Considering relocating to Ghana but unsure of where to start? Toying with the idea of doing business out there or looking for some adventure? If you didn’t make it to the panel discussion on the topic, organised by Ghanaian Londoners Founder Adwoa Agyemang on 16 May 2019, this post aims to furnish you with tips, tricks and some points to consider when decide to make that move.
The Wax Print Film is a documentary style film that explores the origins and cultural implication of wax print fabric by investigating its past, present and future in Ghana and Nigeria. Continue reading “May & June events – Year of Return 2019”
They say the best things in life are free and when it comes to visiting Ghana, I would say that is possible to view some of the fascinating aspects of the country – without spending a fortune and still learn about her heritage, cultures and get a sense of socio-dynamics of the country.
Gliding over the Kwahu Hills with the wind under his feet and surrounded by a panoramic view of Ghana’s Eastern Region is a Ghanaian who is the only certified African paragliding pilot operating in West Africa. Continue reading “Challenging stereotypes from the skies”
Please find a list of previous Year of Return events from 2019 here. Continue reading “Year of Return Archive”
The Heritage Paragliding Festival was introduced in 2005 by the Ministry of Tourism, and since its inception has attracted Ghanaians and foreigners alike. Continue reading “April events – Year of Return 2019”
Growing up in 80s England and overhearing the conversations from ‘uncles’ and ‘aunties’ on conditions in Ghana under Flight Lieutenant JJ Rawlings’ military rule, I remember the image created of this imposing figure was never favourable. I had uncles who vowed never to step foot on Ghanaian soil because of the turmoil they or family members had experienced under his regime. I didn’t really understand why but that feeling of wariness continued during subsequent trips to the Motherland when he was the Head of State.
The Ghanaian government has activated a condition in its immigration rules making it mandatory for all visitors without Ghanaian citizenship to submit an invitation letter along with their traditional visa application. Continue reading “Ghana’s immigration rule change”
The Back2Africa Festival celebrates the US Black History Month during the last week of February through to Ghanaian Independence Day in the first week of March with a focus on the arts, and education. It connects African American and Ghanaian cultural art forms through live performances and educational service projects. Continue reading “March events – Year of Return 2019”
Ghana is a melting pot of cultures, languages and traditions and nowhere is this most obvious than in Accra where there’s an array of activities city dwellers can get involved in. Continue reading “Ghana’s narrative in pictures”
The International Finance Corporation, a sister organisation to the World Bank, released an infographic featuring 100 start-ups across the four regions of Africa in October 2018. In West Africa, Ghana came second to Nigeria with a total of 11 start-ups named including Buildpals, KudiGO and Esoko. But this figure just scratches the surface and fails to acknowledge the scale of raw talent and entrepreneurship operating in the system. Continue reading “Ghana’s bright idea makers”