As the World Considers Brexit, Ghanaians Worry about Football

Every day, in every part of the world, something happens. Mostly, it’s a matter of birthdays or stressful traffic or a local outbreak of the flu. Sometimes, there are regionally significant issues to deal with – like the Zika virus. And occasionally, those become a matter of global concern, as we saw with Ebola. And Read more…

Will the NPP Win the Next Election?

Even if we had accurate political polls, no one would be able to tell you whether the country is set to elect the incumbent president, John Mahama, or if we’ll see Nana Afuko-Addo in power next year. But there are some indications tied into the present state of the Ghanaian problems that are likely to Read more…

The Fifth Democracy in Africa? What Does It Mean?

According to the 2015 World Democracy Report, Ghana sits in fifth place in terms of African democracies. That’s a big leap; Ghana jumped an impressive 14 places from its spot in 2014. But what does it really mean? In the minds of many, that means that only four countries are less corrupt than Ghana. Considering Read more…

Ghana’s Growth Rate Slips (but Not the President’s Wealth?)

Recently, the statistics office released the official 2015 gross domestic product (GDP) figures – and sadly, the growth rate declined over the previous year. Sure, it only slipped from 4 percent to 3.9 percent, but it’s not what anyone wants to hear. According to the governmental department, this decline can be attributed to a reduction Read more…

What’s Up Is Down (or Is It the Other Way Around?)

Even when things slow in Ghana (as with Dumsor), nothing ever stands still. It’s just not that kind of place. Things are always growing, changing, transforming, shifting, and generally just moving about. And that’s every corner of life, from the cities to the remotest of buildings. And, as the laws of nature confirm, there is Read more…

They’re Not Ghanaian, but They’re Coming All the Same

The news has broken around Ghana, and many are deeply concerned by it. Two Yemeni ex-detainees are about to start new lives in Ghana, and not everyone is au fait with the government’s willingness to let them in. The two ex-detainees, Khalid al-Dhuby and Mahmoud Omar Bin Atef, have called Guantanamo Bay home the last Read more…

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