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Ghana ‘Sex-for-Job’ Remark Rekindles Debate Over Sexism in Politics

Women may hold some of the highest positions in Ghana — including attorney general and foreign affairs minister — but that doesn’t mean the country doesn’t have a gender-equality problem. Charlotte Osei was appointed head of the electoral commission in June 2015, the first woman to hold the post. But last month, Kennedy Ayapong, a male member of Ghana's parliament, said in a speech to supporters in southern Ghana that Osei traded sexual favors to get her post. Ayapong’s comments...

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