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The sudden death of Ghana's president, John Atta Mills, on July 24 did not come as a rude surprise. Most Ghanaians already knew his health was failing; he was losing his eyesight and voice.

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Ghana in mourning after president diesupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 12:12:00

Ghana president John Evans Atta Mills dies at age 68, and his successor is sworn in. CNN's Vlad Duthiers reports.

Crowds pay tribute at funeral for Ghanaian President John Atta Millsupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 09:38:00

Thousands of mourners gathered Friday in the West African nation of Ghana to pay their respects to the late President John Atta Mills, as his funeral was held in the capital, Accra.

President of Ghana dies, official saysupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 13:58:00

The president of the West African nation of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, has died, his chief of staff said in a statement Tuesday.

U.S. couple detained in Ghana while trying to adopt 4 children updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 22:09:00

Ghanaian authorities detained an American couple on suspicion of trying to adopt four children illegally in the African nation, U.S. officials said.

Officials: 10 killed after plane slams into bus in Ghana updated: Sat Jun 02 2012 18:49:00

Ten people were killed Saturday after a cargo plane crashed through a fence surrounding an airport in Accra, Ghana, and slammed into a bus, municipal and national officials said.

Favorites advance in Africa Cupupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 07:04:00

CNN's Alex Thomas talks to journalist Kwaku Ofosu-Asare about Africa Cup of Nations favorites Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Mali and Ghana through to semifinalsupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 17:27:00

Mali and Ghana are through to the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations after both achieved hard-fought quarterfinal victories on Sunday.

Ghana farmers lose out in gold mining boomupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 13:07:00

Gold mining might have become a booming industry in resource-rich Ghana, raking in billions of dollars every year, but that wealth has failed to trickle down to many of the country's rural poor who live on the land where the gold is mined from.

Gyan out to end Ghana's trophy droughtupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 12:38:00

Striker Asamoah Gyan has told CNN the pressure will be on Ghana to win the African Cup of Nations (CAN) when the tournament gets underway in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in January.

Democracy can thrive in Africaupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 09:23:00

In 1979, Jarreth Merz, then a young boy in Ghana, saw the dramatic results of a military coup. Watching on an old black and white television set, he and a group of his friends witnessed one of the nation's generals being blindfolded and shot to death by a firing squad. Shortly afterward, his family fled the instability of Ghana and returned to his native Switzerland.

'Ghana's Bob Marley' spreads message of brotherhoodupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 08:41:00

Dubbed "Ghana's Bob Marley," reggae sensation Rocky Dawuni is known not only for bringing his upbeat vibe to audiences across the world, but also for promoting social issues through his extensive humanitarian work.

E-mail scam artist gangs of Ghanaupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 11:30:00

Motherboard.tv looks at the bizarre criminal world of Ghana's e-mail scam gangs.

Inside the criminal world of Ghana's e-mail scam gangsupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 11:30:00

Ghana is doing extremely well by African standards. Of course "by African standards" means there are dirt roads leading past the brand-new, gold-columned presidential palace, and it seems 1 percent of the country is blowing their country's GDP at bars with $50 cover charges while the other 99 is selling bags of water at stop lights. They have huge mineral reserves and lots of foreign money invested in their extraction, all of which ends up concentrated in the hands of the president, his cabinet, and whichever of their cousins they're getting along with at the time.

Former Ghana president: Fight poverty with wealth creation, not charityupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 07:25:00

As president of Ghana for eight years, John Kufuor helped transform the West African nation into one of the continent's biggest success stories.

At least 1 dead in clashes at refugee camp in Ghanaupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 17:57:00

At least one person has been confirmed dead in violence that broke out Sunday morning at a refugee camp in Ghana.

Ghana hit with Olympic suspensionupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 14:10:00

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended Ghana on Wednesday in a move which could prevent the west-African country from competing in the 2012 London Games.

Ghana's incredible coffins: Fish, bananas and busesupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 07:36:00

When you depart this earth, would you make your final journey in a giant chicken, fish, tortoise or hammer?

SI.com: Steve Rushin: In agony of defeat, perspective -- and advice of a 5-year-old -- helpsupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 10:00:00

Have you ever been able to appreciate -- or even to celebrate -- the team that just beat yours? Last June, when Ghana's Asamoah Gyan scored in extra time to eliminate the U.S. from the World Cup, my 5-year-old turned to me and said: "At least the people in Ghana are happy."

Officials in Ghana downplay airport incident reported as 'crash'updated: Tue Oct 05 2010 13:25:00

The Transport Ministry in Ghana has downplayed an incident involving two commercial jets at its main airport on Monday night which some media reports have described as a plane crash.

Ghana out of World Cupupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 00:07:00

CNN's Christian Purefoy explains why Ghana's soccer team will return home heroes despite losing to Uruguay.

Pumped-up Ghana fans get excitedupdated: Sun Jun 27 2010 01:14:00

Vuvuzelas, drums, trumpets and fans adorned in an array of colorful hats, flags and football shirts. As Africa's last team standing in Africa's first World Cup, Ghanaian fans know they are shouldering the hopes and dreams of the continent.

Australia draw with Ghana despite Kewell's red cardupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 10:19:00

Australia drew 1-1 with World Cup opponents Ghana despite playing with 10 men for over an hour of Saturday's Group D clash in Rustenburg.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Relaxed Ghana takes aim at historyupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 12:00:00

Attending training sessions at the World Cup tends to be an exercise in observing paranoia, as the media is shuffled away after 15 minutes of watching suspicious players engage in desultory stretching exercises.

Ghana 'ready for war' against Australiaupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 11:11:00

Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says the west African side will be ready for "war" when they face Australia at the World Cup in Rustenburg on Saturday.

Ghana stars reflect on first gameupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 11:11:00

Ghana footballers Stephen Appiah and John Mensah reflect on the first game and how they won it.

Gyan penalty clinches Ghana winupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 06:14:00

A late penalty by Asamoah Gyan handed Ghana a deserved 1-0 victory against Serbia in the opening Group D match played in Pretoria on Sunday.

Going for goalsupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 09:47:00

How one school in Ghana is encouraging aspiring footballers to think big both on and off the field.

99-year-old graduate fights against Africa brain drainupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 10:56:00

A former teacher has just graduated from university in Ghana -- aged 99.

Elderly ambitionupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 10:56:00

CNN's Richard Lui shares the story and message of Ghana's 99-year-old business school graduate.

Ghana's ancient beads back in vogueupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 07:24:00

A new generation of Ghanaians are rediscovering their heritage -- and rediscovering the appeal of traditional beads.

Beads, beads, beadsupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 07:24:00

The history and popularity of Ghana's great bead tradition.

Ghana's 'Snow Leopard' readies for Gamesupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:40:00

Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, or the "Snow Leopard" as he has been dubbed, is making his final preparations for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Ghanaian snow leopardupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:40:00

CNN' Ayesha Durgahee catches up with Ghanian ski racer who qualified for 2010 Winter Olympics.

Ghana edge through to cup quarterfinalsupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 13:48:00

Ghana qualified for the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating 10-man Burkina Faso 1-0 in a disappointing final Group B tie in Cidadela on Tuesday.

Ivory Coast through after beating Ghanaupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 16:11:00

Pre-tournament favorites the Ivory Coast qualified for the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 victory against Ghana in Angola on Friday night, despite having Emmanuel Eboue sent off.

West Africa celebrate World Cup successupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 15:37:00

A cascade of trumpets, rolling of drums and a raucous chorus from a small army of young men and women painted in Ghana's green and yellow colors.

Ghana U-20 champions after dramatic shoot-outupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 17:22:00

Ten-man Ghana overcame Brazil 4-3 on penalties in the Under-20 World Cup final in Cairo to become the first African side to win the tournament.

History repeats as Brazil face Ghana in U20 finalupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 16:45:00

Alan Kardec scored a spectacular second-half winner for Brazil against Costa Rica to set up a replay of the 1993 Under-20 World Cup final against Ghana in Egypt.

Essien on target as Ghana reach World Cupupdated: Sun Sep 06 2009 17:07:00

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien scored one of the goals as Ghana defeated Sudan 2-0 in Accra on Sunday to become the first African qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

Commentary: Slavery needs more than an apologyupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 11:56:00

The Senate voted to apologize for slavery on June 18. The House apologized last summer. The first family -- descendants of Africans, of enslaved Africans and of slave-holders -- visited a slave fort in Ghana.

Ghana fans go wild after victory over Zambiaupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 13:10:00

With a 4-1 scoreline, a penalty and a sending-off all within the first 45 minutes, Wednesday's international friendly between Ghana and Zambia was anything but.

Doctor travels to Ghana for cancer answersupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 12:50:00

Pioneer doctor Lisa Newman searches for answers to an aggressive form of breast cancer that targets black women.

Doctor journeys to Ghana for triple negative breast cancer cluesupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 12:50:00

For Dr. Lisa Newman, a 16-hour trip over two days from Michigan to Ghana in Africa is just part of the journey in uncovering clues about a rare form of breast cancer.

Living in the now: Cancer survivor finds her purpose in lifeupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 12:28:00

Who knew that fighting breast cancer for the third time in seven years would reveal my purpose in life.

A cancer survivor's video diaryupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 12:28:00

Dawn Spencer shares her experiences with cancer.

Obama arrives in Ghanaupdated: Sat Jul 11 2009 12:21:00

President Obama and his family arrive in the African nation of Ghana.

Excitement on streets of Ghana ahead of Obama's visitupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 12:05:00

A street vendor in Ghana's capital sells small American flags with an image of President Obama on them, in front of a billboard that proclaims "Akwaaba" -- or "Welcome" -- next to a smiling image of the U.S. leader.

Commentary: A victory for democracy in Africaupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 17:24:00

Supporters of democracy around the world can celebrate the January 7 inauguration of Ghana's new president, professor John Evans Atta Mills, who defeated the leader of the incumbent party in a December 28 runoff election by a mere 41,566 votes out of 9,001,478.

Election in Ghanaupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 22:00:00

iReporter Saleh M. M. Rahman shares video of people waiting to vote in Ghana's presidential election.

Ghana vote results expected Fridayupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 22:00:00

Ghana's new president won't be determined until Friday when voters in one constituency return to the polls to recast their ballots, the chairman of the Ghana Electoral Commission announced.

Presidential election polls close in Ghanaupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 21:31:00

Polls closed Sunday in Ghana's presidential runoff election after what one official described as a peaceful round of voting, one that shows the country is an example for other African nations.

iReporters on Ghana electionsupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 02:39:00

CNN's Errol Barnett gets reaction from iReporters on Ghana's presidential election.

Ghana presidential runoff set for December 28updated: Thu Dec 11 2008 02:39:00

A presidential runoff election in Ghana will be held December 28, the nation's electoral commission announced Wednesday.

UK drugs girls freed from Ghana jailupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 08:06:00

Two teenage girls from Great Britain will fly home Thursday after spending a year behind bars in Ghana for drug-smuggling, the British High Commission in the west African country said.

Protecting the Amazonupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 00:33:00

A former Brazilian environment minister vows to continue her fight to protect the Amazon. CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports.

Eye on Ghanaupdated: Thu May 29 2008 12:23:00

Jennifer talks to Jackie Madison, a Yale student who volunteered with UFS in Ghana and helped with outreach eye clinics.

Eye on Ghanaupdated: Thu May 29 2008 12:23:00

Jennifer Staple runs the Unite For Sight program which started in the U.S., but has branched out into working overseas.

From small town to big changeupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 05:44:00

Yale University student Josh Ford is from a small town in Georgia, but spends a summer volunteering with Unite for Sight in Ghana.

Educating the Refugeesupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 13:40:00

In addition to eye care, Unite For Sight supports schooling in the Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana.

The student volunteerupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 09:22:00

Yale student Sam Diamond traveled to Ghana with Unite For Sight to help treat patients in desperate need of eye care.

A football tournament like no otherupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 11:23:00

I've always wanted to go on a thematic holiday. That is a trip to a country with a theme uniting everything you do and all the people you meet.

Making a real differenceupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 12:05:00

Dr. Rose, a volunteer eye surgeon with Unite For Sight, took his family away from western comforts to work in Ghana.

Ghana rally to win playoff thriller updated: Sat Feb 09 2008 15:23:00

Hosts Ghana staged a stirring second half revival to beat Ivory Coast 4-2 on Saturday to claim third place in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Thrilling Ghana fall just short of gloryupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 16:22:00

Ultimately home advantage and the expectations of an excitable nation were not quite enough to propel Ghana into the final of the African Nations Cup, but the hosts certainly gave it their best shot.

SI.com: Greg Lalas: An MLS alum has become Ghana's Cup of Nations heroupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 12:12:00

ACCRA, Ghana -- Manuel "Junior" Agogo is making a name for himself. A career journeyman who has made stops in England's lower leagues, and even Major League Soccer, Agogo has become a national hero in Ghana with his inspired performances here at the African Cup of Nations.

Agogo puts Ghana into semifinalsupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 10:14:00

Hosts Ghana overcame the sending-off of captain John Mensah to come from behind and beat Nigeria 2-1 to reach the semifinals of the African Nations Cup in Accra on Sunday.

SI.com: Greg Lalas: Reborn Nigeria has rival Ghana squarely in its sightsupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 11:32:00

ACCRA, Ghana -- Within minutes of hearing news that Nigeria had beaten Benin 2-0 and would be Ghana's opponent, my friend Alex uttered what every Ghanaian was probably thinking:

A volunteer's eye viewupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 06:27:00

Vanessa Hux went to Ghana with Unite For Sight to help an ophthalmologist give eye care to a community of two million.

SI.com: Greg Lalas: Ivory Coast, Ghana look great -- but look out for Maliupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 13:08:00

ACCRA, Ghana -- As soon as locals here find out you don't live in Ghana, they have two questions: 1) How do you find Ghana? 2) Who do you think will win the Cup of Nations?

Time.com: Euro Soccer Suffers an African Eclipseupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 15:00:00

Europe's pro season may be in full swing, but fans are watching its stars play at the African Cup of Nations

SI.com: Greg Lalas: Ghana puts its faith in its coach, Cup preparednessupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 17:55:00

ACCRA, Ghana -- The Ghanaian national team practices at the Elwak, a small stadium on a military base. Presumably, the army teams play here, while their generals watch from the leather recliners in the south stand. The grass is overgrown, like all the fields in Ghana, but the field is smooth and there's a tall, barbed-wire wall around the complex to keep the riffraff out.

Host nation Ghana claim second winupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 16:58:00

Ghana need only a draw against Morocco on Monday to guarantee their quarterfinal berth at the African Nations Cup after Nottingham Forest striker Junior Agogo earned the hosts a 1-0 win over Namibia on Thursday.

UK girls get nine months for Ghana drugsupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 01:47:00

A juvenile court in Ghana has sentenced two teenage girls from Great Britain to nine months in jail for trying to smuggle cocaine out of the country, Ghana's national news agency said Wednesday.

SI.com: Greg Lalas: Millions hang on Ghana's every move in Cup openerupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 12:03:00

ACCRA, Ghana -- "Oh!" That's what I found myself uttering again and again as the African Cup of Nations kicked off on Sunday.

Eye care in Ghana's refugee campsupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 05:41:00

Jennifer Staple runs the Unite For Sight program which started in the U.S., but has branched out into working overseas.

Muntari gives Ghana winning startupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 14:42:00

Sulley Muntari gave hosts Ghana a winning start to the African Nations Cup when he scored in the last minute to give them a 2-1 victory over Guinea in Accra.

A refuge from blindnessupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 12:15:00

While in Ghana Jennifer visits the Unite For Sight chapter at the Buduburam refugee camp, which supplies vital eye care.

2 U.S. Navy sailors found dead in Ghanaupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 18:47:00

Two U.S. Navy sailors were found dead Tuesday morning in their hotel room in Tema, Ghana, the Navy said.

Patient feedbackupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 10:06:00

In Nima, Ghana, Unite For Sight holds eye screenings for the local people to determine whether surgery is needed.

Eye screenings in Ghanaupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 07:47:00

Jennifer Staple runs the Unite For Sight program which started in the U.S., but has branched out into working overseas.

Eye screenings in Ghanaupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 07:47:00

Jennifer travels to Ghana for the first time to witness free Unite For Sight eye screenings that benefit thousands of patients.

Unite for Sight in Africaupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 07:18:00

Jennifer Staple runs the Unite For Sight program which started in the U.S., but has branched out into working overseas.

UK girls guilty over Ghana drugsupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 10:27:00

A Ghanaian court Wednesday found two British teenage girls guilty of attempting to smuggle drugs out of the west African country, and a legal adviser for the girls said they planned to appeal.

Ghana through the eyes of American teenagersupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 12:36:00

Social Studies came alive for Atlanta charter school eighth-graders.

Journey to Ghanaupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 12:36:00

CNN's Nicole Lapin talks to a former student of KIPP Ways and a teacher about an eighth grade graduation trip to Ghana.

Traveling to Ghanaupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 06:47:00

Jennifer Staple runs the Unite For Sight program which started in the U.S., but has branched out into working overseas.

Ghana win keeps Africa hopes aliveupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 12:01:00

Ghana won a place in the last 16 of the World Cup on their finals debut, with a 2-1 victory over the United States in a Group E decider they largely controlled.

Ghana secure first African victoryupdated: Sat Jun 17 2006 13:55:00

World Cup debutants Ghana kicked some life back into African football with a deserved Group E 2-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Ghana win impresses coach Dujkovic updated: Mon May 29 2006 15:17:00

Ghana continued their warm-up for the World Cup with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Jamaica.

Ghana hopes revived after victoryupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 13:44:00

An early goal from Bundesliga-bound striker Matthew Amoah revived Ghana's hopes at the African Nations Cup, as they overcame Senegal 1-0 in their Group D match.

Annan's son to repay duty on Mercedesupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 18:42:00

The son of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is sorry he misused his father's name to save more than $20,000 on a Mercedes SUV he had shipped to his native Ghana. Now, eight years later, he's looking to make things right.

Ghana win 2008 African Nations Cupupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 10:16:00

Ghana will stage the 2008 African Nations Cup after defeating Libya 9-3 in a vote among Confederation of African Football executive committee members.

Fortune: TELEPHONE TRANSLATORSupdated: Mon Sep 23 1991 00:01:00

Doing business in a multilingual society can be dicey if your customers don't speak English well enough to communicate over the phone. To break the language barrier, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Dollar...

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