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Stories about Ghana

20 October 2016

Ghana's Opposition Party Is Running Wild With an Internet Challenge Surrounding a Juice Box

"Always love it when people turn their "misfortune" into a great success. That's what the #NPP has done with this #KalypoChallenge. Maturity"

15 September 2016

Ghanaian President Vows Not to Shut Down Social Media During Elections

Advox

Ghanaian president John Mahama has assured the nation that social media will not be shut down during elections due to take place on December 7.

7 June 2016

A Glimpse Into the First African Bloggers and Vloggers’ Festival in Dakar, Senegal

For two days, 36 of the best bloggers and vloggers in Africa, along with selected players on the African digital scene, presented their talents and know-how.

29 May 2016

Ghanaians Oppose Shutdown of Social Media Platforms During Elections

Advox

"This kind of thinking is unacceptable."

23 May 2016

Ghanaian Minister Vows Not to Ban Whatsapp, Skype and Viber Calls

Advox

"Methinks the telcos need to smell the coffee because the traditional 'voice game' is over, and with it, the monopoly profits they used to make."

24 March 2016

How Many More Bombings Targeting Tourists Before West Africa Develops a Regional Strategy?

The Bridge

"The danger is not as far away as we may think. . . . And attacks have little to do with internal peace or relations between religious groups."

5 March 2016

A Look at How Well Ghana's Media Houses Are Using Social Media

A Ghanaian non-profit, Penplusbytes, has released the first Social Media Index Report on Ghana's media sector.

1 March 2016

‘Barber Show’ Web Series Offers an Honest and Funny Glimpse of Paris's African Community

"The series shows an under-represented community. The aim was to show the cultural richness of this community."

21 February 2016

Ghanaian Facebook Commentator Sued For Defamation by Deputy Attorney General

Advox

'Is there any fundraising effort to support our brother Evron Rothschild Hughes fight this impudence of a libel suit filed against free speech by Ghana's Deputy Attorney General?'

24 January 2016

Ghana’s Market Women Were Once So Powerful They Were Targeted by the Military

Women dominate the trading business, but that power came at a price a generation ago, when the market women were blamed for an economic crisis and their livelihoods destroyed.

1 November 2015

How Successful Was Ghana's #DumsorMustStop Vigil?

How do you define the success of a mass protest?

4 September 2015

Ghanaians Offer Glimpses of Their Everyday Lives With the Hashtag #233Moments

What do Ghanaians do at 2:33 GMT? #233Moments hasghtag will tell you.

3 July 2015

Outrage as Ghana Demolishes ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’, the Country's Biggest Slum

Many Ghanaians have accused the government of failing to make good on its promise to help Old Fadama residents whose businesses and houses were destroyed.

21 June 2015

Humorous #BeingGhanaianHasTaughtMe Trends in Ghana

"#BeingGhanaianHasTaughtMe to look both left & right before crossing a one-way road."

25 May 2015

Region-wide Presidential Term Limits for West Africa? Not So Fast.

West African leaders have dropped the idea of instituting a two-presidential-term limit across the region, thanks to the opposition of Gambia and Togo, the only member states without term limits.

15 May 2015

Ethiopian Blogger Atnaf Berahane: Young, Courageous, and in Jail

Advox

This 26-year-old Ethiopian blogger's passion for free speech left him in chains.

10 May 2015

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

Rising Voices

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

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