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Ghana’s President John Atta Mills Dead

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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News reports from Ghana say President John Atta Mills has died. The Ghanian president’s office says the 68-year-old president died a “sudden and untimely death” Tuesday, a few hours after falling ill. Ghanian news reports say he died at a military hospital in the capital, Accra. There was no immediate word on what caused his […]

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10 Dead in Ghana Plane Crash

Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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(SOME NEW INFO) At least 10 people have died in Ghana after a cargo plane crashed into a bus while attempting to land. Officials said the Nigerian Allied Air jet overshot the runway at the Accra airport late Saturday and crashed into a minivan traveling down a road nearby. Officials say the plane’s four crew […]

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10 Dead in Ghana Plane Crash

Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 10 people have died in Ghana after a cargo plane crashed into a bus while attempting to land. Officials said the Nigerian Allied Air jet slammed into a minivan at Accra airport on Saturday. Emergency officials are on the scene.

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Ghanaian Officials Say They’re Committed to Peaceful and Credible Elections

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice says President John Atta Mills has taken steps to ensure this year’s general elections are credible and peaceful. Benjamin Kumbuor told VOA that Mr. Mills’ administration is committed to holding successful elections. “There is a very high level of commitment at all levels of government, to show clearly, […]

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Ghana President Visits White House

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s President John Atta Mills has met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, during which Mr. Obama praised the “good news” emerging from Ghana. Mr. Obama told reporters after the meeting that President Mills has shown a commitment to expose corruption and increase transparency, making the democratically run country a “wonderful economic […]

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Ghana President to Visit White House

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana President John Atta Mills is set to visit with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House for a meeting Ghana says will “further deepen” the ties between the two countries. Mr. Mills’ communication director, Koku Anyidoho, told VOA the two leaders will discuss ways to enhance development as well as their shared economic […]

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Ghana Celebrates Independence Ahead of President’s US Visit

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain with a traditional parade in the capital, Accra, and an address from President John Atta Mills. The main celebration Tuesday in Accra’s Independence Square will be replicated in the country’s regional and district capitals. Ghanaian Information Minister Fritz Baffour told VOA the date serves […]

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Ghana Celebrates Independence Ahead of President’s US Visit

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain with a traditional parade in the capital, Accra, and an address from President John Atta Mills. The main celebration Tuesday in Accra’s Independence Square will be replicated in the country’s regional and district capitals. Ghanaian Interior Minister Fritz Baffour told VOA the date serves […]

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Hershey to Invest Millions in Ivory Coast, Ghana Cocoa Production

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Hershey Company, famous for Hershey kisses and other chocolate treats, says it will invest $10 million to improve cocoa production and curb child labor in Ghana and Ivory Coast. The U.S.-based company says its programs will help farmers improve productivity and sustainability and develop cocoa-growing communities. The company says the West African region provides […]

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Ghana Seizes Arms Believed Bound for Nigeria

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Ghana say they have seized a truckload of weapons believed to be headed to Nigeria, where the government is struggling to contain sectarian violence and protests over rising fuel costs. Authorities say they found double-barrel guns and ammunition inside a truck marked with the name of a soft drink company. Police say the […]

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