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Francis Kokutse

Francis Kokutse

    Ghana hopes to make World Cup history ​for Africa
    Ghana hopes to make World Cup history ​for Africa
    Last time, Ghana came awfully close to being the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals, its progress halted by a handball on the...
    The motormouths
    The motormouths
    Most taxis in Ghana carry some inscription on the back windows. Some are funny, others don't seem to mean anything -- not until the owners explain....
    You're breaking up
    You're breaking up
    On a bus ride to Koforidua, Francis Kokutse's ears burn as his fellow passengers lie into their cellphones
    'He is my Mandela'
    'He is my Mandela'
    "Dem youthboy defied every order and turned a senator", says a Cameroonian reggae song that captures the country's rapture with Obama
    Beating the clock -- into a coma
    Beating the clock -- into a coma
    Officially, Ghanaians go by Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). In practice, however, we use something called African Time, which you can't set your clock...
    Illegal logging cuts into Ghana's forests
    Illegal logging cuts into Ghana's forests
    "Greed should not lead us to destroy our forests," says Abraham Ansah, an executive member of the Bunso Conservationists, an NGO.
    Checkpoint 'friendships' slow regional trade
    Checkpoint 'friendships' slow regional trade
    "Give it to God." These are the words inscribed on the front of the huge truck that goods transporter David Agbalanyo drives between the Ghanaian...
    Pollution may force Ghana's farmers into illegal mining
    Pollution may force Ghana's farmers into illegal mining
    Environmental groups have for several years accused mining companies in Ghana of destroying the environment. In a strange twist of events, it now...
    Ghanaian cocoa industry's future looks sweet
    Ghanaian cocoa industry's future looks sweet
    After almost a decade of poor cocoa production during the 1980s, the Ghanaian government is upbeat about the subsequent growth in output of the...