Episode 3.5: Ahmed Divela
Ghana is one of the safest places in Africa to be a journalist. In fact, it ranks higher in terms of press freedom than the United States and Great Britain. But earlier this year, the status of journalism in Ghana took a massive step backwards. Ahmed Divela, who worked for the investigative journalism website Tiger Eye, was shot to death on the streets of Accra on January 17, 2019. Divela had helped to expose corruption inside the country's soccer association, and had been threatened by a leading Ghanaian politician who was implicated in the scandal.
A transcript of this episode is available here.