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L. Abena Annan

Abena Annan is a Media Strategist with footprints in digital, TV and print media. She's the founder and Creative Director of Obaasema Magazine, a web zine for African women with emphasis on inspiration & empowerment. She's also Co-founder of the Real African Women (R.A.W.) initiative and currently focuses on women/youth empowerment and technology.

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Latest posts by L. Abena Annan

Fed Up With the Country's Economic Woes, Ghanaians Launch Their Own Occupy Movement

This comes in the wake of anger against the government for the fast depreciation of the cedi and a fuel shortage that led to long queues at petrol stations.

Counting the Hours Before Ghana's Presidential Elections

It is just one day to Ghana's election day and campaigns are intensifying – some early morning street campaigns are accompanied by horn blowing, loud singing and clapping. Some people...

Ghana: President's Death Trends on Ghanaian Twittersphere

Ghanaian President John Atta Mills died on July 24, 2012. Ghanaians took to Twitter to express their shock and sadness. Tweets of the President’s death hit the social media site...

Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media

L. Abena Annan speaks with Kwami Ahiabenu,II from African Elections Project about the impact of new media technologies in coverage of elections in Africa. African Elections Project enhances the ability...

Ghana: Attorney General Martin Amidu Fired, Ghana Reacts

These days any major news in Africa quickly torches the web like wild fire, thanks to Twitter and Facebook, as demonstrated by the January 19 announcement of the dismissal of...

Malawi: Meet Global Voices Author Steve Sharra

Linda Annan talks to Malawian Global Voices Author Steve Sharra. Sharra is a blogger, freelance journalist, lecturer and educational editor. In this interview, Steve Sharra talks about the Malawian social...

Ghana: Interview with Kajsa Hallberg Adu

A few weeks ago, I got the chance to conduct an e-mail interview with Ghana-based Swedish lecturer, freelance writer and blogger, Kajsa Hallberg Adu about her experience as a blogger...

Ghana: Former President Connects With People On Facebook

It has been almost a year and half since John Kufuor respectfully handed over power to Ghanaian President Atta Mills. Despite leaving office, Kufuor still sees the need to communicate...

Is Ghana’s first-ever Policy Fair a smart move?

On April 19, 2010, Ghana’s Ministry of Information launched a Facebook page dubbed “Ghana Policy Fair 2010,” an event that was slated to begin on April 27th through May 1st....

Ghana: Accra Twestival 2010: Social Media Activity With Substance?

If social media is changing communication patterns in the West, it sure has not fallen short of touching interesting places on the African continent. So it is no surprise that...

Ghana: Constitution Review Meets Interesting Proposals

In 2008, during the presidential elections, candidates promised Ghanaians a review of the nation’s constitution. What made this pledge more appealing was the contenders’ - President John Atta Mills included...

Ghana: Regional Minister, Kofi Opoku-Manu, Going Under?

Ashanti Regional Minister, Kofi Opoku-Manu, has recently taken great heat for remarks he made during a speech to supporters of the ruling party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) on January 6th....

Ghana: President Atta Mills up against his own party?

In the months leading to the election of President John Evans Atta Mills, many Ghanaians, including those abroad, feared that a New Democratic Congress (NDC) win would morph into another...

Ghana: Who Will benefit From Oil?

When UK firm Tullow Oil announced its discovery of 600 million barrels of oil in Ghana in 2007, the blogosphere responded with variegated tones of hope and cynicism.

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