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Jonathan Dotse makes Virtual Reality experiences in Accra
Jonathan Dotse is a social entrepreneur, technology evangelist, and science-fiction writer living in Accra, Ghana. He also tinkers in virtual reality.
This Ghanaian company is turning plastic waste into asphalt roads
As #PlasticFreeJuly kicks off, we look at a new innovation that allows us to cleanse our environment of discarded plastic bags by building new roads with it.
Ugandan designers create a bloodless, reusable malaria test kit
Here’s how designers in Africa are using technology to bridge the gap between people and healthcare services.
Artist turns Ghana's symbol of scarcity into political art
Serge Attukwei Clottey uses Ghana’s ever-present yellow oil gallons to make a political statement about the environment, history and consumption.
How architecture shapes national identity and helps us understand history
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.”
Eric Gyamfi’s arresting portraits of women accused of witchcraft in northern Ghana.
“One major decision I took upon speaking to the women, was the fact that I was not going to paint their devastation back to them.”
The Araba Belle androgynous capes are inspired by Ghana’s coast
Accra-based fashion brand DoNeal was inspired by the people and landscape of Ghana's Cape Coast.
Joshua Kissi on disrupting and diversifying stock photography
The photographer and co-founder of TONL tells us why he decided to make images of the unrepresented his priority.
David Adjaye designs Ghana’s new National Cathedral
To be built in the city of Accra, the project marks Adjaye Associates’ first major project in the capital.
The Ghanain DJ and fashion mogul who dares to be distinct.
Our top picks for the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
The shortlist of nominees is out and here are the projects we think could have the most impact.
Dutch photographer captures candid moments of life on the streets of Christian Village
“Photography helps me to see more, to connect with strangers and listen to their stories.”
Inside Impact Hub Accra
Entrepreneurship is part of Ghanaian culture. Impact Hub Accra leverages both formal and informal business opportunities.
Farmerline uses SMSes to empower small-scale farmers in Ghana
Ghanaian tech provider, Farmerline offers innovative mobile communication and farming information services to literate and illiterate rural farmers
Check out the musicians paving the way for the sounds of Africa
From Black Coffee to DJ Steloo, you won’t want to forget the names of these beatmakers.
Nana Oforiatta – Ayim and the encyclopaedia of African art and culture
African art, advancements, innovations and magic all in one place.
StelooLive: An experimental, electronic soundscape in Accra
In this live mix of fashion, art and sound, Accra-based trail-blazer Dj Steloo creates an experimental soundscape using glass, spoons and cans as instruments.
Oshun: Tunes for V-Day from Ghana
Hip-hop collective Yoyo Tinz share their latest playlist for Valentine's Day fresh from Accra, Ghana. The mix is named after the Yoruba spirit of love, Oshun.
Emerging photographer Daniel Effah on the representation of Africa abroad
African artists in the diaspora are often caught between two worlds.
Walk the walk: Accra's most stylish creatives
Meet three of Accra’s best-dressed creatives – DJ Steloo, Neal Davids and Daniel Mawuli Quist, all recently featured on London-based publication Nataal.
The haunting self-portraits of Josephine Kuuire
The Ghanaian photographer learning to love herself through creativity.
Molly Keogh: West African textiles, contemporary style
We talk to the designer behind the Accra-based fashion brand Osei-Duro.
The Studio: Anarchic creativity in Accra
In Accra, as in many cities in Africa, you rely on yourself and your own creativity.
Francis Kokoroko: Documenting life as it goes
Ghanaian photographer Francis Kokoroko creates images that reflect his understanding of the world.
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