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Hundreds Dead in Ghana Infrastructure Failure



Municipal Workers Cleaning Massive Open Sewers, Accra, Ghana, Photo by Z

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 17:30 p.m. EST, 17 June 2015 GHANA, Accra – In a similar pattern to other African capitals, Accra has snowballed to four million residents, doubling in size within the last 20-years. This growth means that Ghana’s capital has a growing population that increasingly puts pressure on a city that […]

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WHO, West African Ministers of Health Develop Ebola Strategy



Field Testing Ebola Prevention Posters, Photo by UNICEF Liberia

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 07 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Last week an Emergency Ministerial Meeting was held in Accra to discuss the growing Ebola epidemic. The disease, which can have up to a 90% fatality rate, started in rural Guinea then spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. […]

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Ghana Mourns President John Atta Mills



President John Atta Mills, Photo by African Renewal

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 11:35 PM EDT, 24 July 2012 ACCRA, Ghana — Beloved Ghanaian President John Atta Mills died in a military hospital located in the capital of Accra on 24 July 2012. Mills governed the country from 2009 to 2012 and had planned to run for a second term on 7 December […]

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