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…

Development Floods the Country, but Some Developments Are Puzzling

Ghana is wildly diverse. It’s evident in the land, in the people, in the customs, in the food, and in the weather. And you know there are two sides to every story when the urban populations scream because the power has gone off while many rural centres are still waiting for power supply lines to Read more…

Currency and Light? Yes, That’s a Question

Across Africa, not just Ghana, things are changing.  The continent is simultaneously advancing in some areas while forced to tackle some age-old development questions in others.  In some countries, like Ghana, political stability is becoming the norm, but it still needs to deal with the difficulties of its neighbours more often than it might like.  Read more…

It’s a Novelty Everywhere but in Ghana

Everyone, even those that frequently travel, become trapped in beliefs that the way they live is the way the rest of the world lives. It is understood, of course, that there are small differences – like how you get to work in the morning or even the amount of unemployment a country regularly experiences. But, Read more…

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