African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A statue of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday.
The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body’s offices in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana’s first leader, ...
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Six people have been arrested and released on bail in connection with last month’s killing in Ghana of an undercover journalist who exposed a high-ranking official at FIFA as corrupt, police said on Friday.
David Eklu, director general of police public affairs, said the ...
Ghana denies noncooperation with US over deportations
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s foreign ministry is denying United States allegations of noncooperation in taking back thousands of its deported nationals, which has led to visa restrictions.
A statement late Friday by the West African nation notes the restrictions “with concern and ...
Woman guilty of abusing child in UK’s first FGM conviction
LONDON (AP) — A London mother became the first person to be successfully prosecuted for female genital mutilation in Britain when she was convicted Friday of harming her 3-year-old daughter.
The 37-year-old Ugandan woman had denied guilt and claimed her daughter suffered an accidental ...
US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana over deportees
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States says it has imposed visa restrictions on Ghana, saying the West African nation is not cooperating in taking back its deported nationals.
A Department of Homeland Security statement says Ghana “has denied or unreasonably delayed accepting their ...
Alphonso Davies, Tyler Adams make their Bundesliga debuts
MUNICH (AP) — Debut day in the Bundesliga had a happy ending for United States midfielder Tyler Adams and Alphonso Davies, a rising Canadian star born in a refugee camp.
The 19-year-old Adams started for Leipzig in a 4-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf in the German league on Sunday, while ...
3 more miners die in Ghana accident, bringing toll to 16
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A hospital official in Ghana says three more miners have died after inhaling smoke from a blast they detonated, bringing the death toll to 16.
The medical director of the Upper East regional hospital in Bolgatanga, Patrick Atobrah, confirmed the deaths on ...
13 miners die in Ghana after blast, regional official says
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A regional official in Ghana says 13 miners have died after inhaling smoke from a blast they detonated.
Paulina Abayage says the miners who died Wednesday were working at the Chinese-owned Shaanxi Mining Ghana Ltd. at Gbane in Upper East Region.
She says others ...
Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.
His employers said he was assassinated.
Starring role beckons for Alphonso Davies at Bayern Munich
BERLIN (AP) — Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies could be thrown in at the deep end.
The 18-year-old winger will likely get his first taste of Bundesliga action for Bayern Munich in the coming weeks, if not on Friday.
Bayern restarts the league after the winter break at Hoffenheim, ...
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — On any given day, plumes of noxious smoke rise above the Agbogbloshie dump site in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
The billowing black smoke comes from the many informal e-waste recyclers who take unwanted electronics, strip them of their cables and burn away the protective ...
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Nigeria won its 11th title in 13 editions of the Women’s African Cup of Nations by beating South Africa in a penalty shootout in the final on Saturday.
The game ended 0-0 after 120 minutes and although Nigeria missed its first penalty kick in the shootout, when Onome ...
Cameroon beats Mali to qualify for Women’s World Cup
CAPE COAST, Ghana (AP) — Cameroon became the third and final African team to qualify for next year’s Women’s World Cup by beating Mali 4-2 on Friday in the third-place game at the African Cup of Nations.
Cameroon joins Nigeria and South Africa at the World Cup in France in June and July. ...
Cameroon dropped as African Cup host 6 months from kickoff
With stadiums only half-built and a violent separatist rebellion playing out dangerously close to planned venues, Cameroon was stripped of the right to host next year’s African Cup of Nations soccer tournament on Friday little more than six months before kickoff.
It’s the fourth successive ...
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Cameroon stripped of hosting rights for 2019 African Cup of Nations.
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South Africa earns first trip to Women’s World Cup
South Africa earned its first trip to the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 semifinal victory over Mali in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Accra, Ghana.
Forward Thembi Kgatlana, who also plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League, scored in the 31st minute to put ...
Man accused of abducting son in 1987 pleads not guilty
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and disappearing for 31 years before being arrested in Connecticut last month pleaded not guilty Monday to U.S. charges related to his life on the run.
Allan Mann Jr. made a brief appearance in federal ...
Kenya loses appeal to be reinstated in Women’s African Cup
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Kenyan soccer federation has lost its appeal to be reinstated into the African Women’s Cup of Nations ahead of Equatorial Guinea, which had been excluded because of an ineligible player.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has dismissed Kenya’s ...
Suspended Sierra Leone’s qualifier against Kenya canceled
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya on Sunday has been canceled as the West African nation remains suspended by FIFA for government interference in its national association.
It’s the third Sierra Leone qualifier to be canceled after ...
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles is condemning the slave trade during a stop in Ghana, saying that the atrocity has left an indelible stain on the world’s history.
On the third day of his visit to the West African country where many slaves were sent to the Americas, Prince ...
Ghana: Prince Charles says visit to city evokes fond times
KUMASI, Ghana (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have attended a dubar - a traditional celebration of leaders - as part of their visit to Ghana.
The heir to the British throne and his wife, Camilla, arrived in the West African country’s capital, Accra, on Friday ...
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived in Ghana for the second stop of their West African tour.
The royals landed Friday afternoon in Accra where they walked down a red carpet at the start of their five-day stay. High school students ...
Former FIFA Council member to appeal life ban from soccer
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi said on Wednesday he will appeal a lifetime ban imposed by soccer’s governing body.
Nyantakyi was banned on Tuesday after being filmed taking bribes by an undercover television program in Ghana.
He expressed “shock and ...
Former FIFA Council member gets soccer life ban for bribery
ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday after being filmed taking bribes by an undercover television program in Ghana.
FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Nyantakyi guilty of bribery, corruption and conflict of ...
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UN report: Banned Somali charcoal exports pass through Iran
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to have their origins obscured, according to U.N. sanctions monitors.
Six years after the U.N. Security ...
Sierra Leone suspended as 7 days of African qualifiers start
Sierra Leone’s two matches with Ghana in African Cup of Nations qualifying have been canceled and it’s unclear if they will be re-scheduled, leaving one of the groups in disarray.
The Confederation of African Football called off Sierra Leone’s ties against Ghana set for Thursday and Monday ...
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says it suspended Sierra Leone from international football because of government interference in how the national federation is run.
FIFA acted on Friday, six days before Sierra Leone is scheduled to play a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game in Ghana.
The Latest: Melania Trump has tea with Kenya’s 1st lady
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump’s visit to Africa (all times local):
Melania Trump has met with Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta for tea.
Mrs. Trump is on her first extended solo international trip as U.S. first lady and her first visit to Africa. ...
Melania Trump walks through Ghana’s ‘Door of No Return’
CAPE COAST, Ghana (AP) — Melania Trump walked out the infamous “Door of No Return” at a onetime slave-trade outpost Wednesday and gazed over the crashing ocean waves that carried millions of Africans to lives of servitude. She later called her visit “a solemn reminder of a time in our history ...
STERLING, Va. (AP) — New facial recognition technology has identified three impostors at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Citing a U.S. Customs and Border Protection release, The Washington Post
Melania Trump visits former slave facility
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Melania Trump opened her first big solo international trip as U.S. first lady on Tuesday with a wave, a smile and a baby in her arms, aiming to promote child welfare during a five-day tour of Africa.
She arrived in the West African nation of Ghana after an overnight ...
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Melania Trump lands in Africa for solo state trip
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a wave and tweet, first lady Melania Trump headed for Africa on Monday on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump’s trip to Africa (all times local):
First lady Melania Trump has departed from Washington on her first big international trip without the president.
Mrs. Trump left early Monday evening on a seven-day trip that will take ...
Africa backs Infantino for FIFA re-election next year
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — FIFA voters in Africa have backed Gianni Infantino to be re-elected as president, and also Sunday chose an official from Malawi to represent them on the world soccer body’s ruling council.
The decisions were made by 54 African soccer federations — more than ...
Melania Trump heading to Africa like previous first ladies
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Melania Trump flies to Africa next week on her first extended international journey without the president, she’ll be following in the footsteps of her recent predecessors.
First ladies before Mrs. Trump performed numerous roles on their trips to the vast continent, ...
First lady to visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Egypt in October
NEW YORK (AP) — Melania Trump plans to emphasize child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in October on her first extended solo international mission. The trip will also be the first ever to the vast African continent by America’s Slovenia-born first lady.
She discussed the trip ...
The United Nations that Kofi Annan served pays tribute
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two secretaries-general and diplomats from the world that Kofi Annan served for nearly 45 years paid tribute to him at the United Nations Friday, but the most moving words were from his wife and son who urged people everywhere to continue his fight for a fairer and peaceful ...
Nothing gold can stay: Pair scammed out of $300K in Maryland
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two men promised gold instead received copper, and now $300,000 is dust in the wind.
Montgomery County police detective Mike Adami
Leaders laud ex-UN chief Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — United in sorrow, world leaders and international dignitaries came to Ghana to pay their last respects to the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan who was honored with a state funeral Thursday, as many lauded him as an exceptional man and leader.
Annan died ...
Jordaan cleared for FIFA Council despite bribery link
South African soccer head Danny Jordaan has been cleared in an ethics check to stand for election to the FIFA Council three years after he was linked to alleged bribery.
The Confederation of African Football said in an internal memo seen by The Associated Press on Thursday that Jordaan was ...
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about a fashion show put on by Studio 189, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Studio 189′s clothing line was called Fashion Rising. While it was once called that, it now goes by the name of Studio 189.
A corrected version of the story is ...
Ghanaians gather to mourn former UN chief Kofi Annan
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghanaians are paying their respects to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan ahead of Thursday’s state funeral.
Annan died in August in Switzerland at age 80. The grandson of tribal chiefs, he was the first black African to become the U.N. leader and was awarded a ...
Kofi Annan’s body returns home to Ghana before funeral
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The body of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has received a hero’s welcome upon landing at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana’s capital.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was with Annan’s widow and family members Monday as uniformed soldiers brought ...
The Nigerian soccer federation banned a senior national team coach for one year Wednesday for accepting $1,000 from an undercover reporter.
Salisu Yusuf, who has the title of Nigeria chief coach under technical director Gernot Rohr, was also ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 by the country’s ...