In Ghana the ideal skin complexion represented in the media is of fair skin tones. How far will women go to lighten their skin?
These portraits were chosen to illustrate the diverse beauty of young Ghanaian girls. They respond to questions about perceptions of beauty and the media promotion of skin-bleaching products.
Watch ZoomLion, Ghana's largest private waste management company, in action as it cleans Ghana's streets.
Waste management services in Ghana have improved since private companies entered the scene. Even so, Ghana is running out of places to put its trash and is looking for alternative methods of disposal.
New e-book available on cancer's global footprint from Joanne Silberner, Pulitzer Center and PRI's The World.
Rural development in Ghana could reduce urban migration, as well as the nasty business of open defecation.
Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but when it comes to waste management and sanitation, church and state in Ghana are not singing from the same hymnbook.
In Ghana trash is often disposed of in gutters––creating stagnant pools of water that become breeding grounds for insects. Efforts to introduce trash bins have met with little success––and much theft.
Every day, millions of people across West Africa struggle to get access to safe drinking water. In many cases, the greatest obstacle they face is lack of government accountability.
After 15 years, a neighborhood in Accra gets access to safe running water.
In Accra, Ghana's capital, the water infrastructure falls far short of the population's needs, forcing many residents to scramble for water from illegal taps and roadside puddles.
As Ghana ramps up off-shore oil production, the government promises to attend to environmental concerns. But plans to cope with a catastrophic spill are noticeably missing.