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The death of Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills left the nation in shock. Mills was months away from completing his first term in office.
With the front line rapidly shifting, refugees are finding it ever more difficult to escape the fighting.
As kings feud, ordinary people bear the brunt of Ghana's power vacuum, writes Afua Hirsch.
Desmond Tutu on Tuesday night drew on his own experience to urge lawyers to contribute to global development through pro bono work.
Air raids continue "day and night" in the battle with insurgents in Mali, but France's president has dismissed suggestions of colonialism.
Catholicism's European power base is under threat and the election of a new pope could be a historic moment for the church.
Protests have erupted in Morocco over the case of teenager Amina Filali who killed herself after a court ordered her to marry her alleged rapist.
An ample bosom and booty is still desirable in Africa, but it seems like Western ideals are encroaching, writes Afua Hirsch.