Accra: Marching against Monsanto, a group aims to build momentum for a lasting movement

Elvis Agyei-Manu with Food Sovereignty Ghana shares the anti-GMO message with local media.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Saturday morning commerce at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, a group of activists assemble. They start out at the city’s largest roundabout – Kwame Nkrumah Circle — where passerbys, vendors and traffic come together. This group of activists, brandishing their placards, have come together to protest against the multinational company Monsanto.… Continue reading Accra: Marching against Monsanto, a group aims to build momentum for a lasting movement

Documenting the City: From N’Djamena, Invisible Borders comes to Accra

Invisible Borders photographer Jumoke Sanwo poses in front of beds in market in N'Djamena, Chad. (Photo Credit: Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project, 2013).

The Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project makes its way to Accra this month, leading photographic workshops, screenings and public art exhibitions, starting this week.

Ghana, circa 1900

I recently learned that the UK National Archives has digitized their collection of photos on Africa during the early 1900 period and made the collection available via flickr. The photo collection, called “Africa Through a Lens” presents stunning imagery of African communities, villages, towns and of course, people. I’m excited about this because not only… Continue reading Ghana, circa 1900

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