• BBC Africa Debate: Is an African Spring Looming on the 2012 Horizon?

    Is an African Spring Looming on the 2012 Horizon? BBC Africa Debate explores and deliberate with Ghanaian listeners at the launch of their new program. While researching towards this article, I couldn’t use any quote to support my opening than borrowing this from the Guardian’s Dave Sherman: “Democracy does...
  • Apps4Africa Climate Change (West Africa) Winner Announced.

    Congratulations to the winners of the App 4 Climate Challenge (West Africa). From the Apps4Africa Blog: 1st prize $15,000 – HospitalManager by Victor Ogo Ekwueme (Nigeria) HospitalManager is a web-based application that helps hospitals and health organizations prepare for disasters such as floods and storms. More frequent heat spells,...
  • Bright B. Simmons Named Among 2011 Innovators Challenge Winners

    Congratulations to Bright B. Simmons (TED Fellow) named one of the top mobile health innovators of 2011 by the mHealth Alliance and Rockefeller Foundation. Bright Simmons is the founder of mPedigree, a mobile phone and cloud-computing platform designed to combat counterfeit drugs by providing instant, free access via text-messaging...
  • Aliko Dangote Tops Africa's Billionaire List

    How much would it cost to be on the Top Billionaires List for Africa? GHC1 billion (Ghana Cedis), N1 billion (Naira) or R1 billion (Rand)? It is that time of the year, the American business magazine; Forbes.com has published its annual list of the richest people on planet Earth....
  • Farida Bedwei & 2 Others Wins Festival of Ideas 2011 Awards

    This tweet below from one of the organizers of the Festival of Ideas conference got me very inspired to write this blog-post about the award recipients who happen to be young and energetic change-makers from Ghana in my Social Circle. Yesterday, I virtually joined and participated in Day 2...
  • 30 Interesting Facts To Know About Africa…

    During the 1950’s, Africa was a continent awakening to the prospects of Independence.  In the 1960’s, Africa was a continent in transition for during the decade 31 African countries South of the Sahara became independence, 17 of them in 1960 alone. Notable progress was school enrollment and some industrialization....