Francisca Kakra Forson

Francisca Kakra Forson

Accra, Ghana


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Francisca Kakra Forson

Francisca Kakra Forson is a freelance journalist based in Accra Ghana. She reports for VOAnews Washington and West Africa Democracy Radio, Dakar Senegal. She has worked with Ghana's leading English radio JOYfm and its TV and online platforms. She has contributed to BBC Outside Source and BBC news (Africa).She has written lifestyle articles for Business and Financial Times newspaper in Accra.

www.kakrakasa.blogspot.com

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GHANA- DUMPING DOCUMENTARY - CHEAP CHICKEN IMPORTS INTO GHANA


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GHANA ELECTION 2016


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Ghana ‘Sex-for-Job’ Remark Rekindles Debate Over Sexism in Politics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.voanews.com/a/ghana-sex-job-sexism-politics-gender-equality/3403792.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Women may hold some of the highest positions in Ghana — including attorney general and foreign affairs minister — but that doesn’t mean the country doesn’t have a gender-equality problem. Charlotte Osei was appointed head of the electoral commission in June 2015, the first woman to hold the post. But last month, Kennedy Ayapong, a male member of Ghana's parliament, said in a speech to supporters in southern Ghana that Osei traded sexual favors to get her post. Ayapong’s comments have opened the figurative floodgates on the issues of sexism and discrimination. Women have protested in Koforidua in the eastern region, and on so


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ACCRA — Ghana’s president John Mahama officially opened the valves Thursday at the country’s second offshore field. But there is noticeably less buzz about the project than when Ghana first entered commercial oil production in 2010. Ghana’s entry into oil production in 2010 was met with huge expectations. Ghana was one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. But the West African nation’s fortunes have been dwindling. Inflation is high. Public debt is soaring. Severe power shortages have crippled the economy over the past four years. Even though oil revenues have exceeded the $2 billion target, Ghana has spent more importing fuel than it made exporting crude, according to December 2015 statistics. In the western oil-producing region, residents say they have not seen much benefit. Gideon Jimah sells safety gear and power tools in Takoradi. “Not all are benefiting since the industry requires skilled laborers. ... Most of the workers are expatriates and indirectly w


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Ghana Journalists Reject Fee to Cover Elections -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.voanews.com/a/ghana-journalists-reject-fee-to-cover-elections/3576116.html ACCRA, GHANA — ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Ghana, the electoral commission is now requiring journalists to pay a fee to be accredited to cover the presidential and parliamentary elections next month. Journalists are rejecting the requirement, which they say will reduce election transparency. The electoral commission has not said how much the accreditation fee will be, but according to the statement released Monday, the fee will cover the printing and lamination of accreditation badges. Journalists have until next Monday to apply and make payment. Kojo Yankson is a journalist at Joy FM radio. “Let the media houses provide identification fo


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We are all mad people on Ghana’s roads; driving, walking, commuting or policing. You are, and so am I. Please don’t get defensive or start pointing fingers at others. I bet you’re wondering, what is this mad woman babbling about? lol. Well I am talking about a topic which is too often ignored in Ghana, by the media, public health officers, road contractors, engineers, law enforcers, presidents… ignored by Ghanaians.


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A number of boys (in breach of the law) publicy broadcast a sex video to shame one actor in the video- the woman who engaged in consensual sex with a man who MAY have recorded her without her knowledge. Shall we name, shame and prosecute these psychopaths whose place is not a higer learning & thinking institution! ‪#‎punishrevengeporn‬ Shall we not trivialize the serious gender issue ingrained in this patriarchal society.


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It’s not my first time in Europe but certainly my first time in England and Oh boy! What a coincidence! I’m here at a time when United Kingdom is deciding on whether to stay or leave the European Union. I am in London at the invitation of the Queen as a member of the International leadership pogram-ILP UK to learn more about British politics and culture.


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ACCRA— Ghana’s government has put the nation on high alert in the wake of Sunday's deadly terror attack in neighboring Ivory Coast


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ACCRA— Ghana’s central bank chief stepped down Friday amid criticism about the country's lackluster economic performance. Henry Kofi Wampah was named governor of Ghana’s central bank in 2012 to address the country’s fiscal deficit, rising inflation, continuous currency devaluation and ballooning debt stock. Wampah leaves his post four months before the end of his four-year mandate amid criticism over his performance though some concede he was dealt a difficult hand.


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ACCRA— West Africa has been on high alert following recent terror attacks on hotels in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. And now in Ghana, a leaked security document says Ghana and Togo are the next targets of the al-Qaida affiliate that claimed responsibility for the previous attacks. Ghanaian President John Mahama has told the nation not to panic.


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