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Lawmaker Says Ghana May Add Homosexuality to Penal Code

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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A lawmaker in Ghana says parliament is set to discuss new laws against homosexuality. On Wednesday, Ghana’s President John Atta Mills said he will never back any effort to make homosexuality legal in the country. He was responding to comments from British Prime Minister David Cameron, who threatened to cut aid to nations with anti-gay […]

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Ivory Coast Urges Ghana to Arrest Election Violence Suspects

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast’s president has urged Ghana to arrest and hand over Ivorians charged with crimes during post election violence in his country. Alassane Ouattara made the request Thursday during a visit to Ghana for talks with President John Atta Mills. The United Nations estimates at least 3,000 people were killed in the five-month power struggle […]

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18 Killed in Ghana Boat Accident

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Ghanaian official says 18 people have been confirmed dead from a boat accident on Lake Volta in northern Ghana earlier this week. The official, Dominic Napare of the Brong-Ahafo region, says most of the victims are children. The boat was carrying more than 90 passengers when it capsized on Tuesday. Rescue operations continued Thursday. […]

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Ghana President Easily Wins Party Nomination

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Delegates from Ghana’s ruling party have overwhelmingly chosen incumbent President John Atta Mills as their candidate for next year’s presidential election. President Mills won nearly 97 percent of the vote to defeat former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, the wife of former president Jerry Rawlings. Around 3,000 delegates turned out Saturday for the National […]

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Ghana Holds Historic Presidential Primary

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Delegates from Ghana’s ruling party are choosing their candidate for the coming presidential election – the first time a sitting president has had to compete in a primary for his party’s nomination. Around 3,000 delegates were expected to turn out Saturday for the National Democratic Congress party primary being held in the city of Sunyani […]

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