Ghana faces the challenge of empowering rural women

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Juliana Azumah-Mensah

•Ghana is facing the challenge of combating poverty among its rural women who do the bulk of agricultural work. The West African country is also grappling with the migration of people from the north to the south in search of opportunities for a better life. A senior government official says efforts are underway to deal with poverty among rural women.

Piracy threatens Gulf of Guinea states

Piracy at Sea

•Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is threatening peace and development in West Africa. It's estimated that up to $2 billion a year is lost due to attacks on oil tankers operating in the region. The UN Security Council debated this problem this week.

Angelique Kidjo promotes education for African girls

•UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo this week gave a special concert at the United Nations dedicated to the global efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation. Ms. Kidjo says she is passionate about getting African nations to sign a resolution to end the practice. The Grammy Award Winner is also passionate about the education of girls in Africa.

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Donn Bobb
Production Assistant:Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer:Rosie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

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