Ghana's Rich Culture: Past & Present

Newsy's Jamal Andress and Ben Schamisso spent a week in Ghana exploring the vibrant culture that makes the African country so special.

Ghana Has Made Education A Priority, And Now It's Paying Off

By Jamal Andress | March 10, 2017

Ghana has achieved 90 percent enrollment in primary education — one of the highest rates in West Africa.

A 10-Year-Old National Spelling Competition In An Unlikely Place

By Jamal Andress | February 28, 2017

In a country with dozens of dialects and languages, this organization has held an English-language spelling bee for the last 10 years.

Meet The Woman Who's Been Called The 'Issa Rae Of West Africa'

By Jamal Andress | February 23, 2017

With zero TV experience, Nicole Amarteifio used her own money to produce "An African City." The viral series has 3.5 million views on YouTube alone.

Black Americans Tell The Highs And Lows Of 'Returning Home' To Ghana

By Jamal Andress | February 16, 2017

Ghana is encouraging people of African descent to "return home." We spoke with three black women who did.

Before The Boat: Life In An African Slave Castle

By Jamal Andress | February 8, 2017

The horror stories from inside this Ghanaian slave castle easily rival the cruelty of the Middle Passage and life on an American plantation.

Meet The Girl Representing All Of Africa In This Year's Spelling Bee

By Jamal Andress | February 5, 2017

Lily Tugbah managed to beat out 197 other kids on her way to being Africa's spelling champion.

A Hidden Treasure In This Ghanaian Slave Castle: An Overdue Apology

By Jamal Andress, Ben Schamisso | February 2, 2017

A plaque at Elmina Castle shows the role African chiefs played in the slave trade and apologizes for letting it happen in the first place.

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