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Crooked scales

By: Carolyn Thompson and John Van Dusen ANKASA – Ghana’s cocoa farmers say purchasers are stealing from them using improperly..

January 14, 2014 with 1 Comment

Remembering Mandela

ACCRA- The passing of Nelson Mandela last Thursday has evoked tributes from all corners of the earth. From US President Barack Obama to the..

December 11, 2013 with 1 Comment

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On Tuesday, the world celebrates Human Rights Day, and the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Click here to see..

December 9, 2013 with 0 Comments

Cost of living in Ghana

December 3, 2013 with 0 Comments

Naval death reinforces need for safety policy

By: Carolyn Thompson ACCRA – A naval worker whose life jacket malfunctioned was swept away by strong currents after the life boat he..

November 14, 2013 with 0 Comments

Healing Crusades

ACCRA – Another hot and sultry night in Ghana’s capital. In the city centre, people are gathering at Accra’s Independence Square,..

November 13, 2013 with 0 Comments

Ford Nation making waves an ocean away

ACCRA – On a crammed minibus in downtown Accra, a radio announcer is reading a newscast in Twi, one of the local languages in Ghana,..

November 5, 2013 with 0 Comments

The art of poverty

By: Carolyn Thompson ACCRA, Ghana – In a working class neighbourhood where open sewers reek of feces and vendors sit on rickety stools..

October 24, 2013 with 0 Comments

The right to play in Accra

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..

October 22, 2013 with 0 Comments

Nowhere to go but the gutter

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..

October 15, 2013 with 0 Comments

Awoonor’s cultural legacy

By Carolyn Thompson ACCRA – Dozens of women in red and black dresses stream through the aisles, with small candles atop their heads..

October 15, 2013 with 0 Comments

Victims without voice: measuring gender-based violence in schools

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..

October 14, 2013 with 0 Comments

Talk show host takes a stand for women in 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..

September 3, 2013 with 0 Comments

Inside the Children’s Ward at Accra Psychiatric

  By Jocelyn Edwards I’m just sitting down for an interview in the children’s ward at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital when the..

July 29, 2013 with 0 Comments

Ghana strives to improve on human rights record

By Ishmael J. Abudu, JHR-AUCC Chapter Amnesty International’s annual report shows that although Ghana’s human rights record is..

June 4, 2013 with 0 Comments