Ghana's reputation as a beacon of media freedom in an otherwise turbulent region has come under threat following a spate of attacks on journalists. Earlier this month, reporter Raissa Sambou was rushed to hospital after allegedly being assaulted by police in the capital Accra. This came just two
Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who helped expose corruption in African football, was hailed a "national hero" on Friday, as his friends and family gathered for his funeral. Among those attending was Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the head of Tiger Eye productions, who led the corruption investigation
AFP 06/12/2018 Stacey KNOTT Respect Ruvimbo Topodzi was 15 and walking home from school in her native Zimbabwe when a 22-year-old man asked her out. She turned him down but it was too late. Her father saw them and assumed they were already together.
Unpredictable weather patterns and the spread of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars could lead to "no food at all" for communities across Africa, experts have warned. The caterpillars, which were discovered in Africa in 2016 and are believed to have come from South America, have now
Thanks to efforts by successive governments and conquering lawyers at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) over a disputed maritime boundary with Ivory Coast which resulted in a ruling in Ghana's favour, the money will soon will be pouring in.
Yussif Ayibesa stands in front of the ramshackle Centre for National Culture that backs on to the seafront in Ghana's capital, Accra, trying to encourage visitors to come in. The craftsman has been selling drums, paintings and woodwork at the centre since 2004. He's a relative newcomer: others have been there for more than 30 years.
A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as he lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana. The diplomat's body was flown back from Switzerland on Monday ahead of a state funeral and private burial in Accra on Thursday.
Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new national cathedral has not met universal approval. Plans for the building, designed by the Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye and to be located on some six hectares near Accra's parliament, were unveiled earlier this year.
CAIRO - 3 October 2018: The US First Lady on Tuesday pulled faces at babies and handed out teddy bears as she kicked off her maiden solo trip to Africa, offering a softer side to the Trump administration after another turbulent week in Washington.
Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales.
Ghana is backpedalling out of a banking crisis as the government takes on debt to save a troubled sector and vows to punish the executives responsible. Early in August, Ghana's central bank revoked the licenses of five local banks and combined them into one -- the newly created state-run Consolidated
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.
Rescuers were on Tuesday scrambling to locate survivors after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, trapping at least 17 miners underground. The abandoned mine in Prestea-Nsuta, which was more than 80 metres (260 feet) deep, caved in on Sunday afternoon as the miners were coming back to the
Ghana's government on Sunday promised to tighten safety at fuel stations across the country after seven people were killed and scores more injured when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the capital and triggered explosions. The fire and blasts in the Legon area of Accra on Saturday
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
Accra (AFP) - 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.
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
Just as Facebook is synonymous with connecting friends, three West African entrepreneurs want black women across the globe to think Tress as soon as they think of their hair.
An off-duty soldier in Ghana who was lynched while out running was laid to rest with full state honours on Friday, in a case that has sparked fears about the "growing menace" of mob justice.
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...
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
The seasonal rains are due in Ghana, and like every year since 2015, when more than 150 people were killed during the deluge, the disaster looms heavily over the capital, Accra. Authorities are scrambling to prevent a similar emergency when the heavens open by clearing silt, rubbish and sludge from
Ghana's government is facing growing calls to keep its promises after it won elections on a pledge to stamp out corruption. President Nana Akufo-Addo and his administration have in recent weeks seen protesters take to the streets to raise awareness about the issue. In May, hundreds marched on the
06:30 08/12/2016 Bole - Ghana's president John Mahama said he had a "very good" chance of winning Wednesday's presidential poll and dismissed talk of spiralling corruption in the west African country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.