Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman

The World

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a Pulitzer Center grantee and a multiple award-winning development journalist and news anchor based in Ghana. Dini-Osman is a recipient of the 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, a prestigious global award run by the European Commission. In 2020, he was awarded best African TV Journalist in Environmental and Climate Change Reporting by the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).  Dini-Osman is also a 2021 fellow of the University of Rhode Island's Metcalf Institute Annual Science Immersion Program for Journalists and won the 2021 International Center for Journalists’ Global Health Crisis Award for COVID-19 reporting. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.


‘We are struggling’: Malawi’s farmers hit hard by fertilizer prices

Malawi is ranked one of the poorest globally, and now, soaring fertilizer costs are crippling farmers and traders, pushing residents into economic hardship.

‘Life after cancer’: Nigerian survivors challenge taboos, push for better health care 

Health & Medicine
Fuels are not just for transportation in Nigeria, many people also use fuel to power their generators in order to get electricity at home and also run their businesses.

Nigeria’s low-income communities bear the brunt of faltering economy

Speaker of Ghana Parliament Alban Sumana Bagbin speaks at the Parliament House in Accra, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

‘What crime have we committed?’ Ghana’s LGBTQ community braces as anti-LGBTQ bill may turn into law

LGBTQ
Air quality levels have been bad in Accra since December as harmattan season kicks in across Ghana. The data coming in shows the situation is not improving.

Hazy skies over Accra: Harsh harmattan season in Ghana leads to health hazards, poor air quality

Climate Change
The defense chiefs from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries excluding Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea and Niger, gather for their extraordinary meeting in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, to discuss the situation in Nig

3 coup-hit West African nations exit ECOWAS citing sanctions, no support against terrorism 

Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso have all experienced military coups in the past few years. They say the regional trade organization is not helping them fight terrorism but rather imposing severe sanctions on them. Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman reports from Ghana on the implications of their withdrawals.

Ghana officially commenced oil production in commercial quantities in 2010.

COP28: African nations resist fossil fuel phaseout, citing economic realities

Climate Change

At the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, leaders from the US and EU have backed a phasedown of fossil fuels, with some qualifications.  But many African countries say they deserve to exploit their natural resources and develop just like richer countries. 

There's a great deal of concern among civil society groups over how ethnic tensions may influence Sierra Leone’s June 24 elections.

Sierra Leone elections: Familiar faces vie for voter trust as economy stagnates

Elections

Incumbent President Julius Maada Bio will face off against against main contender Samura Kamara on June 24. As the country prepares for this crucial election, voters are looking at issues like economic stagnation, corruption and national security.

cars on streets

90% of the cars on Ghana’s roads are imported used cars. Many are polluting or unsafe.

Development

US consumers have plenty of reasons to snap up electric vehicles. They are helping the US meet its climate goals, and new owners may qualify for a tax credit. But some of their old cars end up on roads across Africa. These vehicles provide vital transportation in poor countries, but they also cause pollution and are unsafe.

landfill

Trash sorters in Ghana face health and safety risks

Health

Waste pickers play an important role in the recycling process. But for waste pickers working in a landfill in Accra, Ghana, it’s dangerous work.