Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Case for Ghana’s Innovative Youth: Long-term Policies are Needed

Author: Solomon Elorm Allavi

Ghana is facing a youth employment problem like many other countries in West Africa. It has, however, decided to take measures to find gainful employment for this demographic and to channel their innovative appetite into an engine of growth for the country. Solomon describes the Ghanian youth experience, and a future economic prosperity rooted in entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives.

Monday, November 12, 2012

9 Signs the Journalism on Africa You've Just Encountered Is Trash

Author: Imran Garda

News coverage of Africa has drastically reduced over the decade. So too has the quality of coverage of the continent. Well below journalistic standards, reports from and representation of the continent do not reflect the actualities on the ground. In the end, the Africa on the television set is far from reality and suffers from a perception problem.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Still Minority Status for the African Woman

Author: Adeline T. Massima

Something has changed in the last fifty years for women in Africa. Increasing numbers of democratic governments on the continent has meant increasing representation. Though, where it is, and where it should be is still quite far apart. The truth is that African women still hold a minority status.