Ghanaian millionaire quits Microsoft to build university that Educates young Africans

Ghana has many rising stars – Patrick Awua is educating a new generation of engineers, programmers and entrepreneurs.   Patrick Awua TED Global talk. This articles is reprinted from Rising Africa At a time when quite a number of Africans queue up at the embassies of foreign countries, with the hope of being granted visas into countries … More Ghanaian millionaire quits Microsoft to build university that Educates young Africans

The Weaver

Artist Joshua Mays describes this beautiful painting as “Advance possibility through advanced perspective.” I was immediately drawn to the painting, of course, because of its title.  It has a feeling and an energy that expresses something of what I experience as a Kente weaver, which ties into the idea of the African Creation myth of … More The Weaver

Africa’s reaching a new frontier with space and satellites

AFRICANGLOBE – Africa’s space race is hotting up with more countries on the continent setting up their own space programs. The continent’s largest economies including South Africa, Nigeria, Morroco, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt have all established space and satellite programs that aim to tap into growing importance of “big data” to inform governments decisions … More Africa’s reaching a new frontier with space and satellites

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

http://www.ultimatehistoryproject.com/kente-cloth-and-the-history-of-the-ashanti-people.html   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