Tag Archives: Accra

08Oct/17

Deadly gas explosion rocks Ghana’s capital

A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra has exploded, causing several casualties, according to government officials. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

17Jul/17

Ghanaian teen builds video search engine to rival YouTube

Nineteen-year-old Ghanaian student, Gabriel Opare has built an online video search engine known as Mudclo, which has caught the attention of some of the industry’s big tech companies, with some dubbing it the ‘African YouTube’.

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07Jan/17

Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in

Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo takes oath of office during lavish ceremony in the capital Accra.

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08Dec/16

Ghana election still without clear winner

Ghanaians are awaiting the official results in their presidential election, though the opposition is calling on the incumbent to concede. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

28Nov/16

Ghana cyber crime flourishes where jobs are scarce and literacy is high

Thousands of young people in Ghana’s capital make a living doing internet romance scams, the only way, they say, to earn decent money given sky-high unemployment levels. Their desperation is evidence of the challenge facing politicians who, ahead of a presidential election on December 7, are telling voters that job creation is a top priority.

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26Jan/16
President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaians decry transfer of ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
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13Jan/16
Splendour Joe Abisoye a 9-year-old Nigerian writer

Quotable African quotes of 2015

From a 9-year-old published author in Nigeria to an activist spreading the word on why gender violence must stop, there were several memorable African voices this year.

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12Jan/16
Arthur Simpson-Kent

EastEnders murder suspect remanded in custody

A suspect in the murder of a British EastEnders actress found dead in London is remanded in custody in Accra with his lawyer saying he will argue for his release.

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