Ongoing Power Shortages in Ghana: VICE News Capsule, February 20

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Muslim rebels in the Philippines make a goodwill gesture to preserve peace process, thousands protest against power cuts in Ghana’s capital Accra, Poland’s air pollution is some of the worst in the EU, and former captives of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram reunite with their families.

PHILIPPINES
MILF Rebels Return Assault Rifles Taken Following Recent Clashes
The group’s leader says the gesture is proof that peace is still a priority.

GHANA
Crippling Power Cuts Spark Anger in Accra
Opposition activists, residents and business owners took to the streets of the capital on Wednesday to protest against the ongoing shortages.

POLAND
Coping With Some of the Worst Air Pollution in the European Union
The EU’s highest court may fine the country more than $1 billion.

NIGERIA
Boko Haram Hostages Reunite With Families
The militants released nearly 200 captives, mostly women and children, reportedly because they refused to follow their strict interpretation of Islam.

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