Ghana | Metro Mass Transit workers in red over ‘missing’ buses

By Zack Ohemeng Tawiah Workers of the Metro Mass Transit Service in Kumasi are protesting the disappearance of some buses.Nhyira News investigations confirm twelve buses have been moved out the company’s yard under mysterious circumstances in Kumasi, Tamale and Wa.The angry protesters have been wearing red outfits to register their displeasure in demand for answers from management.Nhyira … Read more…

Ghana | Residents of Asuboi left to their fate in the Abofour thick forest

By Zack Ohemeng Tawiah The lives of more than 2,500 residents of Asuboi, a farming community in the Offinso Municipality in the Ashanti Region are at risk of river blindness unless government and benevolent organizations intervene.Health officials say over 70 per cent of the population is infected following the invasion of black flies in the area.Many … Read more…

Ghana | Six dead due to broken down equipment at Komfo Anokye hospital

By  Zack Ohemeng Tawiah Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital are refusing to admit patients in critical condition due to broken down life-support equipment at the Intensive Care Unit.They are threatening to suspend operations outright until management fixes the faulty ventilators, which have been down for the past four months.Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah’s under-cover … Read more…

Uganda | Govt agency, Chinese firm fight over $5m fish project

By Benon Herbert Oluka The Uganda-China Friendship Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center in Kajjansi A government research institute is locked in a protracted fight with a private Chinese company over the control of a multi-billion shilling fish farming demonstration facility in Kajjansi, along Kampala-Entebbe road. Documents obtained by The Observer indicate that the Chinese company, Huaqiao Fenghuang … Read more…

Uganda | Banned beef, pork on sale as locals violate quarantine

Foot-and-mouth disease in more than 30 districtsBy Benon Herbert Oluka Banned beef and pork are on sale in nearly 30 districts where the government has imposed a quarantine following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.The majority of the affected districts are in eastern and northern regions. Sources in the affected areas say blatant defiance of government directives … Read more…

Nigerian Undercover Reporter Busts Human Traffic Network

Tobore Ovuorie’s exposure of the criminal syndicates that smuggle sex workersBy Tobore Ovuorie Courageous undercover work by award winning Nigerian investigative reporter Tobore Ovuorie, in partnership with her colleague Reece Adanwenon in Benin and in close cooperation with the Premium Times and ZAM Chronicle, has unearthed the activities of human traffickers who recruit sex workers … Read more…

How Nigerian health officials connive with hawkers to steal, counterfeit mosquito nets.

Even as malaria remains prevalent in Nigeria, the counterfeiting of anti-mosquito nets remain on the increase, exposing more citizens to the deadly effects of malaria.By Tobore Ovuorie Despite repeatedly receiving anti-mosquito nets, Remi Olatunde knew next to nothing about deploying or maintaining the malaria-preventive covers. When she got new ones from the hospital or shops, the … Read more…

Machineguns in the Mist

DR Congo | The ‘Virunga’ movie shows the rangers of the gorilla reserve in the DRC as heroes. The real picture is far more complex.By Eric Mwamba The new Virunga movie, showing at the international documentary festival IDFA, portrays the heavily armed rangers of the gorilla reserve in the DR Congo as heroes. They protect the … Read more…

More From the Series

CHAPTER 1: THE LAST RESOURCE, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO | DISEASE AND REPETITIVE ABORTIONS

CHAPTER 2: THE LAST RESOURCE, KENYA | Fighting for daily life

CHAPTER 3: THE LAST RESOURCE, LIBERIA |Surviving amid predators and hunger

CHAPTER 4: THE LAST RESOURCE, MALI | Exposed to evil

CHAPTER 6: THE LAST RESOURCE, SOUTH AFRICA | Apartheid and the useless men in our lives

CHAPTER 7: THE LAST RESOURCE, UGANDA | A very public secret

CHAPTER 8: THE LAST RESOURCE, ZIMBABWE | After dark

CONCLUSION