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ThievingHumans of Ghana

ThievingHumans of Ghana

From the popular photoblog, Humans of New York, comes another spinoff, ThievingHumans of Ghana. This new photoblog was launched with a portrait and fragments of the conversation with Larry, a random gentleman who agreed to be photographed for the maiden post of ThievingHumans of Ghana.     “I’m Larry, my friends call me Lying Larry,…

The parable of the Cedi, the dollar and the commander

And the dwarfs spoke to the people in parables saying; “A certain rich landowner planted two vineyards and built a wall around each. He called one vineyard, Cedi and the other Dollar. He then leased the vineyards to two different tenant farmers and moved to another country. Uncle Sam, the wise tenant at Dollar, toiled…

The new iPhone 6 & 6 plus come with ‘Wailing Elvis’ as default ringtone

Ghanaian iPhone fans will be happy to know that the newly launched iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 plus come with a heap of new features including a new set of ringtones and text tones available only to users in Ghana. With this new feature, the default ringtone for all users in Ghana will…

Hollywood to make movie on how a nation dying of cholera continues to live in filth

An award-winning US writer is planning a Hollywood comedy recounting the extraordinary story of a group of people who are dying of cholera yet remain living in absolute filth. The movie, provisionally entitled “Good Hygiene Arrests Needless Ailments- GHANA” promises countless rib-cracking moments from start to finish. It chronicles how a comical mix of bad…

Missing: Please help find this 3 months old

We are searching for a 3 months old who has disappeared from the world’s attention. #BringBackOurGirls was last seen in the company of the American first lady, Michelle Obama, the British prime minister David Cameron, Pope Francis, Angelina Jolie and many other celebrities. #BringBackOurGirls is over 1M tweets tall and weighs over 200K likes.  …

Roses are red Denims are blue

While cholera threatens the lives of the residents of the Ghanaian capital- the supposed gateway to Africa, the dwarfs, in their hideout- deep within the recesses of the Akuapem mountains, seem to have been seized by the lovebug. In their lovebug ridden state, the dwarfs present a filthy rendition of the famous love poem- Roses…

‘Woyome Ice Bucket Challenge’ launched to help raise funds to repay $51m

Friends of the embattled Ghanaian businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome, have launched their version of the online fund-raising craze, ‘The Ice Bucket Challenge,’ to help him raise money to repay the GHC 51.2 million owed the state. Like the original campaign started by the charity organisation, ALS Association, to help raise funds for the research of…

Prez and ministers to hit the streets in protest against increased pressure to perform better

The president and his ministers are set to hit the streets of Accra to protest against what they describe as “unreasonable demands by Ghanaians.” One minister summed up the frustration of his colleagues, “Ghanaians keep making outrageous demands. Today they ask for running water and regular supply of electricity, tomorrow they demand effective solutions to…

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