Latest posts by L. Abena Annan
6 December 2012
It is just one day to Ghana's election day and campaigns are intensifying – some early morning street campaigns are accompanied by horn blowing, loud singing and clapping. Some people are proudly wearing party-affiliated shirts around town while others are taking the subtle route of keeping it private.
25 July 2012
Ghanaian President John Atta Mills died on July 24, 2012. Ghanaians took to Twitter to express their shock and sadness. Tweets of the President’s death hit the social media site before many of the media houses officially confirmed it.
13 June 2012
L. Abena Annan speaks with Kwami Ahiabenu,II from African Elections Project about the impact of new media technologies in coverage of elections in Africa. African Elections Project enhances the ability of journalists, citizen journalists and the news media to use new media tools to monitor and cover elections.
25 January 2012
These days any major news in Africa quickly torches the web like wild fire, thanks to Twitter and Facebook, as demonstrated by the January 19 announcement of the dismissal of Ghana’s Attorney General, Martin Amidu.
15 November 2011
Linda Annan talks to Malawian Global Voices Author Steve Sharra. Sharra is a blogger, freelance journalist, lecturer and educational editor. In this interview, Steve Sharra talks about the Malawian social media space, his professional background and his interest in education, teaching and writing.
1 March 2011
A few weeks ago, I got the chance to conduct an e-mail interview with Ghana-based Swedish lecturer, freelance writer and blogger, Kajsa Hallberg Adu about her experience as a blogger in Ghana as well as her thoughts on the future of blogging in Ghana. Adu is the founder of GhanaBlogging.
30 August 2010
It has been almost a year and half since John Kufuor respectfully handed over power to Ghanaian President Atta Mills. Despite leaving office, Kufuor still sees the need to communicate with the public. Thanks to social networking, Kufuor communicates to Ghanaian citizens using his Facebook account, which has 15,066 followers (at the time of writing this post).
30 April 2010
On April 19, 2010, Ghana’s Ministry of Information launched a Facebook page dubbed “Ghana Policy Fair 2010,” an event that was slated to begin on April 27th through May 1st. But not everyone has been thrilled with this idea.
23 March 2010
If social media is changing communication patterns in the West, it sure has not fallen short of touching interesting places on the African continent. So it is no surprise that MacJordan, one of Global Voices’ own, is collaborating with Rodney Quarcoo to bring Accra Twestival in Ghana.
16 February 2010
In 2008, during the presidential elections, candidates promised Ghanaians a review of the nation’s constitution. What made this pledge more appealing was the contenders’ - President John Atta Mills included - intention to involve Ghanaians in the review process. The president seems to have fulfilled that promise, and new proposals now fuel interesting debates.