Applications open for 2020 Kwame Nkrumah Creative Writing Workshop

The Accra International Book Festival (AIBF) is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Kwame Nkrumah Creative Writing Workshop. The Afro-Book Festival has said that the face-to-face writing course will be held from October 29to 30 at the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing inside the African University College of Communication (AUCC), Adabraka, for 10 […]

Kwaku Azar: We failed Adamu Sakande when the state opted to prosecute him

We failed Adamu Sakande when the State opted to prosecute him for being elected to represent the good people of Bawku Central in Parliament. For a country that has been a trail blazer at reaching out to the African diaspora, where foreign firms are routinely hired as transaction advisors, where foreigners are daily enstooled as […]

3rd Accra International Book Festival goes virtual in October 2020

The third edition of the Accra International Book Festival will take place from October 29 – 31, 2020. The Afro-Book Festival is expected to bring together world-class writers, artists, musicians, scientists and politicians from across the world to discuss the major issues of the day. This year’s Accra International Book Festival will combine virtual author […]

Peace FM ‘begs’ NDC to return to Kokrokoo show

Management of Peace FM has sent an impassioned letter to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) pleading with it to return to its prime show, Kokrokoo. There appears to be a misunderstanding between producers of the show and the NDC recently, leading to the withdrawal of party panellists from the Kokrokoo programme. But Peace FM […]

Health chief hails Africa’s fight against Covid-19

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has praised African states for managing to curb the spread of coronavirus. Africa has seen about 1.4 million cases, and 34,000 deaths since March. These figures are far lower than those in Europe, Asia or the Americas, with reported cases continuing to decline. Early interventions […]

Akufo-Addo extends free water policy to Dec 31, 2020

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the policy on “Free water for Ghanaians” to December 31, 2020. The second extension to have been granted since the policy was introduced in the thick of the Covid-19 starts from 1st October to 31st December, 2020. This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the […]

I am Ziem Bibiebome, an EC temporary official and I stand for peace

“Finally, around 9:00 pm, aided by a police escort in the middle of a thick charged crowd, I was able to submit my polling centre results at the coalition centre.  I quickly left the place not interested in what will happen next. Anytime I get to talk about this experience, I am always asked ‘so […]

Uncle Ebo Whyte: 8 Things I wish I knew when I was younger

Well, I am 66, and when I make time to look back at my six and half-decade of existence I discover things I wish I knew when I was younger. This morning I want to share a few with you: Firstly, somebody is plotting your downfall. This came as a huge surprise to me, I […]