June 21, 2018

Ahaspora Mentor Spotlight: Uriah Karikari

Uriah Karikari is an entomologist and an agripreneur, passionate about putting smiles on the faces of people. This passion has led him to take a job with an NGO which motivates and encourages the youth to become entrepreneurs. He spends eight hours of his working days serving as an assistant […]
June 21, 2018

Macho Mental Health Summit

A mention of mental health in Ghana conjures images of a “mad” woman or man who roams the street clad in tatters. This has been the state of mental health awareness in the country for centuries. In recent times, however, things appear to be taking a different turn, albeit at […]
June 21, 2018

Ghana Passport Application Goes Digital

I moved back to Ghana in 2014, and I know firsthand how many systems in the country don’t work. When I needed to renew my son’s Ghana passport, I was not excited at all as I knew the toil it would be. My knowledge of the new online application process […]
June 21, 2018

7 Things to Know Before Moving Back Home to Ghana

From the United States of America to the Queensland to the land down under, in the past decade more Ghanaians have repatriated than ever in history. Though many still pursue the American dream and desire to move abroad for various reasons, many who have tasted the other side seek to […]
June 21, 2018

Ahaspora and GHL Bank Partnership Launch

As Ghanaian professionals who have returned home, one of the major constraints is our ability to get housing mortgages given the relatively high prices for real estate in Ghana, and even higher interest rates. This was one of the first discussions at the birth of Ahaspora in 2011 – as […]

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June 21, 2018

Webster University Hosts Event On African Perspective on Sexual Abuse

In 2006, Tarana Burke started the Me Too campaign to give sexual abuse survivors a voice. The campaign became a movement when actress Alyssa Milano prompted women to tweet #MeToo to illustrate the magnitude of sexual harassment. Since, the movement has gained incredible feedback in the U.S. and internationally among […]
March 28, 2018

Returnee Diaries: Ahasporan Women Who Made The Move

This month of March in recognition of Women’s Month, we celebrate all the amazing women that Ahaspora is blessed to have. Founded by a woman, and with a core management team of mostly females, Ahaspora has blossomed into a thriving young professionals network of greats both on the continent and […]
March 28, 2018

Ahaspora Mentor Spotlight: Samlara Baah

Samlara Baah  is an HR professional  with over a decade’s experience in the field. She moved to Ghana from the United States where she grew up and attained an MBA in Global Business. Having lived just about 4 years in Ghana she has worked with nonprofit organizations to provide non-skilled workers […]
March 28, 2018

INFOGRAPHIC :: Women of Ahaspora

In 5 amazing years Ahaspora which was founded by a Ghanaian woman, has blossomed into a solid network of individuals of African descent from across the globe. In this infographic, we take a look at some intriguing facts about the women that make up the young professionals group. A good […]
March 26, 2018

African Women Bring the Heat to 2018 Winter Olympics!

Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that when it comes to athletics generally, black people kick ass! But when it comes to the Winter Olympics, uh- not so much. We’re conspicuously underrepresented. Aside from logistics problems, this may be due in part to the fact that our melanin was made more for the sun than it was for […]
March 24, 2018

Winnie Wakaba Shares Wakanda with Volta School Kids

Early January this year, following all the hype surrounding the movie Black Panther and quite in love with the lessons and insight it would surely offer, I came up with the idea to take my Junior High School students to see Marvel’s latest masterpiece. I’m a Peace Corps volunteer serving […]
March 24, 2018

We Are Wakanda: An Open Discussion on a Marvelous Film

“I feel like this movie was more for African Americans than Africans.” “The truth of the matter is that Wakanda represents a place where black people are celebrated.” “Wakanda is real. Much of the science we know of today, has roots in African historical practices” “Isn’t it true that colonization […]
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