Accra

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about three million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large, elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise blocks. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have gone up, including the distinctive boat-shape...

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Accra prepares for marathon

Half marathon through streets of Accra on 7 October. The third edition of Accra's international millennium marathon is scheduled to take place at 06.15 on 7 October. Organisers hope to attract 10,00...
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Accra to open spaceship centre

Africa’s first spaceship research centre to open in Accra. Accra will soon be home to Africa's first spaceship research centre, thanks to an agreement between Keshe Foundation International, a Neth...
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Accra prepares for independence anniversary

Ghana independence anniversary logo unveiled ahead of Accra celebrations. Celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from Britain on 6 March 1957 are centred in the nation's...
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Accra edition of Monopoly

Accra Monopoly game to promote tourism and financial literacy. Accra's own edition of the world’s most popular board game Monopoly has been launched by the Ghanaian ministry for tourism, culture an...
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New contemporary art space for Accra

Accra multi-purpose art complex to open in March. Accra is set to open a new permanent contemporary art space on 4 March, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from Britain i...
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Ghana's presidential election on 7 December

Presidential candidates sign peace pact ahead of Ghana's elections. Ghana's seven presidential candidates have pledged that their supporters will respect electoral rules and refrain from violence,...
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Accra Digital Centre launched

Ghanaian government expects Accra digital hub to create 10,000 jobs. Ghana has a new digital hub following the inauguration of the Accra Digital Centre whose $8.3 million cost was financed by the W...
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Accra launches Quality Bus System

New bus system in Ghanaian capital to be fully operational by 31 October. Accra has launched its Quality Bus System (QBS) on a trial basis on busy routes around the city such as Amasaman, Achimota,...
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First Ghana Writers Awards to be presented in Accra

Annual scheme to promote Ghanaian literature. The prizewinners of the first edition of the Ghana Writers Awards (GWA), an annual awards scheme to promote Ghanaian literature particularly among youn...
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Ghana's presidential election faces delay

Uncertainty over Ghana election date after names deleted from register. Ghana's presidential election could be delayed by a month due to wrangling over voter registration, according to the country'...
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Ghana offers visas to African nationals

Ghana visa measure comes ahead of AU launch of African passport. Short-term visas are now being offered to all African nationals arriving in Ghana, in line with the country’s commitment to the Afri...
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Uber launches in Accra

Accra becomes 13th African city in Uber network. The taxi hailing mobile app Uber has launched in Accra, becoming the 13th African city in which the San Francisco-based company operates. Uber's...
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Accra opens infectious disease isolation centre

La General Hospital launches centre with Danish support. A multi-purpose infectious disease isolation centre has been inaugurated at the La General Hospital in Accra, the first of five such units t...
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Major expansion for Accra hospital

Ridge Hospital in Accra will become nation's largest medical facility. The newly expanded and upgraded Ridge Hospital in Accra is set to become Ghana's largest hospital when it opens in August, acc...
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Accra remembers stadium disaster

15th anniversary of Accra stadium deaths. On 9 May Ghana will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Accra Sports Stadium disaster in which 127 fans died during a match between two of the coutry's...
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Ghana set to privatise Accra stadium

Ghana's government considers privatising Accra and Kumasi stadiums. The government of Ghana is set to privatise two of the country's biggest stadiums, in Accra and in the central city of Kumasi, ac...
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Italian premier to visit Accra on West African tour

Renzi visit includes Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal. Italian premier Matteo Renzi began his three-day African visit in the Nigerian capital Abuja, where he met the nation's president Muhammadu Buhari,...
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Ghana promises end to black outs

Government claims three-year power crisis at an end. The Ghanaian government has announced an end to the power outages that have caused severe difficulties for the country's residents and businesse...
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Ghana Water Company sets higher water tariffs

Ghana water to cost 124 per cent more. The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is increasing water rates 124 per cent, saying that the extra funds are required to provide drinking water for a growin...
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Ghana suspends judges over corruption

Suspension follows undercover documentary. Ghana has suspended seven of its 12 high court judges following a documentary by an undercover journalist who claimed he filmed the judges accepting bribe...