Ghana entrepreneur creates eco-friendly bamboo bikes

Africans have always had tremendous drive for innovation. In a continent that is rich with natural resources – but is often low on Western technology and investment – Africans can be remarkably resourceful and creative in devising their own solutions and implementing ingenious ideas. In Ghana, Berniece Dapaah has created an eco-friendly bicycle made from bamboo – and … More Ghana entrepreneur creates eco-friendly bamboo bikes

The power of African queens

Ghana’s formidable ‘queen mothers’ rise up 26 FEB 2016 00:00 VERONIQUE MISTIAEN LinkedInTwitterGoogle+FacebookEmail Women chiefs are playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, advocating for women’s and children’s rights. The women came from the far corners of the country by the dozen, from traffic-choked Accra, bustling market towns and remote rural villages – … More The power of African queens

Kente: Not just any cloth   By JESSICA ACHBERGER Kente cloth is deeply intertwined with the history of the Ashanti nation.  The Ashanti Empire or Confederacy, which was located in what is today Ghana, first emerged in West Africa during the seventeenth century.  The Ashanti are members of the Akan people who speak the Akan or Ashanti dialect.  The word … More Kente: Not just any cloth