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Ghana bets on $3bn IMF loan to ‘reset’ economy, ease hardship

May. 18, 2023 16:38 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghanian officials said Thursday that the $3 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout approved for the West African nation would help “reset the economy” and ease the economic hardship on millions of citizens. Though “far from a magic solution...

Harris finds new connections in Africa as historic figure

Apr. 02, 2023 15:34 PM EDT

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris may have traveled halfway around the world to reach this corner of Africa, but she was welcomed as a “daughter of our own country” when she sat down with Zambia's leader. The visit, President Hakainde Hichilema said, was...

Ghana president among mourners at funeral of Christian Atsu

Mar. 17, 2023 13:05 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's president was among hundreds of mourners Friday who paid their last respects at the funeral of Christian Atsu, the soccer player who died last month in the Turkey earthquake. President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, former President...