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1.5 billion could lose livelihoods; International students caught in limbo; Ghana's dancing pallbearers go 'viral'

Half of workers worldwide are at risk of losing their livelihoods due to the novel coronavirus, the International Labor Organization estimates. In the US, international students contribute some $41 billion annually to the economy. But will they be able to return to campus in the fall? Is war the best metaphor for the coronavirus? And, Ghana's dancing pallbearers have gone viral: "Stay home or dance with us."

Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years later

Aug. 25 marks 400 years since the first recorded enslaved Africans arrived in North America to work plantations in English colonies. In the centuries after, European slave traders shipped millions of African men, women and children across the Atlantic Ocean. This photo essay retraces some of the final steps Ghanaians would have taken in their homeland.

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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.

Sports

Baseball in Africa

Darrell Harvey reports from Ghana on efforts to take baseball to Africa, where Major League Baseball hopes to find new fans on the continent -- and perhaps a new source of talent.

Global Politics

Slavery verdict against Niger

A West African court found authorities in Niger guilty of failing to protect a young woman from slavery. The ruling is expected to have lasting consequences for the thousands of people who still live in conditions of slavery across the region.

Conflict & Justice

Race and identity in Africa

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's David Amanor, who's based in the African country of Ghana, about how Barack Obama's presidential win has prompted discussions there about what it means to be black or white.

Global 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.