Peace Corps Chief of Staff Laura Chambers during her service in Senegal. 

There are 264 volunteers in Senegal working with their communities on projects in agriculture, the environment, health and community economic development. During their service in Senegal, volunteers learn to speak local languages, including: Bambara, Fulakunda, Jaxanke, Malinke, Pulafuta, Pulaar du Nord, Mandinka, Seereer and Wolof. More than 3,555 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Senegal since the program was established in 1962.

Fertility Clinic in Ghana Urges Couples to Have Biracial Babies For Better Future of Africa Ever thought that a time would come for mixed babies to be bred in Ghana? Well, thanks to modern science, one can have a half-caste or mixed-race baby without necessarily having to marry or have sexual intercourse with a person of different race. Following in the steps of artificial insemination, a venture to create a new society –”Half-Caste World”- on the African continent is burgeoning in Ghana’s capital, Accra. As ridiculous as it may seem, considering that the term “half-caste” denigrates one’s status in society, especially in Europe and the Americas, advocates of this enterprise believe the creation of this breed of people of biracial identities positions Africa for a better future. “Half-caste World is founded to transform Africa into the land of riches and beauty, the land of every man’s dream. We believe life began in African and will end in Africa,” the advocates posted on their Facebook page. The campaign is targeting both African couples and single women who want to give birth to half-caste babies the opportunity of a lifetime, at a relatively affordable cost. Although the advocate of this campaign has not revealed his identity, investigations conducted by pointed to Augustine N.K. Boateng, a graduate of “University Mohammed Premier” hotc in Morocco. When contacted at a phone number provided on his newly created website, he declined to provide details on the procedure and the level of patronage, saying, “I just started it and wouldn’t want to involve the media at this early stage.” ghana babies 2However, the infoboxx. com investigation revealed that he started operating about four months ago from Madina Estates in Accra. It was further revealed that Boateng provides gametes from almost all nationalities, including the U.K. and the U.S. at a cost of $3,000 USD, depending on the process and the individual’s request. There are questions about how gametes are procured, the insemination procedure, and even the regulatory regime. Boateng claims that the procedure to insert the “gametes can be done both in a clinic and at home.” The “half-caste” babies entrepreneur prides himself of giving women and couples biracial babies with “mental and physical beauty.” “A new world has began and it is like the tide, you either swim along or get left behind. You too can be a blessing for the next generation,” he posted on Facebook. To Boateng, there is what he has termed “a vast racial gap between Africa and the rest of the world,” which ought to be bridged through breeding of half-castes on the continent.