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Ghana President Mahama Asks For Second Term To Consolidate Gains

Ghana President Mahama Asks For Second Term To Consolidate Gains

Ghana President John Mahama, facing a tough challenge in this week’s election, said on Monday he had done his best in the past four years and deserved a second term to consolidate economic and infrastructure gains. “I humbly ask for your mandate on Wednesday … to complete the journey which we all started together,” Mahama […]

Super Falcons And Black Queens Share Points

Super Falcons And Black Queens Share Points

Nigeria and Ghana rivalry in the Beautiful Game ended one-all wednesday in one of the group matches of the ongoing 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon. The Super Falcons who are on the same four points as the Black Queens remain top of Group B on goals difference. Even as defending champion, […]

Ghana: SG Cancer Foundation Sensitizes Women On Breast Cancer

Ghana: SG Cancer Foundation Sensitizes Women On Breast Cancer

A Breast Cancer awareness creation programme has taken place at Osu in Accra. The programme, organized by SG Cancer Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), was on the theme: ‘Early detection is critical and very necessary in fighting and surviving cancer.’ It aimed to increase cancer awareness in Ghana, encourage screening and early testing to improve […]

Northern Ghana Stinks In Poverty Despite NGOs Presence

Northern Ghana Stinks In Poverty Despite NGOs Presence

Ghana’s northern region is known for the concentration of NGOs located there. But despite this strong presence of aid organizations, the region continues to be plagued with endemic poverty. All the NGOs that come to northern Ghana, come with one perceived mission. To serve the people and help them fight poverty. But despite this, poverty […]

Ghana: 102-Year-Old Woman Gets Arrested

Ghana: 102-Year-Old Woman Gets Arrested

This arrest was one for the books. Edie Simms, a 102-year-old Missouri woman, was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser Friday as officers helped her fulfill an unusual bucket list wish: getting arrested. Simms was seen being cheerfully escorted to St. Louis’ Five Star Senior Center with accompanying St. Louis police […]

Ghana: Young Ghanaian Women and Girls Demand Free, Fair, Transparent and Peaceful Elections

Ghana: Young Ghanaian Women and Girls Demand Free, Fair, Transparent and Peaceful Elections

A non-partisan dialogue, which aimed to ensure that the interests, voices and desires of young Ghanaian women and girls matter in the 2016 electioneering period and beyond, has taken place in Accra. Dubbed: ‘Summit on What Young Women and Girls Want in the 2016 Ghana Elections’, the meeting tried to answer the question: ‘What do […]

#IfAfricaWasaSchool: The Continent Described In Playground Memes

#IfAfricaWasaSchool: The Continent Described In Playground Memes

There’s nothing like a few schoolyard memories to bring people together. Yesterday, thousands of Africans took to Twitter to gently mock their countries via the hashtag #IfAfricaWasASchool, and in doing so found both scathing and irreverent ways to describe what it’s like to live on the continent today. It’s not the first time a hashtag […]

World Jollof Day: Jamie Oliver’s #Ricegate And Other Scandals

World Jollof Day: Jamie Oliver’s #Ricegate And Other Scandals

very culture has a sacrosanct recipe passed down from generation to generation. But few cause as much controversy as jollof rice, West Africa’s beloved staple dish. An rich orange-red delicacy made from rice and a spicy stew mixing tomato, onions, meat or fish, its origins – and how best to prepare it – have been […]

A ‘Sex and the City’ for African Viewers

A ‘Sex and the City’ for African Viewers

Let’s get this out of the way up front: “An African City,” the steamy Ghanaian web series about five young women looking for love in Accra, is an unabashed rip-off of “Sex and the City.” There are the ubiquitous five-inch strappy sandals, the scene-stealing dresses made of Fanti fabric and the bevy of men who […]

Ghana: Chiefs In Gender Equality Battle

Ghana: Chiefs In Gender Equality Battle

The sound of traditional drumming pervaded the air as Ghanaian Queen Mothers arrived for a recent meeting in the northern city of Tamale. Dressed in their best traditional regalia, the royal striped batakari fabrics, they say they are determined to make their voices heard in traditional affairs. Yelzoli Naa Gaana, paramount Queen Mother of Zabzugu […]