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Fake US Embassy Issued Visas for 10 Years

And the US visas handed out by phony Ghana operation were very real

(Newser) - All it takes to convince people you're a US Embassy is an American flag, a picture of President Obama, and a whole lot of visas—at least in Ghana, where a ramshackle building in Accra housed a phony embassy really run by organized crime members from Ghana and Turkey,... More »

Dozens Seek Shelter From Rain, Then Gas Station Explodes

At least 73 dead in Accra, Ghana

(Newser) - A gas station in Ghana's capital blew up while many people were sheltering there from a torrential rainfall and flooding, killing at least 73 people and leaving a gruesome scene with charred bodies and neighboring buildings set alight, authorities say. A spokesman for Ghana's fire service says crews... More »

Ghana Prez Dies Unexpectedly

Obama, in 2009 visit, called Ghana model for democracy, growth

(Newser) - Just five months before finishing his first term in office, Ghana's President John Atta Mills died unexpectedly yesterday in a military hospital in Accra, reports the New York Times . Few official details were released about Mills' death, which occurred just two days after his 68th birthday, although reportedly he... More »

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