World Press Freedom Day on May 3 is commemorated annually to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
Enticed by the promise of well-paying jobs as factory-hands in the United States of America (USA), six women aged between 29 and 38 years agreed to leave Vietnam: believing their Chinese recruiter would deliver as promised. They never landed on the shores of America as promised but rather landed thousands of miles away on the coast of Ghana’s twin city, SekondiTakoradi.
Local leaders in northern Ghana have announced the abolition of the ritual killing of babies born with physical disabilities, who were believed to have been possessed by evil spirits.
29 April 2013, BBC News Continue reading Ghanaians ban ‘spirit child’ killing
An investigation into the ritual killing of disabled Ghanaian children deemed to be possessed by evil spirits. Every year an unknown number of children – most of them disabled in some way – are murdered in northern Ghana because of the belief that they are in some way possessed by evil spirits set on bringing ill fortune to those around them. Continue reading Spirit Child: an undercover investigation
Anas Aremeyaw Anas Reports from Accra, in a three part series which takes a peek into the abortion statistics and also bring into focus the position of our laws on abortion. Continue reading Undercover In Theater: Ghana’s ‘Sexy Lord’ of Abortion
“We have enough power for our immediate needs from the Volta Dam and for the Aluminum smelter which VALCO is now constructing at Tema. But we are ready and prepared to supply power to our neighbors in Dahomey, the Ivory Coast and the Upper Volta. As far as I am concerned this project is not for Ghana alone. Indeed, I have already offered to share our power resources with our sister African states.”