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.
Gold mining is a key part of the development strategy of the West African country Ghana. But as Anna Boiko-Weyrach reports, there's growing concern about its impact on local communities and the environment.
Istanbul is still basking as the host of the recent International Basketball Federation tournament. Now, Istanbul's African residents organized the African Nations Cup. Matthew Brunwasser sent us this report from the Ferikoy soccer stadium in Istanbul.
Imagine getting a phone call out of the blue from a former lover asking you to become his queen. That's exactly what happened to a Washington DC woman who was crowned queen of an African Village Friday. Sabri Ben-Achour from station, WAMU reports.