We want to take a moment to remember a poet. Kofi Awoonor was from Ghana. He served as Ghana's Ambassador to the United Nations in the 1990s. And he was one of those killed on Saturday in the terrorist attack at Nairobi's Westgate Mall.
A British company discovered massive oil reserves off Ghana's coast last year. The prospect of greater prosperity has excited many Ghanaians. But others fear the new wealth will bring new problems. The World's Laura Lynch reports.
Many Africans were euphoric over the inauguration of President Obama. On his visit to Accra last year, the President said ?great days lie ahead for Ghana.? Now some Ghanaians say they're still waiting to see whether the President can improve their lives.
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.