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November 06, 2015|

Walking Without Shoes

Why do people in Cape Coast, Ghana, not wear shoes? This video explores reasons that range from financial struggles to career choices.

October 14, 2015|

Ghana: Walking on Water

Loyola University Chicago's student fellow Olivia Conti looks at the daily lives of fishermen on the beach of Elmina at Cape Coast in Ghana.

September 14, 2015|

Ghanaian Workers Fight Pay Discrimination

In October 2014, Ghanaian workers at MODEC, a general contracting company, demonstrated against pay discrimination and were fired. Is this indicative of a larger trend within the entire industry?

September 11, 2015|

Ghana: Fishing in Oil's Ocean

Fishing communities have been a major part of Ghanaian culture for centuries. Today, fishermen face serious challenges following the discovery of oil along Ghana's coast.

October 02, 2015

Ghana: Walking Without Shoes

Olivia Conti

What happens when we're told to "walk a mile in his shoes" but the child has no shoes? In Ghana this is an everyday reality making harmful diseases more prevalent.

September 02, 2014

Skin Bleaching in Ghana: Media and Cultural Impact

Jessica Edmond

Jessica Edmond, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, examines the effects of media that promote skin bleaching among women and children in Ghana.

June 26, 2013

Waste Management in Ghana: It Takes Two

Diksha Bali

A push-pull between Ghana’s residents and its department of waste management has been ongoing—trash bins have been stolen and open defecation is commonplace. A turnaround may be in the works.

March 12, 2012

Children at Risk

kem knapp sawyer

Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.

January 23, 2012

Murky Waters in Ghana

Samuel Agyemang, Peter Sawyer, Steve Sapienza

In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.

May 02, 2011

Ghana: Oil City Stories

Christiane Badgley

In December 2010, Ghana joined the league of oil-producers, determined to make oil a blessing and not a curse. Christiane Badgley visits Takoradi, a.k.a. Oil City to see how things are going so far.

July 21, 2010

Global Voices on Food Insecurity

Juhie Bhatia

Reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists and across the blogosphere on food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition around the world.

February 25, 2009

Ghana’s Kayayo: Reaching for a Better Life

Peter DiCampo

Every year, thousands of women and young girls migrate from Ghana’s poorer, Muslim north to the major cities of the Christian south. Known as Kayayo, they travel to work as porters in city markets, and spend their days carrying heavy loads for meager wages. Due to a shortage of employment opportunities and money for housing, many end up sleeping on the streets or being coerced into sexual servitude in exchange for shelter.