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L. Abena Annan

Contributor profile · 13 posts · joined 17 November 2009

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I'm a U.S.-based Ghanaian journalist, entrepreneur and social activist. I'm passionate about women and youth empowerment, child education, quality health services/education as well as poverty alleviation in Africa.
My interests extend to the social, economic and political development of Africa. I'm the founder and editor-in-chief of a lifestyle, empowerment magazine for African women, OBAASEMA; you can find most of my work there (www.obaasema.com). I also blog at http://consciousafricanwoman.blogspot.com. Follow: @MsAbenaAnnan

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6 December 2012

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Counting the Hours Before Ghana's Presidential Elections

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...

25 July 2012

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Ghana: President's Death Trends on Ghanaian Twittersphere

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...

13 June 2012

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Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media

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...

25 January 2012

Ghana: Attorney General Martin Amidu Fired, Ghana Reacts

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...

15 November 2011

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Malawi: Meet Global Voices Author Steve Sharra

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...

1 March 2011

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Ghana: Interview with Kajsa Hallberg Adu

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...

30 August 2010

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Ghana: Former President Connects With People On Facebook

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...

30 April 2010

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Is Ghana’s first-ever Policy Fair a smart move?

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....

23 March 2010

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Ghana: Accra Twestival 2010: Social Media Activity With Substance?

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...

16 February 2010

Ghana: Constitution Review Meets Interesting Proposals

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...

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