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
Months of maneuvering undercover work has unmasked a major, murky and maddening case of a magnanimous mission gone amiss; of a missionary mandate misapplied and muddled up, resulting in a merciless manipulation of man by man and the exploitation of the marginalized by the mighty messiah of Mentukwa, thus making a mockery of the mission. A telling tale of tyrannical teachings and tutelage that has seen teenagers of our time traded into untimely matrimony under the pretext of an imminent Armageddon, a rapture as has been repeatedly read in the revered and redeeming book of Revelation. Continue reading Busted: The Messiah of Mentukwa, Ghana
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
In a six-month transnational project led by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), journalists hailing from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and the Netherlands investigated the alleged benefits received by cocoa farmers in West Africa via the FAIRTRADE label. Continue reading Transnational Investigation: The FAIRTRADE Chocolate Rip-off
Ace undercover Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has hit back at critics who question his style of journalism. Anas, known for his undercover journalism has investigated and produced mind-boggling stories on anti-corruption, health, environment and human rights which have won him several awards internationally. Continue reading Anas hits back at critics: whether ethical or unethical, I am not ashamed
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
Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the Africa Investigates team, have been awarded the prestigious One World Media Awards for the groundbreaking investigative documentary titled Spell of the Albino. It was at a grand ceremony held at Kings Place in London during May 2012.
An unspecified number of lives have been lost at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana’s second largest, as a result of equipment break-down. Doctors at the hospital, at a point, refused to admit patients in critical condition because life-support equipment at the Intensive Care Unit had not been functioning for over four months.
“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.”