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The UN Wants Thousands of Myanmar Refugees to Return Home

Here’s what’s waiting for them. YANGON, Myanmar – I met Thant Zin Maung at his modest home in Hlaing Township, a low-income district in Myanmar’s old capital, Yangon. I was in Myanmar to figure out if the United Nations’ claims

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Ghana 2012 election report

Reporting from Kwame Nkrumah circle in Accra, Ghana on the night of the election results, Dec. 9, 2012. The Electoral Commission of Ghana announced the NDC’s John Dramani Mahama as winner of the presidential election. The opposition NPP quickly challenged

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#CityScape: Education in Ghana

Education was the biggest issue during the Ghana 2012 election campaign. The main presidential candidates, the NDC’s John Dramani Mahama promised better quality education, while the opposition NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo called for free secondary high school for all Ghanaian youth.

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Akwaaba – Ghana

Akwaaba means ‘welcome’ in the local Twi language in Ghana. Since arriving in Ghana from Burkina Faso I felt welcome, feeling like I was returning home even though this was my first time in the country. I was worried about

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#CityScape: Elections in Accra

Hearing from voters at polling stations on election day, Dec. 7, 2012, in Accra, Ghana. After delays in the arrival of election materials and new biometric machine failures, voters remained relatively calm. Voting continued into the night and the following

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Rights Radio Report #2: Kenya

Kenya’s 2007 election violence became a worst-case scenario for any African nation. Flora Terah was a parliamentary candidate who was brutally attacked for running and lost her son in a senseless act of violence after the election. Terah shares her

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Mali and Burkina Faso

It took two days on the bus from Dakar, Senegal to reach Bamako, Mali and I wasn’t happy about that, but I told myself I had to make it overland to my destination: Accra, Ghana. The day I crossed into

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