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Tech Boon For Children as Ghana Puts Autism On The App

Tech Boon For Children as Ghana Puts Autism On The App

“Good job, high five!” enthuses Victoria Nyarko in her classroom at a community centre in the Ghanaian coastal city of Tema. It is Monday morning, and classes at HopeSetters autism centre – where shelves are filled with puzzles and learning aids, and walls covered in colourful posters and slogans – are a little different from […]

Driving Change: The Story of Miss Taxi — One of Ghana’s First Female Taxi Drivers

Driving Change: The Story of Miss Taxi — One of Ghana’s First Female Taxi Drivers

It’s 5 PM on a balmy April evening in Ghana’s capital, and rush hour is well underway. An entire minibus full of passengers is gawking through the window. Confused, the driver turns to figure out what has his passengers so excited. He sees a seemingly normal taxi beside him. Then he notices the person behind […]

Nestle Sets Up Online Platforms for Expectant Mothers

Nestle Sets Up Online Platforms for Expectant Mothers

Nestlé has launched facebook pages where parents and mothers-to-be can source guidance and expert advice on good nutrition for their babies. Nestlé’s new Start Healthy Stay Healthy Facebook pages are available in Ghana and Nigeria. Philippe Hascoet, Country Business Manager for Nestlé Nutrition in Central and West Africa said the online social platforms, which are […]

Women who mess up in gov’t are not given second chances – Ursula

Women who mess up in gov’t are not given second chances – Ursula

Ablekuma West MP Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says she has noticed a trend that women who goof in President Mahama’s administration do not get a second chance unlike their male counterparts. The gender activist explained men who mess up in government are ‘rehabilitated’ and kept at the presidency as Presidential Staffers. Listing top women officials who have […]

What do aid donors really accomplish? A story of HIV trainings in Ghana

What do aid donors really accomplish? A story of HIV trainings in Ghana

How many people – health workers, citizens, and government staff – have been trained in HIV prevention and treatment in Ghana in the past 10 years? Although this may seem like a simple question, arriving at an accurate number is a monumental task. Even within a single donor organization, tracking and totaling outputs such as […]

The Cocoa Slave Plantations of Africa in the 21st Century

The Cocoa Slave Plantations of Africa in the 21st Century

NTOABOMA — Chocolate means little to my grandmother. In fact, growing up in the average village that was Ntoaboma in the middle of the country now called Ghana, I knew little of the sugar induced accoutrement of uppity ritual myself. I always received gifts throughout the year – especially when one of my grandparents would […]

Bugisu women to use bedrooms to convice husbands to vote Museveni

Bugisu women to use bedrooms to convice husbands to vote Museveni

Women in Bulambuli have pledged to use their bedrooms to convince their husbands to vote for President Yoweri Museveni and Irene Muloni. “We pledge to do what it takes to use our bedrooms to convince our husbands to vote for President Museveni, Muloni and other NRM candidates,” Veronica Namasaba said. She said that a number […]