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Mixed-race couple
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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
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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
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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 […]

Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway
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Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway

It was a fashion show that stopped traffic. On one of the largest cable bridges in southern Africa, hundreds of the fashion elite had gathered around midnight to watch David Tlale’s highly anticipated fall 2011 show. To commemorate the occasion, Mr. Tlale shut down the Nelson Mandela Bridge, turning the […]

Photo: Courtesy of Lucy Armah
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African Style Isn’t All About Prints for This Fashion-Forward Ghana Curator

When scrolling through Lucy Adjoa Armah’s Instagram, the 28-year-old design anthropologist’s vibrant style may not immediately pop out at you. Rather than a selection of well-curated selfies or the #OOTD posts, you’ll find something more akin to a mood board. Posts after posts display a pastiche of the Accra-born, London-raised […]

Chill on chairs and tables created out of wooden pallets at Kona © Elio Stamm / Lonely Plane
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Feeling the rhythm: Accra’s top 10 spots for a night out

West Africans have music in their blood, so if you’re planning a night out in Accra, you don’t have to decide between conversations over a drink or dancing the night away. As the night grows older, every bar and lounge in the city can turn into a club. From stylish […]

Lying about being married is now illegal in Italy
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Lying about being married is now illegal in Italy

Married men who claim they are not wed in order to snare a new lover in Italy will fall foul of the law, following a landmark judgement. The country’s Supreme Court has called time on lotharios after ruling against a man who claimed to have had his marriage annulled. The […]

Menstruating girls and women in western Nepal
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15 year old girl dies after being banished for menstruating

Police in Nepal are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who was banished to a poorly-ventilated shed because she was menstruating. They say the girl suffocated after lighting a fire to keep warm. Under an ancient Hindu practice, called chhaupadi, women who have their periods or who have just […]

8 Conversations you must have before you get married
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8 Conversations you must have before you get married

As a marriage therapist, I see a lot of couples, a lot of heartbreak, and a lot of sadness. Then—eventually—that turns into a lot of happiness and smiles. I see them thinking, “yes, we are going to make it.” Those are the moments that I hang on to. Although many […]