Eunice Onwona

Eunice Onwona

@AfricaRizing journalist. Never enough news, plane rides or food for this girl #DC #ACC

Meet Eric Tenkorang, eco-tourism enthusiast and adventure junkie

Eric Tenkorang holds down his practice as a computer engineer while managing JAYS Lodge, an afro-rustic, eco-friendly getaway in Kwahu-Obo, and AirJAYS, Ghana’s 1st commercial zip line and privately-owned canopy walkway.

After attending university in Paris and pursuing his own adventures, the 49-year old Tenkorang says he always knew he’d return home to Accra to help change the way people see and experience Ghana.

Video: Selase Kove- Seyram / @selasekove

#MESHConfab May 2016 – What to expect

Somewhere along the Kanda highway is a concrete wall covered by a multiplicity of hues, and Ghana’s past and present. The intricate brushstrokes of violet and white that form Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah’s gentle smile oftentimes catches the attention of those strolling by, who then stop for a few minutes to take in more of the patriotic artwork: cocoa pods, barrels of oil and a funky calligraphed ‘freedom’.

Nigeria’s past president wants to revolutionize the future of African farming

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo (@OluObasanjo) is this year’s Africa Food Prize panel chairperson. In this video, he offers advice to young farmers looking to set out on a path of innovation and shares his thoughts on the importance of leadership in securing the change, and how he envisions the future of farming.

Video courtesy of Selase Kove-Seyram

Want to learn more about this year’s Africa Food Prize? Check out, Need to Know: 2016 AGRA Africa Food Prize as part of our series on innovations in African agriculture.

Need to Know: 2016 AGRA Africa Food Prize

With 200 million hectares, sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half the world’s uncultivated land, land that could be used for resilient agricultural practices. But locally, farmers are faced with many environmental challenges preventing them from cultivating these lands. In eastern and southern parts of the continent, farmers are experiencing changes in rainfall patterns as a result of climate change. Soil is becoming depleted and many farmers are unable to afford fertilizers to treat their crops.

Kumasi Fashion Week is a springboard for next generation designers

After 4 years of running Fashion Week on the campus of the KNUST, curators from Ayo A Ghana felt it was time to pay homage to the Ashanti monarchy and its rich, indigenous aesthetics, old and new, on a bigger scale. Together with ICommerce Events, they brought to the city of Kumasi bold prints, clean cuts, flirty forms and street couture for the first ever edition of Kumasi Fashion Week.