Jerry Rawlings Is Dead, but He Still Looms Large in Ghanaian Politics
The former leader’s blend of anti-corruption rhetoric and strongman rule still holds great appeal for a generation disappointed by contemporary politicians.
For Ghana’s Democracy to Thrive, Citizens Need to Engage
Surveys show Ghanaians have an opportunity to place much more pressure on their representatives than they currently do.
Is It Time to Repatriate Africa’s Looted Art?
Protests have strengthened calls for Western institutions to repatriate priceless cultural artifacts. Museums in Africa are ready to receive them.
Explaining America to the World
How U.S.-based foreign correspondents are covering the Black Lives Matter protests for their audiences back home.
If African Governments Won’t Act, the People Will
With frustration rising over haphazard responses to the coronavirus, community networks are filling the void across the continent.
West Africa Is Increasingly Vulnerable to Terrorist Groups
By working collectively and innovatively, the region can prevent the next security and humanitarian disaster.
Ghana’s Bauxite Boom
Chinese investment has led to a crush of infrastructure development in Ghana’s tropical forests—and not everyone is happy about it.
No Continent for Old Men
Africa has the world’s youngest population and its oldest leaders. If the next generation wants change, young Africans must abandon dreams of private-sector success and enter the political arena.
The Presidential Transition Is Going Smoothly. In Ghana.
How Ghana silenced the haters and losers by holding free, fair elections and transitioning power peacefully.
Elections in Ghana Marred by Attempt to Hack Website and Calls for the President to Concede
Ghana's elections seemed to be going smoothly. Then the results started coming in.
How Mobsters Ran a Fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana For Over 10 Years
Consular services just got a whole lot edgier.
Has Ghana’s Electoral Commission Undermined Its Own Elections?
Some watching West Africa are worried about Ghana's presidential elections.
The Weekend Behind, The Week Ahead: Castro Is Dead, The Recount Lives
Here's what happened in the world this weekend as you were eating your leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
The Waves Will Take Us Away
Climate change is destroying thousands of miles of West Africa's coastline. It's only a matter of time before it knocks out the region's economy, too.
West Africa Is Being Swallowed by the Sea
Encroaching waters off the coast of Togo, Ghana, Mauritania, and others are destroying homes, schools, fish, and a way of life.
President of Ghana: Car Accidents Are More Dangerous Than Gitmo Detainees
On Tuesday, Ghana defended its choice to accept detainees from Guantánamo who were never charged with crimes.
The Worst Corruption Scandals of 2015
A number of corruption scandals exploded in 2015. FP looks back at some of the most egregious.
Ghanaian Opposition Leader Fears Election Fraud Could Create ‘Combustible Cocktail’
Ghana has long been considered Africa's most stable democracy. Now, opposition leaders say they have reason to fear those days are over.
In Ghana, Student’s Radicalization Prompts Fears ISIS Is Infiltrating Universities
Ghana is situated in a turbulent neighborhood, but has managed to stay free from signs of extremist behavior -- until this week, when officials confirmed at least two citizens have joined the Islamic State.