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Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire's new wager

Presidents next door Ouattara and Mahama. Photo©ISSOUF SANOGO/AFPWhile a previous generation of political leaders bet on which country's economic model would triumph, a new one is putting its money down in support of regional cooperation and integration.

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Ghana - Cote d'Ivoire: A new country, Ghanivoire could weld together West Africa

As the fireworks explode in clusters over the lagoon in Abidjan, the great grandchildren of independence-era leaders Kwame Nkrumah and Félix Houphouët-Boigny clink champagne flutes and move to the dance floor.

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Ghana: To memory, not rubbish

Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta, Political analyst. Photo©All Rights ReservedEchoes of Ghana's past glory and shame bubbles to the surface as the murder of a prominent Ghanaian politician triggers painful memories of the death of his namesake J.B. Danquah almost exactly 51 years earlier, while another Nkrumah seeks to lead the proud West African nation. Amid the soulful reflection, a travelling Nigerian 'man of God' failed to remind his congregation that cleanliness is next to godliness.

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Lost negatives bring back the Ivorian miracle

Photo©Paul KodjoOne man's quest to rescue the work of photographer Paul Kodjo reveals the importance of archiving and documenting the continent's post-independence history

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Ghana: 57 after '57

Fifty-seven years after independence, Ghanaians mark how far the country has come since the end of British colonial rule in 1957.

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African Unity at 50: Integration is the only way - Samia Nkrumah

Samia Nkrumah - Chair of the Convention People’s Party, Ghana/Photo©ALFREDO CALIZ/PANOS-REABy rejecting continental unity Africa is depriving itself of wealth and autonomy, says Nkrumah's daughter.

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African Unity at 50 years

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma & Kwame Nkrumah © Photos - MARLENE AWAAD/IP3/AKG-IMAGES/ARCHIVES JA & UN/AP/REUTERSAttendees at the OAU summit in 1963 did not agree on many things, but they united to ensure that all Africans could be free.

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Ghana's winning oil explorers face barriers

Ghana’s oil and gas will power an economic transformation/Photo©ANNA CLOPETOil and gas companies have been racking up new discoveries but await regulations as debates intensify over tax payments and environmental safeguards.

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Biometric problems add to Ghana election bottleknecks

On the road to Cape Coast, Patrick Smith reports on election day in Ghana as troubles with some of the new biometric voting machines added to long queues at voting stations.

 

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Letter to Sekou Nkrumah

On Saturday, July 21, Gamal Nkrumah's picture of his paternal grandmother lying in state, while his mother Fathia, paid her last respect to the old lady, brought back some interesting memories to me –  chief among them – the fact that the old lady's house faced my favorite kebab joint, growing up. BIG SMILE!

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