In Ghana, girls and young women from the rural countryside make up the largest group of people flooding into big cities looking for work, often to pay school fees. Most of them find work in the markets. But it's a rough life with few guarantees.
The cost to attend high school varies around the world. Reporter Yepoka Yeebo tracked down the specifics of Ghana's high school fees to see why it's so challenging for kayayei, or "carry-girls" to afford an education.
Preparing for childbirth in rural Ghana, where clinics are scarce and ill-equipped, is a frightening prospect. Mary Issaka should know. She has received the Midwife of the Year award from the Johns Hopkins affiliated group Jhpiego.
Egypt's stunning 6-1 loss to Ghana has hurt Egypt's national soccer team's chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup tournament in Brazil. The loss has touched nerves in the politically divided country, which hasn't made it to the World Cup since 1990. Many fans are targeting their anger at American coach Bob Bradley.