Bamboo no longer just for Pandas!
In October 2012, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published the World Economic Outlook (WEO), a forecast for more than 180 countries based on macroeconomic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP), inflation and fiscal balance. Ghana’s 2012 GDP of +8.18% has it listed as one of the top 20 fastest […]
Port-au-Prince: a City of Oil and Water
Port-au-Prince, the capital and largest city of Haiti, the Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic is a densely packed urban metropolis comprising mostly of people of African descent. PaP, as it is often referred to, is an oil and water mixture of people with […]
Are Coup d’etats the new method of conflict resolution in Africa?
The recent events in Egypt caused me to take a closer look at Future Challenges article on International Day of Peace observed on September 21, 2013; “Is peace between individuals and societies possible, or is conflict simply a part of human nature? Does it differ from culture to culture, religion to […]
Rising fuel prices don’t dampen the survivor spirit in Ghana
“Good afternoon, I want to go to Osu, how much?” “GHS 10.00,” says the taxi driver.” “But that’s almost double the price from this time last year!” “Yes madame, but the price of fuel has gone up!” After a bit of haggling, I get him to reduce the fare […]
Women’s Entrepreneurship : Tailored Dreams of Success in Ghana
“Excuse me is your name Felicia?” I asked as I walked up to a young lady sitting at the entrance of the cramped workspace converted from a former shipping container. “No, Felicia is inside” she responded, pointing into the dimly lit box. “Hello Felicia, my name is Monica, we spoke […]