In Kariakoo everyone’s hustling. The wild, sprawling Dar es Salaam market is the biggest in Tanzania. It’s the kind of place where you..
Brielle Morgan Feb. 12 In January I filed a story about resistance to gender-based violence in Tanzania. Reporting the story was a..
TAMALE- “Making a gun is very easy. I can do it in short time. Maybe three days.” Abdallah smiles and leans on his workbench. By..
By: Jared Knoll ARUSHA – Hope can be hard to come by for children in Sub-Saharan Africa, but one Tanzanian man has gone back to his..
ACCRA-In a small classroom overlooking Agbogbloshie’s yam market, Timothy Ngenbe leads the class in a journalism workshop. ”Now let us..
Honourable Ibrahim Baidoo is the Mayor of Ashaiman- a city of over 200,000 people located 30 km outside Accra, Ghana’s capital. Baidoo..
By: Jared Knoll “I believe that this young, brave and educated generation can make change in society and make the world a better..
ACCRA- Nii Kwartelai Quartey is a student at the University of Ghana, a human rights activist and a playwright. As I sit chatting with him..
At the age of 18 Gloria Buckman Yankson walked into a job interview determined to make a good impression. Twenty minutes later,..
By: Carolyn Thompson and John Van Dusen ACCRA – More Ghanaians die from diseases related to diarrhea than any other cause of death,..
“I have carried uncountable women down the mountain, down to Wli.” Patrick stares at the ground. Remembering the women he and his..
By: Carolyn Thompson and John Van Dusen ANKASA – Ghana’s cocoa farmers say purchasers are stealing from them using improperly..
By: Brielle Morgan DAR ES SALAAM – It’s a delicate thing, asking someone to speak about their experience of gender-based violence...
Wandering through the narrow, labyrinthine streets of Stone Town, past men languidly sipping unfiltered coffee or crowded around a game of..
By: Jared Knoll ARUSHA – Environmental pollution is a burgeoning problem in East Africa, from toxic landfills to widespread..
By Rosella Chibambo
A growing number of decomposing whale carcasses are washing up along the shores of Ghana. Since August, ten whales have been spotted. That..
While Tanzania is not the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist, there are serious, and sometimes deadly, challenges to..
ADEISO, GHANA – In a dimly lit classroom in Adeiso, a small village in Ghana’s Eastern Region, children wait patiently as they..
ACCRA- The passing of Nelson Mandela last Thursday has evoked tributes from all corners of the earth. From US President Barack Obama to the..
By: Roohi Sahajpal DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania marked its 52nd Independence Day in Dar es Salaam on Monday with celebrations and a..
On Tuesday, the world celebrates Human Rights Day, and the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Click here to see..
By: John Van Dusen ACCRA — Ghana’s media landscape is a shell of its former self. Twenty years ago there were only a handful of..
ARUSHA – On the fringes of a small Tanzanian village called Tengeru lie buried 150 Polish war refugees, who did their best to make a..
By: Brielle Morgan Every November in Tanzania, hundreds of thousands of Form Four (or Grade Ten) students make millions of tiny pencil..
By: Kallan Lyons ACCRA, GHANA- With the final African World Cup qualifying match between the Ghana Black Stars and Egypt Pharaohs set to..
By: Rosella Chibambo MWANZA – At a chance meeting in a hotel lounge in Mwanza, a local lawyer had this to say about human rights..
By: Carolyn Thompson ACCRA – A naval worker whose life jacket malfunctioned was swept away by strong currents after the life boat he..
By: John Van Dusen NKROFUL – A chalkboard with numbers charted like a scoreboard sits outside the district office, the months of the..
By: Jared Knoll In this podcast, Jared Knoll interviews several prominent Tanzanian journalists, including Zephania Ubwani, Jonathon Njaidi..
ACCRA – Another hot and sultry night in Ghana’s capital. In the city centre, people are gathering at Accra’s Independence Square,..
By: Carolyn Thompson ACCRA, Ghana – Nana Boakye-Yiadom trudged through marshy and flooded fields after more than an hour riding on the..
By: Roohi Sahajpal Dar es Salaam – I’m greeted at the gate of The Daughters of Mary..
ACCRA – On a crammed minibus in downtown Accra, a radio announcer is reading a newscast in Twi, one of the local languages in Ghana,..
By: Jared Knoll Arusha – Pastor Josephat Gwagima is an internationally renowned Christian preacher who holds rallies and markets his..
By: Carolyn Thompson ACCRA, Ghana – In a working class neighbourhood where open sewers reek of feces and vendors sit on rickety stools..
ACCRA – There are few old people in Ghana. There aren’t many wrinkles to be seen, no grey hair on heads. The streets are teeming..
By: Jared Knoll “We will die. My family and I will die. We cannot live without elephants,” said Godfrey Mashaka, a local safari..
By: Kallan Lyons ACCRA, GHANA – Sitawa Wafula stands in front of a packed room, poised behind the podium, no notes in hand. The..
By: Jacky Habib ACCRA, GHANA – On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Citi FM reporter Eugenia Tenkorang and I walk through the streets of..
By: John Van Dusen ACCRA, GHANA – The sound of a flushing toilet is as rare as a quiet morning in some parts of Accra. On a weekend..
By Carolyn Thompson ACCRA – Dozens of women in red and black dresses stream through the aisles, with small candles atop their heads..
By: Carolyn Thompson ACCRA – The trotro was full but I didn’t want to wait. It can take half an hour for the minibuses to fill up..
By: John Van Dusen Last month Media Rights Trainer John Van Dusen and Radio Gold journalist Adams Issaka covered a release by the NGO Human..
By: Kristian Jebsen ACCRA – As the international community gears up to commemorate World Food Day on October 16, Ghana is..
By: Brielle Morgan TANZANIA – During a slow morning in the newsroom, Pascal Massae asked me to help him with his CV. The tall,..
By: Chris Oke DAR ES SALAAM – Yesterday, Tanzanian newspaper stands welcomed back an old friend: Mwananchi newspaper returned from a..
By: Roohi Sahajpal DAR ES SALAAM – Today, human rights activists around the world commemorate the 11th annual World Day Against the..
According to a recent survey conducted by Transparency International, one in four people have paid a bribe to a public body in the last..
Teri Fikowski Imagine two men knock on your door one morning and tell you they are pushing your property line back four meters. No consent,..
Accra is a cacophony of sound. There’s the bone-rattling hum of bass from speaker stacks in churches and drinking spots, and set up for..
The temperature was stifling, as most afternoons in Tanzania tend to be. I looked up for some relief and sure enough the ceiling fan was..
By Iain Marlow ACCRA—In Ghana, everyone has been awaiting the Verdict. For roughly three months, live broadcasts of Supreme Court..
By Jessica Campbell His name is OB Nartey. But I call him OB the Brave. We were colleagues for two months at Pravda Radio in Accra, Ghana...
by Jocelyn Edwards A celebrity talk show host with a fiercely loyal audience, Gifty Anti might best be described as the Oprah of Ghana. Her..
By Jocelyn Edwards I’m just sitting down for an interview in the children’s ward at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital when the..
Ghana has made great strides towards gender equality, with significantly increased gender parity in education, more women participating in..
By Nicole Baute When Ransford Tetteh, editor of Ghana’s robust state-owned Daily Graphic newspaper, took questions from a group of..
By: Jessica Campbell He was a friendly fellow. “Why are you in Accra?” he asked with a smile as we sat next to each other on the..
by Terri Fikowski I’d seen poverty in my first few weeks in Africa. I mean, who wouldn’t expect to witness some form of..
By Iain Marlow ACCRA, GHANA—There’s a lot of gold in Ghana’s hills. Problematically, there’s also a lot of “galamsey.”..
By Adam Bemma ARUSHA, Tanzania – Meet Martha Mganga. She’s a 50-year-old Tanzanian woman with albinism. She’s not afraid to use..
by Ashley Koen Let me describe for you a typical daily experience using the public transit system in Dar es Salaam. At any given time, any..
By Adam Bemma Located inside the historical Arusha Declaration Museum, near the Uhuru..
by Nicole Baute We were in Ghana for a few minutes before being asked to pay a bribe. At the Accra airport at night, a bit stunned by the..
By Nicole Baute “I’m talking to you and you don’t give me an answer!” In Accra, this is a big mistake. The woman must have been in..