Kantanka: Ghana’s First Car Company

The international image of Africa is often one of extremes: extreme poverty, extreme conflicts, extreme animals. But these stories overlook some of the more nuanced versions of things happening here, particularly the tech and innovations coming from Africans for Africans. With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to the Kantanka manufacturing company.

Ghana’s Republic Day

This weekend is a three-day weekend, and not because of July 4th, America’s Independence Day. Here in Ghana, today is Republic Day, which is separate and different from Ghana’s Independence Day (March 6). On this day, in 1960, Kwame Nkrumah was inaugurated as the first president of the first independent Black African nation. But it… More Ghana’s Republic Day

Reading Up on Ghana

In my preparations for Ghana, I’ve been reading a variety of articles about Ghana, its people and its culture, which have all been fascinating and only heighten my excitement. Here are some of the best ones that I’ve read so far.