· July, 2010

Stories about Ghana from July, 2010

Ghana: New Ghanaian movie

  30 July 2010

MightAfrican writes about a new movie from Ghana, Sinking Sands: “Recently, Leila sent me the trailer for the movie. “Sinking Sands” is about a couple, Jimah (Jimmy Jean-Louis from Haiti) and Pabi (Ama K. Abebrese from Ghana) in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when...

Ghana: Ghana's Police Force Online

  24 July 2010

Emmanuel is happy about Ghana's police force being online: “That they have a website, which can be reached at http://www.ghanapolice.info/main.htm can only go to confirm that they're well-ensconced in the 21st century.”

Africa: Brain drain and African governance

  22 July 2010

Gregory Simpkins argues that African governments spend an average of US$4 billion a year to hire about 100,000 Western experts to handle functions, which could have been performed by the African professionals in the Diaspora.

Ghana: Africa's Time That Never Was

  6 July 2010

African bloggers are expressing their sentiments about the sad exit of the only hope of Africa’s team (Ghana Black Stars) at the 2010 FIFA Word Cup. Ghana lost to Uruguay in a dramatic game that ended in a penalty shootout.

Ghana: 7 reasons why Ghana is out of the World Cup

  5 July 2010

Ato identifies 7 reasons why Ghana soccer team is out of the World Cup: Players were thinking about lunch with Mandela, President Mills was not in the stadium, Other African countries brought ill-luck…”

Ghana: Football has never hurt before

  3 July 2010

Yngvild on the end of Ghana's World Cup dreams: “Football has never hurt before. Unless it was a ball kicked in my face or something. Yesterday's Ghana-Uruguay match was torture.”

Ghana: We will be back

  3 July 2010

Sarpong reacts to Ghana team's elimination from the World Cup: “I will make this as short as possible. Ghana is sad. Africa is sad. Football lovers are sad!…But we leave with one bold message: WE WILL BE BACK TO PUSH HISTORY ONCE AGAIN”

Ghana: Racist World Cup Ad

  1 July 2010

Sokari writes about a racist World Cup Ad by German car rental SIXT: “The above advert was sent to me by a friend from Germany which she explains as follows: It is playing various eurocentric, afro-pessimism clichés in relation to the coming Ghana/Germany soccer play.”

Ghana: Go Ghana Go!

  1 July 2010

James writes about world cup game between Ghana and Uruguay: “The beers and biltong have been bought and the friends all confirmed. All is set for a great day of Football tomorrow! Ghana, Ghana, Ghana – our last hope for an African victory.”