Children love getting dirty. They are drawn to puddles like muddy magnets, with no regard for footwear or the colour of their clothing. But getting mucky could have a powerful effect on their wellbeing, too.
With films like Do Revenge and Bodies Bodies Bodies, as well as TV series like Euphoria, screen representations of Gen Z are on the rise. But visibility doesn't equate to authenticity, writes Emily Maskell.
At the beginning of this week those of us who live in Prampram and other communities in the Ningo Prampram district, and are regular commuters on the main Dawhenya-Kpone barrier road, flooded social media with complaints of an unbearable vehicular traffic on the stretch.
Said to have been a shy but intelligent boy in school, Burkina Faso's Capt Ibrahim Traoré has become the latest military officer to seize power in a coup in one of France's former colonies in West Africa.
The issue of intellectual property right appears to have dominated the Ghanaian arts and entertainment space, thanks to what appears to be a mistrust between artist Kirani Ayat and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA).
Recently, the World Bank Group and McKinsey & Company have released two leading reports on “the Future of Finance” highlighting the current state, opportunities, risks, and/or challenges of the Financial Technology (Fintech) revolution, disruption, or eruption happening across the world and Africa.
On Monday Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at a private ceremony at St. George’s Chapel Windsor. She was buried next to her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who died in 2021, her mother, father, and sister.
Back in May this year when the people of Prampram celebrated the Kpledoo festival, one of the jama groups composed a song which called for an immediate end to the murder of some prominent elders in the town. Below is:
On the night when Ghana beat Czech Republic in the second group match in the 2006 World Cup, in Bad Godesberg, a borough in the German city of Bonn, which lies south of the North Rhine-Westphalia, Mia Meyer, then 26, sat with her friends at a nearby pub, five blocks from an apartment she shared with grandmother, celebrating.
At one of the departure lounges at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, passengers on their way to Dublin, Ireland, a married couple, both in their late 60s, were locked up in a warm embrace, as other passengers look on. The man placed his leg on the plastic suitcase, stroke the back hair on the back of the woman and winked.
It is interesting how once the count is over and someone is declared winner, all of us insist we voted for that person. You might just have managed to barely scrape through the elections, but when it comes to making demands on you once you are in office, everyone voted for you, or at least they all claim to have voted for you.
About eleven years ago, inside the popular food and beverage café-Smoothies on Osu Oxford Street, I was sat at one of the nicely polished wooden benches and tables, twaddling my thumb around the plastic cup containing my smoothy.
The ultimate sign of economic distress came last week in the form of a terse statement from the Minister of Information that the President had authorised the Finance Minister to “commence formal engagements with the IMF”.
Rush hour in Accra’s traffic is never a pleasant sight. It is brazenly chaotic and messy. Especially when traffic lights are not functioning and no warden from the MTTD or even a benevolent is on the spot, the situation makes one wonder if motorists struggling to undo each other to get out of the melting chaos really have their brains at the right places.
In the late 1980s, in Awudun, a suburb of Tema Newtown, a branch of the religious group, Twelve Apostles Church known in local religious circles as Awoyo, popped up in the neighborhood. It raised lots of eyebrows in the area.
Thankfully Friday 17th June 2022 will be here specifically 6am will arrive and the aforementioned bridge on the nation’s only designated expressway will be re-opened to much relief and joy especially from the likes of Lorrencia the author of the piece titled ‘ambushed by traffic - the dilemma of working parents’.
We live in a country where people daily flaunt obscene unexplained wealth, with no one questioning. As one drives around in affluent areas, there are mansions springing up everywhere; mansions that are not obviously the results of labour.
In the introduction to an almost 4minutes feature film for Efiɛ Gallery, Isshaq Ismail, a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, sat on a coffee table, his right leg on top of the left, and his two hands locked below the knee of the left leg.