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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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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Accra launches international film festival

The inaugural Accra International Film Festival (AIFF) takes place in the Ghanaian capital from 25-30 June. Central to the festival is its tribute to 15 African and American actors who have made a...
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Australian visa application centre to open in Accra

The Australian High Commission in Ghana is introducing a new visa application procedure for Ghanaians after 8 February, when Accra opens the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC). The new syste...
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Ghana Independence Day

6 March is independence day, when Ghana marks 53 years since what was then known as the Gold Coast gained its freedom from British colonial rule. In the capital Accra there is the annual independe...
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Accra continues national identification drive

After long delays, the nationwide registration drive coordinated by the National Identification Authority (NIA) for the issue of national identity cards is finally in full swing in the Greater Accra r...
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Accra Millennium City Project

Accra city council has launched the project
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Ghana prepares for population census

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is making preparations for the 2010 population and housing census, which will probably be held in March next year. The country has already been divided into cen...
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Ghana prepares for population census

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is making preparations for the 2010 population and housing census, which will probably be held in March next year. The country has already been divided into cen...
Accra News

Ghana prepares to welcome Obama.

Ghanaians are looking forward to the arrival of United States president Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters Sasha and Maila on the evening of 10 July. The government has be...
Accra News

Public lecture ahead of Obama Ghana visit on 10 July.

There is to be a public lecture on 8 July to herald the visit of US president Barack Obama and his family to Ghana on 10-11 July. The lecture is on the topic
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Accra gets tough on hawkers.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), or city council, has renewed its efforts to decongest city centre streets with the demolition of temporary wooden structures used by petty traders around Kwame N...
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Ghana@50 under investigation.

Investigations are under way into allegations of misappropriation of public funds in the celebration of Ghana
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Kwame Nkrumah memorial park to get facelift.

Kwame Nkrumah memorial park in central Accra is to get a facelift, vice president John Mahama has said. The site, which includes a mausoleum containing the remains of independent Ghana
Accra News

Ghana independence day.

6 March is the 52nd anniversary of Ghana
Accra News

Boost for women Zoomlion employees.

Twenty-five female employees of leading private waste management company Zoomlion Ghana Limited have qualified as
Accra News

Anti-poverty protest in Accra.

Thousands of people took to the streets in Accra on 11 December to protest against economic hardship and the rising cost of living in the country. Demonstrators dressed in red
Accra News

New procedure for French visa applicants.

Prospective visitors to France must now make their initial visa application at the Joint Visa Reception Centre in Accra, which is already operating on behalf of the embassies of Germany, Spain and the...
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Flood regions declared disaster zone.

Roughly 20 people have died and up to 300,000 more have been left homeless as a result of heavy flooding in the north of the country. Northern, Upper East and Upper West are the regions worst hit by t...
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Housing conference in Accra.

The 2007 African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) conference is to be held in Accra from 17-21 September. Roughly 150 delegates from across the continent and beyond will explore ways of generating fin...
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New presidential palace in Accra contested.

The construction of a new presidential palace on the grounds of Flagstaff House in Accra is causing controversy as members of parliament argue over building methods, location and projected costs. Comm...

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