opens investigation into soccer corruption, fixing

2017-10-25 19:00

Soccer officials in Ghana have opened an investigation into bribery, match-fixing and corruption

Rejected Ghanaian asylum-seeker convicted of rape in Germany

2017-10-19 19:30

A Ghanaian man has been convicted of the rape of a camper in Germany

Togo's opposition keeps call for protest despite ban

2017-10-11 18:30

Togo's opposition has refused to cancel two protests planned for next week, despite a government ban on political marches on weekdays.

Anger in Ghana after six die in fuel station fire, blasts

2017-10-08 16:56

Ghanaians have pushed the government to improve safety at fuel stations after six people were killed when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the nation's capital, triggering explosions.

Official: Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people

2017-10-08 13:53

Ghana's deputy information minister says that an explosion at a gas-filling station, along with a secondary explosion, have left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in the northwest part of the capital

UN rights council extends Burundi abuses probe

2017-09-29 18:30

The UN Human Rights Council has voted to extend the mission of an international probe into atrocities in Burundi, overriding strong pushback from the government accused of crimes against humanity.

Ghanaian villagers profit from monkey business

2017-09-27 13:00

The villagers of Tafi Atome, in Ghana's Volta Region, grew up listening to tales of their spiritual links to the 1 000 or so mona monkeys that inhabit the surrounding lush forest.


Macron kicks off Africa tour in Burkina Faso

2017-11-28 16:32

French President Emmanuel Macron has landed in Burkina Faso evening for the opening leg of a three-day Africa tour aimed at boosting France's regional influence and stemming the continent's migrant exodus.

Camera operator dies in Ghana on set of Netflix drama

2017-11-21 10:54

A British camera operator has died on the set of the BBC/Netflix miniseries "The Forgiving Earth."

Togolese 'fleeing human rights abuses' to Ghana: UN

2017-10-27 15:05

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency has said.

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.

Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU

2017-10-14 15:01

Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union has said, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.

Death toll rises to 7 in gas station explosions in Ghana

2017-10-08 19:13

Authorities in Ghana say at least 7 people have died and dozens were injured after an explosion at a gas station in a suburb of the capital

Gas station explosions in Ghana's capital kill 6 people

2017-10-08 15:06

6 people are known to have died from gas explosions at Atomic Junction, near the Legon suburb in northwest Accra, Ghana National Fire Service spokesperson Billy Anaglatey has said.

Ghana's capital rocked by huge gas explosions, fire

2017-10-08 09:16

A tanker delivering natural gas has caught fire in Ghana's capital Accra, triggering two explosions that were heard across the city causing fires that forced local residents to flee.

Hundreds of Togolese seek sanctuary in Ghana

2017-09-28 10:00

Hundreds of Togolese nationals have fled to neighbouring Ghana to escape reprisals after a wave of anti-government protests, a Ghanaian official said on Wednesday.

Maritime court backs Ghana in offshore dispute with Ivory Coast

2017-09-24 11:03

An international maritime tribunal has backed Ghana in a dispute with Ivory Coast over a contested boundary that cuts through lucrative offshore oil fields.

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