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Ghana's public says farewell to Kofi Annan

World Sep 11, 2018

Ghana's public says farewell to Kofi Annan

A steady stream of mourners paid their respects Tuesday to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana. The diplomat's body was flown back from his home in Switzerland on Monday ahead of a state ...

Asia Pacific Apr 1, 2018

South Korea deploys warship to Ghana after pirates kidnap sailors

South Korea has deployed an anti-piracy warship to the sea off Ghana after three South Korean sailors were kidnapped by pirates, Seoul's foreign ministry said late Saturday. The 500-tonne Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by unidentified pirates ...

Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?

World Sep 15, 2017

Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?

Your afternoon chocolate craving may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees and hippos in West Africa, research suggests. Well-known brands, such as Mars and Nestle, are buying through global traders cocoa that is grown illegally in dwindling national parks and ...

Soccer May 19, 2016

JFA to donate ¥25 million to Kumamoto Prefecture

The Japan Football Association said Thursday a revenue of ¥25 million ($227,250) raised from this month's charity match between Japan's Under-23 team and Ghana will be donated to quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture. Japan's U-23s won 3-0 last week in Tosu, in nearby Saga Prefecture, almost a ...

Soccer May 6, 2016

Striker Asano named to Japan Under-23 squad for friendly against Ghana

Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker Takuma Asano returned to the team as Japan Under-23 coach Makoto Teguramori on Friday named his squad for next Wednesday's home friendly against Ghana's senior national team in quake-hit Kyushu. Versatile Dutch-based defender Sai van Wermeskerken and Kashiwa Reysol midfielder Junya Ito ...

National Jan 25, 2016

Fukushima towns to partner with Ghana, Netherlands for Olympics

Two municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture are poised to partner up with Ghana and the Netherlands in a central government project to promote exchanges between local people and athletes coming to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The town of Inawashiro and the city of Koriyama ...

World Aug 26, 2015

First man from Ghana joins IS, family says

A 25-year-old Muslim from Ghana has traveled to an Islamic State training camp, becoming the first known recruit from the West African nation to join the militant group, his family said on Tuesday. The decision by university graduate Nazir Nortei Alema is likely to shock ...