Other News

Premier League’s Festive Slog: Adored by Fans, Endured by Players
Soccer Sports

Premier League’s Festive Slog: Adored by Fans, Endured by Players

As a player, Graeme Le Saux would flick straight to December when he received the Premier League schedule for the coming season. His teammates tended to be more concerned with which rival they would face on the campaign’s opening day, or working out when the season’s big derby matches were, […]

Jason Henry for The New York Times
Health

Are Hydroponic Vegetables as Nutritious as Those Grown in Soil?

Are vegetables grown hydroponically as nutritious as those grown in soil? The bottom line is it depends on the nutrient solution the vegetables are grown in, but hydroponically grown vegetables can be just as nutritious as those grown in soil. “Much as I think that soil is just great for […]

Jasir Robert Ryan-Lee, a descendant of Venture Smith, looks out to the shore from the roof of the fort in Anomabo, Ghana, where his ancestor was held as a slave, then taken to a ship through its Door of No Return. Credit Jane Hahn for The New York Times
Africans Abroad Homeland News

On Slavery’s Doorstep in Ghana

Mandred Henry was a health care sales rep from Hartford whom people often stopped on the street, saying he was a dead ringer for Morgan Freeman. Throughout his life he identified strongly with his African-American background. He was president of the local N.A.A.C.P. chapter. He remembered his mother keeping her […]

When Ghana’s president-elect challenged African leaders on change
Homeland News Politics World

When Ghana’s president-elect challenged African leaders on change

When the President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo addressed the 11th edition of Africa Futures Award at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, he sounded as if he was in for a peer review of African leadership. But midway into his written speech, the President-in-waiting, who would be sworn into office on […]

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo
Business Homeland News Politics

This is a season for renewed hope – President-elect

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president-elect, has said this Christmas season is a period for renewed hope and a time to remember our neighbours in need. The president-elect in his goodwill message said: “As we give and receive the goodwill of Christ in this Christmas season, let us be mindful […]

Cocaine plot Ghana fugitive jailed
Homeland News World

Cocaine plot Ghana fugitive jailed

A drugs fugitive who was in hiding in Ghana has been jailed for 13 years following his extradition to the UK. David McDermott, 43, originally from Ormskirk, was the last man wanted in connection with a plot to import 400kg of cocaine from South America. The father-of-six was arrested in […]

A Ghanaian movie poster for 'Fright Night,' by the artist Joe Mensah
Entertainment

How Ghana’s Gory, Gaudy Movie Posters Became High Art

In the ’80s and ’90s, artists were charged with making films seem as lurid and enticing as possible, regardless of plot. When Frank Armah began painting posters for Ghanaian movie theaters in the mid-1980s, he was given a clear mandate: Sell as many tickets as possible. If the movie was […]

Business

World Bank sets aside $517m to boost oil production in Ghana

THE World Bank Group has said it would provide $517 million to Ghana in debt and guarantees to support the $7.7 billion Sankofa oil and gas project being developed by Italy’s oil giant ENI and upstream trader Vitol Ghana. The finance adds to a $700 million guarantee package and brings […]

Chill on chairs and tables created out of wooden pallets at Kona © Elio Stamm / Lonely Plane
Homeland News Lifestyle

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 […]

President Obama and Michelle Obama at an event to thank service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Sunday. In an interview released Monday, Mr. Obama said he was “confident” that if he had run for a third term, he could have “mobilized a majority of the American people.” Credit Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press
World

Obama Says He Would Have Defeated Trump for a Third Term

HONOLULU — President Obama expressed confidence that, if he had run for a third term, he would have defeated Donald J. Trump, according to an interview released Monday with David Axelrod, his friend and former adviser. “I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, […]