International Community Urged to Assist West Africa Tackle Security Threats

The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, has urged the international community to assist the West African Region to tackle its emerging security threats in a "fast and decisive" manner.He said the community and affected countr...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Africa FDI Rises As Global Investment Declines to $1.3 Trillion

Although global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows suffered a setback of about 13 per cent in 2018, with inflows sliding to $1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion in the previous year, but sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), recorded growth of about ...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

'Climate Apartheid' Between Rich and Poor Looms, UN Expert Warns

A UN expert has warned of a possible "climate apartheid", where the rich pay to escape from hunger, "while the rest of the world is left to suffer".Even if current targets are met, "millions will be impoverished", said Philip Alston, the...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Ghana Hopes to Benefit From Hosting Africa’s Free Trade Area Secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal to win the bid. As a...

Adu Owusu Sarkodie·about 4 years ago

Lessons To Be learnt From Ghana’s Excess Electricity Shambles

Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing countries.It is estimated that two out of three households (almost 600 million people) in sub-Sa...

Samuel Asumadu Sarkodie·about 4 years ago

Ghana Hopes ‘Year of Return’ Will Boost Tourism. But Caution Is Needed

Ghana has designated 2019 as the Year of Return to commemorate 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States. The government has been running a massive marketing campaign targeting Africa...

Frederick Dayour & Albert N. Kimbu·about 4 years ago

Why Ghana Is Likely To Go On Needing the IMF – However Difficult the Relationship

The relationship between Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is, to many Ghanaians, a difficult one. Most Ghanaians are of the view that the country should divorce itself from the international body. A look at sentiments e...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Ghana’s politics has strong ties with performing arts. This is how it started

Towards the end of the Kwame Nkrumah era in 1966, a number of highlife artists wrote songs critical of him as Ghana’s president. But during the period leading up to independence in 1957 and the early years of independence, most Ghanaian ...

Edmund John Collins ·almost 3 years ago

Christian Atsu still missing after Turkey Earthquake

Ghana and Hatayspor Football Star Christian Atsu is still missing after the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday.

Neo Poho·8 months ago

Ghana Aims for Safer Skies with New Aviation Laws

Ghana recently spent $275 million expanding and modernising Kotoka International Airport located in the capital city, Accra. This is part of its plan to attract eight million tourists annually by 2027. A significant increase from the 1.2...

Joburg Post·about 4 years ago

How Jerry Rawlings used democratic structures to legitimise military rule

The late Jerry Rawlings led two coups in Ghana before twice being elected president in multiparty polls. Whether you associate him with anti-imperialism, democracy or political violence, the fact is that he was able to retain military an...

Paul Emiljanowicz ·over 2 years ago

Ghana’s plans for a national cathedral are mired in controversy and delays

Ghana’s government aims to build a national cathedral: a multidenominational, monumental undertaking to house religious services and state events. Plans include a 5,000-seat worship space, a museum and a music school, reportedly projecte...

Nicolette Manglos-Weber Associate Professor of Religion & Society, Boston University·about 2 months ago

Christian Atsu found dead following the earthquake in Turkey

Former Porto, Chelsea and Newcastle star Christian Atsu has been found dead following the horrific earthquake in southern Turkey and northern Syria last week.

Neo Poho·8 months ago

Kwame Nkrumah: Why, Every Now and Then, His Legacy is Questioned

Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence in 1957 – the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve this feat. He’s still remembered for his unrepentant anti-colonial stance and strident Pan-Africanism. Above all, he is regarded as one ...

Akwasi Kwarteng Amoako-Gyampah·about 4 years ago