Monrovia, Liberia With fewer than ten days until Liberians go to the polls on Oct. 10, president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is preparing to step down as the first female president elected in Africa. While her actions to restore peace to the fragile nation over the past 12 years have been lauded by many across the...
A file image of school girls during a parade ceremony in Accra, Ghana. (Photo: Getty Images) Accra: Ghana's new gender minister has warned schoolgirls that what they wear can attract rapists, sparking controversy and debate in a traditional but evolving society.
Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called "the Gold Coast" during its colonial era. But illegal mining in Africa's second largest producer is taking a heavy human as well as environmental and economic toll with more than $2 billion lost to the practice last year alone.
In a country where disability is still often seen as a punishment from God, one candidate in Ghana's upcoming presidential election is gaining attention. Ivor Greenstreet, the 50-year-old flagbearer for the Convention Peoples' Party (CPP), is the first disabled person to run for the highest office in Ghana.
Ghanaians were horrified when members of a vigilante group loosely affiliated with the ruling party stormed a court to free 13 members standing trial for assault late last week. The Delta Force is just one of a handful of groups responsible for commandeering public facilities since New Patriotic Party
The tro tro driver in the Fanteakwa district was setting off from Dedeso to Begoro when he saw someone flash a torchlight in the bush. His friend thought it was someone checking up on their charcoal. "Then they started firing, after opening fire for more than two hours they opened the car and dragged me on the ground and took my 300 cedis.
Frank Adansi-Bonnah sat on his bed Monday in the Kintampo Municipal Hospital in central Ghana, his lips covered in bruises and cuts, and his arm in a sling. Eighteen students died at the picturesque spot in the Brong-Ahafo region, some 450 kilometres (281 miles) by road from the capital, Accra.
Ghana's new government is looking to fix a crippling power crisis with a complete overhaul of its deficit-ridden energy sector including a boost for solar energy. President Nana Akufo-Addo blames his predecessor John Dramani Mahama whose energy policies, he said last month, had led to "gargantuan
Accra, Ghana Instead of using a church, tree or street stall to locate a home or business in Ghana, the country's government has launched a digital system where every property across the nation has a unique code as its address. The app, GhanaPostGPS, was created and delivered by Accra-based Vokacom.
A satirical cartoon depicting a celebrity in Ghana schooling a British diplomat on how to speak pidgin English won laughter and praise from the crowd at a street festival in Accra. The cartoon lampoons British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin who back in April sent a tweet criticising television
Abdul and his wife Ghadeer Badenjki are visiting Pulse.com.gh with their friend and translator Ibrahim Ahmed. Through him, they explain their frustration and heartbreak when they think about their homeland. The have had family and friends killed in the conflict. They don't know where other family members are.
ACCRA // When it comes to excess and wastefulness, the affluent West is usually the worst offender. But when Elijah Amoo Addo, a trained chef from Ghana, saw a homeless man collecting food scraps in the capital, Accra, he realised his own country was no less guilty. And that got him thinking.
Pulse Ghana has been following the case of Efua (name changed to protect her identity) since February of this year. On August 4, at the Ofaakor circuit court near Kasoa, the girl's case was thrown out by Judge Mercy Adei Kotei who blamed the police for not conducting "conclusive investigations".
Mateo Nixon was sentenced to 14 years for sexual offences against six women at dance parties and in homes across the South Island. STACEY KNOTT investigates. The first time P (name legally protected) met Mateo Nixon he raped her. His sentence was a relief for the woman who was assaulted on three separate occasions by Nixon.
Alex Renton used to be obsessed with the benefits of medicinal cannabis. "He would follow me with his laptop around the lounge, he'd say I want you to read about it," his mum, Rose Renton recalls. Rose and her daughter Jessie read some of what Alex was researching, it was interesting, but wasn't relevant to any of them at that point.
Anshul Munjal is an engineering graduate. In Nelson, he is working as a waiter. "This is a very frustrating condition," he says. In Nelson for post-graduate studies and living with other business students from India, he says they were all told by agents they would find work easily here.
A year since his death, Pamela Holmes still thinks about her younger brother every day. Geoffrey King left Nelson Hospital in the care of its mental health unit on a Saturday. The following Monday, he was dead.
Tony Mount seemed to have it all. He had risen from working class beginnings in northern England to become a prominent financial adviser in Nelson. He drove around town in an Aston Martin convertible, had a large house in the Maitai Valley, sponsored Nelson Opera in the Park, and started an eco-paint company.
STACEY KNOTT Stresses from low wages and seasonal work can lead to domestic violence and child poverty in the region, local experts say. They are urging residents to campaign for action on such issues during election year.
A Berlin art house that drew countless artists and tourists to its ramshackle charm has closed down after 22 years. Artists, supporters and tourists all over the world have been upset by the news, many saying it signals the end of Berlin’s alternative, bohemian appeal.
A Nelson woman is putting her health on the line to fight for the rights of her fellow beneficiaries. Chronically ill writer Sarah Wilson is fighting against the welfare system she finds "frustrating, depressing, anxiety-inducing, dehumanising and debilitating".
BY STACEY KNOTT Fashion Week has made room for promising designers this week, with a section for Maori. Eight up-and-coming Maori designers are to show their work at Auckland Fashion Week, after being chosen from the inaugural Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Awards.
Some Auckland tertiary students face overwhelming health problems because of the poor accommodation they are forced to live in, a student representative says. The Unitec Institute of Technology leases...