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Autobiography from 1831 provides rare, firsthand account of a Muslim slave in America

He was 37 when the army of “wicked men” invaded his West African village, murdering many and absconding with others who they put on a ship for the six-week journey to Charleston, South Carolina. “There, they sold me to a small, weak and wicked man called Johnson, a complete infidel who had no fear of […]

“Let’s Make a Difference!” – Dr. Genevieve Kumapley

by E. Obiri Addo Members of the medical profession have been reminded that their mandate in society is to make a difference in people’s lives rather than to amass wealth. This reminder came from Dr. Genevieve Kumapley in a keynote address at the second Annual Gala of the Ghana Association for Medical Aid held at […]

New York City Launches $100M Universal Health Insurance Program

by Gina Cherelus  New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday. De Blasio, now in his second term as mayor of the country’s most populous city, […]

Curb Racism in Soccer, Now!

A high number of racist incidents in recent years has prompted calls for tougher action from football’s governing bodies. Racism has left a shameful scar on the soul of the game and yet continues to be a problem in such a globally embraced sport. What is being done to tackle this scourge? Can we ever […]

Afrochella: An Annual Conflux of Music and Culture on the Continent

by Rachel George  With a mission to “welcome multi-generations around the world to celebrate African culture through art, fashion, food and the universal language, music,” over 5,000 were in attendance at the first Afrochella edition in December 2017 in Accra. Ghana again hosted Afrochella 2018 this past December. Last year over 4,000 people from around […]

Time to Revamp Ghana’s Constitution

On January 7, 2019, Prof. Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), delivered the maiden lecture of the newly instituted Constitution Day in Accra and called for the abrogation of appointment of Parliamentarians as government ministers. He argued that the dual responsibility of representing a constituency in Parliament […]

Investigative journalist shot dead in Ghana: police, media

A Ghanaian undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in the capital Accra, police said Thursday. Ahmed Husein was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose probe led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. Dozens of football referees and […]

$1.1B Lawsuit Filed By Ghanaian Family Responsible for Bronx Fire

Mark and Rita Yeboah, the parents of the three-year-old child responsible for the 2017 Bronx that killed 13 people, have led a $1.1 billion lawsuit against 11 parties, claiming her family “suffered smoke inhalation, emotional trauma and loss of property.” The Yeboahs state they are also victims and are also suing the manufacturer of the […]

A Wonder Dietary Supplement Made Easier by Two Brothers

by Kofi Ayim The Asiedu brothers of Koforidua Afidwase in the Eastern Region of Ghana had long dreamt of being self-employed. After their National Services, the two brothers Gideon and Isaac decided it was time to fulfill their dreams. Isaac, the junior of the two, conceived the idea of utilizing prekese – scientifically known as […]

Gov’t Bans Teenage Mothers from School

by CATHERINE SOI Tanzanian President John Magufuli banned teenage mothers from returning to public schools in a decree. In Tanzania, teenage pregnancy can cost young mothers the opportunity to get an education. President John Magufuli’s decree banning teenage mothers from returning to public schools is strictly enforced, and teachers who refuse to comply are disciplined. In […]