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Ghana: Country in West Africa
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language.

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African Americans return home to escape racism [Video]

African Americans return home to escape racism

Hundreds are migrating to Ghana and Senegal to escape the racial tensions and the divisive politics in the US.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

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A worker at a fish-processing factory in Ghana's Atlantic seafront city of Tema infected 533 other workers at the facility with the coronavirus, Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a broadcast..
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A rigorous programme of testing for coronavirus and tracing the contacts of those found positive has helped Ghana avoid an explosion in cases that could have overwhelmed its health system, President..
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Ghana, Burkina Faso test easing of epidemic restrictions

Burkina Faso and Ghana have eased some coronavirus lockdown restrictions this week to test the possibility of a return to a semblance of normality after weeks of shutdowns that have hobbled both..
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Child labour still prevalent in West Africa cocoa sector despite industry efforts: report

The use of child labour on cocoa farms in top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana has risen over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, according to a draft of a U.S. government-sponsored..
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Niger confirms first case of coronavirus, health minister says

Niger confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on Thursday, a 36-year-old Nigerien man who had recently traveled to Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, the health minister said in a..
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Ghana, Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus

Gabon and Ghana confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Thursday, becoming the ninth and tenth countries in sub-Saharan Africa to register positive cases.
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Facebook, Twitter remove Russia-linked accounts in Ghana targeting U.S.

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Thursday they had taken down a network of Russian-linked fake accounts operated out of Ghana and Nigeria which targeted the United States.
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Florida Doctor Bilked $26 Million From Health Insurers, Officials Say

Dr. Moses deGraft-Johnson, who told investigators he wanted to one day become president of Ghana, sent nearly $2 million to people or entities there, court records show.
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First malaria vaccine given to babies in Africa

Babies in three African nations are getting the first and only vaccine for malaria in a pilot program. World health officials want to see how well the vaccine works in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya before..
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Ghana arrests three people for plot against president

Ghana said police foiled a suspected coup on Friday when they arrested three people believed to have been amassing makeshift bombs, weapons and computer equipment in a plot targeting the presidency.
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New Jersey man scammed $2M from women by posing as a soldier on dating sites, prosecutors say

Authorities say the 35-year-old New Jersey man worked with conspirators in Ghana to deceive the victims.
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An African American mother and daughter journey to their family's past in Ghana

Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm.
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Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism

In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains. Beside them are the words, "Never Again!"
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Omar with Pelosi in Ghana: "They said 'send her back' but...she went back with me"

"They said 'send her back' but Speaker Pelosi didn't just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me,"
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Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on

Nana Assenso stands at the grave of his uncle, remembering the man he loved but also a past that has haunted his family for generations.
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African Cup: Group wide open after Cameroon, Ghana draw 0-0

African Cup: Defending champ Cameroon and Ghana draw 0-0 to leave group wide open
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Ghana says its forces rescued two kidnapped Canadian women

Ghana forces have rescued two Canadian women who were kidnapped last week outside their hostel in Ghana's second city of Kumasi, the Ghanaian government said in a statement on Wednesday.
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Two Canadian aid workers kidnapped in central Ghana: police

Two Canadian women working for an aid agency were kidnapped outside a hostel in Ghana's second city of Kumasi on Tuesday, police said.
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Canada's foreign ministry on Thursday said that Canadian citizens had been kidnapped in Ghana and that it was working closely with local authorities.
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