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Ghana’s forests are being wiped out: what’s behind this and why attempts to stop it aren’t working

      By John Tennyson Afele, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)     Ghana has around 7.9 million hectares of forested land (35% of the total land area), according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. Around 7.6 million hectares are primary or naturally regenerated forest, and around 297,000 hectares are planted forest. In 2022, Ghana lost 18,000 hectares of primary forest, a nearly 70% increase from […]

todayMay 15, 2024 11


Walking in African cities can be a miserable experience: Accra study shows planners ignore needs of pedestrians

    By Seth Asare Okyere, University of Arizona; Daniel Oviedo, UCL; Louis Kusi Frimpong, University of Environment and Sustainable Development ; Matthew Abunyewah, Charles Darwin University, and Stephen Leonard Mensah, University of Memphis     African cities aren’t welcoming places for pedestrians. Yet walking is free and, given the shortage of decent public transport, it’s often the only way for people to move around. More than 70% of Africa’s […]

todayMay 8, 2024 5


No answers for Ghanaian fishery observer’s family months after suspected death

      By Awudu Salami Sulemana Yoda ,via Mongabay   The brother of a Ghanaian fisheries observer who went missing from his assigned vessel last October says the family has received no information from the authorities investigating the case. Yohane Abayateye tells Mongabay the family is now considering legal action to compel the Ghana Police Service to release the findings of its investigation, especially the DNA test results that […]

todayMay 2, 2024 9


Two new malaria vaccines are being rolled out across Africa: how they work and what they promise

    By Jaishree Raman, National Institute for Communicable Diseases   Malaria incidents are on the rise. There were 249 million cases of this parasitic disease in 2022, five million more than in 2021. Africa suffers more than any other region from malaria, with 94% of cases and 95% of deaths worldwide. This year two revolutionary malaria vaccines are being rolled out across the continent. Nadine Dreyer asks Jaishree Raman […]

todayApril 23, 2024 16


Omushikingalo mo shikondo sho maimbilo opamepo mo Ghana axulifa.

Oshikondo sho musika yo maimbilo opamepo mo Ghana,  osha lopota shi  li moluhodi lomwiimbi,  Kofi Owusu Dua Anto,  oo ashiivika nawa nedina KODA. Koda,  ota ku lopotwa amana oweenda waye mepipi lomido 46. Eelopota doikundaneki moshilongo osho odati ovapambele va nakufya ova koleka kombinga yefyo lomusiki ngalo. Omushiki ngalo ota kulopotwa axulifa onghela moshondaxa,  ashike ina ku shiivika natango kutya okwali ena oupyakadi washike, nava hapu ota va feekele noku […]

todayApril 22, 2024 12 1 4


bird TenX: African countries with the highest number of EVs

      By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   Despite recent headwinds, a growing shift from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric vehicles continues apace in Africa. Last year, the global sale of fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles rose by 31% compared to 2022, according to a 2024 report by market research firm Rho Motion. Despite the high cost of conversion and a lack of adequate enabling infrastructure such as […]

todayApril 16, 2024 9


West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame

    By Robert Paarlberg, Harvard University   Average fish catches by traditional fishing communities along the west African coast have declined significantly over the past three decades. Along the Gulf of Guinea, stretching from Côte d'Ivoire to Nigeria, fishers launch their wooden canoes from the beach to catch small pelagic fish, like sardines and anchovies, which they sell into local informal markets to make a living. They have done […]

todayApril 10, 2024


Why is Ghana so hot this year? An expert explains

    By Yaw Agyeman Boafo, University of Ghana   Ghana’s meteorological agency and the state’s health service have issued warnings about a period of very high temperatures expected in the first half of 2024 around the country. Ghana’s experience is part of a global phenomenon: record temperatures were recorded in 2023. Yaw Agyeman Boafo, the programmes coordinator and a senior research fellow at the University of Ghana’s Centre for […]

todayApril 8, 2024 15


Africa’s stadium boom can be used to build prosperity beyond sports

  By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   Africa continues to strategically fortify its sports infrastructure, especially stadiums, not only to nurture its abundant talent but also to harness the lucrative economic potential of the sector. Morocco is currently on track with the development of a massive 115,000-seater stadium as it prepares to host the 2030 World Cup, jointly with Spain and Portugal. Last month, the country’s National Agency for […]

todayApril 8, 2024 1