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Concern grows over rising piracy off West Africa

Kintampo - Grey, sleek, bristling with massive cannon and an assortment of machine guns, the French navy's Commandant Birot is well-equipped to patrol Africa's most dangerous stretches of ocean.Vessels like it played a key role in curbing pirate attacks off the c...
In the Media by Chris Stein (AFP)

FIFA World Cup organisers warned of dengue fever risk in Brazil

Soccer fans attending the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in June should be aware they run the risk of catching dengue fever, according to a leading expert in tropical diseases in the UK.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Assessing the World Cup 2014 Draw

The World Cup draw earlier turned up some shockers, with some of the best teams in the world pitted against each other so early in the tournament.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond - 1 comment

World Cup 2014 group stage draw

The draw for the group stages of the World Cup have churned out a number of tricky groups with several top teams set to face off in the group stages of the competition.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond - 2 comments

Online romance scams cost victims more than $50 million

While online dating is increasingly becoming common, there is always the lurking threat of a rip-off. Incidents from Canada exemplify the problem.
In the Media by Ajit Jha

Florida model sues Match.com for $1.5 billion over fake profiles

New York - A Florida model is suing Match.com for $1.5 billion accusing the popular dating site and other websites of posting thousands of fake profiles.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Common food fungus can accelerate onset of AIDS

A type of fungus coating much of the stored corn, wheat, rice and nuts in developing countries may worsen and speed up the onset of AIDS.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Anti-Chinese 'racism' in Ghana

In a bygone era, the Western powers developed Africa, but today are remembered only as wicked "Imperialists." Now the Chinese are getting the same treatment.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Successful project delivers malaria nets to Ghana

Accra - The Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment (ProMPT) Project has proposed a model for distributing over 12 million mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Ghana.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

FDA searches for counterfeit malaria drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration has launched a new program aimed at detecting counterfeit and ineffective malaria drug treatments around the world.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

American female secretary is an African king

Around 4 in the morning, she received the call: She is the king of Otuam, Ghana. Now she lives in America while ruling Otuam in Africa.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Africans are ready for African pope

Speculation in the media has been rife that Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana would emerge from the papal conclave as the new pope.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto

Heavy metal at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is enjoying his first solo exhibition at a New York Museum. His artwork is constructed from found materials, and offers a thoughtful commentary on his homeland as well as the cultural implications of reclaimed materials.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Ghana aims to construct an ‘IT City’

Ghana has announced plans of a project to build a $10 billion IT hub close to the capital Accra. The project is scheduled to be finished by 2016.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Benedict XVI's successor: Nigerian, Ghanaian cardinals favorites

Following the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will resign later in the month, attention has shifted to the question of who the next Pontiff will be. There is a consensus that chances have never been better that the next Pontiff will be a non-European.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 13 comments

Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill polio vaccine workers Special

Kano - Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram militants have shot dead at least nine female polio vaccination workers in northern Nigeria. The incident brings back to attention rumors that the vaccination drive is part of a Western plot to sterilize Nigerian women.
Digital Journal Report by JohnThomas Didymus - 18 comments

Nigeria: Opposition forms APC merger to unseat ruling PDP party

Lagos - Nigeria's four major opposition parties have announced a strategic merger with the aim of unseating the dominant ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP, a formidable centrist coalition, has been in power since the end of military rule in 1999.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Nigeria's Super Eagles reach African Cup final, beat Mali 4-1 Special

Lagos - Its jubilation galore on the streets of Lagos and Ibadan, southwest Nigeria, as the soccer-crazy nation's beloved team the Super Eagles trounce Mali to reach the African Cup final for the first time in more than a decade.
Digital Journal Report by JohnThomas Didymus

Ghana bans second-hand fridges

Ghana is enforcing a ban on the import of second-hand refrigerators it says consumes too much electricity and harms the environment.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 2 comments

New Year's Eve Stadium stampede kills 60

Around the World 2012 was seen out in a blaze of New Year's Eve celebrations and firework displays. In one such event in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast, 60 people are believed to have been killed.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments
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