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In Northern Ghana, a social enterprise provides school kits and raincoats made from plastic waste. The all-women group is keeping children in school while helping the environment.
Defense chiefs from members of the ECOWAS regional bloc meet in Accra to discuss the crisis in Niger. Last week the body activated a "standby force" potentially to intervene in Niger.
With advancements in technology and the rise of digital platforms, filmmakers around the world are embracing digital tools and techniques to enhance production, distribution, and consumption of films. Ghana’s film industry has been struggling to keep up with digitalization, although it remains the second-largest producer of films in Africa per year.
Lawmakers in Ghana are calling for legislation to govern the use of artificial intelligence (AI). They argue that the tool could increase inequality and want clarity over machine error. But proponents of AI disagree.
Stolen livestock from some West African nations have been finding their way into local markets in Ghana. Security experts are concerned that porous borders are facilitating jihadists' movement of the rustled animals.
Ghana remains determined to host the next Africa Games despite its worst financial crisis in decades. However, even in the wake of a multi-billion IMF loan, some supporters of the project have grown sceptical.
John Mahama — who served as Ghana's president between 2013-2017 — is running for the top job in 2024. His longtime rival, Nana Akufo-Addo, won’t contest next year's vote, which could increase Mahama’s chances of winning.
It’s been a whirlwind, but we are proud to announce the release of The Economist’s World Ahead 2023 under an exclusive license. This year’s edition features coverage of Ghana and Nigeria unlike before. The event for the launch took place on April 27th at the Ecobank Pan African Centre (EPAC) in Lagos, Nigeria. Industry leaders and the Lagos State Governor, represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, were present and participated in panel discussions about how we can improve in Western Africa.
Meet the NGO in Ghana assisting people with mental health issues take care of their daily needs. In addition to help with treatment plans, the patients are given work opportunities in farming to support their expenses.
A keenly-watched malaria vaccine from Oxford University has secured its first approval, in Ghana, as the African country ramps up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
An Oxford University malaria vaccine has been approved for use in Ghana. The African country is ramping up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
In Ghana, royal umbrellas are used in the chieftaincy. They not only shield a chief, king or queen from the weather, but they also reveal personality traits. Artist Rita Mawuena Benissan is working to preserve the history and stories of these "royal" umbrellas.