In Ghana, “skirt-and-blouse voting” means to vote for different parties for presidential and legislative positions.
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
A statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie, at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa.
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Leaders go in and out of fashion, making statues built in their memory a tricky issue.
Women in Ghana.
There's heavy burden for women in Ghana who don't have children.
Proverbs suggest ways for the Akan people to govern their emotions in daily life.
Proverbs are generally regarded as repositories of folk wisdom and are used widely in African settings.
When the wheels of partnership turn smoothly, Africa can benefit enormously.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
Different approaches to e-governance could bear fruit for African countries.
African countries' adoption of e-government platforms hasn't served the majority of their citizens.
Many children got burn injuries because of poor housing.
Research found that burns were most common among children under five years.
Andrew Foster with students from the boarding school for deaf children at Mampong-Akwapim, Ghana, about 1961.
Courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives
Ghana urgently needs an official Ghanaian Sign Language (GSL) policy. Such a move has the potential to humanize education for people who are Deaf and alleviate the linguistic discrimination they face.
Fighting deadly diseases such as Ebola is a strong case for providing donor aid to authoritarian countries like the DRC.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
Medium-scale African farmers are relatively wealthy and influential.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate. They give quality, high resolution outputs, and can be deployed fast and often.
Ghana’s newspapers are largely doing a good job when it comes to mental health reporting.
Ghana's print media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating knowledge about mental health disorders.
Archival illustration of the Christiansborg Castle.
Danish National Museum
Archaeological research at Christiansborg Castle in Ghana has provided an in-depth understanding of Danish, Ga and Danish-Ga lived experiences during the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade.
Police in Ghana have a reputation for intimidation, violence and corruption.
Poor supervision, poor training, and unfair treatment of lower-ranked officers make misconduct more likely to happen among Ghana's police force.
Cellphones are everywhere in Africa - but that doesn’t mean the digital divide is closing.
We don't have the data in developing countries, and in global statistics to know if the digital divide is being closed.
In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing.
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Trokosi is an ancient practice in West Africa where virgin girls, some as young as six are sent as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by their families.
Ghana has at least one one major flood disaster every year.
Ghana needs to deal with the underlying causes of floods and prepare people for them.
Accra’s sprawling slums.
Research in Ghana shows that improving slum housing could be one of the alternatives to the capital's housing crisis.
A street procession during the Chale Wote festival in 2018.
Walking is crucial during the Chale Wote festival as most activities happen on the street.
A bustling local market in Kumasi, Ghana.
Policymakers in Africa approach rural and urban development separately. This needs to change.