Displays of same-sex affection are illegal in Nigeria

More than 40 men arrested in Nigeria for ‘homosexual acts’

More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while […]

Prof. Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament

Amnesty International may want sex with animals legalised soon – Speaker

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Oquaye has said Amnesty International (AI) may soon start pushing for the legalization of bestiality in Ghana judging from the way the rights advocacy group has been campaigning for the decriminalization of homosexuality and the abolishment of the death penalty in the name of […]

Dr. Opuni's mother's tomb

Dr. Opuni’s mother’s tomb shocks and surprises

The mother of Dr Stephen Opuni, a former CEO of Ghana COCOBOD, was this weekend buried at Babianiha in the Brong Ahafo Region. The tomb of the deceased has generated a lot of comments on social media and other media platforms. The tomb which is in the form of a […]

There’s a growing community of African food entrepreneurs’: Zoe Adjonyoh. Photograph: Phil Fisk for the Observer

Zoe Adjonyoh: ‘My only access to Ghana was the food’

The Brixton-based chef behind Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen rediscovered her heritage through cooking. Here she talks family, food and identity – and shares two recipes from her new cookbook Zoe Adjonyoh’s dad gave her precisely one cooking lesson, when she was 10 years old. “How do you know when it’s done?” […]

President Akufo-Addo

Akufo -Addo has no position on homosexuality

Religious bodies, Civil Society Organizations and Ghanaians alike are mounting pressure on President Akufo-Addo to declare his stance on homosexuality which in recent time has become topical issue. Whiles former Presidents John Mills and John Mahama, both of the National Democratic Congress, have openly stated their resentment to legalization of […]

10 Qualities that make men fall in love

10 Qualities that make men fall in love

Being beautiful is undoubtedly important, but it isn’t everything. A girl who is not so good-looking still can have many guys falling for her. The secret to attracting guys is not just being beautiful, as it definitely requires more than that. The following traits make women desirable in the eyes […]

Mixed-race couple

Mixed-race couple: ‘The priest refused to marry us’

  Trudy and Barclay Patoir met during World War Two at a time when mixed-race relationships were still taboo. More than 70 years later they reveal the obstacles they had to overcome to stay together. When Trudy Menard and Barclay Patoir told friends and family they were going to get […]

Teenage mother in Central Region

Teachers, drivers, impregnate 977 teenagers in central region

The rate of teenage pregnancy in the Central Region has in the last 5 years seen a decline. However, officials of the Ghana Health Service say the current figure of 12,048 recorded in 2016 is still “unacceptably high”. A performance review of 2016 by Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the […]

Ripe plantain

Health benefit of ripe plantain

Plantains belong to the same family as bananas but they have to be cooked to be eaten. Plantains are delicious and can be found in many places in the world. Plantains are starchy and rather bland, with a low sugar content. Here are a few health benefits of plantains: Help […]

Cleopâtre is studying to be a pediatrician at the University of Abidjan. Her family is from the original tribe of Abidjan, Ebrié.
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Young Africans, Wrapped in Tradition

The young woman sat proudly, firmly placing her hand below her chin to profile her face. Colorful silk fabric was neatly wrapped around her chest, while the studio light and golden backdrop bathed her gently oiled skin. Small circular tribal markings were tattooed on her upper body. Her neck and […]