#Ghana

Diversity In The Creative Industry

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

Throughout my life I have been reminded of my skin colour, this is not to say that it has always been negative; but from a young age I was aware. For ...

Exploring Britain's African Connections

Kirsty Osei-Bempong | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Kirsty Osei-Bempong

Growing up as a child of Ghanaian origin in England, I often wondered why school history lessons never made mention of Africans other than them being slaves. I remember vividly those awkward classroom sessions (as the only black girl in the class), where I'd feel eyes boring into me as the teacher droned on about these poor Africans forced on to ships to the Americas.

Falling Tree Kills At Least 18 Bathing In Ghana Waterfall

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

At least 18 people were killed when a large tree fell into the pool they were bathing in at the base of a waterfall in Ghana, police have confirmed. ...

Why Alan Turing's Family Charity Is Putting Computers In African Schools

James Turing | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Turing

As my great uncle Alan Turing once said, 'we can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.' I couldn't agree more.

Vote Count Begins In Ghana’s Two Horse Election Race

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK

Ghanaians have voted to elect the next president of the West African nation. Despite concerns about the credibility of the elections, voter enthusiasm...

Piloting Portable Ultrasounds in Rural Ghana

Audrey Henkels | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech
Audrey Henkels

For women living in rural locations in Ghana, portable ultrasounds may be a useful tool in preventing pregnancy complications. Although the World Heal...

Mission Possible - Delivering Global Goals Through the Power of Volunteering

Philip Goodwin | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Like our programmes, our volunteers are diverse and operating all around the world, but one thing unites them. Regardless of age, location, background or experience, all volunteers have a part to play in delivering the Global Goals. This mission would be impossible without them.

Fashion Provocateurs: The New Photographer Making The Personal Political

Lou Mensah | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

Then there are images that draw us in, over and above aesthetics. I wondered how the new generation of photographers, those with a timely political agenda, make a place for themselves at the visual pulpit?

Local Women's Rights Organisations are Key to Changing the Plight Of Domestic Violence Survivors Across The World

Claire Hickson | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Claire Hickson

A World Bank report published last week found that in the past 25 years, over a hundred countries have enacted laws on domestic violence though many have not. The authors attribute much of this progress to international instruments and agreements. In reality, it is the work of local women's rights organisations that makes the most difference and that's why they need our support.

What Does a One Nation Justice Policy Mean in a Global Legal Marketplace?

Andrew Wigley | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Wigley

According to Portland Communications' annual study of corporate litigation, London is the international dispute resolution centre of choice with 63 per cent of all litigants coming from outside the UK. But it is not always a mutual choice.

Shark-Infested Waters: Mozambique and International Borrowing

Lucy James | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK
Lucy James

When Mozambique celebrated the 40 year anniversary of independence on 25 June, it was a time for reflection on the gains and losses made by the country which has experienced rapid shifts from civil conflict, to democratic consolidation and exponential economic growth driven by commodity discoveries. A mark of how far Mozambique has come since 1975 was demonstrated last year, when it undertook its first voyage in to international debt markets.

All That Is Solid Melts in to Air: West African Cocoa in Crisis

Lucy James | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK
Lucy James

2015 has not been a good year for Africa's cocoa belt. Dry weather and a lack of pesticides in Ghana, and wet weather and a hike in export taxes for grinders in Ivory Coast are likely to result in a huge shortfall of beans and grindings available from the world's top cocoa producers.

Westerners Don't Appreciate How Amazing Contraception Is

Faustina Fynn-Nyame | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Faustina Fynn-Nyame

Women in the UK have such an advantage and they don't even know it. They are far more educated about contraception and can make more informed choices. We need to make sure that girls the world over have the same opportunities.

'Even In England It Happens'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Sport

Ghanaian football officials have been accused of trying to fix international matches, with an investigation by The Daily Telegraph and Channel 4's Dis...

Sulley Muntari Generosity Makes Him Star Of World Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Sport

What an absolute legend. This is the inspiring moment Ghana footballer Sulley Muntari visited a poor region of Brazil and handed out money to the l...

When 'Lady With the Lamp' Doesn't Even Begin to Cover It: Celebrating International Nurses' Day

Sarah Kessler | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

"Glasgow nurses," The Times columnist Melanie Reid recalls being told, "have hearts like swinging bricks." A hard substitute for a heartbeat - but in ...

Welcome to the Motherland: My Trip to Ghana's Ghetto to Find the Future Stars of Tomorrow

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

My mission was to raise awareness of the extraordinary story of the street kids of Accra, how they are surviving and I am determined some of them will become the future stars of tomorrow. Inspired by a video my dad showed me of a visit to the Universal Wonderful Street Academy last year, their talent was out of this world as they put on a showcase for him.

Mark International Women's Day by Getting Girls in School

Sarah Brown | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK
Sarah Brown

Increasingly the attention on girls and women at the heart of social and economic development means that how girls are educated and what skills women bring to the workplace come to the fore. I have just returned from a remote and rural part of northern Ghana where I travelled with Sport Relief to see how the education projects they support - Voluntary Service Overseas and Afrikids, are making a difference for marginalised and vulnerable children.

Is Your Easter Chocolate Supporting Child Slave Labour?

Judith Lewis | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Wouldn't it be great if, instead of buying the usual, you chose one egg from a company which works with farmers to make change for the better? You don't even have to go any further than your local supermarket to make the change.

Africa's Next Billion Can World Leaders Help Us Reap the Benefits of the Demographic Dividend?

Esther Worae | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Esther Worae

Speaking as a midwife and one of the 1.1 billion people living in Africa, to my mind, there is one recurring topic that perfectly fits this year's theme: "Reshaping of the World"- and that is the future of our people.

Paul Apowida - Spirit Boy

Bob Chaundy | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Paul Apowida is a soldier in the British army. He is also an accomplished artist. He has served in Afghanistan with the 1st Batallion Rifles where, in firefights against the Taleban in Helmand, he has seen friends killed and wounded. He has narrowly escaped death himself.

Fuse ODG: A Musician On A Mission

Yomi Adegoke | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yomi Adegoke

A few years ago, Afrobeats was the well-kept secret of a few lucky listeners. The idea of hearing it anywhere other than your parents car or an aunts 50th birthday was unheard of. But a new wave of African artists have arrived on the UK music scene, bringing the sounds of the continent with them, one of these being 25 year old musician Fuse ODG.

Volunteer Stories: Ghana Orphanage, Teaching & Community Health

Frontier | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Everything about the experience was amazing and so different from life in England. The best parts for me were teaching and spending time with the children as it was very rewarding. Travelling at the weekend was amazing as I was able to see such things as waterfalls, national parks and tame crocodiles.

A Fairtrade Future

Tom Brake | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

International development matters. It matters to the people who live in absolute poverty, it matters to the children who go to bed hungry each night, it matters to the women who die in childbirth because they do not have access to basic healthcare and it matters to me.

PICS: Hilariously Awful Ghanaian Cinema Posters

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Comedy

By the 1980s, cinema in a lot of the Western world had already been firmly established and become a part of everyday life. In the African country ...