Dozens of activists have marched in the capital of Ghana to protest impunity surrounding attacks on women and girls in the West African country. The women activists added their voices to the global conversation about seeking justice for victims of sexual abuses, and holding abusers to account. Stacey Knott reports from Accra on the weekend protest march.
African Americans are being encouraged to visit Ghana to mark 400 years since the beginning of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Ghana has dubbed 2019 "The Year of Return." A renowned chef is awaiting U.S. visitors to offer a taste of home in the homeland. Stacey Knott reports for VOA from Accra.
Ghana is famous for its cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate. It supplies about 20 percent of the world's market. This year, the government announced plans to raise cocoa incomes, but cocoa bean farms are being destroyed, with or without the farmers' consent, as their landlords end their leases early, opting for other crops, development or mining. Stacey Knott reports for VOA from the Eastern Region of Ghana.
It's called the "Year of Return", where people of African descent are encouraged to come to Ghana to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to what became the United States. This week a delegation from U.S. civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, is in Ghana visiting the sites of their ancestors. Stacey Knott reports from Accra.