Chris Stein on Muck Rack

Chris Stein Verified

Accra, Ghana
Freelance Journalist, Ghana
Covers:  Ghana, West Africa, Africa, Elections, Conflict, Climate Change, Developing Countries, Geopolitics

Freelance journalist

Chris Stein's Biography

I'm a freelance journalist based in Accra, Ghana. I've been covering Ghana since October 2012, and I've also reported from countries across west, central and southern Africa, including Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic and South Africa. My writing has appeared in Agence France-Presse, The Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Economist, GlobalPost and others. My photos have been published by The Wall Street Journal, Jeune Afrique ...

Read Full Bio →

Liberians Wait in Ghana as Ebola Ravages Home — Amos Bouye fled Liberia 12 years ago, as fighting engulfed the country, and wound up in a camp outside Ghana's capital Accra. He wants to go back, but he missed the organized repatriations carried out by the United Nations. He doesn't have the money to travel.

US Vows Sustained Ebola Response — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has promised a sustained response to the West African Ebola crisis. During a visit Wednesday to the headquarters the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, Power said the U.S. government is committed to reversing the rising curve of infections and deaths caused by Ebola.

Wire Strippers Bring Some Relief From Ghana’s Toxic Smoke — For years, poor Ghanaians have been burning old electronics in the open air to extract precious metals and sell them as scrap. But a new recycling center may mean the end of e-waste burning in Ghana. On the shores of a trash-clogged lagoon in Ghana's capital Accra, scrap dealers set gutted electronics ablaze.

Ghanaian Authorities Struggle to Contain Cholera Outbreak — While the world is focused on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, cholera has sickened more than 7,000 in Ghana's capital, Accra, since breaking out this summer. Fifty-seven victims have died.

Ghana Bamboo Bikes Gain Worldwide Attention — Bamboo does not get much respect in Ghana. Farmers see it as a nuisance to be cleared from their land. Construction workers use it to prop up buildings under construction. But Kwabena Danso thinks bamboo is worth more than that.

Annoying or Uplifting? Ghana Divided Over Raucous Churches — Organs blare, tambourines jangle and voices rise in song. The sounds of charismatic evangelical Christian churches are common in Ghana's towns and cities, where religion plays an important role in public life. The music usually sounds on Sunday mornings, but many churches hold services several times a week.

Ebola UN Development Program - Q&A — British, French and American troops are on the ground in West Africa to build infrastructure to fight the region's deadly Ebola outbreak. So, too, are several United Nations agencies, led by the Security Council-approved UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response. But is it enough to stop the outbreak that's killed more than 4,000 people across the region?

UN Ebola Mission Kicks Off Amid Questions About Safety — As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has worsened over the past months, countries from Cuba to Denmark to Britain have helped fight the disease. Now, it's the United Nations' turn. Based in Ghana, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, known as UNMEER, is the world body's effort to take the disease down for good.

New UN Ebola chief vows swift response to crisis — Accra (AFP) - The new head of the UN Ebola response team vowed Tuesday to take swift action on the crisis, saying ambitious targets must be met to prevent the spread of the virus worldwide.

Nigeria tight-lipped on probe into fatal church building collapse — Nigerian officials were tight-lipped on Tuesday about the scope of a probe into a fatal church building collapse in Lagos that killed 115, as anger mounted against the popular head preacher, T.B. Joshua. The government in Abuja had convened a committee of state and federal agencies to investigate the Sept.
More Articles →
Oct 30, 2014

RT @VOA_News: Displaced by civil war, trapped by disease: Liberians wait in Ghana as #Ebola ravages home -

Oct 21, 2014

@AnnyOsabutey First they came for the goats, and I did not speak out because I was not a goat.

Oct 14, 2014

And a bench to rest because spending all morning howling at people from a sidewalk by Circle really takes it out of you

Oct 14, 2014

#buspreacher straining to talk over cacophony of street preacher outside, who is well armed with a mixer, string music and old speaker

Oct 14, 2014

Though it would be welcome if #buspreacher cashed in some of his divine favor to reopen Nsawam Road

Oct 14, 2014

On a similar note MT @wanlov guy on radio says "as for ebola, prayer alone cannot stop it" the only thing prayer ever stopped is my sleep

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


For instructions on how to pitch Chris Stein, email

Share This Profile