Ghana - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Argentina delegation talk over warship being detained outside Ghana Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:33:34 +0200 Ojong Debra Political leader Nana Konadu Agyemang promise to transform Ghana Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:53:26 +0200 Ojong Debra Ghana charges Justin Kone Katinan Gbagbo's spokeman with murder Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:38:49 +0200 Ojong Debra Cash and the Clueless Casanova Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:27:40 +0200 Recently I got a call from my cousin who is also a recent returnee. Actually, it was more than one call. The first time my phone rang and I saw his name pop up on the screen, I didn't pick up. It wasn't personal. I didn't feel like talking to anyone. I'd had one of those days when you're just completely spent. The night was still relatively young, but I'd been in my pyjamas since 4:00pm, waiting for an hour that seemed respectable enough for a grown woman to climb into bed and go to sleep. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah The Last Straw (Part 2) Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:11:28 +0200 He's right. I'm not one to keep a stiff upper lip. I can be temperamental, prone to dramatic displays of emotion. Then, too, in stark contrast to my independent, no-nonsense demeanour I can be alarmingly fragile, bursting into tears over seemingly trivial things like, oh, microwaved tuna and missed appointments. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah The Last Straw Sat, 02 Apr 2011 02:12:59 +0200 Everyone knew that it would happen sooner or later, that despite my seemingly unshakeable optimism and avowed faith in Ghana's ability to become an international force to be reckoned with, I would become frustrated. Ghana has real problems, people have been telling me over and over again since my return; the system is broken. “As no doubt you will find out when the sankofa vibe retreats,” a cousin insisted via text. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah Norwegian Crown Couple to visit CWC Ghana Summit Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:07:05 +0200 Norwegian Crown Couple, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be travelling to Ghana in mid-April. The Couple's visit to Ghana will be accompanied by Norwegian Minister of Environment and Development, Mr Erik Solheim. The Grass is Always Greener Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:32:03 +0100 Most mornings I pass by the American Embassy on my way to the gym. There is always a long queue of people waiting patiently, expectantly, hopefully, clutching envelops and file folders stuffed with documents, photographs, receipts. Seeing them fills me with a huge sadness. This whole business of applying for travel visas can be remarkably gruelling and, I dare say, downright abusive. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah To Return Or Not to Return Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:40 +0100 It's a question that haunts many Ghanaian immigrants at one time or another during our stay in our adopted lands. No matter where in the world you live—America, the UK, South Africa, or Germany—and no matter how long you've been living there or how content you imagine yourself to be, the call of home will inevitably find you. Ghana, and all that she has ever been to you, will beckon. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah Jack Johnson: A Great African-American champion from Ghana Tue, 22 Feb 2011 20:33:15 +0100 Boxer Jack Johnson instilled pride in the African-American community in 1908 by becoming the first African-American world heavyweight champion at 30 years old. Born John Arthur Johnson in Texas, Jack was the son of former Southern slaves; his father traced their ancestry directly to modern-day Ghana. Miles Marshall Lewis John Paintsil, the king of own goals Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:03:14 +0100 It's operation open net at Fulham! Out of four bitter own goals registered since the beginning of the season, three have emanated from the legwork of John Paintsil. The Ghanaian international defender is on his way to setting a record in the Premier League. Nicholas Mc Anally Africa's Political Tsunami and a few bad men Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:20:24 +0100 I recall sitting in a West-African classroom in the coastal town of Cape-Coast, Ghana, transfixed by the revelations trickling out of the mouth of my history teacher; amazed that the entire West African region was once the playground of Kings and the vista of colossal empires and dynasties. A noted and evident moral of that history lesson was kingdoms, empires and dynasties naturally rise and fall. Josef-Israel Ghana Population at 24 million Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:12:01 +0100 Ghana's population is 24,223,431, according to Government Statistician, Dr. Grace Bediako who announced a provisional results of the 2010 census Thursday afternoon. Of the figure, women constitute 12,421,770, with men at 11,801,661. John Mahama: The Politics of Peace Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:53:23 +0100 The practice and promotion of peace is a powerful tool of diplomacy that has all-too-often been misunderstood, especially in Africa. This became clear to me recently when Ghana claimed a position of peace and nonviolence in regards to the recent developments in its neighboring country, Cote d'Ivoire. John Dramani Mahama, vice president of the Republic of Ghana Africa: Where are the jobs? Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:06:11 +0100 Africa has the highest poverty rate in the world. Even though some countries are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty by 2015, most are likely to fall well short. Income inequality in Africa remains higher than in most other regions and gender, ethnic and regional inequalities persist. Yusuf Bangura