Yepoka Yeebo's work has been published in The World, The Atlantic, Deutsche Welle, Quartz, The Huffington Post and NPR's All Things Considered. She holds a masters degree from Columbia Journalism School and a BA from Queen Mary College at the University of London, and City University Journalism School.
Vickie Remoe says she left her career as a TV host in Sierra Leone after being propositioned one time too many.
More than 90 percent of Ghanains shop at the West African nation's many open-air women. And that means, in most cases, buying from women, who dominate the trading business. But that power came at a price a generation ago, when the market women were blamed for an economic crisis and their livelihoods destoyed.
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.
Waves of women and girls from Ghana’s impoverished north have been going to big cities to earn money, often to pay school fees. In the capital Accra, one tribal chief is trying to take care of thousands of them.
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.