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Gas explosion rocks Ghana’s capital Accra, causing fatalities: government

ACCRA: A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said. “Unfortunately there are some fatalities and we are working to have the numbers,” Deputy Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told a local radio station. “There are quite a number also injured.” He added that the main blaze was largely under control and that the government planned to release casualty figures on Sunday morning.  Several eyewitnesses told Reuters they had…

Ghana wakes up and smells the coffee

LEKLEBI FIAPE, Ghana: Like many people around the world, 80-year-old Kofi Afadi can't start his morning without a cup of coffee. "Every morning when I take coffee I feel happy and go about my day," the farmer told AFP in his village in the green hills between Lake Volta in Ghana and the border with Togo. "When there is no coffee it seems I am the most miserable person around here," he said. In common with many of his fellow coffee farmers, Afadi, whose dark hair and mustache are speckled white, also grows cocoa --…

FIFA World Cup: Record-equalling Klose salvages 2-2 draw for Germany

FORTALEZA: Germany striker Miroslav Klose came off the bench to score a record-equalling 15th World Cup goal and salvage a 2-2 draw against Ghana in a pulsating Group G game on Saturday. With his first touch two minutes after coming on, Klose poked home at the back post from a Toni Kroos corner in the 71st minute to move level with former Brazil striker Ronaldo. He becomes only the third man after compatriot Uwe Seeler and Brazil's Pele to score in four World Cups. "Twenty (World Cup) matches and 15 goals is not bad at…

FIFA World Cup: U.S. beats Ghana 2-1

CURITIBA: United States started their FIFA World Cup 2014 campaign when Clint Dempsey scored the fifth fastest goal in tournament history but they needed an 86th minute winner from John Brooks to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ghana on Monday. Dempsey drilled the ball into the net with the goal officially timed at 29 seconds and it looked like being enough until Andre Ayew finally secured some reward for Ghana's pressure with an equalizer seven minutes from the end. The match then appeared destined for a draw until…