Ghana

'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 06.05.2014 | 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 ...

Death By 3,000 Cuts...

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

"It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." I have never been a fan of Theresa May. I think it's only fair this piece begins with that sentiment out in the open.

The Internet in Ghana; A More Colourful Web

Charlie Morris | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

Bright garish websites are the rage, with buttons shouting out to be pushed and menus flashing their wares. It's an interesting reminder that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that good visual design might not be universal, but local.

Would You Be Buried In A Coffin Like This?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Most people wouldn't dwell for too long on the appearance of their own coffin. After all, you're dead, so it doesn't really matter what you're buried ...

The G8, African Factivism and a Future of Extreme Opportunity - Not Extreme Poverty

Bright Simons | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK
Bright Simons

ONE's DATA Report, released today, a publication associated with berating the G8 for not keeping aid promises, this year turns its forensic eye on African leaders promises to the poor. It finds that $243bn dollars more will be available for health and agriculture and education between 2013-2015 if African leaders keep their promises.

World Malaria Day - A Moment to Reflect

Jo Yirrell | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK
Jo Yirrell

Thursday is World Malaria Day - a moment to reflect on the enormous global efforts taking place to rid the world of this terrible disease. It's also a poignant reminder of all those who have lost their lives to malaria, including my son Harry who died in 2005.

Industrialisation Is Key to Fighting Poverty

Ivor Ichikowitz | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK
Ivor Ichikowitz

A new industrial revolution is required to lift developing economies from poverty.

How Red Nose Day Is Improving Mental Health Services in Ghana

Alastair Campbell | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK
Alastair Campbell

In 25 years, Comic Relief and its famous Red Nose have helped to raise £600million which has been used to help millions of people both in the UK and Africa. On a trip to Ghana earlier this year I met some of the most recent beneficiaries...

Treating Mental Ill Health - All Eyes to Accra

Mammasaurus | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Mammasaurus

Sitting on the edge of a self-help group meeting, Atta Kwabena talks openly via a translator about his experience of suffering mental health problems in Accra. His journey through mental illness so far has lasted twelve years.

Making Health Access More Equal

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

There is a growing move at the international level towards universal health coverage (UHC) as an essential way of reducing financial impoverishment caused by spending on healthcare and of practically ensuring that everyone obtains full and equal access to key health services.

How Private Capital Can Help Sustain Our Commitments to the Developing World

Lord Boateng | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Boateng

As a former treasury minister, I understand how markets can be used to benefit people around the world. We recognised that public funding, and specifically aid, alone could not solve all of the challenges faced by developing world countries. There was a clear need to harness private sector capital and expertise.

The Hard Facts: Weather Kills People in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK
Peter Byass

What can't be emphasised too strongly here is that these are analyses of real deaths and actual weather. They are not simulations or models - and it reflects the great strength of the INDEPTH Network that it is possible to analyse factual information in this way from parts of the world where reliable data are usually in short supply.

Six-Storey Shopping Centre Collapses In Ghana

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

A six-storey shopping centre has collapsed in the capital of Ghana, trapping as many as 200 people, according to BBC News. It is not known what ca...

Drug Smugglers Slip Up As Banana Plot Is Foiled

Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Border Force officers at Heathrow have seized cocaine with a street value of £750,000 that was hidden in the skins of plantains. The banana-like f...