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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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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’

PROFILE: Ahmed Bassiouny – An Egyptian fallen hero

Ahmed Bassiouny

Several families and love ones are counting their losses following the revolt that swept through northern African country of Egypt recently that led to the resignation of the antagonist president Hosni Mubarak [the main objective of the uprising]. One of those unsung heroes is Ahmed Bassiouny who died on January 28. Continue reading ‘PROFILE: Ahmed Bassiouny – An Egyptian fallen hero’

TEASER: ENEMIES OF THE NATION

Ghana’s investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is coming out with another thrilling investigative piece this week. This captivating work is set to rock the nation and it is bound to send spines chilling. If you think you’ve seen the best of Anas, then prepare to be wowed with ENEMIES OF THE NATION. Enjoy the teaser and expect more on Wednesday.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2010. That’s about 23 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 38 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 118 posts. There were 23 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 7th with 111 views. The most popular post that day was Barack Obama to visit Ghana .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, inwent-iij-lab.org, wedding.ebonito.com, search.conduit.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for barack obama, samsung solar, malaria, world’s tallest man, and worlds tallest man.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Barack Obama to visit Ghana May 2009
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Malaria device detector invented April 2009

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Samsung unveils solar mobile June 2009
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Google Free SMS Lands in Ghana March 2010
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Can you live without a mobile phone? June 2009

All About Ghana’s Man With Many Faces

 

The son of man

Back view of investigative journalist Anas Credit: Stephen Voss

 

The Accra Psychiatric Hospital occupies a sprawling block in the heart of Ghana’s capital. Walls the color of aged parchment rim the compound, with coils of concertina wire balanced on top, making the hospital within appear more labor camp than home for the sick. Anas Aremeyaw Anas spent seven months last year casing it, posing first as a taxi driver and then as a baker. Continue reading ‘All About Ghana’s Man With Many Faces’

Google understands Wolof

Internet search giant, Google, has launched the Wolof interface for Google Web Search in Senegal. Forty-five volunteers in collaboration with Google Senegal and the University of Gaston Berger of Saint Louis in northern Senegal teamed up for the translation marathon. Continue reading ‘Google understands Wolof’


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