Goals May Go In, but Things Are Leaving Too

There’s nothing like a triumph for the Black Stars. No really. Ghanaians thrive when their football team does what everyone believes it can. Given that they continually get close, but hardly ever make it all the way, we’re all just waiting to make it over that hurdle (with clenched stomachs and sweaty palms). Anticipation will Read more…

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…

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…

It’s a Drive to the Future (or Just onto the Field)

Ghana never seems to stand still. Even when people and business battle daily dumsor, nothing seems to stop; it just slows down. And it doesn’t stay like that for long either. At some point, Ghanaians start moving again, and they do it quickly. Last Friday was a clear example of this as Ghana played host Read more…

There May Be Power Alternatives, But It’s Not Helping the Cedi

Dumsor is a disaster in every quarter. Sure, it’s not as though someone is purposefully creating the chaos of darkness in Ghana, but it still feels malicious in the middle of it. Fresh food would be nice – as would the means to prepare it and store any leftovers. More troubling is when you can’t Read more…

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