Africa’s Disappointed Demographic
Young people across the continent have been hit hard by the pandemic, lockdowns, and economic stagnation—but their protests have largely been ignored by elderly elites.
Can Ghana’s Young Protesters Become a Political Force?
A recent demonstration transcended traditional ethnic and political divisions—but youth leaders will have to do more than protest to achieve lasting change.
Ghana Doubles Down on Homophobic Laws
A country long regarded as a beacon of democracy in Africa is poised to pass draconian legislation criminalizing the country’s LGBT community.
Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship
Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.
The Aid Organization That Wasn’t
Meet the Russian-led fake human rights group implicated in an international criminal caper.
The Long Road to Free Trade in Nigeria—and Beyond
The African Continental Free Trade Area is already running up against the hard realities of the continent’s endemic trade barriers.
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.