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Ghana

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.

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.

Ghana: Oil City Stories

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.

Global Voices on Food Insecurity

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

Ghana’s Kayayo: Reaching for a Better Life

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.