Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Ghanaian 'Superhero' Awarded for Work to End 'Spirit Child' Killings

When Angela was born without lower legs, her father believed she was an evil spirit and should be taken to a "concoction man" — a traditional herbalist who would kill the baby and bury her. But Angela survived after a midwife put her mother in touch with charity worker Joseph Asakibeem, who has devoted his life to saving Ghana's "spirit children." In parts of northern Ghana, babies born with disabilities are traditionally seen as bringers of bad luck, said...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter