‘Ghana beyond aid’ no longer: West Africa’s former model student forced to turn to IMF

Formerly praised for its stability and good governance, Ghana has been facing a severe economic crisis since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. To prevent Accra from defaulting on its debt, the International Monetary Fund...

Afrika muss seine fruchtbaren Böden besser nutzen

Die Lieferengpässe beim Weizen durch den Krieg in der Ukraine verschärfen den Hunger in Afrika. Dabei gäbe es eine Lösung: mehr Unabhängigkeit von Nahrungsimporten. Nach Angaben der Weltbank verfügt Afrika über die Hälfte der weltweiten...

US-Run Democracy Summit Shows That Africans Need to Defend Their Interests, Pundits Say

On Thursday, Washington DC witnessed the conclusion of the so-called second "Summit for Democracy", where President Joe Biden gathered representatives from around 120 countries in a virtual, plenary format in an attempt to "renew democracy" in the...

Arsonist and Firefighter All in One: Expert Exposes Washington's Problem-Reaction-Solution Game

Last week, Congressman Matt Gaetz grilled General Michael Langley, who heads the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) about African soldiers who were trained by the US military and went on to pull off coups. Langley insisted only a minute number of...

Ghana's president softens country's stance on draconian anti-LGBTQ bill as Kamala Harris visits

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that "substantial elements" of a draconian anti-LGBTQ bill being considered by its parliament "have been modified" after an intervention by his government.

'Harris Welcome, but...': Ex-Zambian MP Cautions US Vice President Over Pushing Gay Agenda

While US Vice President Kamala Harris tours three African countries – Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, – during which she is expected to discuss American-African relations among other topics, Zambian politician Bowman Lusaka released a welcoming...

Vice President Harris embarks on history-making Africa trip amid US-China competition

When Kamala Harris steps off Air Force Two in Ghana on Sunday, she'll become the first Black woman US vice president to visit Africa, marking another chapter in her barrier-breaking role.

Harris on Africa Trip to Raise US Concerns Over Influence of China, Russia, Official Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Vice President Kamala Harris will raise Washington's concerns over the involvement of China and Russia in Africa when she meets with officials during her upcoming trip to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, a senior...

Ohio man who falsely claimed to be Ghanaian prince sentenced to 20 years in prison

An Ohio man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for pretending to be a Ghanaian prince and swindling more than a dozen victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Harris Will Visit Africa to Discuss Economy, 'Effects' of Ukraine Crisis, White House Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia from March 23-April 2 to discuss democracy, economy, food security and the "effects" of the Ukraine crisis, the White House said on Monday.

Three men are jailed for raping and robbing British schoolgirls during trip to Ghana

The rapes and robberies happened soon after the UK schoolchildren and their teachers arrived on the foreign trip to Ghana. They were in their guesthouse when they were attacked.

Eine Familie, ein Abenteuer, Attacke

Europa und Afrika, das ist eine schwierige Beziehung, geprägt von bitteren Erfahrungen, Ängsten, Illusionen. Viele Afrikaner suchen in Europa ihr Glück, oft vergeblich. Annika und Michel Ruge fuhren mit ihrer kleinen Tochter in die Gegenrichtung –...

Ghana's Ex-President Gathers Support for 2024 Election Race

John Dramani Mahama was the president of Ghana from 2012 to 2017. He lost previous elections in 2016 and 2020 as a candidate for the current main opposition National Democratic Congress party.

Body of soccer star Christian Atsu returns to Ghana from Turkey

The body of Ghana soccer star Christian Atsu arrived in Accra, Ghana on Sunday evening after it was flown from Turkey, Ghana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MFA) said.

Ghanaian soccer player Christian Atsu found dead after Turkey earthquake

The body of Ghana soccer star Christian Atsu was found under rubble on Saturday, according to his agent, almost two weeks after the earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria.

Bondholders to Suffer More Losses Than Bilateral Creditors, Ghana Says

The problem of high external debt persists in a number of African countries. According to a 2022 report by the World Bank, more than half of all low-income countries, most of which are Africa, do not manage to pay their foreign debts. Ghana is...

'Black Mamba Kiss of Death': Zambia Criticizes Foreign Debt Interest Rates

Zambia defaulted on a $42.5 million payment on a Eurobond in November 2020, with the country's external debt-to-GDP ratio exceeding 100%. According to the African state's authorities, the total external debt amounted to $14.87 billion as of June...

All you need to know about Marburg - one of world's deadliest viruses that's now spreading in Africa

On Monday, an outbreak of Marburg disease was declared in Equatorial Guinea after nine deaths and 16 suspected cases. Neighbouring Cameroon on Tuesday also declared two suspected infections.

US AFRICOM Chief Visits Senegal, Algeria, Ghana in 2nd Trip to Africa This Year

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Africa Command (AFRICOM) chief Michael Langley visited Senegal, Algeria and Ghana on February 6-10 in what became his second trip to the region this year, AFRICOM said on Monday. On January 17-18, Langley visited Gabon.

Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu found alive in Turkey earthquake rubble

International football player Christian Atsu has been found alive and is in "stable condition" at a local hospital following Monday's earthquake in southern Turkey, the Ghana Football Association and Atsu's agent said on Tuesday.

South African FM Calls on MTN Operator and Ghana to Resolve $773 Million Tax Row

Earlier this month, the South African network operator MTN Group said the Ghana Revenue Authority had issued its Ghanaian subsidiary, MTN Ghana, a bill for back taxes of around $773 million, including penalties and interest charges, after auditing...