Africa

  • Live-Blog: Monitoring Election Activities Across Ghana

    As part of my civic duty as a Ghanaian blogger, I’m helping curate and aggregate content about Ghana’s Elections which is underway across the country. On this blog, you’ll find live updates from trusted sources and Ghana Decides team members on the ground. You can follow the hash-tag #GhanaDecides...
  • Ghana Elections Infographic by @GhanaDecides

    The Ghanaian electorates goes to the poll to elect a President and Parliamentary candidates for their 275 constituencies on Friday, December 7, 2012. Over the past couple of months, Ghana Decides team been using social media tools (Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Online debates) to monitor the political dialogue...
  • StartMe – A South African Crowdfunding Site

    On cp-Africa South Africa has for a long time been a frontrunner in the Sub-Saharan Africa startup scene, pioneering business models and start-ups. StartMe a crowd-funding platform for South African Entrepreneurs and Investors. Founded in 2011, StartMe is the next generation of business investment. It is a new way...
  • Day 1: Maker Faire Africa Lagos – Entrepreneur Spotlight – Nneamaka Nwosisi

    African fabrics are been used in designing fashion accessories and more these days. Not only in Ghana is this creativity and innovation available. At Maker Faire Africa Lagos event, young and elegant Nneamaka Nwosisi showcased fashion accessory made with locally sourced African fabrics/prints. According to Nneamaka, she started her...
  • Ghana Elections Hub Launched

    From the Google Africa Blog: December 7th 2012, will be an important day for Ghana and Ghanaian voters.  Ghana has already established a reputation for a being a vibrant and stable democracy, and expectations are that the upcoming election in December will be yet another opportunity to reinforce the...
  • Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Announces Winners

    Winners for the Africa Leadership Network’s Awards for Entrepreneurship announced in Accra, Ghana. The African Leadership Network, the membership network of new generation leaders in Africa, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, on Friday, 12 October 2012, announced Dr. Richard John Pelwana Maponya as the winner of 2012 Africa...
  • Ghana Fashion & Design Week. October 2012

    Ghana Fashion & Design Week is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana from 5th -7th of October 2012 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The 3-day event aims to empower Ghanaian designers, highlighting their contributions to the industry and branding Ghana as a global player in culture, fashion and...
  • The MasterCard Foundation Launches $500 Million Scholars Program to Empower Young People to Lead Change Across Africa

    An expanding, global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations will serve 15,000 economically disadvantaged young people The MasterCard Foundation today announced the launch of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a  $500 million education initiative that will provide talented yet economically disadvantaged students from developing countries – particularly from...
  • Full Transcript of Pres. John D. Mahama at the UN Assembly

      Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. In accordance with Ghanaian tradition and custom, I would like to begin with a basic but essential courtesy- to express, on behalf of the government and people of my beloved country, our deepest gratitude and most profound appreciation...