Category Archives: Opinion Editorials

10 Noteworthy African authors you should know about in 2021

As we all know African literature has grown immensely over the years with new and exciting writers on the rise. African literature is certainly the most expanding literature in the world, gaining a great deal of popularity across the globe because of the richness of African realities. There are vast amounts of African writers who …

GhanaMade Founder’s Journey : The Perfit Shop

“Be about it and let everybody see” was Akosua Opokua-Achampong’s advice as we spoke about the challenges of launching a brand during the pandemic and the chaos of the previous year. Akosua O. Achampong and Araba Mantey are first-generation Ghanaian-Americans who launched their brand: The Perfit Shop in November 2020 in New York City. The …

Covid-19 vaccines finally arrive in Africa: challenges in ensuring global access

The year 2020 was undoubtedly arduous for many across the globe. No one could have ever predicted the amount of damage that COVID-19 would inflict on our lives. Vast amounts of lives were lost, livelihoods were destroyed and health systems battered. Just over a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, Africa has finally received its first batch of Covid-19 COVAX vaccines. Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire were the first recipients of this vaccine with their primary targets being health and essential works as well as other high-risk groups, anticipating to maximize the public benefit of the vaccine.

LGBTQ+ Community in Africa in 2021: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

An LGBTQ+ centre in Ghana shut its doors at the close of February 2021 after succumbing to pressure and blackmail from religious groups and state organisations. The Ghanaian national police raided the centre soon after its leaders were forced to flee from their office and hide themselves. Enraged citizens and supporters of this community took to social media to express their disgruntlement on the unjust treatment that the LGBTQ+ community has to endure on a daily basis not only in Ghana but across the entire continent.

Akufo-Addo and Mahama face off in Ghana’s 2020 General Election

Ghana’s 2020 general elections takes place today, 7th December 2020, where the New Patriotic Party (NPP) faces off with the National Democratic Congress (NDC). If you are not familiar with Ghanaian national politics, you may ask what is the NPP and NDC? Together they are the major political parties that control a great influence over the country’s political landscape. Both parties were established on the eve of the transition of power from a military government to a democratically elected leadership in 1993.

What’s Happening in Congo?

About Congo The country of the Democratic Republic of Congo has 14.57 million people in 2020. More than 200 ethnic groups constitute the people of the DRC, with nearly 205 languages and dialects spoken throughout the country. The capital of the Congo, Kinshasa, which is the second-largest country in Africa, has nine bordering countries including …