Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments
Slogans and soundbites are a key feature of Ghanaian political campaigns.
Considering the competitive nature of party politics in Ghana, campaign
strategies that evoke emotion and prepare voters remain one of the priorities of political parties.
Elections in Ghana are dominated by the NPP and the NDC.
Minority parties in Ghana have found ways to stay relevant in elections despite their declining electoral numbers
Illicit mining is carried out on lands sold by traditional rulers.
The institution of chieftaincy in Ghana must be involved if illegal mining is to be curbed
Distribution of public goods like solar panels can be influenced by political elements.
Contrary to stereotypes of nepotism and corruption, African governments such as Ghana's work hard to respond to need over politics. They can mostly resist politics, but not entirely.
Security at border crossings in West Africa has increased.
A community driven approach to border patrol could be more useful than providing arms for border guards
Nigeria ordered its land borders closed on August 21, 2019.
Nigeria's border closure is a panicked reaction which violates ECOWAS protocol.
The Supreme Court of Ghana has made ruling on legal education reform.
Legal education in Ghana is at a crossroads with professionals asking for it to be decentralised
Capital, family roles and stereotypes hinder women in business.
The governments of the two West African countries could do more to enhance women's participation in tourism.
The Ghanaian construction industry employs over 320,000 people and more than 2% of young people.
An unregulated construction sector is stifling its potential to influence Ghana's economy consistently.
Cocoa production is an important cog in Ghana’s economy.
It is time for Ghana to consider the future of its cocoa farmers rather than multinational chocolate producers.
Working conditions are one of the reasons why Ghanaians have protested.
Protests in Ghana are often misunderstood which is why the root causes need to identified.
A Chinese trawler offloads its catch at a fishing port in Cameroon.
Despite its importance, Cameroon's maritime fisheries sector is plagued with largely hidden, or ignored, fisheries crimes.
Diet patterns have changed in urban areas.
It’s essential to consider the food industry’s role when it comes to food environments that offer unhealthy, cheap and enticing options.
Informal food trade represents a critical source of employment and food security for the urban poor.
By better understanding the politics and governance of African cities and variations across cities, we can identify feasible opportunities to improve informal traders' livelihoods.
Efforts to regulate the lucrative mining venture are not proving successful due to collusion and corruption.
South Africa’s Constitution protects the rights of citizens. But that’s not enough. Women demonstrate against very high rates of gender violence.
The writing and adoption of a constitution is merely the start point, not the end of constitutional literacy
The Volta River In Ghana, downstream from the dam.
Resettlement plans for large infrastructure projects don't always go according to plan.
3D illustration of Helicobacter Pylori in the stomach.
Because Helicobacter Pylori is contagious, treating it properly is key to preventing its spread.
Ghana is very protective of its cultural heritage.
New regulations on the use of folklore are a hindrance to local artists.