65,000 flee attacks on northeast Nigeria town: UN, Facebook faces mass legal action over data leak
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Saturday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
FG blames Nigerians, media for Twitter’s choice of Ghana for Africa office and more
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
President, first lady get Ghana's first COVID shots
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo became the first people in Ghana to receive their coronavirus vaccines on Monday.
Ghana: Empowering women through poetry
In many rural areas in Ghana, women are being pushed into tradition gender roles. Abdul Majeed Fatima wants to change that - with music and poetry.
First batch of Covax vaccine doses arrive in Ghana
Ghana becomes the first country to receive Covid-19 stocks as part of the World Health Organization's Covax scheme. It aims at levelling the playing fields between countries as poorer nations trail behind others in sourcing jabs. Also, Italy seeks a UN probe into the killing of its envoy to DR Congo this week. Congolese authorities say they're prepared to work with international experts to find out what happened. And volunteers in Zanzibar band together to save as many injured turtles as they can and nurse them back to health before the animals are returned to the ocean.
Ghana: Jerry Rawlings' state funeral begins
Ghana has begun its final farewell to Jerry Rawlings, who ruled the West African nation for two decades first as a military leader and then as elected president. The burial of "JJ" will take place on Wednesday.
Ghana's mysterious Wasawasa meal
A food that knows your "dirt"? Wasawasa from Northern Ghana is more than just a dish. It's a favorite of many, but be aware - it might reveal your secrets.
Ghana army moves to quell parliament clash ahead of swearing-in
Ghana's President is inaugurated following unusual scenes of chaos in Parliament. Scuffles broke out between the ruling party and the opposition after an MP stole uncounted ballot papers during the election for speaker. Mali backs Paris in agreeing that a french airstrike targetted jihadists and not civilians at a wedding party. People from the central malian village of Bounti say that around 18 civilians were killed in Sunday's attack. And South Africa says it will bring in 1.5 million vaccines for health workers as the continent's struggles to kick off COVID-19 vaccination campaigns.
The Guardian Dreamers & Doers: Christie Brown (Christie Brown)
Since winning the 2009 Emerging Designer of the Year Award at the inaugural Arise Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg, South Africa, Christie Brown has grown to be one of the top African fashion brands to reckon with. From winning that award, the label has catered to international celebrities like Beyonce and public figures alike whilst showcasing unique and eccentric designs. Behind the rising African label is Aisha Ayensu, the founder and Creative Director of Christie Brown credits the success of the fashion house to her embrace of the modern African woman. As Christie Brown continues to catch the eye of various women around the globe, it’s clear the label founder has her sight set on something bigger.
Mahama accuses Ghana's election commission of manipulating results
Ghana's former president John Mahama on Thursday (December 10) accused the country's election commission of manipulating results in favour of his opponent and said his party had won both the presidential and parliamentary elections.