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 […]
December 21, 2017

Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum

On August 24th and 25th,2017 African alumni of Harvard College convened in Ghana for the first ever Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum. The forum, which had over 200 attendees, called on participants to leverage the many opportunities available on the Continent to address the challenges faced by various sectors that […]
December 5, 2016

Sharing Expertise: Mentoring Matters (Part 3) – Identify a way to track success

This is the third and final post in a three part series on mentoring.  Identify a way to track success. Remember my discussion about having 100 students paired to mentors in the first year?  Well there was another failure – After the day-long event ended, we said good-bye to the […]
December 3, 2016

Sharing Expertise: Mentoring Matters (Part 2) – Find a focus and stick to it

This is the second post in a three part series on mentoring. A major first step is to decide early on the main focus of your mentoring. At Ahaspora, “The mentoring program was launched in December 2013, and has been conducted annually for three years. We believe that with the […]
December 1, 2016

Sharing Expertise: Mentoring Matters (Part 1)

I first heard the term mentoring when I was in College in the United States… That would sound strange to some people, and yes, you’re right… because once I understood the concept I realized that I actually knew and had experienced mentoring all my life… I was reminded of the […]
November 15, 2016

Uber in Ghana – An initial review

  Is Uber here to stay? Where does one channel concerns and complaints? How immediately are these concerns addressed? Uber, the globally popular ride-sharing platform arrived in Ghana in 2016. The Uber app allows riders to call up a ride from anywhere an Uber is around, watch the progress of […]
August 9, 2016

Doing Business in Ghana Part 2 – Guest Post by Sam Baddoo

About a month ago, Sam Badoo of Swift law shared with us some of the basic steps to take if you plan on doing business in Ghana – what kind of company do you register as, where?  how? etc. Below is a sequel to that first post. If you missed […]
August 2, 2016

About That Rwanda Thing – Guest blog by Kobina Aidoo

The oohs and aaahs you hear around you in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is the sound of visitors from other African countries seeing the light… …Such as a straightforward visa-on-arrival, immigration officers who don’t ask for gifts, taxis drivers who give receipts, motor taxis riders who wear uniforms and stop at […]
July 26, 2016

Stone-Walling by ECG – Guest Post by Ida Harding

As told by Rosamond Harding (the victim) ECG… Where is the Accountability and good customer service that we, the people of Ghana deserve? Back in 2015, my mother rang me, crying uncontrollably. She was truly shaken up.  She was in the kitchen cooking, when all the stabilizers in the house […]
July 1, 2016

Ghana Floods League Table 2016 – Guest Blog, The Green Ghanaian

Every year #AccraFloods trends because, well, Accra always floods. Even when it drizzles. And sometimes Accra gets all the national attention forgetting that other areas in Ghana flood too. So I decided to put together our flood league table so far. A premier league of natural disaster. These are instances […]
June 17, 2016

Ghana Sports Funding – Football or Bust!

Ahasporans Call for Holistic Funding in the Ghanaian Sports Sector… A couple months ago, Ahasporans received an email soliciting for financial help – $10,000 only – to get Ophelia Swayne and the Ghana Olympic Swim Team to Romania, for qualification in the Rio Olympics’ swimming tournament. Ophelia is 20-years-old and […]
May 19, 2016

A Story of Passion and Determination – The Birth of Ahaspora

The Birth of Ahaspora Five years ago, on Saturday April 16, 2011, an initiative named Ahaspora Young Professionals was born. For many who are new to the organization, you may not know how it all started. I first moved to Ghana on June 1, 2010. I wrote about my story, […]
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