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.
US Vice President Kamala Harris began her weeklong visit to the African continent this week in Ghana. She plans to focus on youth entrepreneurship, and to make a claim for supporting some African countries, as China and Russia have made diplomatic and financial inroads.
For much of the pandemic, West African countries have lacked the vaccines needed to protect their populations against COVID-19. Now, supply in the region has finally caught up with demand for the vaccine. Still, too few people are vaccinated.
In a huge reversal for Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo, the government is seeking a loan from the International Monetary Fund to tackle Ghana’s economic woes.
Some Rwandans worry that refugees will find it hard to make a new life in Rwanda where unemployment rates are five times higher than in the United Kingdom.
Accra has been hit with heavy rain and flash flooding in May and June, leaving many experts worried about the city’s capacity for climate resilience if trends continue.
The African Development Bank Group has pledged $1.5 billion to tackle a massive fertilizer shortage across the continent, but smallholder farmers in Ghana worry that it may already be too late to avert a food crisis.
Leaked government documents suggest a portion of the Achimota Forest Reserve could be rezoned for development, sparking a major outcry among residents and conservationists.
Many students who rely on the national free lunch program risk going hungry after Ghana’s school caterers went on strike.
Surging oil prices are hurting everyday consumers in Africa, but some oil-producing countries have seen a windfall with higher revenues — boosting investment spending in other areas.
Ghana is one of a handful of countries to launch a national plastic pollution plan backed by the World Economic Forum and the United Nations Development Program.
In Ghana, coffin makers have elevated death into an art form, building fantasy coffins despite some raised eyebrows at this uncommon profession.