African Style Goes Global, Despite Little Tangible Support From African Leaders

By FRANKIE EDOZIEN May 26, 2012, 9:25 pm ACCRA, Ghana — Every day on the downtown streets of Accra, debonair men and fashionable women can be seen proudly attired in Western-style skirts, shirts and slacks, all made from African prints by local tailors. In recent years, local designers created ready-to-wear outfits with these prints. But… Continue reading African Style Goes Global, Despite Little Tangible Support From African Leaders

A Female President Demands Equal Rights for Africa’s Gays

By FRANKIE EDOZIEN MAY 20 1012 ACCRA, Ghana — The endorsement of marriage rights for same-sex couples by Barack Obama, the African-descended president of the United States, has struck some observers as a political calculation, others as courageous and some here in Africa as outrageous. But might Mr. Obama’s words have also inspired an African… Continue reading A Female President Demands Equal Rights for Africa’s Gays