Ghana’s elaborately-patterned materials are some of the most beautiful in the world. And 30,000 people find work in the local textile industry. But now the market is being swamped by cheap Chinese copies. A special unit is fighting the trend.
They can cause death, have unknown side-effects, fail to treat illnesses and sometimes even add to the spread of disease. Now, the battle to eliminate fake pharmaceutical products is being stepped up.
Ghanaian authorities have busted a scam US embassy operated by a criminal network that issued US visas for a decade, according to the US State Department. It is unclear how the gang obtained legitimate US documents.
Media watchdogs are voicing concern about curbs on press freedom. DW looks at the media in Africa where restrictions range from subtle forms of censorship to imprisonment for journalists just doing their jobs.
Right-wing group PEGIDA has been left with anything but the sweet taste of chocolate after racially attacking the Kinderschokolade marketing campaign. Little did they know, their targets were national German footballers.
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