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The gods of African football – Do they listen to prayers?

The stadium is packed. Tension grips the air. The atmosphere tingles with excitement. The camera turns to one side of the arena and there is a huge man with a protruding belly fully dressed in African regalia. Both hands are aloft with live fowls. He looks to be in a trance as he paces back and forth, left and right and keeps chanting silently, words no one can understand. Continue reading ‘The gods of African football – Do they listen to prayers?’

Wangari Maathai: Top Five quotes to remember of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner

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One of Africa’s illustrious daughters – Wangari Maathai – bid farewell to the mortal world on September 25 after battling with cancer. The Kenyan environmentalist was the first African woman to win the coveted Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Sometimes described as the “Tree Lady,” the 71-year-old was at the forefront in empowering rural women through her Green Belt Movement to plant trees to save the planet. Continue reading ‘Wangari Maathai: Top Five quotes to remember of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner’

Hassan Shehata – The ups & downs of his tremendous reign with the Pharaohs

It is often said that a performer should bow out when the applause is loudest. But that was not the case for the former Egyptian coach, Hassan Shehata. Continue reading ‘Hassan Shehata – The ups & downs of his tremendous reign with the Pharaohs’

FOOTBALL: From Ghana’s dusty parks to Europe’s sublime football pitches

Aspiring to be a goalkeeper in Europe is young Michael Acquah Photo: Kent Mensah

The deafening sound of children shouting fills the air. Sounds like a heated bout of fisticuffs. Thumping bare feet vibrate on the arid ground. Dust billows into the hot skies. Fear of an area gangs’ brawl intensifies as one draws closer. The sight of a round but soft leather object bouncing and rolling across the street into a choked gutter deflates the heightened fear. Continue reading ‘FOOTBALL: From Ghana’s dusty parks to Europe’s sublime football pitches’

INTERVIEW: Ghana’s literary icon – Nana-Ama Danquah

Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

Meri Nana-Ama Danquah is gifted with the prowess of playing with words which compels one to continue to read her works and even call for more. The native Ghanaian is versatile and her literary works exude professionalism. She authored the groundbreaking memoir, Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression.
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Empowering prisoners through agriculture

This is a nice initiative worth following. Kudos to Moses Kanduri, the young Ghanaian with big dreams.

 

Global Journalist Radio discusses indigenous journalism

Tim Wall, host of Global Journalist introducing the guests

Last week, I had the opportunity to be a guest on Global Journalist, a radio, television, and internet program that brings together journalists and other experts from around the world to discuss topics in the international news. Continue reading ‘Global Journalist Radio discusses indigenous journalism’


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