(1) Africa 53: Exploring the continent’s diversity

Too many times, I have heard the African continent described as a country with one homogeneous ethnic group. Considering that the continent is 30.4 million square metres (m2) in size, dwarfing Russia at 17.1m2, according to Nature America, and easily swallows up China, India, the US and most of Europe, isn’t it about time her true might is reflected properly? Continue reading “(1) Africa 53: Exploring the continent’s diversity”

Chieftaincy in Ghana – time for modernisation or time for an end?

Although on the surface it seems Ghana’s archaic chieftaincy structures have survived colonialism and are still celebrated and revered in modern times, I did not realise how much influence neighbouring tribes and British rule have had on the institution. Continue reading “Chieftaincy in Ghana – time for modernisation or time for an end?”