City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism”
Prof. Ato Quayson’s new book Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism explores the history and dynamics of one of Accra’s most popular and globalized streets – the stretch of Oxford Street in the Osu district. Quayson is a professor of English and director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto; his book Oxford Street is based on more than 10 years on the street space, not only examining and researching the urban planning history, but also observing and dialoguing with its users on the street’s dynamic characteristics
The introduction of the Marriage Ordinance of 1884 radically affected the institution of marriage in traditional Yoruba societies. As a result of the introduction of the law, women began to take advantage of the Native Courts to apply for the dissolution of their marriages. Many of them also went ahead to remarry. Most badly hit by the divorce scourge
The rapid depreciation of the cedi against other major currencies destabilized the Ghanaian economy in the first eight months of 2014 and raised the economic consciousness of every Ghanaian regardless of his/her level of understanding of economic issues. I was surprised when my illiterate mother insisted that I increase her monthly remittances to account for the rapid depreciation of the cedi. Indeed, this is not the first time Ghana has experienced such turbulence in the exchange rate market.
Ghana and China: Seizing the Opportunities for Growth
The problem Ghana had with illegal Chinese miners which climaxed in the setting up of a government task force in 2013 and the deportation of several Chinese citizens and the vexing complications that have attended the repayment and disbursement terms of the $3.0 billion Chinese loan in the oil sector need not eclipse the big picture: that the majority of Chinese companies (both state and private) and entrepreneurs are investing legally across many sectors.
Banks are financial intermediaries that accept deposits from surplus spending units and channel these in the form of loan products to deficit spending units in the economy. The business of banking started in the then Gold Coast during the colonial era with the aim of providing financial services to the British enterprises and the colonial administration.
Scholars and writers who study “human rights” have done so in various ways. In his study of “An Akan Perspective on Human Rights,” the Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu defined “human rights” as “claims that people are entitled to make … by virtue of their status as human beings.
From inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic which has been labeled as a “pre-genocide,” to inter-ethnic violence in South Sudan claiming thousands of lives and displacing over a million from the newest country of the world, various regions in Africa are enduring disastrous conflicts
When Portuguese explorers first arrived on the east African coast at the turn of the 16th century, an anonymous recorder on the voyage of Pedro Alvares Cabral noted of Kilwa (off the coast of present-day Tanzania)