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Botswana’s high suicide rate continues

Botswana police have appealed to the public to seek professional help or share their problems with others rather than resort to suicide.

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Mali peace talks start in Algiers after prisoner swap

The negotiations include representatives of the UN, EU and the AU.

Ghanaian universities woo Nigerian students

Ghana’s diplomat assured Nigerians, interested in studying in Ghana, of stable academic calendar and facilities.

West African leaders hold talks in Ghana over insecurity in Nigeria, Mali

Leaders will brainstorm on Boko Haram and Mali separatists West African leaders are to hold an extraordinary meeting Friday, in Accra, Ghana, to discuss the degenerating security situation in Nigeria and Mali where Islamists militants have launched intense attacks in the last one month. A meeting of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, […]

Ghana reports first suspected Ebola case

The disease, caused by a virus, has killed several in Mali, Guinea and Liberia.

Five buried alive in illegal gold mining pit in Ghana

The bodies have been recovered and taken to a nearby hospital.

2 Chinese arrested in Ghana for alleged human trafficking

The suspects allegedly trafficked seven Vietnamese.

INTERVIEW: Ghanaian BBC Komla Dumor’s last extensive interview

Ghanaian BBC reporter, Komla Dumor, died of cardiac arrest Saturday morning in London. Since news of his passing broke Saturday, tributes have been pouring in torrents from all parts of the world. Those who know him well describe him as a quintessential journalist who did his best and left a legacy. For those who don’t […]

Komla Dumor, Ghanaian BBC journalist dead

Ghanaian BBC reporter, Komla Dumor, has died. He died of cardiac arrest on Saturday morning in London, the Ghanaian media are reporting. The media reports quoted neighbours as confirming the death of the Focus on Africa presenter. Ghana’s Joy Online quoted the former Chief Executive Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Herbert Mensah, as confirming the journalist’s […]

Navy confirms arrest of 24 Nigerians, three Ghanaians for crude oil theft

The suspects were handed over to the police.

Ghana Supreme Court affirms President Mahama’s election

The case was broadcast live on television and radio.

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Ghanaian minister defends increase in price of petrol, kerosene

The price of petrol was increased by about 20 per cent.

President appeals to striking Ghanaian university lecturers to call off strike

The lecturers have vowed not to call off their strike.

Ghana says new U.K. visa policy still ‘mere rumour’

The U.K. is yet to officially notify Ghana of its policy.

20 Ghanaians arrested for oil bunkering in Niger Delta

The JTF says is is in complete control of the Niger Delta creeks

52 Ghanaian firms partake in Abuja Trade Fair

At the Abuja Trade Fair, Ghanaian firms are adequately represented.

more and more Ghanians are taking their own lifes

INVESTIGATION: Why more and more Ghanaians are committing suicide

Our findings indicate the suicide rate in Ghana is frightening

Jonathan advises African leaders to emulate late Ghanaian President

President Jonathan joined 15 Heads of State, five Vice Presidents, and other high-powered international dignitaries at the burial of the late Ghanaian president