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Development & Education

Ghana's 'carry girls' strive to be somebody, earning tips to pay school fees back home

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.

Development & Education

Ghana's 'carry girls' strive to be somebody, earning tips to pay school fees back home

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.

Geo Quiz and geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the names of the four cities in the West African nation of Ghana that are currently hosting the "Africa Cup of Nations" soccer tournament. The answer is: Tamale, Kumasi, Sekondi and Accrah. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Ghana correspondent David Amano who's been witnessing the hoopla.

Politics

Elections in Ghana

Voters in Ghana head to the polls this weekend and leaders hope the election will be an example of democracy at work in Africa. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Accra.