Mar 21, 2013 22:26 EDT
It took a defiant gesture to reignite the debate on one of Italian sport's biggest demons, but the fight to rid football of racism in Serie A could be just beginning.
Mar 21, 2013 14:34 EDT
AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng -- lauded for walking off the pitch to protest abuse by fans -- on Thursday called for an end to racism in the sport, likening it to a virulent disease that blighted the game.
Mar 19, 2013 19:14 EDT
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admitted Tuesday he has made mistakes on the pitch that have earned him a bad reputation, but the controversial Uruguayan star defended his "slyness" and "character" in an interview with AFP.
Mar 19, 2013 00:10 EDT
US President Barack Obama will welcome four African leaders to Washington this month, the White House said.
Mar 14, 2013 10:44 EDT
Ghanaians' hopes that one of their own would become the first black pope have gone up in white smoke, but Roman Catholics kept the faith on Thursday and wished the best for the new man at the head of the Vatican.
Mar 12, 2013 15:36 EDT
Cardinals held a first inconclusive vote in the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday as they began the process of electing a successor to Benedict XVI, with tens of thousands of people packed into St Peter's Square to watch the time-honoured tradition.
Mar 12, 2013 13:11 EDT
Cardinals began a conclave under Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect a successor to Benedict XVI, with the odds favouring another Western conservative as pope.
Mar 12, 2013 11:32 EDT
Cardinals prepared Tuesday for the start of an historic conclave to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's shock resignation, with the odds favouring a Western conservative to lead the Catholic world.
Mar 11, 2013 03:52 EDT
Cardinals will hold a final set of meetings on Monday before they are locked away to choose a new pope to lead the Roman Catholic Church through troubled times.
Mar 10, 2013 13:29 EDT
Cardinals set for a conclave this week to elect a new leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics celebrated masses across Rome on Sunday, as parishioners picked their papal favourites.
Mar 09, 2013 13:17 EST
As the Catholic Church prepares to elect a pope, some irreverent souls are betting on the outcome while more religious-minded ones are "adopting" individual cardinals on a website to pray that they make the right choice.
Mar 08, 2013 12:59 EST
Imports to meet Europe's ever-growing food demand require it using land beyond its borders roughly the size of Scandinavia, according to a new study that urges belt-tightening.
Mar 07, 2013 14:28 EST
Catholic cardinals on Thursday put off a decision on when to begin a conclave to elect the next pope, instead debating Vatican finances and a reform of its intrigue-filled bureaucracy in discussions held under an oath of secrecy.
Mar 07, 2013 11:43 EST
Catholic cardinals from around the world on Thursday put off a decision on when to begin a conclave to elect the next pope, instead debating Vatican finances and a reform of the bureaucracy.
Mar 07, 2013 09:30 EST
Canada's Cardinal Marc Ouellet, a mainstream conservative churchman who once said becoming pope "would be a nightmare", is now widely seen as the North American candidate for the job.
Mar 06, 2013 16:57 EST
Clergy sex abuse victims listed a "dirty dozen" potential papal candidates Wednesday and urged the Roman Catholic Church to "get serious" about protecting children, helping victims and exposing corruption.
Mar 06, 2013 09:51 EST
Once held up as a model global citizen, Canada is facing growing criticism from aid groups over moves to tie foreign assistance to trade through partnerships with mining and other firms.
Mar 04, 2013 10:14 EST
Catholic cardinals on Monday pressed for more information about the "Vatileaks" scandal at the start of a series of Vatican meetings to prepare for a conclave to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's sudden resignation.
Mar 04, 2013 06:10 EST
Catholic cardinals began talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's resignation, as an absent British cardinal admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.
Mar 03, 2013 22:17 EST
Catholic cardinals begin talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope, following Benedict XVI's historic resignation, as a British cardinal not in attendance admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.
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|Republic of Ghana|
|Motto: "Freedom and Justice"|
|Anthem: God Bless Our Homeland Ghana|
(and largest city)
|-||President||John Atta Mills|
|-||Vice-President||John Dramani Mahama|
|-||Speaker of Parliament||Joyce Bamford-Addo|
|-||Chief Justice||Georgina Theodora Wood|
|Independence||from the United Kingdom|
|-||Declared||6 March 1957|
|-||Republic||1 July 1960|
|-||Current Constitution||28 April 1992|
|-||Total||238,535 km2 (81st)|
92,098 sq mi
|-||2009 estimate||23,837,000 (48th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|HDI (2007)||▲ 0.553 (medium) (136th)|
|Currency||Ghanaian cedi (|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|-||Summer (DST)||GMT (UTC0)|
|Drives on the||right|