Ghana urges people of African heritage to ‘come home’

In an effort to boost Ghana’s economy, the government is aiming to reverse outward migration in 2019 by encouraging the country’s diaspora to return home, despite the economic problems the west African country is still facing.

Christmas is high season for local home brews in Ghana

The festive Christmas season in Ghana means it is high season for locally produced drinks like palm wine, Kokoroko or pito. The alcohol marketplace used to be dominated by multinationals but Ghanaians are now seeing the resurrection of traditional and local drinks.

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, this week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Ghana’s Atewa Range Forest Reserve, renowned for its world-leading biodiversity, but believed to be under threat due to the presence of bauxite beneath the soil. And we travel to Burkina Faso to meet one of the strongest men in the world, Iron Biby, who says he wants to inspire young people in his home country to follow their athletic dreams.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLYFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Campaigners dig in against Ghana bauxite mining plans

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.

Melania Trump visits former slave facility

(3 Oct 2018) Melania Trump visited a former slave holding facility on the coast of Ghana on the second day of her Africa tour. The U.S. first lady on Wednesday toured Cape Coast Castle. (Oct. 3)

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(2 Oct 2018) Here’s the latest for Tuesday, Oct. 2nd: The Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 1,200; Nobel prize in physics awarded to three scientists; Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo accused of rape; Melania Trump meets with Ghana’s first lady.

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Melania Trump lands in Africa for solo state trip

(2 Oct 2018) Melania Trump arrived in Ghana on Tuesday to open her first major solo international trip as US first lady. She landed in the Ghanaian capital of Accra early Tuesday after an overnight flight from Washington. (Oct. 2)

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World leaders attend Kofi Annan’s state funeral in Ghana

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be buried in his native Ghana after a state funeral attended by world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty.