Ghanaian demonstrators clashed with security forces in Accra on Monday, burning tires and throwing stones to protest the demolition of hundreds of houses to make way for better flood control, witnesses said.
Bulldozers razed hundreds of homes and businesses in the poor Sodom and Gomorrah neighbourhood of Ghana`s capital on Saturday so the authorities can start widening a lagoon to prevent a repeat of this month`s deadly floods.
The practice of yoga was given a boost by Ghana`s Deputy Minister for Education, Sam Okudzeto-Ablakwa, when he publicly endorsed it and said he will enrol to get involved because of what the ancient Indian exercise discipline has to offer.
More than 70 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana`s capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, the police and Red Cross said Thursday.
Around forty migrants died in the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to survivors of the journey who arrived on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Tuesday, local Save the Children spokeswoman Giovanna Di Benedetto said.