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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 […]

Hunger Costs Ghana Ghc4.6 Billion per Year

Hunger Costs Ghana Ghc4.6 Billion per Year

 The economy of Ghana loses some GHC4.6 billion annually (equivalent of US$2.6 billion in 2012) due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a study released in Accra today. This amount represents 6.4 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The report titled The Cost of Hunger in Africa: The Social and Economic Impact […]

A Day In The Digital Life Of Africa

A Day In The Digital Life Of Africa

Africa is in the throes of a technological revolution, leapfrogging computers in favour of internet connections through mobile phones. A fifth of the continent now have access to a broadband connection, a figure predicted to triple in the next five years. But how are phones and the internet changing the lives of ordinary Africans? And […]