This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Ghana, where the government’s announcement to set a minimum price for cocoa along with the Ivory Coast could mean a boost for the economy. And we travel to Kinshasa, which may well have the best claim on the world’s worst commute.
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Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, mainly in Africa. Known by its lab initials, “RTS,S” is the first vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce malaria in children. In clinical trials, the vaccine was found to prevent approximately 4 in 10 malaria cases.
This week on Africa Weekly we visit the NBA’s academy in Senegal – the first NBA training ground on the African continent. Then we head to Ghana, where a Malaria vaccine has signficantly reduced the occurrence of the disease in children. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY
This week on Africa Weekly we meet the lady lorry drivers in Ghana working for a company that claims to be “the first company globally to employ only female drivers.” Then we head to the Democratic Republic of Congo where the island of Idjwi remains a haven of peace, in a region dominated by unrest.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY
Rumbling along the rutted roads of Ghana at the wheel of her giant truck, Abigail Asumadu-Amoah turns heads but keeps her focus. She is one of 21 drivers working for Ladybird Logistics, a company that claims to be “the first company globally to employ only female drivers.” In a tough industry dominated by men, the women are changing attitudes.
This week on Africa Weekly, we follow the plight of unaccompanied African minors hoping to find a safe haven in France, and we travel to Ghana where in an effort to boost the economy, the government is trying to encourage the country’s diaspora to return home.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY
With the actual Ghana’s National Art Museum falling apart, Ghanaian artists as Ablade Glover and most famous Ghanaian art collector Seth Dei are looking to urge the government to build a new modern National museum in Ghana.
In an effort to boost Ghana’s economy, the government is aiming to reverse outward migration in 2019 by encouraging the country’s diaspora to return home, despite the economic problems the west African country is still facing.
A gigantic personnel carrier – supposedly armored – and military exoskeleton suits have been unveiled in Ghana during a technological fair, highlighting the homegrown high-tech achievements of the country.
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The festive Christmas season in Ghana means it is high season for locally produced drinks like palm wine, Kokoroko or pito. The alcohol marketplace used to be dominated by multinationals but Ghanaians are now seeing the resurrection of traditional and local drinks.