Stories about Ghana
New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.
A group of Global Voices contributors tested the Free Basics app in six countries across the globe this spring. Here's what we found in Ghana.
"Today, Ghanaians on social media are quick to make permutations of what number of public schools, hospitals, roads and sanitised water systems could have been constructed..."
The 1st Quarter Social Media Index report for 2017, released by the non-profit organisation Penplusbytes, surveys the use of social media by newspapers, TV stations and radio stations.
South of the Sahara, getting electricity to 620 million people may require an all-of-the-above strategy.
For ten years, a U.S. embassy operated quietly in Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana. But the embassy wasn't an embassy at all.
"Such a lazy coverage of a fantastic story by @CNN. No nuance, just the usual template "Africans are suffering."#CNNGetItRight"
"Ghana is consistently one of those African countries that gives the Western media nothing negative to report about Africa."
Report Shows Ghana's Opposition Presidential Candidate Leads in Facebook Likes, Incumbent President Leads in Twitter Followers
"[T]he report has shown that social media has become a normal and central form of communication for all segments of the population, particularly, political parties and their leaders..."
"Friendly reminder that clever retorts on social media, passion, facts & figures won't be counted. Your vote will. Go & vote! "
Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.
From music videos and animated cartoons to a 6-year-old comedian, discover the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards.
"There have been many stories of how crowdsourcing rescued many from challenges. But it is more exciting when a negative and hilarious meme is turned into a good tale..."
The second edition of the Governance Social Media Index assesses and ranks the presence of political parties, political party leaders and key election management bodies in Ghana on social media.
"Always love it when people turn their "misfortune" into a great success. That's what the #NPP has done with this #KalypoChallenge. Maturity"
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.
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.
"This kind of thinking is unacceptable."
"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."
"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."