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Ghana: Plastics risk choking sacred crocodiles

Locals in Ghana's Paga region revere crocodiles as sacred. It's forbidden to harm or kill them. But plastic waste is posing a new threat to the reptiles.

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Ghana is one of the last countries in the world that still has camps for "witches". Some 300 women falsely accused of witchcraft are spread across five camps nationwide. Shunned by society, they often live in dire conditions. Some people accuse a woman of witchcraft to avoid paying back a debt or when a relationship fails. Two NGOs, however, are trying to get these women rehabilitated in their former villages. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.
12 Feb
A female parliamentarian organized a party to feed dozens of widows in her constituency.
20 Feb
In a interview with FRANCE 24 at the EU-African Union summit in Brussels, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said the French-led troop withdrawal from Mali required "new arrangements" in the regional fight against terrorism. Akufo-Addo, who is also the current chairman of West African bloc ECOWAS, demanded the departure of "foreign mercenaries" from the region and explained that negotiations are underway with the Malian junta on an election timetable. He called the junta's proposal of a four-year transition "clearly unacceptable" and said a 12-month transition period would be "an acceptable framework", while stressing that this was not official ECOWAS position.
12 Mar
Ethnic clashes leave at least 17 people dead in Sudan's Darfur region. Observers blame. Arab militias for launching attacks to settle land and livestock disputes. The cost of living for Ghanaians is at its highest in almost 6 years. The increasing price of basic goods such as water and oil leave families and businesses struggling. And Congolese authorities vow to clamp down on shoddy construction after a tragic accident in Kinshasa. Experts blame corruption and poor urban planning.
16 Mar
Nigeria legendary footballer Daniel Amokachi has mocked Ghana over the country’s struggle to get a stadium for the first leg of the 2022 World Cup playoff scheduled for late March. The 20,000 capacity, Cape Coast stadium was initially scheduled to host the crucial fixture but the venue was rejected by CAF due to the poor state of the pitch.
27 Mar
Dr. Hawa Malechi is the first Ghanaian-trained female obstetrician in northern Ghana, and most pregnant mothers want her counsel.
24 Mar
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Ghana for the first leg of the Qatar 2023 World Cup Qualifiers against the Black Stars of Ghana. The Nigeria contingent departed from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a chartered Air Peace aircraft on Thursday morning.
24 Mar
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30 Mar
Just as Ghana's small business owners begin to shift from cash-based sales, many believe a proposed electronic payments tax, locally known as the 'e-levy', will price them out of the digital economy.
6 Apr
People are still talking about Ghana's unique bus shelter made of plastic waste. It has been billed as a novel and sustainable way to put discarded plastic to use and fight pollution.
16 Apr
In Ghana, having baby twins brings an opportunity to beg for alms. It is a long held myth among poor households. But this is often a fallacy.