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Ghana’s 60 years of independence: New leader vows to tackle poverty

In tonight's edition: Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence, Nigeria's former president denies refusing help from the British army to rescue the Chibok girls and aid workers in DR Congo don't have enough funds to look after refugees from the Central African Republic.


Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to break free from British colonial rule. But the six decades of successful independence have not recently been matched by the country's economic fortunes.

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan denies UK press reports that he snubbed an offer from the British air force to rescue more than 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram almost three years ago.

In DR Congo, a reception center in the north of the country is trying to give kids some sense of stability but a lack of funds may force it to close.

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