Author Archives: Yepoka Yeebo

About Yepoka Yeebo

Yepoka Yeebo is a reporter and photographer. She writes about business and development in West Africa. Her work has been published in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Atlantic, Roads & Kingdoms, The Big Roundtable, Quartz, and has been broadcast on Public Radio International’s The World. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Photo Essay: Suame Magazine

Suame Magazine is a twenty-mile informal industrial area in Kumasi, Ghana’s second city. Over 200,000 skilled workers fill the open-air production lines, wooden stalls, and concrete factories here, churning out everything from nuts and bolts to refurbished trucks. The area is a labyrinth of paths marked by towering heaps of truck cabs, spare parts for heavy machinery, and huge old trucks that are slowly, lovingly coaxed back to life by mechanics. Around a million dollars passes daily through the hands of the 12,000 small businesses Continue reading → Continue reading →