In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with "immense sadness", saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.
In Ghana, as is the case in other countries, the gender conversation is complicated. Not everyone shares the same view, but a recent controversy over an interview CNN’s Christiane Amanpour had with a local actress and model Moesha Boduong made this connection clear.
More than 90 percent of Ghanains shop at the West African nation's many open-air women. And that means, in most cases, buying from women, who dominate the trading business. But that power came at a price a generation ago, when the market women were blamed for an economic crisis and their livelihoods destoyed.
For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the names of the four cities in the West African nation of Ghana that are currently hosting the "Africa Cup of Nations" soccer tournament.
The answer is: Tamale, Kumasi, Sekondi and Accrah. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Ghana correspondent David Amano who's been witnessing the hoopla.
President Bush is in Ghana today, and the African nation is one of the recipients of the president's emergency aid for HIV/AIDS, including funding for HIV prevention messages that stress abstinence over safer sex
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC Ghana correspondent David Amanor, who spoke with -- and listened to -- some young musicians in the capital Accra who are there to audition for a chance at a scholarship for the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
A West African court found authorities in Niger guilty of failing to protect a young woman from slavery. The ruling is expected to have lasting consequences for the thousands of people who still live in conditions of slavery across the region.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's David Amanor, who's based in the African country of Ghana, about how Barack Obama's presidential win has prompted discussions there about what it means to be black or white.