Ghana

Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years later

Aug. 25 marks 400 years since the first recorded enslaved Africans arrived in North America to work plantations in English colonies. In the centuries after, European slave traders shipped millions of African men, women and children across the Atlantic Ocean. This photo essay retraces some of the final steps Ghanaians would have taken in their homeland.

Former UN leader Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

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.

Sexuality

In Ghana, gender equality and economics clash

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.

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Geo Quiz and geo answer

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.

Sports

Baseball in Africa

Darrell Harvey reports from Ghana on efforts to take baseball to Africa, where Major League Baseball hopes to find new fans on the continent -- and perhaps a new source of talent.

Global Politics

Slavery verdict against Niger

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.

Global Politics

Elections in Ghana

Voters in Ghana head to the polls this weekend and leaders hope the election will be an example of democracy at work in Africa. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Accra.