One of our Law Lecturers, Dr Kwame Agyeman co-authored an article titled ‘How CNN reported on ‘child slaves’ who were not really enslaved’, which was published on Aljazeera.
On 1st March CNN published an article titled Freeing the child slaves of Lake Volta, written by Dominika Kulczyk, founder and president of the Kulczyk Foundation which works with local NGOs to support aid projects in countries affected by poverty. In this article, Dominika shared her findings after visiting Lake Volta during her trip to Ghana in November, 2018.
However, three researchers: our Law Lecturer Dr Kwame Agyeman, Dr Sam Okyere (an associate Professor of Sociology at Nottingham University) and Betty Krosby Mensah (the member of parliament for Afram Plains North Constituency) challenged the assertions made by the CNN in this article. Dr Agyeman and Dr Okyere spent days with the communities along the Volta to identify the real issues on the ground to provide context to the issue raised by the CNN. With their findings these researchers then wrote an article called ‘How CNN reported on ‘child slaves’ who were not really enslaved’, which has been published on Aljazeera. This article challenged some of the misrepresentations made by the CNN regarding labour slavery and child trafficking in Ghana. Click here to read the full article.
Dr Kwame Agyeman, before taking up the appointment at Lancaster, Kwame was a Doctoral Student at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (UK). Kwame’s research interests lie broadly in socio-legal studies and theory; specifically on international law, human rights, sexuality and gender. Kwame is interested in engaging sensitive and contentious topics on human rights like abortion, capital punishment, culture/religion and gay rights in the African contexts. Click here to view his profile