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Thursday, October 8 • 22:30 - 23:00
Ghana's Food for Thought (Al Jazeera)

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Following the discovery of oil in 2010, Ghana is on the road to becoming one of Africa's more economically successful countries. But it is not quite there yet and still ranks 138th out of 187 countries in the 2014 Human Development Index.

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), four out of 10 children under the age of five in northern Ghana are chronically malnourished, meaning they will not be able to meet their full growth potential. Some of them, to put it even more starkly, will die for lack of food.

This is why Ghana still receives tens of millions of dollars' worth of food aid from the international community.

But while these annual donations, from the WFP and others, are carefully calculated to provide sustenance to all those in dire need, somehow they never prove to be enough.

The food arrives in bulk at government-run distribution centres and then quickly runs out. So what happens to all the food that is donated? 

Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas´ undercover investigation reveals how officials of the Ghanaian Health Service – some of the very people tasked with distributing aid to starving children - are stealing and selling it for their own gain. 

Armed with the evidence, Anas then joins forces with the Ghanaian police and together they plot a sophisticated sting to catch the crooks in the act.


Moderators
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Sanne Terlingen

Investigative journalist, OneWorld
Investigative reporter at OneWorld. Currently investigating the death of an Eritrean asylum seeker and the links to people smuggers and organ trafficking. Other topics: corruption, migration, human trafficking. | | Winner of De Loep (investigative journalism VVOJ) 2013, De Tegel (audience award) 2014 & Best Online Investigative Story (VOJN) 2015.

Speakers
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Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Eye
Anas Aremeyaw Anas has gained worldwide attention for his undercover sting investigations exposing corrupt officials, illegal abortion, and witchcraft. Praised by President Obama, Anas’ latest project shows judges allegedly asking for bribes and demanding sex. The videos have generated huge controversy in his native Ghana, and resulted in the suspension of 34 judges. Anas’ partnerships with Western journalists have led to films... Read More →



Thursday October 8, 2015 22:30 - 23:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

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