The Republic of Ghana is a country located in West Africa that borders Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa  in the world and is also home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world.

Ghana is a member of many international organizations including the Commonwealth of Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union, La Francophonie (Associate Member) and the United Nations.

President of Ghana John Atta Mills Dies At 68

John Evans Atta Mills, president of Ghana who transformed the country's economy into one of African's newest oil-producing states, passed away at a military hospital on Tuesday. He will be succeeded by his vice president.

Child Soldiers: A Plague In Africa

A Wednesday report revealed that the conflict in the Ivory Coast involves mercenaries from neighboring Liberia. The militants have abducted children, murdered civilians and raided communities in Ivorian villages.

Sanduk Ruit: Nepal's Magic Surgeon Brings Light Back To Poor

Sanduk Ruit and his team of doctors at the center have developed a simple surgical technique to remove cataracts involving little equipment and instruments that can be used manually. No stitches are needed, and the technique can be used on a simple table in field camps.

Canada's Iamgold Paying $585M For Trelawney Mining

Canadian miner Iamgold Corp said Friday it agreed to buy gold exploration company Trelawney Mining for about C$585 million in cash, in a move aimed at expanding its asset base within politically safe jurisdictions.

Kinross Gold May Be Takeover Target

Cost overruns and a massive writedown have knocked Kinross Gold's stock so low that some bankers see it as Canada's biggest potential takeover play, though obstacles to a bid for the senior gold producer may be too big to surmount.