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Health workers escalate strikes in Ghana

Thousands of doctors and pharmacists in the west African state of Ghana last week withdrew emergency cover as part of a pay dispute.

Art of West Africa comes to Manchester's galleries

Art of West Africa comes to Manchesters galleries A festival of art and music from West Africa has arrived in Manchester. We Face Forward draws its title from words uttered by Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah in 1960.

Frantz Fanon's struggle

‘If Africa is to be free we cannot beg. We must tear away by force what belongs to us. All forms of struggle must be adopted, not excluding violence." Those were the words of Frantz Fanon addressing an anti-colonial conference in Ghana in 1958.

An African election

The West African state of Ghana held a presidential election in 2008. This documentary follows the campaign, interviewing candidates and filming rallies and electoral officials.

Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves Ghana & Togo 1972–1978

Lovers of militant grooves will want to seize this fantastic collection of organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie from West Africa.

What is the real legacy of Kwame Nkrumah?

What is the real legacy of Kwame Nkrumah? On Tuesday 6 March Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve its freedom, commemorated 50 years of independence from Britain. In 1957 Kwame Nkrumah, the man who led the nation’s freedom struggle, declared, "The independence of Ghana is meaningless until it is linked with the total liberation of Africa."

Why did Kwame die?

07 September 2002
A GHANAIAN man has died after being arrested by police and taken to Stoke Newington police station in Hackney, east London. Kwame Wirdue was a 23 year old student in Britain. Police picked him up at a Sainsbury's in Dalston on Friday of last week.

Africans don't want lectures from Blair

16 February 2002
"We want people in Britain to know the truth about Tony Blair's 'welcome' in West Africa. In Ghana a planned protest against Blair was not allowed under security laws. Yet, despite very short notice, hundreds of people crammed into a rally to speak out against his visit.

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