Delali Adogla-Bessa is a writer and photographer based in Accra, Ghana. He works primarily a news and current affairs environment in Ghana at Citi FM and has covered various topics under politics, health, business and arts & culture. In his free time, he showcases his passion for film with his blog (thebrokencliche.com) which features some of the most nuanced documentation of African Cinema.
Godknows feels like the apathy of contemporary Ghana is squeezing the life out of the art form that fed him and his family for the better part of two decades. There may have been a generation that actively supported artists like Godknows but it is certain
The Teshie-Spintex road has become synonymous with disappointment and neglect over the years, but there was something different this time around that reinforced its position as one of many totems of dysfunction in Ghana – the excessive dust.
Now while an NGO won’t go out on a limb and declare that the media is more critical than the law in the short term, they insist the media and the law work hand in hand. But it is clear to me the law is down on its knees and in need of a helping hand.
The idea of a double disease burden in developing to poor countries almost feels like a platitude in 2018. Poverty and NCDs — the four main ones being cancer, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes — have been established as the best of f
Parts of the small community of Joma, near Ablekuma in the Greater Accra Region, present a portrait of a society on the fringes. This community has its peculiar fears. A number of them live within the buffer zone of a quarry. This means they are at the mercy of flying rocks when the quarry carries out its rock blasts.
A still from the 2018 Aferneto festival of the Mepe people in the Volta Region. Some of the totems convey a legacy of aggression.
A still from the 2018 Aferneto festival of the Mepe people in the Volta Region. A sub-chief of the Mepe war clan soaks in the appellations under gloomy skies as he is carried through the town.
A still from the 2018 Aferneto festival of the Mepe people in the Volta Region. A priestess appears to fall into a trance during the procession as she carries a totem.
A still from the 2018 Aferneto festival of the Mepe people in the Volta Region. A clan in the community hurls adulations towards its sub-chief.
This is the Africa section of my film blog which features quasi-reviews and features on all things African Cinema. It features content ranging from classic Senegalese cinema to contemporary African films and documentaries.
Ghana has a strong legacy of protest and resistance but that has waned in the last two decades or so. This opinion piece focuses on the church in Ghana and the role it could play in harnessing a protest culture.
This story, which centers on the small community of Joma, near Ablekuma in Accra, encapsulates issues of encroachment and lack of regard for the law in Ghana as settlements spring up in the buffer zone of a quarry. Lives are clearly at risk because of the rock blasts and the most vulnerable live in the most danger amid a legal battle to stop developments in the area.