· May, 2010

Stories about Ghana from May, 2010

Ghana: Our first batch of refugees

  27 May 2010

Togo's Security Minister is quoted by the BBC saying that 3,500 refugees have crossed into Northern Togo from Ghana following ethnic conflict and land disputes. Ghanaian blogger and journalist Ato Dandzie discusses the issue in his post titled Our First Refugees.

Africa: The ultimate challenge for African magicians at World Cup

  25 May 2010

“More than 6.175 grams of gold: that’s what it weighs, the prize that the African jujus are aiming to claim this summer in South Africa. Africa has a reputation for being the continent where black magic is an inseparable part of sport, certainly where the sport of sports is concerned,”...

Ghana: New book by Ghanaian blogger

  21 May 2010

Kajsa writes about a new book by a Ghanaian blogger: “Well, maybe it is a stretch to say that Circles by Boakyewaa Glover (click to go to her blog) is a blog book, it is maybe rather a book by a blogger.”

Côte d'Ivoire – Ghana: Friends and Foes at World Cup 2010

  18 May 2010

Côte d'Ivoire  and Ghana will be the two nations representing the West African region at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. For the first time, the World Cup will be hosted on African soil and therefore will provide tremendous incentives for African nations to excel on the brightest of...

Africa: On Africa’s Tech Entrepreneurs

  18 May 2010

“A Rising Tide: Africa’s Tech Entrepreneurs,” is Erik's post about technology entrepreneurs in Africa based on his talk at NetProphet 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ghana: Getting used to slow internet in Accra

  18 May 2010

Wanjiku writes about her experience with internet in Accra, Ghana: Long before Kenya was connected via fiber optic, we were used to the slow internet. We were used to waiting 10 minutes before attaching a file, and we were ok with that.”

Ghana: China colonises Ghana

  18 May 2010

Why does Ghana import unskilled Chinese workers?: “You had to ask yourself why on earth there would be a need to import unskilled Chinese labourers to do grunt work in a developing country where the unemployment rate hovers around 71%!!!”

Ghana: What happens when lights go off in Accra?

  11 May 2010

What happens when lights go off in Accra?: “Even when you have alternative arrangements to obtaining power, the point is not lost on you on the astronomical amounts you expend to get your fridge and other electrical gadgets working through a generator.”

Ghana: Is Fufu a suitable topic for the Internet?

  11 May 2010

Gamelmag discusses Ghanaian local content on the web: “Imagine you're on a trip to Koforidua, Ghana, and you want to visit the best local fufu bar. How would you find out the best bar without asking someone? How would you get there? Just as the above scenario is difficult to...

Tech for Transparency in Sub-Saharan Africa

  2 May 2010

Transparency and accountability efforts are supported by a growing tech community in sub-Saharan Africa, though a widespread lack of access to information and communications technology (ICT) and a consequent lack of understanding and interest in these tools constitute a significant challenge to their success.