Africa Ghana World 

‘Speaking my truth’ by Dr. Sionne Rameah Neely

I am Co-Founder of ACCRA [dot] ALT (ADA) and I was Co-Director of the CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival from 2011–2017 in Ghana, West Africa. Over the course of August 2019, multiple artists and activists in Ghana have been targeted and harassed by alleged police officers ostensibly investigating claims of cyber harassment. This investigation is occurring — so the alleged police have told those being investigated — at the charge of Mantse Aryeequaye, my former romantic and life partner as well as Co-Founder of ACCRA [dot] ALT and now the…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

The very best of Ghana’s ChaleWote arts festival

This year Ghana’s popular arts festival Chale Wote was held on the occasion of 400 years since the first set of Africans left the shores of Ghana to serve as slaves in America. From August 12 to 25 the festival gave hundreds of artists the opportunity to showcase their talents through artworks in Ghana’s capital Accra. Artworks of different forms depicting unique stories about the African community and history were on display. Focus was on slavery this year and the need for Africans in the diaspora to return home to…

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