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Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

An investigative journalist whose work exposed deep-rooted corruption in African soccer and led to the downfall of a member of the sport’s high-powered FIFA Council was shot dead by gunmen …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Official: Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people

A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana late Saturday, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra, authorities …


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Falling trees at Ghana waterfall kill 19

A large tree that fell during a storm at Ghana’s Kintampo Waterfall killed at least 17 people, mostly students, as they were visiting the site north of the capital, officials …


53 killed as bus collides with tomato truck in Ghana

A head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck in central Ghana killed 53 people in the deadliest road accident in recent memory, officials and witnesses said Thursday.


Ziggy Ansah fulfilling his promise for Detroit Lions

Growing up in Ghana, Ziggy Ansah did dream of becoming a sports star in North America.


Ghana sends two home before match

BRASILIA, Brazil – Ghana threw Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng out of its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons on Thursday, plunging the team into further chaos just hours before …


FIFA World Cup roundup: Germany draws 2-2 with Ghana

Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and tied the World Cup scoring record in the process. Germany was held to a 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday in Fortaleza, …


Heads up! U.S. slips past Ghana in World Cup opener

Clint Dempsey scored one of the fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. …


Brazilian city where Americans face Ghana played critical role for U.S. in World War II

NATAL, Brazil – Long before the U.S. soccer team arrived in this balmy coastal city for the World Cup, another group of uniformed Americans came through. They turned this isolated …


U.S. faces Ghana, sweltering heat

While the skies started to clear a bit Sunday in Natal, the forecast was unsettled for today’s game, when the Americans try to avenge losses to Ghana that knocked them …


World Cup Soccer notes: Team USA arrives in Brazil

The U.S. World Cup team has arrived in Brazil. The Americans landed in Sao Paulo on Monday morning on an overnight commercial flight from Miami and reached their downtown hotel …


Brazil 3-1 favorite, U.S. rises to 150-1 at World Cup

Brazil was made a 3-1 favorite to win the 2014 World Cup it will be hosting. The Brazilians remained at the same odds after Friday’s draw as they held going …


U.S. to play Ghana, Portugal, Germany at World Cup

The United States drew a daunting task for next year’s FIFA World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil. The Americans and coach Jurgen …


Ghana’s traditional liquor getting high-class treatment

ACCRA, Ghana – Ghana’s traditional liquor akpeteshie tastes like fire to the uninitiated, burning all the way down the throat to a nervous stomach. But at The Republic, a bar …


Getting the write answers

Pen pals are the window to another country for Spokane Valley fourth-graders who are learning what life is like for children their age in the West African country of Ghana. …


Theft case takes new twist

The man charged with stealing nearly $1 million from the retirement account of a 106-year-old Kettle Falls, Wash., woman found living in squalor last year wired much of the money …


Woman from Ghana honored by friends, ‘American family’

A retirement community in Spokane Valley celebrated its newest American citizen Sept. 28 with a party on the anniversary of her arrival in the United States. Elizabeth (Kakraba) Koffi-Gue, 38, …


‘Bucket’ short a finalist in water use contest

In Ghana, a single bucket of water goes a long, long way. With five gallons of water, a family can wash and rinse dinner dishes or do a load of …