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Motherly Love Orphanage

This orphanage in Ghana provides hope — and acceptance — to children living with HIV

Motherly Love Orphanage was founded by Rev. John Azumah 14 years ago. The pastor, who also has HIV, founded the home to provide hope and fight against the stigma faced by HIV-positive orphans. 

This orphanage in Ghana provides hope — and acceptance — to children living with HIV
The exterior of the newly opened Dikan Center for photography in Accra, Ghana.

The new Dikan Center in Ghana displays a collection of photography from across Africa

The new Dikan Center in Ghana displays a collection of photography from across Africa
From left to right: Yeleyeni Songsore and her Ghanaian husband; Mawiyah Kambon and Kamal Kambon; Kwaku Asantu Maroon Asare.

‘This is where I should be’: 1,500 Black Americans make Ghana their new home

‘This is where I should be’: 1,500 Black Americans make Ghana their new home
Protesters wield placards asking, "Mr. President, where is our money" at a recent protest against soaring food and fuel prices.

‘The country is on its knees’: Ghana seeks IMF bailout amid economic woes, teachers’ strike 

‘The country is on its knees’: Ghana seeks IMF bailout amid economic woes, teachers’ strike 
Residents of the Accra suburb of Alajo patch up a road after severe flooding destroyed it.

'Everything is destroyed': Extreme flooding in Ghana tests climate resilience

'Everything is destroyed': Extreme flooding in Ghana tests climate resilience
Kassim Ahmed stands by his okra crop. He's been farming for 26 years.

‘Too little too late’: Ghana’s small farmers worry fertilizer aid won’t arrive in time to avert food crisis

The African Development Bank Group has pledged $1.5 billion to tackle a massive fertilizer shortage across the continent, but smallholder farmers in Ghana worry that it may already be too late to avert a food crisis.

‘Too little too late’: Ghana’s small farmers worry fertilizer aid won’t arrive in time to avert food crisis
Achimota forest in Accra's only surviving greenbelt, leaving many Ghanaians concerned about its planned rezoning.

Accra’s only surviving greenbelt is under threat. Ghanaians are fighting to protect it. 

Leaked government documents suggest a portion of the Achimota Forest Reserve could be rezoned for development, sparking a major outcry among residents and conservationists. 

Accra’s only surviving greenbelt is under threat. Ghanaians are fighting to protect it. 
kids at a museum

Ghana’s school kids go hungry after caterers quit amid soaring food prices

Many students who rely on the national free lunch program risk going hungry after Ghana’s school caterers went on strike. 

Ghana’s school kids go hungry after caterers quit amid soaring food prices
Ghana has been producing commercial oil since 2010.

As global oil prices surge, some African countries may see a silver lining

Surging oil prices are hurting everyday consumers in Africa, but some oil-producing countries have seen a windfall with higher revenues — boosting investment spending in other areas.

As global oil prices surge, some African countries may see a silver lining
Plastic pollution has become a major concern in Ghana.

Ghana’s fishermen are drowning in plastic. The govt is trying to tackle pollution before it’s too late.

Ghana is one of a handful of countries to launch a national plastic pollution plan backed by the World Economic Forum and the United Nations Development Program. 

Ghana’s fishermen are drowning in plastic. The govt is trying to tackle pollution before it’s too late.
A pen coffin is designed for a deceased teacher or author.

Ghana’s fantasy coffins: Fulfilling burial dreams one coffin at a time 

In Ghana, coffin makers have elevated death into an art form, building fantasy coffins despite some raised eyebrows at this uncommon profession.

Ghana’s fantasy coffins: Fulfilling burial dreams one coffin at a time 
Mobile banking transfers do not require a connection to a formal banking system.

With soaring debt, Ghana considers controversial mobile money tax 

Amid a looming debt crisis in Ghana, the government has proposed a direct 1.75%  tax on mobile money transactions and electronic bank transfers, sparking widespread debate. 

With soaring debt, Ghana considers controversial mobile money tax 
Dozens take turns to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Adabraka vaccination center in Accra, Ghana. 

Ghana revs up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign as omicron cases surge

COVID-19 vaccines have been available in Ghana since March 2021, but vaccine hesitancy in some areas has slowed down vaccination rates so far in the West African nation.

Ghana revs up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign as omicron cases surge
Chef Elijah Amoo Addo (right) prepares food to distribute as part of Food for All Africa.

This Ghanaian chef quit his job to fight hunger in vulnerable African communities

Chef Elijah Amoo Addo has been collecting discarded food from suppliers, farmers and restaurants to feed Ghana’s poor people since 2012. 

This Ghanaian chef quit his job to fight hunger in vulnerable African communities
A bustling street scene in Ghana, where only 1 in 7 households has a toilet.

Only 1 in 7 households in Ghana has a toilet. Communities are fighting to ensure sanitation for all.

Thousands of Ghanaians resort to open defecation due to a lack of access to clean toilets. Some young people in Ghana are leading the movement to change the narrative around this dangerous practice.

Only 1 in 7 households in Ghana has a toilet. Communities are fighting to ensure sanitation for all.