PEGGIELENE BARTELS: FIRST FEMALE KING OF OTUAM, GHANA

When Peggielene Bartels went to bed on a summer night in 2008, she was an ordinary administrative assistant living in a modest one-bedroom condo just outside Washington D.C. But a few hours later, when a persistent ringing phone woke her up in the dead of the August night, the 55-year-old found out she was much… [Continue Reading]

ANTHONY NARH, GHANAIAN, CALLED TO WORK DURING HURRICANE SANDY, DROWNS

This is a very sad story. Sometime during the mid-afternoon hours of October 29, as Superstorm Sandy was heaving up the East Coast, Anthony Narh, a Ghanaian immigrant, limped toward his job at Empire Parking, an underground garage serving one of the toniest strips of one of Manhattan’s toniest neighborhoods. Nestled near the watery edge… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIAN FILM MARKETERS BAN GHANA’S GHOLLYWOOD MOVIE DISTRIBUTION IN NIGERIA

SPECULATIONS are rife that the once harmonious relationship between the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood and its counterpart, Ghana’s Ghollywood,is currently under threat as the movie marketers under the aegis of Film, Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN) has placed embargo  on Ghanaian films with effect from the end of this month. The association… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIAN CARGO PLANE CRASHES IN ACCRA, GHANA

A Nigerian cargo plane attempting to take off from the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana crashed on Saturday night, killing 10 people and injuring an unspecified number of others. The plane smashed through the airport’s fence before slamming into cars and a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, officials said. The crash… [Continue Reading]