A British company discovered massive oil reserves off Ghana's coast last year. The prospect of greater prosperity has excited many Ghanaians. But others fear the new wealth will bring new problems. The World's Laura Lynch reports.
The votes are being counted in Ghana's presidential election. And after troubled and sometimes violent elections elsewhere in Africa, the process is under scrutiny as much as the results. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Ghana's capital city, Accra.
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.
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.
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.