Ghana’s real estate boom has focused on luxury housing.
Remy Mboku/Wikimedia Commons
In the formal real estate industry, there is an emerging narrative that affordable housing deficits in African cities represent a vast untapped market
The Bui Dam is a tangible reminder of China’s influence in Ghana.
China’s engagement with Ghana was solidified by its willingness to undertake an expensive project Western partners had run away from.
The full benefits of a majoritarian democracy are undermined by a winner takes all approach.
The disturbance in Ghana’s parliament during the election of a speaker has raised questions about its current democratic system.
The carving of the Volta region into two was met with resistance.
The decision to create new administrative units is grounded in split opinions
Ghanaian university students hope to return home after studies abroad.
Ghanaian students are losing patience with the lack of opportunities after graduation.
The porous borders of West Africa allow for the unregulated movement of thousands.
A group of drummers playing traditional Yoruba drums.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
By providing insights from different disciplines, a new book uncovers new themes in the history of Yoruba people of West Africa
Des migrants sénégalais protestent contre le racisme et la violence à Milan.
Un élément crucial qui favorise la migration est le fait d’avoir des liens personnels avec des migrants contemporains.
What is a ‘blue acceleration’ doing to our oceans?
Plus, why Brazilian women who lived through Zika are avoiding getting pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to episode 18 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Excavating Nok terracotta figurines at the research site.
The study yields the first direct chemical evidence for honeybee product exploitation in West Africa.
President Ndaw, centre, as Vice-President Goïta (in uniform) looks on, during his inauguration ceremony on September 25, 2020.
Mali’s president and prime minister have just been arrested and dismissed by the military junta which brought them to power in the first place a few months ago. How did this happen?
Trade partnerships rarely work in the West African region.
EU trade partnership is more important to some African countries than regional or continental trade.
Coastal areas in West Africa are under intense pressure from demographic growth, economic expansion and ongoing climate change.
Around the world, fragile coastal ecosystems are under intense pressure, and understanding and managing their complex interactions requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
Women make smoked fishes - locally called Okporoko - at Egede informal settlement in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images
The contributions that women in West Africa’s fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible.
Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians.
The devolution of small-scale mining decisions to municipal and district assemblies working in collaboration with traditional authorities is key to saving the industry in Ghana.
Modern computing allows to spot isolated trees and shrubs in semi-arid areas, facilitating research on the evolution of vegetation cover.
Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
Sexual and reproductive health education is a key component in a multifaceted.
approach to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents
The inclusion of new topics in Ghana’s comprehensive sex education curriculum has split opinions among parents.
Giant old trees in the rainforest at Campement de Kloto, Missahoe, Agomé in Togo, West Africa.
A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change.
Nigeria’s president Buhari chairing the 55th ordinary session of the ECOWAS.
Adam Abu Bashal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
ECOWAS needs to be decisive in enforcing its protocols and sanctioning members that flout the provisions of its protocols and policies.
The Bui Dam was the subject of political contestation during its construction.
Dam politics have resurfaced in Africa as the continent’s urban population grows.