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Ghanaian boys use cassavas to generate electrictity
Ghanaian brothers James and Kwesi Ansah use the root vegetables to power radios and mobile phones.
Ghana orchestra reinterprets Western classical music for Africa
This symphony orchestra in Ghana is making new audiences 'fall in love with classical music'.

Challenging stereotypes on sports and hijabs

Rafatu Inusah explains why she wants Muslim women in Ghana to play rugby
Rafatu Inusah is challenging stereotypes. She's a Muslim woman who plays rugby in her hijab in Ghana and she's getting girls from Islamic schools to join her. BBC Newsday's Alan Kasujja went to meet Rafatu at an early morning training session in the capital Accra.  


(Photo: Rafatu Inusah Credit: BBC)
The women paid to cry at the funerals of strangers
Professional mourners in Ghana are paid to attend the funerals of strangers.

Ghana's president fires electoral boss

Thomas Naadi

BBC Africa, Accra

Charlotte Osei
BBC
Charlotte Osei, a former corporate lawyer, was appointed by the former president in 2015

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has sacked the head of the country's electoral commission for “misbehaviour and incompetence”.

Charlotte Osei and her two deputies were dismissed on the recommendation of a committee set up by the chief justice to investigate complaints against them.

Last year, a number of electoral commission workers alleged that she had abused her office – and demanded her removal over corruption allegations.

Mrs Osei was appointed by former President John Mahama, before his defeat by Mr Akufo-Addo in the last election.

She has denied any wrongdoing and Ghana's main opposition party has repeatedly said the accusations against her are trumped up.

Mrs Osei - a former corporate lawyer - was Ghana’s first female electoral commissioner since the country returned to multi-party democracy in 1992.

She had successfully supervised the 2016 general elections, according to international observers.

Ghanaian next go to the polls in 2020.

Nana Akufo-Addo
AFP
Nana Akufo-Addo won the 2016 presidential election

Ghana's "Hipsters of Nature"

The team showing people how to use waste plastic for vegetable growth
Abiba Nuhu and Divine Agborli are finding ways of using the discarded plastic sachets of water found on the streets and blocking gutters in Ghana. They told Newsday's Alan Kasujja all about their project. 

(Photo: Abiba Nuhu and Divine Agborli. Credit: BBC)
Asamoah Gyan recreates his six World Cup goals
The Ghanaian legend re-enacts the goals which made him Africa's most prolific World Cup goal-scorer.