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Female tanker truck drivers change gears in Ghana

May 04, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Ghana's Ladybird Logistics has a fleet of 21 drivers and claims to be 'the first company globally to employ only female drivers'

Rita Twenewaa, one of Ladybird Logistics' 21 female truck drivers, poses inside her vehicle in Takoradi, western Ghana, on April 3, 2019. Nearly eight percent of men in Ghana work in the transport and storage sector, according to government figures, compared to only 0.3 percent of women. In October 2018 Ladybird began delivering fuel on behalf of Zen Petroleum to supply the mines. The drivers, aged between 28 and 45, were all experienced and licensed to drive heavy-duty vehicles. Ladybird's all-women team drive heavy 47,000-litre trucks across the West African nation, delivering fuel to Ghana's famous goldmines.  CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

World leaders to attend Kofi Annan's state funeral in Ghana

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo calls the funeral 'a major event for our country' and describes Annan as 'one of the most illustrious people of this generation'

KOFI ANNAN. Local chiefs, politicians and extended family members wait to pay their respects to Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former Secretary General of United Nations who died on August 18 at the age of 80 after a short illness, at the entrance of Accra International Conference Centre in Accra on September 12, 2018. Photo by Ruth McDowall/AFP

LOOK: Former Senate president Edgardo Angara’s last hours in Tagaytay

May 14, 2018 - 7:27 PM

(UPDATED) His son, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara shares with the media his father's last photos from the latter's house in Tagaytay, and an account of his last hours

The Ghana neighborhood where boxing is a way of life

Nov 22, 2016 - 5:44 PM

In Ghana a country rich with oil and gold but with high unemployment and low household incomes it s often the sons of fishermen who step into the boxing ring to escape a hard life at sea

Ghana's Sheriff Quaye (L) fights with Ghana's Benjamin Lamptey for the National Lightweight belt during the opening of the Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, November 15, 2016. CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

Enrile-Cayetano: The Unraveling

Jan 26, 2013 - 12:26 PM

For JPE I have always wondered whether his unquestioned brilliance has made him unable to accept that his own protégés could grow up and be their own men

3 dead, dozens trapped after mall collapse in Ghana

Nov 07, 2012 - 9:59 PM

Around 40 workers and an unknown number of customers were inside the building when it collapsed

TRAPPED. Rescue teams look for victims under the rubble in Accra. Screen grab from Ghana United Television

Plane crash in Ghana kills at least 10; crew survives

Jun 03, 2012 - 10:04 AM

A cargo plane crash landed on Saturday June 2 near the airport in Ghana s capital Accra after overshooting the runway and hit a bus on the ground killing at least 10 people but the crew survived