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Losing the Plot by Derek Owusu review – category-confounding tale of life in a foreign culture
The poet’s second novel is an impressionistic, sometimes challenging account of a son trying to unlock his immigrant parent’s past

Hephzibah Anderson

06, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Under cover of darkness: the damaging effects of illegal ‘saiko’ fishing
A destructive fishing practice by foreign-owned industrial trawlers is threatening livelihoods in Ghana’s coastal communities

17, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Dining across the divide: ‘When I got home, I Googled “bromance”’
Two Labour voters with an equal loathing of the Tories lock horns over retirement age and religion

Zoe Williams

01, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Queen of Glory review – gloriously low-key comedy of immigrant life
The trials of a Ghanaian-American woman and her family never overpower the deft emotional savviness of this low-budget tale

Cath Clarke

23, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Explainer: what makes Ghana’s anti-gay bill so extreme?
A closer look at what exactly the proposed Promotion of proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values bill contains

Emmanuel Akinwotu west Africa correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Erasing our existence’: Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill blamed for rise in attacks
Draft bill would criminalise identifying as gay and could see intersex people compelled to undergo surgery

Emmanuel Akinwotu, west Africa correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Marburg virus disease: what is it, what are the symptoms and how worried should we be?
Ghana is working to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Marburg virus, or MVD, which has no treatment and can be fatal

Jordyn Beazley

28, Jul, 2022 @4:03 AM

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Ghana ‘fix the country’ activist says he was assaulted and illegally detained
Cambridge doctoral student Oliver Barker-Vormawor says ‘trauma is still there’ as he files lawsuit

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Accra

14, Jul, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Lean times for Ghana’s yam traders as cost of living crisis bites
People are buying less, costs are up, and profits are dwindling for traders at Kaneshi market in Accra

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Accra

06, Jul, 2022 @4:00 AM

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‘Everything felt new’: the cross-cultural joy of Ghana’s ‘burger highlife’ music
Political turbulence in 1980s Ghana drove musicians to Europe, where they created a glorious new style. Now working as London church ministers and more, the original stars look back

James Balmont

05, Jul, 2022 @11:11 AM

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Culinary kudos: the trailblazing chef showcasing rural west Africa’s cuisine
Fatmata Binta grew up in a Fulani community and brought her nomadic food culture to a wider audience. Now she has become the first African to win the Basque culinary world prize

Lizzy Davies

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Women with children in UK face deportation to Nigeria and Ghana
Human rights campaigners raise range of safety concerns over planned removal of people on Home Office charter flight this week

Diane Taylor

26, Jun, 2022 @4:32 PM

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