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Afua Hirsch

Hip-hop skipping across continents.

African hip-hop rappers seem to be the setting standard of how the music should be made internationally.

Rooting for realistic black dolls

Rooti dolls claim to be the first fashion dolls to speak languages from countries ranging from Ghana to Zimbabwe.

Ghana: Motherhood is celebrated here

In Ghana, the reaction I get when I tell other women about my job and baby is usually a knowing nod, writes the Guardian's west Africa correspondent.

President’s death raises questions about Ghana poll

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.

Mali extremists ‘a threat to Europe’

Extremist groups - linked to al-Qaeda - have used their hold over key urban areas of Mali to recruit, arm and train a growing number of fighters.

Battle royal reaches boiling point in Ghana

As kings feud, ordinary people bear the brunt of Ghana's power vacuum, writes Afua Hirsch.

Government steps in to save Miss Liberia from shame

It has ended its war and had two elections, but for Liberia to select a winner of its national beauty contest has proved one challenge too far.

Morocco grapples with women’s rights after raped bride’s suicide

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.

Protest and arrest threats stall Bush

Human rights campaigners vow to hound ex-US president.

Long arm of the law reaches for Assange

WikiLeaks founder faces growing legal problems around the world. The US announced that it's investigating whether he violated its espionage laws.

Desmond Tutu’s advice to lawyers

Desmond Tutu on Tuesday night drew on his own experience to urge lawyers to contribute to global development through pro bono work.

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