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Ghana

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?

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.

Managing Ghana's Waste

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.

Ghana: Religion, State and Waste

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.

Stolen Trash Bins Contribute to Malaria, Flooding

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.

What's Causing Water Shortages in Ghana, Nigeria?

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.