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.
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.
In Ghana, a shortage of childhood vaccines has mothers traveling from hospital to hospital in search of immunizations to protect their infants. As a result, measles are breaking out in some parts of the country.
Developmental brain disorders are rarely discussed in Ghana. A lack of adequate awareness and facilities for early diagnosis makes it tough to manage. And children with special needs often face discrimination in terms of inadequate health care, education and social engagement.
Motherly Love Orphanage was founded by Rev. John Azumah 14 years ago. The pastor, who also has HIV, founded the home to provide hope and fight against the stigma faced by HIV-positive orphans.
At least 1,500 Black Americans have moved to Ghana since 2019, when the government declared its "Year of Return" initiative, calling on Africans in the diaspora to return to Africa. As the US continues to confront its history of racism and police brutality against Black people, many are heeding Ghana's call.
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.