Ghana ritual slavery abuse "unchallenged"

Child rights experts say a traditional form of ritual abuse of minors continues in Ghana. Photo: UNICEF/Olivier Asselin (file)

Child rights experts say a traditional form of ritual abuse of minors continues in Ghana despite a years-old pledge by authorities to tackle the problem.

The practice, which is known as Trokosi, entails families handing over a child to a priest in return for absolution; it often results in sexual abuse and other violations.

The finding is among those made by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Chairman Benyam Mezmur,  explained to Daniel Johnson some of the main issues affecting the west African nation.

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