World Bank head says poverty can end in 15 years

The world is capable of ending global poverty in the next 15 years, the president of the World Bank Group said today during a visit to Ghana.

Ghana suspends 7 high court judges over bribery allegations

Last month, 22 circuit judges and magistrates were suspended, and 12 high court judges were placed under investigation, after they were accused of being bought off.

German sailors work round the clock to rescue migrants

On the hunt for people-smugglers in the Mediterranean, a German Navy ship is sailing off the coast of Libya when it gets a report of an unidentified boat adrift.

Ghana to bring in 177 Cuban doctors as strike bites

Ghana has said it will bring in 177 new doctors from Cuba to help limit the damage from a crippling strike by medics over pay and training.

Augsburg`s Abdul Rahman Baba poised to join Chelsea

Augsburg manager Stefan Reuter confirmed Saturday that Ghana`s Abdul Rahman Baba is poised to join English champions Chelsea with the deal set to net the Germans up to 30 million euros ($33m).

At least 10 feared dead after boat sinks off Libyan coast

 At least 10 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, a local prosecutor on the Italian island of Sicily has said.

Protesters clash with Ghana security forces over bulldozed houses

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.

Ghana destroys hundreds of homes in capital in bid to prevent floods

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.

Ghanaian deputy minister endorses yoga

 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.

Ghana suspends Ebola vaccine trial after `guinea pig` backlash

Ghana has suspended a trial for an Ebola vaccine after complaints that locals were being needlessly used as "guinea pigs" in a country currently free of the deadly disease.

Ghana halts Ebola vaccine trial due to community protests

Ghana has halted a plan to test two Ebola vaccines in an eastern town after legislators backed local protests against the trials sparked by fears of contamination, officials said on Wednesday.

UN raps Ghana`s failure to stamp out slavery of virgin girls

 UN rights experts on Wednesday said Ghana had failed miserably to stamp out a centuries-old tradition in which virgin girls are offered as slaves to local priests for a lifetime.

Ghana president calls for unity as nation mourns victims of deadly blaze

Ghana`s President John Dramani Mahama called for national unity on Wednesday as he led a memorial service for more than 150 people killed in a petrol station fire and heavy flooding.

Powerhouses Argentina out of U-20 World Cup
Powerhouses Argentina out of U-20 World Cup

Six-times champions Argentina have suffered an ignominious early exit from the under-20 World Cup in New Zealand after they drew their final Group B game 0-0 in Wellington on Friday.

Over 200 killed in Ghana gas station explosion
Over 200 killed in Ghana gas station explosion

 Over 200 people were killed in an explosion at a gas station in Ghana`s capital Accra, even as torrential rains lashed the West African nation, the interior ministry said.

Death toll up to 150 in Ghana gas station explosion, floods

The death toll from a huge gas station explosion and flooding in Ghana's capital has more than doubled to 150 people, the President has said.

Death toll in Ghana petrol station fire rises to at least 90: Police

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.

Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row
Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row

A row over unpaid Africa Cup of Nations winning bonuses estimated at around one million euros cost Ivory Coast sports minister Alain Lobognon his job on Wednesday.

Forty migrants reported drowned in Mediterranean - Save the Children

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. 

Tribunal tells Ghana to suspend new oil drilling in disputed waters

An international tribunal on Saturday ordered Ghana not to carry out any new oil drilling activities in waters disputed with Ivory Coast, pending a final judgement.